The lifespan of a typical hamster is around 2 to 3 years.
However, this can vary depending on the species of hamster and the care they receive.
Some hamster species may live slightly longer or shorter than this average range.
The following are some common species of hamsters and their typical lifespans:
- Syrian Hamster (also known as Golden Hamster): 2 to 3 years.
- Dwarf Hamsters (e.g., Roborovski, Campbell’s, Winter White): 1.5 to 2 years.
- Chinese Hamster: 1.5 to 2.5 years.