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Old 02-15-2019, 05:31 AM  
souffle
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Default Re: New Hamster what breed ?not tame

If he came from a pet store and they said he is 'Russian' he will be a Hybrid hamster. Hamsters are different species (unlike dogs which are different breeds which all have the same genetics just look different) Hamsters have totally different genetics depending on which species they are.
The Winter white and Campbells are very close genetically though so can be Hybridized so that's what the pet shops do. He sounds like that from your description.
I'd handle him every day and take it nice and slowly. If he walks on your hand he sounds quite friendly now so do a short session daily and gradually build it up.
Don't get him any friends now. He is used to having his own place and will be perfectly happy and more people friendly that way.
Looking forward to seeing some pics
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