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Old 12-06-2019, 10:18 AM   #1
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Question Can You Tell How Old Hamsters Are? If So, How?

Hi everyone,

I know I probably come up with the stupidest questions, but can you tell how old hamsters are? If so, how? When I got my hamster at Petco, I forget to ask how old she was. I've had her for approx. 7 and a half months now. I know she's that much older, but I don't know how old she is.... I'm guessing she's probably coming up on her 1st birthday? I would like to know, but is there a way to find out how old she is?

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Old 12-06-2019, 01:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: Can You Tell How Old Hamsters Are? If So, How?

Not a stupid question, I go by how their fur looks and the shape of them. I only really know about syrians, and there faces go a bit more gaunt, skinny when older, or at least mine have. Also the fur goes thinner, can look a bit more scruffy and just not as glossy/healthy as when they were younger.Not sure how you would go about calculating the exact months.
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Old 12-06-2019, 03:55 PM   #3
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Default Re: Can You Tell How Old Hamsters Are? If So, How?

Sometimes you can tell by personality. At about a year old they are middle aged and sort of in their prime. Still active and healthy and fairly chunky even, but with a kind of confidence a younger hamster doesn't have and a slightly mature look (I've only had male hamsters so not sure if it's the same for female). At 18 months old they may start to look a bit thinner and more gaunt but still be perfectly healthy.

Having said that, our rescue Syrian was a year old and he will never be chunky but has that kind of confidence and surety about himself.
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Old 12-09-2019, 08:50 AM   #4
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Okay, thank you!

With all this info, I'm guessing she's probably not that old . She is still SUPER DUPER ACTIVE (recently she's been climbing upside-down - crazy little hammie), because she climbs everywhere.

Her coat is still smooth, not scraggly.
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