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Dwarf hamster

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Sarahhampson, Oct 25, 2012.


  1. Sarahhampson

    Sarahhampson PetForums Member

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    Hi can somebody recommend a wheel for a Russian hamster and what's the best food to feed them thanks :)
     
  2. blade100

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    My Russian dwarf loves his flying saucer and I feed him on Burgess Dwarf Hamster Harvest. :)
     
  4. peter0

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    6.5" Silent Spinner, Flying Saucer or Karlie Wonderland Wheel Ø 20 cm

    And the best mix without a doubt is Silver mix from RatRations like Blade posted, Exact balance of food they need and no waste!
     
  5. elmthesofties

    elmthesofties PetForums Senior

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    Sorry for the stupid question but it's kind of on topic and I don't think it deserves a new thread...
    When you say "use a 8"/6"/etc etc wheel", is that a measure of the diameter, radius, or circumference? Or anything else? :S
     
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    Not a stupid question but i have to give a stupid answer as i actually have no clue. I think it's measured from the inside and i don't know which one of the 3 you mentioned it is:eek:
     
  7. HazelandDan

    HazelandDan PetForums Member

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    it's the diameter :)
     
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    Thank you haha! Only time i learned that stuff was in maths and i was never really good at that:p
     
  9. HazelandDan

    HazelandDan PetForums Member

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    haha no prob!

    The symbol you used "Ø" means diameter - the line goes across the centre of the circle :)

    The tiny amount of engineering I do in my biology PhD is finally proving useful in day-to-day situations!
     
  10. elmthesofties

    elmthesofties PetForums Senior

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    Aha - thanks muchly. :)
    I was a little confused because the ∅ symbol can mean an empty set in maths. (and that looks very similar to Ø) You learn something new every day, huh?
     
  11. HazelandDan

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    I didn't know it meant an empty set (and I'm not going to pretend to know what that means) so we're all learning things! haha!
     
    #11 HazelandDan, Oct 25, 2012
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