Syrian hamsters are the best hamster breed for kids and make the perfect first pet. Happy, friendly and larger in size, they are easier to handle and train. Docile in nature, they tend not to nip so can be held by small or less experienced children.
Syrian Hamsters. Syrian hamsters are usually friendly once tamed, and are a good option in many countries because they can form quite a strong bond with their owners.
Syrian hamsters require less maintenance than other types, too, another reason why they 're a good choice for children
Dwarf Winter White Russian Hamsters make great pets for kids
Due to their tiny size, the Dwarf Winter White Russian is best kept in an aquarium style environment rather than a cage. Bars are rarely close enough set on cages to prevent this breed from escaping and of course escape is the last thing you want.
Dwarf Campbell Russian Hamster are perfect pets for children
It also may be worth noting that the Dwarf Campbell Russian is a true nocturnal breed. This is in order to avoid predators (in their natural habitat) that are active through the day. It means that your child could become bored with this breed that sleeps when they are awake and lose interest in them completely.