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Old 01-21-2021, 04:01 PM   #1
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Hello all,
So i am expecting to be getting a Campbell dwarf hamster within the upcoming days. I have a cage ready and lots of different types of enrichment (the only thing i donít have is a sand bath which i am looking into i just canít find some good sand near me.)

This will be my first dwarf as iíve always had Syrians so i was wondering what to expect and how different they are to Syrians - i would love to have some tips and advice on them in the comments below . I have done A LOT of research but i always think itís good to directly speak to dwarf owners/past owners aha!

My last thing is the taming process. I have a couple of questions... which taming process is best for a dwarf and what taming process did you all use so that your hamster bonded with you, iíve seen so many different ways to tame and bond with a hamster iím just not sure which works best with a dwarf.
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Old 01-22-2021, 03:14 AM   #2
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I have always used the Tiny Friends Farm sand without any issues. Any petsathome or petshop sells it and so does The Range shop. A dwarf does need a sandbath.

There isn't really any difference aside from a slightly different diet. Best to avoid any sugary foods because dwarfs are prone to diabetes.

Taming is the same as with a Syrian but a lot depends on the hamster's personality.

One of my dwarfs was tame and comfortable with humans the day i brought her home and another doesn't want any human contact and prefers to do his own thing.

I'd get your hamster home, let him settle in and adjust to his new environment and then see what kind of personality your hamster has and take taming from there.

I have a tiny dwarf who used to nibble me a lot but she's stopped that now that either she realized i'm not edible or she's accepted me handling her.

I did have one dwarf who never became tame enough to get picked up and would bite but he was ill and must have been badly treated before i adopted him.

You say that you are getting a Campbell dwarf so i take it your getting your hamster from a breeder. The ones in the petshops are hybrids but they're just as lovely.
A breeder should be able to tell you more about the hamster's character and would have handled him from about two weeks old so the hamster may already be tame.

Looking forward to meet your hamster.
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Old 01-23-2021, 02:27 AM   #3
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I have always used the Tiny Friends Farm sand without any issues. Any petsathome or petshop sells it and so does The Range shop. A dwarf does need a sandbath.

There isn't really any difference aside from a slightly different diet. Best to avoid any sugary foods because dwarfs are prone to diabetes.

Taming is the same as with a Syrian but a lot depends on the hamster's personality.

One of my dwarfs was tame and comfortable with humans the day i brought her home and another doesn't want any human contact and prefers to do his own thing.

I'd get your hamster home, let him settle in and adjust to his new environment and then see what kind of personality your hamster has and take taming from there.

I have a tiny dwarf who used to nibble me a lot but she's stopped that now that either she realized i'm not edible or she's accepted me handling her.

I did have one dwarf who never became tame enough to get picked up and would bite but he was ill and must have been badly treated before i adopted him.

You say that you are getting a Campbell dwarf so i take it your getting your hamster from a breeder. The ones in the petshops are hybrids but they're just as lovely.
A breeder should be able to tell you more about the hamster's character and would have handled him from about two weeks old so the hamster may already be tame.

Looking forward to meet your hamster.
I will be buying some sand for him when i next go out.

When i went to the breeder i originally had in mind a campbell but they had another group of ww and i fell in love with one of them.

iím still letting him settle in and he seems to be doing okay he was up all night last night and i just sat and watched him.

However i am struggling to name him so if you have any suggestions i would appreciate it.
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Old 01-23-2021, 02:48 AM   #4
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Congratulations to your new hamster!

That's good that you bought him from a breeder so he would have been handled already.

Mostly a name comes to my head when i look at the hamster.
It will come to you and i can't suggest a name because i haven't seen or met your hamster. It's probably too early to get and post a photo of him.
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