Hamster years to human years

hamster yesrs to human years

Want to convert hamster years to human years? You could assume that if a hamster lives 2,5 years on average, then 1 hamster year would be 32 human years.

But hamsters have a very short life span, which means very quick aging. So you have to take into account the hamster's aging pace and life stage to calculate his human age properly.

It may be surprizing to learn that a 1-year-old hamster is already 58 in human 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.

To answer the question "How many human years in a hamster year?", you need to know how old your hamster is.

Then you can calculate his 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 estimations of the hamster's age:

  • 1-month-old hamster is 14 years old in human years
  • 6-month-old hamster is 34 years old in human years
  • 1-year-old hamster is 58 years old in human years
  • 2-year-old hamster is 70 years old in human years
  • 3-year-old hamster is 100 years old in human years

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!)

Hamster age chart


hamster years to human years chart