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Old 12-15-2019, 12:15 PM   #1
Kisa
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Default Is my hamster a roborovski?

Hello!

I'm new to this forum, and was wondering if anyone could help me.
I bought a dwarf hamster about 6 months ago. Her name is Panda ❤
She is bought as a roborovski hamster. However, I seriously doubt that she is!
I've had dwarf hamsters before, and she doesn't seem to be smaller than them, to me. I also haven't been able to find her color with the robo breed. What are your thoughts?
I need to know because a shop sold me a cage with 10mm bar spacing, even though I was told it was 7.5mm. I'm nervous if she can go through the bars if she is a roborovski hamster.
I attached a picture and video of her.

Thanks for the help in advance!

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Old 12-15-2019, 02:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: Is my hamster a roborovski?

She does look to be a pied robo. If you are concerned she may escape then you could put the cage in a large box so she is contained if she does get out or inside a secure pen until you establish if she can get out.

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Old 12-15-2019, 04:05 PM   #3
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She does look to be a pied robo. If you are concerned she may escape then you could put the cage in a large box so she is contained if you does get out or inside a secure pen until you establish if she can get out.
Hello!

Thanks for the reply! I currently have a box around the cage bars as a countermeasure. I consider meshing it if necessary.

You can see her a bit more clearly in the video I attached. I should mention that she is with grey markings, not brown. I'm unsure whether a pied robo can be grey?

https://youtu.be/T-0q6NI0cs8
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Old 12-15-2019, 04:05 PM   #4
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Very good advice Souffle. Either way, Panda is beautiful!
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Old 12-15-2019, 04:10 PM   #5
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Very good advice Souffle. Either way, Panda is beautiful!
Thank you! I also love her very much 😊❤
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Old 12-15-2019, 06:06 PM   #6
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Default Re: Is my hamster a roborovski?

Looks like my Niko and he's a roborovski! O believe robos are the ONLY dwarf not to have a dorsal stripe and if you look at her face there should be white markings above her eyes, like eyebrows ( and the face looks a bit fuller around the mouth looking a bit like a moustache)
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Old 12-16-2019, 11:07 AM   #7
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You definately have a roborovski. Very cute.
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Old 12-16-2019, 11:38 AM   #8
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Looks like my Niko and he's a roborovski! O believe robos are the ONLY dwarf not to have a dorsal stripe and if you look at her face there should be white markings above her eyes, like eyebrows ( and the face looks a bit fuller around the mouth looking a bit like a moustache)
Aww, Niko is very cute!
Thank you for the feedback!
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Old 12-16-2019, 11:39 AM   #9
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You definately have a roborovski. Very cute.
Thank you so much!
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