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Old 05-28-2020, 02:29 AM   #11
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Default Re: Concerns over my hamster's weight.

I think the fur and colour of a hamster can contribute towards their overall appearance and the way their head is shaped as well.

I have currently three hybrids, two are mine, one is a lodger and they all looks so different. The one with the fluffy fur looks rotund, the short furred dark one looks perfectly proportioned and the pointy faced lodger looks skinny.

Funnily enough, the rotund looking one is the least interested in food and the skinny one munches everything put in his cage.

I also prefer my hams to a bit on the heavier side and don't worry about them overeating especially when i see the size of their huge hoards.
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Old 05-28-2020, 03:21 AM   #12
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Default Re: Concerns over my hamster's weight.

Originally Posted by sarahhhh View Post
I got my hammy's as rescues and they seemed underweight but I'm concerned I've fed her too much and that now she's overweight.
I'm going to attach 2 pictures; one from when I first got her, and one from today.
Please can someone help me and judge her weight on both pictures compared to the healthy weight of dwarfs. Please be completely honest as I want her to be 100% healthy.
Thank you in advance x
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Old 05-28-2020, 05:27 AM   #13
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Default Re: Concerns over my hamster's weight.

Russian Dwarf hybrids weights can vary a lot as the others said, and weight gain in spring or summer followed by weight loss in winter seems to be normal too.

My ones are all adults and are between 77g and 45g in weight, so I wouldnt worry too much.

Your hamster is seriously cute!

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