Russian Dwarf Hamster

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... I’ve previously owned Syrian and Chinese hamsters, but for some reason when my partner went to by a new hamster he came home with a very small and very cute Russian hamster, who now goes by the name of Henry. Basic Info Russian hamsters fall into the dwarf category, meaning that they are ... Read review

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My Little Friend From The Steppes

AdvantagesFascinating, unlikey to bite, easy to care for

DisadvantagesVery small and fast, hard to handle, can smell

"...very small and very cute Russian hamster, who now goes by the name of Henry. ==Basic Info== Russian hamsters fall into the dwarf category, meaning that they are far smaller than the more commonly kept Syrian hamsters. Growing to about 10-11cm in length, they are also known as Dwarf Campbell and were first discovered by W.C. Campbell in Tuva, an area on the Russia/China border. The Russian hamster is also native to the Steppes, semi-arid (dry) areas ..." Read review
13.03.2011

Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional

Community Level 2seamonkey27

seamonkey27

Furry feet Review with images

AdvantagesGreat pets

DisadvantagesSomethimes fight and can be noisy

"THE HAMSTER: The russian hamster is recognised by its short tail and furry feet. They grow up to 10 -12cm (one of the smaller breeds of hamster) and with the right care can live up to 3 and a half years. They make great family pets as they like being handled and are friendly little creatures. However due to their small size they are best suited to older children and adults. These hamsters are happy living in pairs or groups but all hamsters must ..." Read review
18.12.2005

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Community Level 1molldoll

molldoll

Funny little hamhams

AdvantagesCute and Entertaining, Cheap to feed

DisadvantagesProne to diabities

"...more commonly referred to as Russian dwarfs My four girls came from pets at home and were about 6 weeks old when i got them, they all lived together in a 3 foot tank, allot of things have changed since i first got them but thats another story. --Housing-- Russian hamsters can live on their own or in same sex groups, if you want to keep them in a group it is best to get a sibling group to avoid the chances of fights (though this chance is ..." Read review
25.10.2007

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They're cute and fluffy yet smelly! Review with images

AdvantagesCute, Fluffy, easy to care for and Lovely to watch

DisadvantagesSmelly if you don't clean them out, my two didn't get on with each other and one was nibbely.

"Let's start off with the bad points!First of all if you don't clean their cages out once a week or fortnight they will start to stink your room out, that is a definite, what I normally do is put them in a plastic ball bought from pets at home and let them roam your house for a while, while you clean out their den. this of course is quite fun to watch, seeing multi-coloured balls rolling around your house, but keep them away from dogs/cats... ..." Read review
16.04.2012

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Can be friendly Review with images

AdvantagesDont take much looking after

DisadvantagesNone for me

"My kids got bought one of these each for Christmas. So far they have been really good hamsters to have. When they first wanted hamsters I was worried about getting them ones that may bite. In the pet shop I was told that these would be less likely to bite you. ==The price== The price of these hamsters were around £7.50 each, but I got mine in a deal, which is why I ended up getting two of them, I got both of these female dwarfs plus the cage and ..." Read review
26.01.2012

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