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help with roborovski hamsters

Discussion in 'Small Animal Chat' started by bbrionyy, Apr 18, 2019.


  1. bbrionyy

    bbrionyy PetForums Newbie

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    hello so recently i bought two roborovski hamsters, one of them chases the other around and overall seems to trying to be the more dominant one. im unsure if it’s just playing or actual fighting, they are brothers and have been together since birth. the other doesn’t seem to have any injuries so im unsure whether to separate them or just keep them together but keep a close eye. im also searching for a bigger cage for them so i can fit 2 water bottles, food bowls, bedding etc to stop the chances of them fighting, so if anyone could recommend a bigger cages or some advice I would really appreciate it, thank u :)
     
  2. heidii

    heidii PetForums Newbie

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    Whilst Robo's are able to cohabit a cage, the cage needs to have two of everything a normal cage does. It is two hamsters - even if it was a two for one deal. Two water bottles, two beds, two food dishes, two etc. Males are predisposed to already being dominant and territorial - I'd either watch them or separate them ASAP. Get in new toys, water bottles, whatever else, otherwise you're going to need to get a new cage to separate them.
     
  3. SqueakyJoe

    SqueakyJoe PetForums Newbie

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    Hi I had 2 male robos with the same problem,please separate.This is bullying,my robo lost weight and fur thru stress,now he lives on his own he has put on weight and his fur has grown back,he seems very happy to know he doesn’t have to fight for food anymore
     
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