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Whats makes a better per.. a russian or chinese hamster?

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by ashleighhhhh, Aug 11, 2009.


  1. ashleighhhhh

    ashleighhhhh PetForums VIP

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    Sorrry for all of the questions recently..:blushing:

    Anyways I really just want one hamster.. and I heard Chinese are fine on their own..but I also heard that Russians also can be fine.

    I also am planning on getting the Hamster Heaven cage, and some say they have russians in it, but the bars are too wide for chinese?

    please please please tell me about your opinions on both!!

    does one bite more than the other?

    Thanks very much in advance!

    :001_smile:
     
  2. thedogsmother

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    Sorry, this is probably not a lot of help but I have owned both. I personally prefer the russians but that is probably because my chinese hammies were quite shy. If you want the hamster heaven you might be better going for the russians as well. Don't worry about asking questions, it shows you care.
     
  3. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    I personally love Russians..
    But even them could get through the bars if they are quite young..
    My two russians dont bite.. One of them likes to chew my hand but it doesn't hurt as she is so tiny..

    This site is quite helpful
    Hamsters : About Hamsters

    Anymore questions, feel free to ask :D
     
  4. Jazzy

    Jazzy PetForums VIP

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    Yes I have both Russians and a Chinese hamster and would say that the Russians are friendlier and make better pets. The Chinese is very shy and very quick.:)
     
  5. ashleighhhhh

    ashleighhhhh PetForums VIP

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    Thanks! I think I will go with Russian,
    also is there any major differences between temperment for Winter White Russians and Campbells Russian?
     
  6. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    Well i have both but the winter white seems friendlier to me... Though this could be to do with the russian has just had babies
     
  7. ashleighhhhh

    ashleighhhhh PetForums VIP

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    I was leaning towards Winter Whites anyway as their colors are really pretty =)
    so I believe I will getting one!
    Thanks for the website also, it was really helpful
     
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  8. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    Your welcome...
    Just to show her off... this is Misty, my winter white :D
    She may or may not be pregnant :rolleyes: (long story)
    [​IMG]
     
  9. thedogsmother

    thedogsmother PetForums VIP

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    I have Campbells and they couldn't be sweeter natured, they also come in some lovely colours, these are my girls

    Spike (Mummy)
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    And Cordelia and Willow (Spikes daughters)
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  10. ashleighhhhh

    ashleighhhhh PetForums VIP

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    Oh! wow srhdufe & thedogsmother yours are both extremely gorgeous! ahhh now I can't wait until I get mine.. hope I don't grow a hamster addiction or anything.. hahhh
    =)
     
  11. thedogsmother

    thedogsmother PetForums VIP

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    Yes it must be terrible to have a hamster addiction like srhdufe, lucky I don't have one *nervous cough/shifty eyes*
     
  12. Jazzy

    Jazzy PetForums VIP

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    That's not what I heard.. :lol: :lol:
     
  13. ....zoe....

    ....zoe.... PetForums VIP

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    ha i dont have a hamster addiction "honest" ive just ended up with two syrians, and 5 winter white dwarfs (one dwarf pregnant and syrian going to be mated in next few days) :D

    now honest i am not a addict :rolleyes: i was made to take them ! :p
     
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    thedogsmother PetForums VIP

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    I think I need to face facts and start a hamster addict support group, I can think of at least two other members who should join;).
     
  15. srhdufe

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    How cheeky.. I'm not an addict :D;)

    Who's that then???? :blushing:
     
  16. thedogsmother

    thedogsmother PetForums VIP

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    *Tdm quickly tries to get herself out of trouble* Erm, its er, well...do you know what, I think I've forgotten who I originally meant. It wasn't you hun, I didn't even realise you had any hamsters. *hopes Zoe doesn't realise I was meaning her as well*
     
  17. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    :lol::lol::lol::lol:
    I may have a slight addiction :blushing:

    I saw a robo today in the adoption bit and was soooooooo tempted... But i resisted :D
     
  18. zany_toon

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    Forget a hammie addict support group, how about a furries support group. I accidentally bought 6 mice. New total = 14 mice. Oops!! (posting piccies soon as I get to catch up on all the news I missed while on hol!!)
     
  19. thedogsmother

    thedogsmother PetForums VIP

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    Yeah new meecy piccies, can't wait.
     
  20. Jazzy

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    Hey I did that the other day.:D I was so proud of myself when I left the store without the little Robbie although I felt sorry for him. I've got the cages but no more room to put one. I've already got two big guinea pig cages and three hamster cages in the kitchen and a hamster cage in the living room - I'm all caged out..:eek:
     
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