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Cage for a dwarf hammy?

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Akai-Chan, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. Akai-Chan

    Akai-Chan Banned

    Feb 21, 2009
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    What sort of cage would be good for a dwarf hamster? I really want to get one! Also can they eat the same as Syrians and should they be kept in pairs or groups or kept singly?

  2. CharleyRogan

    CharleyRogan PetForums VIP

    Feb 20, 2009
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    Singly, P@H will tell you otherwise, but really they shouldn't be kept together! Robo's are your best bet if you want 2 in a cage.

    Re:Cage as big as you can afford, but the bar spacing must be less than 7mm apart. Oh and don't put levels tooo far apart as they may hurt themselves, they eat the same thing, and they are just a little faster than the syrians!
  3. u-look-like-a-hamster

    u-look-like-a-hamster PetForums VIP

    Aug 17, 2008
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    It depends what age you want you dwarf.

    If you want a baby then you NEED to have a cage 8mm bars < or smaller

    It's better to keep them seperated as they tend to fight all the time within about 9 months tops of having them often resulting in death to a commonly un-knowledged hamster keeper.

    Dwarfs do eat the same as syrians but they need to have snaller portions.

    You'd proberly be better of getting a FEMALE russian as they are the friendliest of them all, but as been as ur expeirenced you could get any you want but it takes time to tame the other dwarfs.

    Your best bet on finding a decent cage is looking on Pet Supplies, Pet Food, and Pet Products on Sale Now at zooplus.com


    the majority of them are suitible for dwarfs but are as big as some syrian cages!!

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