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Old 08-10-2018, 10:18 PM   #1
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Question Tips/Advice on keeping two dwarfs?

I'm planning on getting a hamster soon and was thinking about getting two. I have 700 square in bin cage, two of everything, and a spare bin cage in case they don't work out. But if they don't work out I will most likely find it a new home.
Any advice or things I should consider before getting two?
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:11 PM   #2
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Default Re: Tips/Advice on keeping two dwarfs?

Generally most pairs do seem to do better in a smaller cage but I think your bin is probably a bit too small for either a pair or a single ham tbh.
If the cage has no levels or areas they can become territorial over & you have two of everything & houses & hideouts with more than one exit then a pair may live happily together for a while but most will fall out as they mature & naturally want their own space so you do have to be prepared for that to happen & watch carefully for signs of falling out, squabbles or fighting or one failing to grow & thrive as well as the other.
If this is your first ham then I would recommend just getting one, once you have got to know the species you choose a little better then it may be easier to decide whether a pair would be something you'd like to try.
All hamsters will live very happily alone & it's much more natural for them.
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Old 08-11-2018, 03:09 AM   #3
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Cypher gave you a lot of excellent advice. I wish you the very best.

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