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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-13-2006, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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Lifespan of hamsters

I have a dwarf hamster named Roxy, and i was wondering how long they live.

some people say: 1-2 years
some people say: 2-3 years
the pet shop said up to 5 years,

but what is the average lifespan of a dwarf hamster, if you take good care of it?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-13-2006, 12:55 PM
 
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I've only owned dwarves once, but I was under the impression that their average lifespan was something like 1.5-3 years. I will defer to someone who has more experience with them. I do know people who have had hamsters live up to 4 years, but those were syrians and it certainly isn't the norm.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-13-2006, 08:29 PM
 
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If you have a dwarf who lives more than two years you are lucky.

If you have a syrian who lives more than 2.5 years you are lucky.

I lost one dwarf today at four months - so you never know with them. Enjoy them EVERY day while you have them.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-14-2006, 10:40 PM
 
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I've only owned dwarves once, but I was under the impression that their average lifespan was something like 1.5-3 years. I will defer to someone who has more experience with them. I do know people who have had hamsters live up to 4 years, but those were syrians and it certainly isn't the norm.
Agreed I have only had Syrians as well, And the average lived right at 2 years.

The oldest I ever had was just Shy of 3 years by 2 days.

So in Hammie years that would be at 200 years in human terms if I'm correct and thats A LONG TIME.

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