Animal Weight

How much does a Golden hamster weight?

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

An adult Golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) on average weights 98 grams (0.22 lbs).

The Golden hamster is from the family Muridae (genus: Mesocricetus). It is usually born with about 2 grams (0 lbs). They can live for up to 10 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 18 cm (0′ 8″). On average, Golden hamsters can have babies 4 times per year with a litter size of 8.

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 Golden hamster is 98 grams (0.22 lbs)

The golden or Syrian hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) is a rodent belonging to the hamster subfamily, Cricetinae. Their natural geographical range is limited to arid areas of northern Syria and southern Turkey. Their numbers have been declining in the wild due to a loss of habitat from agriculture and deliberate elimination by humans. Thus, wild golden hamsters are now considered vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.However, captive breeding programs are well-established, and captive-bred golden hamsters are often kept as small house pets. Syrian hamsters are larger than many of the dwarf hamsters kept as pocket pets (up to 5x larger), and weigh about the same as a sugar glider, though the wild European hamster exceeds Syrian hamsters in size. They are also used as scientific research animals throughout the world.

Animals of the same family as a Golden hamster

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Golden hamster

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Mesocricetus auratus:

Animals with the same size as a Golden hamster

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Golden hamster

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Golden hamster

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