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Old 04-02-2016, 12:55 PM  
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Default Re: Oldest living dwarves?

Not sure why he lived so long it was about 20 years ago. He lived in a 24 inch by 12 inch fish tank. At the time they didn't have separate dwarf food mix. He had veg,fruit and different meats, eggs from my quail. The treats were honey seed sticks, yogurt drops, egg biscuits, chicolate drops etc He was active in the cage and in his ball and when exploring safe rooms and halls free range. I used to scatter feed and hide food in boxes and tubes so he had to chew his way in to get the food.

I had other hamsters live about 3 - 4 years. All Syrians. I wonder if genetics have changed since then. My Syrians were a lot smaller the the ones I see on here. I think hamsters are so much bigger than they used to be. Maybe that's part of the reason why the minimum cage sizes have got bigger.
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