Syrian hamsters, my favourite type! All hamsters are wonderful in their own way, but syrians have a special place in my heart. They are the biggest of the hamster varieties, most of the time they are the cuddliest, and I find they have the most profound personalities, at least out of my lot.
My syrian Munchkin is a sable banded, and around 1 and a half years old. I love him to bits, and after owning him I don't think I will ever be withut a syrian hamster. If you are new to hamsters the best variety to get is a syrian due to their easy-to-tame nature and large size.
The only downside to having a syrian is they need a lot of space, which means big cages. This wasn't an issue for me but I know for some people it can be :).
Some basic facts:
- They are solitary and must never be kept in groups or pairs
- They come in a lot of colours, so are very popular
- They need at least 75x50cm cage space
- They are the biggest of the domesticated hamster species