Although Turkish hamsters are a popular breed, they are rarely kept as a pet and the reason is because it is very aggressive in nature.
In order to get a new litter of hairless hamsters, a breeder must first breed a hairless male with a haired female. The females of those litters will carry the hairless gene and when bred with another hairless male, some of the litter will be hairless. The same genetic mutation that causes the lack of hair also effects other aspects of the epidermis- namely the mammary glands- where the milk is produced. Female hairless should NEVER be bred, as they cannot produce milk to feed their young. Take care never to put a hairless female in contact with any male hamster. If you see hairless hamsters in mixed-gender cages at a pet store, explain to the store-workers the importance of keeping them separated. Any hamster bred with a hairless father will carry the hairless gene so care should be taken that these hamsters are not bred unknowingly or if further hairless generations are not the intended desire. The new owners of any haired offspring of a hairless hamster should be told and made to understand that their hamster carries the hairless gene.
The word "fancy" when describing hamsters is somewhat misleading since the most common hamster breed purchased as a family pet is one of several Syrian hamster types, also known as "fancy hamsters." But although there is nothing truly fancy about them, they are still precious little pets with personalities and needs and hopes and dreams of their own. Well, maybe not so many hopes, but certainly hamsters dream. Maybe they dream of being fancy.
Hamster Breeds - Small Pets - LoveToKnow
Pet Hamster Breeding, Sexing, Pregnancy, Birth & Babies
Dwarf hamsters are the most common type of hamster that were adopted as pet. They are cute, easy to care and most importantly they are funny. Their act and behavior will surely make you smile or even laugh. They move fast and playing at most of their time. One of my dwarf hamster always run in a small circle at full speed for a minute and then stop for a while for a break lying on it's back with all legs up and then continue running like mad scattering away the bedding.The Dwarf Campbell Russian Hamster is a more social breed than their Syrian friends and thus it is a popular pet. These are known by the names as Campbell, Djungarian, Dzungarian and Russian Hamsters. The breed’s origin is the Asia.These hamsters are also commonly known as Golden Hamsters as well as Teddy Bear Hamsters, Standard Hamsters and Fancy Hamsters due to their gorgeous appearance. This is the most common pet breed of hamsters. The breed’s origin is the Syrian Desert.Syrian hamsters are the largest of the captive hamster breeds and they are often the most popular as pets. They have a lively personality and can be really fun to watch and interact with. If you handle them from an early age Syrian hamsters can be trained well, if you have a little patience. They are generally slower paced than dwarf hamsters so they are easier to keep up with, especially during the training process.