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Golden hamster Mesocricetus auratus

Golden hamster - De Zonnegloed - Animal park - Animal refuge centre Adopt this Golden hamster

Features

Size:
12,5 tot 17,5 cm
Nutrition:
gras, granen, zaden, noten, insecten, wormen en slakken
Weight:
100 tot 200 gr
Age:
3 jaar/ans/years
Gestation:
16 dagen/jours/days
Status:
Kwetsbaar
Family:
Golden hamster
Environment:
Syrië en Turkije

Animals in our sanctuary

Jerry
Date of birth
01-05-2017
Date of arrival
15-04-2018

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.

Fun fact

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