Golden hamster Mesocricetus auratus
- 12,5 tot 17,5 cm
- gras, granen, zaden, noten, insecten, wormen en slakken
- 100 tot 200 gr
- 3 jaar/ans/years
- 16 dagen/jours/days
- Golden hamster
- Syrië en Turkije
Animals in our sanctuary
Jerry was handed over by his previous owners because they were no longer interested in him. He was kept in a small cage of 30 by 50cm, without enough nutritious food.
He was handed over to hamster shelter NONA, who contacted De Zonnegloed and asked them to give him a new home.
Where does he feel most at home?
The golden hamster is originally from the steppes and deserts of Syria and Turkey. Nowadays he lives mainly as a pet with humans, but its wild conspecifics are an endangered species.
What's his favourite food?
He likes to eat grasses, grains, seeds and nuts.
Golden hamsters have the instinct to stop moving when picked up. Because of this, the pups can be transported faster by the mother in case of danger.Adopt this Golden hamster