If you have dwarf hamsters, then it’s the best place to get information about them and their behavior. As you may not know, there are four species of dwarf hamsters in the world: russian white dwarf hamster, campbell’s russian dwarf hamster, roborovski dwarf hamster and chinese dwarf hamster. Some of the breeders don’t count the last one in this group. Because of their activity and playful life, hamsters are suitable for children.
Many people think that because of their small size they don’t need a large cage – that is WRONG. They need a room to run and play, so please buy the biggest cage you can buy
Russian white dwarf hamsters
Russian white dwarf hamsters are the rarest type of hamsters. Usually you can’t find original breed from pet store. If you do, they usually cost more than other breeds. Other way to find your new pet is to look from forums.
Winter white dwarf hamsters have ability to change color during the winter, when their color changes dark gray to white. White fur will help dwarfs to blend, so eagles and other animals have difficulty to find and chase them for meal. It is possible that tamed hamster don’t change color. Dwarf winter white russian hamsters are
Russian white hamster gestation period is very short time – about 18 to 21 days. Usually female hamster produce 4-6 pupps, but ofcourse there are always exceptions ( some of them can produce up to 8 to 10 ). In the wild they live in colonies so if you get one of these it’s good idea to take two or more.
Campbell’s hamsters ( also may be called as Djungaria hamsters) are the most common types you will find in pet store. The average lifespan of the Campbell’s russian dwarf hamster is 1.5 to 2 years, although if they have good living conditions, they can live longer. On average the Dwarf Campbells Russian hamster is 10-12 cm long and the male is usually larger than the female. Campbells russian hamster exists in different colours, from self-colours to patterns. Usually their fur is gray with dark lines on the back. They are more
active at night as Campbell’s dwarf hamsters are nocturnal. During the day, they wake up and eat. After that they go back to sleep. What makes these dwarf hamsters special is that male hammyes care a lot of their babies. If other breed hamsters stay away when babies are born, then Campbell’s hamster help mother to watch for babies, clean them and ensure that mother have enough to eat. Also the fact is, you can keep many hamsters in the same cage.
Roborovski dwarf hamsters
Roborovski dwarf hamsters are the smallest breed of dwarf hamster types – only 4-5 cm long. Robo dwarf hamsters live Cobi Desert in Mongolia. As they are extremely active, it’s quite difficult to hold and chase them. It’s hard to keep them as a pet, but in the other hand they look very adorable and it’s not hard to tame them. Roborovski hamsters lifespan is about 3 years. Roborovski dwarf hamsters fur look golden brown with a white stomach and eyebrows. They are quite a sociable individual by nature, living in pairs or groups. The gestation period is between 23-30 days. Roboroski dwarf hamsters are very clean. They spend hours grooming themselves. Hamsters main food is grains, vegetables, fruit, and plants, but they will also eat meat and insects in small quantities.
Chinese dwarf hamsters
Chinese dwarf hamsters are known as the slowest dwarf hamsters. Chinese hamsters also have longer tail than other dwarf hamsters. On average the chinese hamster can live 1.5 to 2 years. If the conditions are good, they can live longer. Chinese hamster is 10-12 cm
long and as usual, the male is larger than the female. So they are good pets for children and adults. Usually dwarf hamster color is dark grey with black stripe on its back. The gestation period is between 18-21 days. The chinese dwarf hamster can produse 4 to 6 young pupps.
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