Dwarf Hamster Species Comparison Chart

Campbells Winter White Roborovski Chinese Hamster
Scientific Names Phodopus Campbelli Phodopus Sungorus Phodopus Roborovski Phodopus Griseus
Common Names Djungarian Or Siberian Hamster Siberian Or Russian Hamster Robo, Rob Or Desert Hamster Rat-Like Or Striped Hamster
Origin China, Mongolia, Siberia Kazakhstan, Manchuria, Mongolia, Siberia China, Mongolia, Russia China
Natural Habitat Steppes Grassland, Steppes Desert,
Semi-Desert
Steppes,
Semi-Desert
Weight 1 Oz.
(28.35 G)
1 – 2 Oz.
(28.35 – 56.7 G)
.5 – .75
(14 – 21 G)
1 – 1.5
(28 – 42 G)
Length 3 – 4 In.
(7.6 – 10 Cm)
4 In.
(10 Cm)
2 In.
(5.1 Cm)
4 – 5 In.
(10 – 13 Cm)
Life Span 1.5 – 2 Years 1.5 – 2 Years 3 – 3.5 Years 2 – 3 Years
Behavior Slow, Easy To Handle Slow, Easy To Handle Quick, Jumpy Ranges From “Sweet” To “Aggressive”
Breeding Difficulty Easy To Breed, Raise Easy To Breed, Raise Unpredictable Breeding Habits Difficult To Raise In Captivity
Length of Pregnancy 18 – 22 18 – 25 23 – 30 21
Litter Size 8 Pups 4 – 6 Pups 6 Pups 4 Pups
Weaned At 21 Days 20 Days 28 – 30 Days 21 Days
Adult At 2 Months 2 Months 4 Months 3 Months