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Old 02-21-2020, 12:57 AM  
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Default Re: Boy or Girl, help me please 🙏

A hybrid is a hybrid at the end of the day. The definitions tend to describe what the appearance of the hamster resembles most closely. Because they are now so widespread and pet shops want the more extensive variety of colours you will get more of them around. Pure breds are only available from breeders with long records and some who have brought in wild caught animals to expand the gene pool.
They can have health problems by most remain healthy with good care. Health problems like glaucoma, diabetes, birthing problems etc tend to be amplified in hybrid animals.
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