Animal Weight

How much does a European hamster weight?

It is hard to guess what a European hamster weights. But we have the answer:

An adult European hamster (Cricetus cricetus) on average weights 429 grams (0.95 lbs).

The European hamster is from the family Muridae (genus: Cricetus). It is usually born with about 4 grams (0.01 lbs). They can live for up to 4 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 36.3 cm (1′ 3″). On average, European hamsters can have babies 2 times per year with a litter size of 7.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a European hamster is 429 grams (0.95 lbs)

The European hamster (Cricetus cricetus), also known as the Eurasian hamster, black-bellied hamster or common hamster, is the only species of the genus Cricetus. It is native to a large range in Eurasia, extending from Belgium to the Altai mountains and Yenisey River in Russia. Where abundant the animal is widely considered a farmland pest, and it has also been trapped for its fur. Across its global range, it is considered of least concern, but in many individual Western European countries it is considered critically endangered. Cricetus is also a monotypic genus.

Animals of the same family as a European hamster

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a European hamster

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cricetus cricetus:

Animals with the same litter size as a European hamster

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (7) as a European hamster:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a European hamster

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a European hamster: