The term "miniature hamsters" refers to several tiny species of hamsters suitable for a first pet or classroom environment. These social little creatures differ from their larger, more territorial, cousins, thriving in pairs or small groups as opposed to living alone. What so you know about miniature hamster.
They are easy to handle, fun to watch, and require very little care, other than food and water, a clean cage, and an outlet for exercise. Dwarf hamsters are known for biting, but this shouldn't deter you from getting one. Hamsters can be trained not to nip with careful handling.
Miniature hamsters include many species and each will exhibit certain characteristics that make them unique. The Campbell hamster is a curious little creature and very easy to handle. The Robo (or Roborovski) hamster—the smallest of the species, weighing in at a mere 25 grams (just over 3/4 ounce)—stays awake during the day, more so than other varieties.
Hamsters of all types make good first pets. The Syrian hamster likes to talk and prefers a lot of exercise, as well. Fancy hamsters are an equally lovable, short-haired version of the popular teddy bear hamster. And, black bear hamsters look like miniature black bears, making them a favorite among young children.
All hamsters are nocturnal, meaning they play and eat during the night and rest during the day. However, this very adaptable pet adjusts to its owner's sleeping and waking times, so it's still fun to be around when you're ready to play.
Hamsters acclimate well to average household temperatures, making them easy creatures to have in your bedroom or living area. Just be cautious of extreme temperature changes—these little mammals should never be kept in direct sunlight or in a drafty area.