No, this is not some amazing god-like statue of a hamster made of gold, this is just another term for the most common hamster – The Syrian Hamster! The Syrian or golden hamster gets it’s name from the colour of their coat which is a brown/golden colour.
There is no difference between a hamster with the normal golden coat, or a completely different coloured coat, like Alfie’s (my hamster), which is a grey/fawn/white mix. To stop myself from repeating things that I’ve already written about, is you want to find out more about this adorable breed, please visit my Syrian hamster page.
This name change often confuses people but there’s nothing difficult here! They’re the same animal and are all amazingly cute and fantastic pets for both adults and kids!