Black is oftentimes associated with anything evil or dark. We rarely see children own pets that are of black colors, like a dog or a cat. It is usually awesome to have a white or brown dog, and not too much a black dog, except when you are an adult and you like a German shepherd. Most owners of cats choose the white, orange, and grey ones or some combinations. As for the European black bear hamsters that fall under the category of golden hamsters, they may be dark in physique but they are known to be docile creatures after a few years of breeding and developing the black hamsters into tame rodents fit to participate in hamster shows.
The European black bear is the most common hamster to be adopted as a pet due largely to their meek character. Its prevailing character is its solitary instinct which is beneficial because first, it makes any pet owner unbothered by the hamster’s physical and emotional well-being in the absence of playmates; and second, choosing it as a pet won’t be very expensive since the basic rule is one hamster per one cage. When one is housed with a fellow hamster, both will naturally fight against each other. Of course, as babies they are caged together in pet shops as you may have observed. But as they mature, they need to be separated, and this usually happens at about 8 weeks of age.
Because the black bear is a nocturnal mammal just like other species of hamsters, they are active at night. They sleep during the day. It is unwise to place your hamster’s cage near your bed at night because you will not be able to sleep as they are energetic and playful in the evening. Although the black bear is a descendant of Syrian hamsters found in hamster shows around Europe, it is good to know that the original Syrian hamster also lives alone in the wild and shelters in individual burrows a distance away from the hole of another hamster.