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Old 10-24-2014, 08:29 AM   #1
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Default Pair of roborovski, how big should the cage be?

Hello, Iam a newbie and I don't know much about hampsters. I have read about how to tame a hampster how to feed it and how to take care of it. But I really couldn't find enough information on cages. Can you guys help me please and tell me all the basic information in keeping two roborovski dwarf hampster together in one cage e.g. How the cage should be set up, how many wheels, what size cage and so on. Even if you red this I really thank you for at least reading this and if your knowledge is high enough can you please tell me. Thank you!
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Old 10-24-2014, 08:38 AM   #2
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Default Re: Pair of roborovski, how big should the cage be?

The bigger the cage the better, Avoid any cages with tubes and levels as this will encourage fighting. You want a one level cage with lots of space as you'll need two of everything you place in the cage. Any toys need to have two exits/entrances so if one should decide this toy is Mine! the other can safely and without conflict move out of the toy. Scatter feeding is best when having multiple dwarf Hamsters living together as well.

Even with all these precautions always have a 2nd cage ready to go as often times two dwarf Hamsters will have a falling out and you'll end up separating them into their own cages for the rest of their lives.

Good luck and I hope you enjoy your Hamster(s) when they arrive. One more thing don't take the word of the employee that the two hamsters are the same sex. Look for yourself as many times they will say same sex and you find a litter in the cage and find you have Male and Female. If females and pet store bought if the store doesn't separate males from females then be prepared for possible pregnant females. I would suggest if your new pets come from a pet store to buy males to avoid any surprise litters.
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Old 10-24-2014, 08:40 AM   #3
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Default Re: Pair of roborovski, how big should the cage be?

Hello Nancy but I don't really understand what scatter feed is. Can you explain this please?
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Old 10-24-2014, 08:46 AM   #4
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Default Re: Pair of roborovski, how big should the cage be?

Sure, it means to sprinkle the food about the floor of the cage instead of placing the food in a bowl or even in two bowls. I find all my Hamsters here actually prefer their food scattered about the cage. This method will assure each of your Hamsters has a way to collect seeds without crowding the cage mate. In Syrian's case mine just love the hunting for all the seeds sprinkled about their cage. It keeps them busy doing some work too
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Old 10-24-2014, 08:47 AM   #5
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Thank you!
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:31 AM   #6
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Default Re: Pair of roborovski, how big should the cage be?

I think you were given some really good advice there, so don't have much to add but wanted to say I agree with it all.
Regarding cage size, bigger is better but the minimum I have heard about on the forum is 360 inches square, but the RSPCA recommends a minimum of (I think) 70cm by 40cm. For 2 dwarf hamsters I recommend the Zoozone 2, just make sure you mesh the top or have only low toys. This will allow enough space for wheels, hides, toys, scatter feeding, no bars to chew/escape through and good depth for substrate for them to dig.
Regarding meshing it is much easier than it sounds and there are some videos on youtube about how to do it easily.
Also this cage is sort of average price range for a cage it's size but I picked up the 2 that I use second hand. The first was on ebay and the second on preloved, both fairly close and for less than 15 each.
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:43 AM   #7
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Thanks a lot!
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:56 AM   #8
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Default Re: Pair of roborovski, how big should the cage be?

You can also use a bin cage or a tank. Idk about robos but a twenty gallon tank is the minimum tank size for one hamster .
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:24 AM   #9
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Thank you very much!!
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