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Old 02-21-2020, 05:40 AM  
Hamster Pup
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Scotland
Posts: 226
Default Hybrids vs purebreds

Can anyone tell me, please, if hybrids need more care than purebred hamsters? I'm about to get a new winter white (from a garden centre, our only supplier in this neck of the woods). I understand that most shop-bought hamsters are hybrids, and wonder if they are more susceptible to various diseases / health problems? My last hybrid had to be put down at 1 year old due to a ruptured eye and the non-feasibility of surgery being successful. Do purebreds live longer?
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