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Old 06-18-2017, 06:58 AM   #1
Sukirutski
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Question Housing same species together?

Ok im not sure this goes in here but here it goes last month on the 24 I got a Ham Ham either a winter white or a campbell or maybe a hybrid now I'm moving and after I move if I decide to get another Ham Ham how do I introduce them to each other.
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Old 06-18-2017, 07:02 AM   #2
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Default Re: Housing same species together?

No. As they will not have been raised together, they would fight.
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Old 06-18-2017, 07:16 AM   #3
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Default Re: Housing same species together?

Definitely not, only same sex siblings can be housed together if they've never been separated.
As well as the high probability of fighting & serious injury or worse pet shop hams are often wrongly sexed so you'd also risk pregnancy which can be disastrous for hybrids.
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:50 AM   #4
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Default Re: Housing same species together?

As said abouve you can't introduce two adult hamsters who have never been together. Keeping pairs is a big risk and I definitely wouldn't recommend it. I learned the hard way unfortunately. It is extremely stressful as they could turn on each other very suddenly and seriously injure or even kill each other. Besides, hamsters are most often happier when they live alone (I have proof from experience).
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:30 AM   #5
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Default Re: Housing same species together?

Sadly pairs rarely work. I had two litter sisters from a really good breeder who fell out after a few weeks. I knew that it was possible so had two cages and was able to separate them immediately.

I have five hamsters in five separate cages!
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