Chinese Hamster


All about Chinese hamsters. All in one place.

Chinese Hamster Library

All about Chinese hamsters. All in one place.

Welcome to the Chinese Hamster Library

Browse and explore to learn more about this enchanting hamster species

Use the links to look up what you want to know

The Library is a comprehensive resource for caring for your Chinese hamster. Its author has over a decade of experience with the species. Learn more about Vectis Hamstery here.

In addition to this, the Library draws information from a variety of resources. In compiling this Library, Vectis Hamstery wants to bring you an evidence-based look at the species and its care. To improve readability, each individual statement is not referenced. But rest assured that the evidence is there. You can find a full reference list here. This includes scientific research articles going back to the original description of the Chinese hamster in 1773.

If your question is not answered in the Library, please ask Vectis Hamstery. The Library is regularly reviewed, and common queries will be added.

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