Dwarf Hamster (Phodopus campbelli) is native to Central Asia, the Russian Dwarf Hamster have adapted to a variety of terrains.

Similar in appearance to the closely related Winter White Hamster, Russian hamsters differ by having a slightly wider face and more pronounced dorsal stripe. Russian hamsters are also available in a variety of colors beyond the standard brown such as black, albino, light grey, and molted to name a few. Being solitary animals naturally, these hamster do best if keep single or together with others if introduced at a young age.