Animal Size

Campbell’s dwarf hamster size: How big do they get?

How big does a Campbell’s dwarf hamster get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Campbell’s dwarf hamster (Phodopus campbelli) reaches an average size of 9.1 cm (0′ 4″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 1.75 years, they grow from 1 grams (0 lbs) to 27 grams (0.06 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Campbell’s dwarf hamsters have 8 babies about 3 times per year. The Campbell’s dwarf hamster (genus: Phodopus) is a member of the family Muridae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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Campbell’s dwarf hamster (Phodopus campbelli) is a species of hamster in the genus Phodopus. It was given its common name by Oldfield Thomas in honor of Charles William Campbell, who collected the first specimen in Mongolia on July 1, 1902. It is distinguished from the closely related Djungarian hamster as it has smaller ears and no dark fur on its crown. Campbell’s dwarf hamster typically has a narrow dorsal stripe compared to the Djungarian hamster and grey fur on the stomach. This hamster may be raised in captivity and kept as a small pet.In the wild, the breeding season for Campbell’s dwarf hamster varies by location. For example, the breeding season begins towards the middle of April in Tuva and towards the end of April in Mongolia. However, in captivity, there is no fixed breeding season and they can breed frequently throughout the year. Females are usually sexually mature at two months of age and the gestation period is typically 20 days. Campbell’s dwarf hamster is crepuscular, along with all species of Phodopus and is active throughout the year. Campbell’s dwarf hamsters are omnivores, and so feed on both plant and insect material. Campbell’s dwarf hamster inhabits burrows with four to six horizontal and vertical tunnels in the steppes and semi deserts of central Asia, the Altai mountains, autonomous areas of Tuva and the Hebei province in northeastern China.This hamster is listed as of Least Concern by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It is native to China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russian Federation.

Animals of the same family as a Campbell’s dwarf hamster

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Campbell’s dwarf hamster

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Campbell’s dwarf hamster:

Animals with the same litter size as a Campbell’s dwarf hamster

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (8) as a Campbell’s dwarf hamster:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Campbell’s dwarf hamster

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Campbell’s dwarf hamster:

Animals with the same weight as a Campbell’s dwarf hamster

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Phodopus campbelli: