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Can anyone identify this hamster type please

Discussion in 'Small Animal Chat' started by Josh Cook, Apr 19, 2017.


  1. Josh Cook

    Josh Cook PetForums Newbie

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    Hi, I was just wondering if someone could tell me what type of hamster this is specifically. His instagram is @kirkthehamster

    I'd post a link or pictures but this site won't allow me

    Thanks :)
     
  2. FeelTheBern

    FeelTheBern They don't like it up 'em, sir!

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    You need to make 25 posts before the site will allow you to post links.
    How do I access the Instagram page? I will be able to identify the hamster's breed for you if I can see pictures of it.
     
  3. Josh Cook

    Josh Cook PetForums Newbie

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    Here are some photos of him :)
    Kirk 1.PNG Kirk 2.PNG Kirk 3.PNG
     
  4. FeelTheBern

    FeelTheBern They don't like it up 'em, sir!

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    I believe he's a Roborovski.
     
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  5. anachronism

    anachronism PetForums VIP

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    russian dwarf hybrid. Does look a bit roboesque in the first picture but robos are more of a sandy colour and this guy has a dorsal stripe which roborovskis dont have. Be careful not to give him anything sugary, they have a tendancy to diabetes
     
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    Seconded, I thought Robo looking at the first picture but he looks too big, as well as being the wrong colour.
     
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    The light makes him look like he has the eyebrows
     
  8. simplysardonic

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    I've only recently learned how to tell the Russians from the Robos from the Chinese hams because we've got them at work, I've only ever kept Syrians & that was years ago.

    I don't think I could tell a Russian from a Campbells though.
     
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    anachronism PetForums VIP

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    I have a pure winter white from a show breeder never seen pure Campbells though. You see some which are a Campbells colour or a winter white colour but there's no pure ones in pet shops i don't think
     
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    third - ed

    Deff a Russian dwarf hybrid. Cute little guy/girl.
     
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    That looks like a robo hamster. She/he is so cute and it's colors are beautiful! It's a very unique hamster if it is a robo!
     
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    I think its a campbells russian dwarf as it has distinctive back stripe. . X
     
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    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    I'm going to throw a spanner in the works lol I think its a winter white:D. It has big ears for a Campbells, its definitely a Russian dwarf though. Yep & it could be a hybrid of the two species.
     
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  14. Indigochild

    Indigochild PetForums Newbie

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    I definitely know its a cute hamster lol.
     
  15. anachronism

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    A hybrid is almost a guarantee unless from a breeder
     
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