Syrian Hamster 1

Syrian Hamster

Scientific name: Mesocricetus auratus


Hamsters are nocturnal, so are most active at night. They have poor eyesight but use their whiskers, sense of smell, and touch to navigate the world around them. There are about 20 species of hamster and the Syrian hamster is the most popular pet breed. They can be a golden colour and are often known as ‘Golden’ hamsters. Syrian hamsters usually live on their own in the wild, in comparison to other breeds that would naturally live in groups.

  1. At Noah's Ark...

    Our Syrian Hamster is called Ronald.

  2. We live...

    In the Animal Village, next to the Ark Arena.

  1. Food Fact

    Hamsters eat seeds, cereals, and insects. They can also eat small quantities of vegetables and fruit.

  2. Fun Fact

    A hamster's teeth never stop growing. They wear down their teeth whilst gnawing.

  3. Fun Fact

    Hamsters can eat about a quarter of their body weight every single day! That’s why it is important to make sure your little friend has an unlimited supply of food available to him or her throughout the day.

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