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Old 05-13-2017, 12:29 AM   #1
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Question Can i get a WW from a pet store?

I want to ge a pure WW but there aren't any breeders or any up for adoptions in my area. So my question is, if it looks exactly like a winter white, could it still be a hybrid?
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Old 05-13-2017, 12:30 AM   #2
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Any Russian ham sold in a pet shop will definitely be a hybrid, they can look like WW or Campbells or somewhere in between due to the mix of genes but they are still all hybrids.
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Old 05-13-2017, 12:35 AM   #3
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Any Russian ham sold in a pet shop will definitely be a hybrid, they can look like WW or Campbells or somewhere in between due to the mix of genes but they are still all hybrids.
Thanks, I guess I should do a little more researching about Campbells before i get one then. I wanted to avoid more of the health problems but i suppose it can't be helped.
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Old 05-13-2017, 01:09 AM   #4
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Not all hybrids have health problems but it is good to be aware of the potential for things like diabetes & learn how to deal with them if they do arise.
It's difficult when you can't get hams from a breeder but they still make adorable pets & with the right care & diet can remain healthy throughout their lives.
If you have any questions I might be able to help with just ask.
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Old 05-14-2017, 06:55 PM   #5
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Thanks! If i do get a russian dwarf i will be sure to keep the sugar out of its diet just in case. I've only had syrians and one pair of robos before so i want to get a different kind. Since it cant be a pure ww I'm not sure which kind i will get. I even considered a chinese, but i will probably just end up getting whichever i fall in love with at first sight.
I will definitely be posting more once I get my new hammy
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:27 PM   #6
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I have to admit whatever I think I'm going to get it's always a case of who I fall in love with too, they pick me rather than the other way around!
If you do get a Chinese be aware that they too are prone to diabetes & are different in habits & care to other dwarf species or syrians so do some research into those too if you can.
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:16 PM   #7
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Of course! I wouldn't get one without extensive knowledge first. I've got to do some last minute research just in case. I have plenty of time though as I'll be getting one in two days. The chinese is the only one i havent researched much.
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:02 PM   #8
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Two days isn't long, it usually takes me more than that to set up a cage
Have a good think about your set up as that will need to suit the species you choose & varies a lot from one to another so best to decide first, have that all set up then get your ham.
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