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Question: how long are hamsters expected to live, is longer or shorter than a guinne pig

Asked by srogers99 to Jo, Kevin, Valeria on 21 Jun 2012.

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  • Photo: Kevin MahonKevin Mahon answered on 21 Jun 2012:

    Guinnea pigs live on avergae 7 years but hamsters only live to be 2/3 years. Obviosuly there can be individuals that live longer or less than this as it si only an average!

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  • Photo: Joanna CrudenJoanna Cruden answered on 21 Jun 2012:

    Kevin is right hamsters have a much shorter lifespan than Guinea pigs but it does depend on their lifestyle and heath. One of my friends claimed her hamster lived for 4 years but I am a little suspicious as to whether it did or if at some point in its life her parents replaced it and never admitted it!

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