header image

Cage Setup

Hamster Cage

Food & Diet


Health & Illness Guide

Health & Illness

Hamster Life Span

How long do hamsters live?

If you want to know about the average life span of hamster, you must know that this depends on many factors.  In most cases, the most important factor is how you take care for your pet.  On average, hamsters live around 2-3 years, but this is just an average number, some hamsters may live longer.  The main factors that affect the life span of your new pet are : species,diet,genetics,illness and quality of care.  Some of this factors are beyond your control.

You can help your hamster to live a longer life by doing the following:

  • Encourage your hamsters to exercise on daily basis
  • Pick a healthy diet for your pet.
  • Keep hamsters home clean and nice.
  • Notice signs of illness and treat them quickly.

Some of the hamsters will live longer, depending on the type of your pet. Check out the information below.

-Roborovski Hamster –  3 to 3.5 years
Syrian Hamster – 2 to 2.5 years
Campbell’s Dwarf Hamster –  2 years
Chinese Hamster – 1.5 to 2 years
Winter White Russian Dwarf Hamster –  1.5 to 2 years