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Hamster years to human years
Want to convert hamster years to human years? Because of their short lifespan, hamsters age quickly. You might be surprized to learn that a 1-year-old hamster is already 58 in human age.
To calculate a hamster's age in human years, you need to know how old your hamster is, take into accout his life stage and aging pace.
Then you can calculate the hamster's age in human years using these estimations:
- the first hamster month is equal to 14 human years;
- each subsequent hamster month equals a different number of human years.
Here are some of the age calculations:
|Hamster age||Human age|
|1 month||14 years|
|6 months||34 years|
|1 year||58 years|
|2 years||70 years|
|3 years||100 years|
Hamster years to human years calculator
Convert hamster years to human years using our online age converter:
With a life expectancy of 2 to 3 years, similar to mice and rats, your Syrian, Chinese or Dwarf Roborovski hamster changes from a small little hamster pup to an old but still cute furball in a blink of an eye.
How do hamsters age?
Hamsters live through 4 main life stages:
From birth to 1 month – baby life stage. At this stage, hamsters are called pups. They develop very quickly from being helpless and depending on their mother to eating solid food and becoming adolescents and getting used to humans.
From 2 months to 5 months – adolescence. Now hamsters are completely independent, curious, and active. And most importantly - sexually mature, although still growing.
From 6 months to 12 months – adulthood. Adult hamsters are still very active, social, and love to explore.
From 1 year and older – hamsters are considered of senior age. It’s at this point that you may start noticing them getting visibly old: thinning hair, less activity, or changing eating habits.
If you want to learn more, read all about hamster's life stages.
The oldest hamster recorded by the Guinness World Records died at the age of 4.5 years (which equals 150 human years!)