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Old 05-25-2017, 01:07 PM   #11
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Okay! Thanks! I have come to a conclusion that with the Russian Dwarfs (The Species I want) can be kept in pairs, only if an experienced dwarf owner, but there is a chance of luck they won't get on.
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Old 05-25-2017, 01:49 PM   #12
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Dwarf hamster tips.

1. Be careful with metal bars in the habitat. I have had a hamster get her leg caught between the bars at the top corner of a wire cage marketed for hamsters. She's lucky I found her hanging there, or she'd have lost the leg.

I also used to use small wire shelving racks in my habitats. I've never seen a hamster get hurt on them, but I did have a dwarf hamster hurt her back leg once while she had one in her habitat. Dwarf hamsters and hamsters in general are fairly clumsy; open bars are not for them.

2. Dwarf hamsters generally don't tolerate heat as well as other rodent species.

3. Taming tips: Be confident. Stand your ground, don't act afraid of the hamster by pulling your hand away. Always make sure your hamster is aware of your presence before you approach it. Dwarf hamsters don't like noise; always be quiet and move slowly. Even the most tame dwarfs will have a cow if you sneak up on them.

Here's a weird tip: If your dwarf ever nips at you, try making a smacking noise with your lips (so you sound like another dwarf hamster squeaking). It's also a good idea to pull your finger away, but don't pull your hand away. Sometimes I will gently stroke a hamster that tries to nip at me to show my confidence (and my benevolence!). They usually stop trying to nip if you squeak at them confidently (lol), especially if you send the message several times. It seems silly, but I have a lot of experience with these guys, and nothing has ever worked better.


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As for many resources saying it is okay to keep dwarf hamsters together,that's kind of inaccurate on their part.There has been more than enough experience on this forum alone not to mention many other places(in some parts of the world with hamster forums,even discussing the keeping of multiple dwarf hamsters is essentially banned due to how dangerous and potentially cruel it is).
I can attest to this. I have had many, many dwarfs and I have done everything I can think of to keep them in pairs or groups. They tend to do best on their own.
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Old 05-25-2017, 01:50 PM   #13
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Okay! Thanks! I have come to a conclusion that with the Russian Dwarfs (The Species I want) can be kept in pairs, only if an experienced dwarf owner, but there is a chance of luck they won't get on.
To put it simply, they tend to stop liking each other once they reach sexual maturity and want their own house and family.
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Old 05-25-2017, 04:21 PM   #14
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Okay! Everything is clear now! Thanks so much!!!!
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Old 05-26-2017, 12:24 AM   #15
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Okay! Thanks! I have come to a conclusion that with the Russian Dwarfs (The Species I want) can be kept in pairs, only if an experienced dwarf owner, but there is a chance of luck they won't get on.
That sums it up quite well

Keeping pairs isn't something I would choose to do, I'm too much of a worrier lol! & there is a bit of a bias against it sometimes mainly because we mostly hear from new owners who have been told by pet shops they should be kept in pairs but not given the correct information on how to keep them so they generally do fall out, there are members here who keep pairs or groups but I think you're making the right choice to just get one as you are unfamiliar with the species.
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