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View Poll Results: Do you have hamster(s) as pet(s)?
Yes 11 50.00%
No 10 45.45%
Yes, in the near future. 1 4.55%
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Old 12-21-2013, 04:01 AM Singapore
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It's okay! Photos of your hamsters?
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Old 12-21-2013, 06:05 PM United States
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We had great dwarf hamsters as teenagers. 1 was psycho and attacked everything but once she was removed the rest were friendly. Ended up being a male and 3 females so babies galore. The originals were standard colored but they had blue/opal and tan offspring. They would climb the bars and tumble out the door when you opened it to run across the dresser at you. None of them ever bit.

Since then I haven't found really nice dwarf hamsters. I rescued Delilah a few years back from a tank of syrians while she was heavily pregnant and the babies didn't grow up to be too bad. I couldn't keep any of them though in our apartment that was technically no pet. They were a little lenient on caged pets.
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When I was renting a house with my husband we tried robos but they died after a year and we put a lot of money in to them. When we moved to the condo we tried dwarf hamsters again with some black and white but they were nasty little things that I couldn't tame. They attacked anything put in their cage until they were thoroughly convinced the item was not alive.








Cute but I got tired of being bit so I rehomed them to someone who wouldn't mind having pets they could only look at and had to take extra care moving when the cage needed cleaned or the food dish filled.

If I ever got small rodents again it would be duprasi. They are a gerbil species but more like a hamster in shape and attitude. Much smarter than either one.

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Old 12-21-2013, 07:20 PM Canada
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I had a couple of hamsters when I was younger. The first was a class pet that I wound up adopting. He was SO cranky in the classroom and bit a few kids, probably because he was in a noisy class with no consistent handling and his cage was in direct sunlight all the time. Once he came to live with me, he settled right down and was never grumpy, even if I woke him up. Never nipped, was easy to handle. He lived a long time for a hamster, too, and died peacefully in his sleep. Second one..... was no to nice. Could NOT tame. After that I was done with hamsters.... they're cute, but I personally prefer larger animals that I can handle a bit more. The wee little squirmy ones aren't as fun for me. I would consider rats and MAY consider gerbils, but my guinea pigs have been my favourites, and I'm enjoying my chin now too. Don't think I'll ever get another hamster...
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:07 PM United States
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I have four hamster. Robo the normal color, a Chinese dwarf hamster, Lh syrian hamster tan and white And my black bear syrian hamster he is black and with white on chin white paws
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:33 PM United States
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I had one, Kia, but after she passed away I didn't get another as I had planned.
Just yesterday I gave all my supplies away a family friend.

ljiayi - That cage is absolutely awesome. How do you clean it? How long does it take?
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:17 PM Canada
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I had a teddy bear hamster, he passed away at 3 years old. His name was Vinny. I usually called him VinVin. He was a regular greyish-brownish color. He was a really sweet guy, never bit me, and had no problem with strangers handling him either.
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Old 11-23-2014, 09:26 AM Singapore
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As the cage is big and hamsters are clean animals (they have a particular spot they will do their business at), I dont have to do an entire clean up of the cage. I only change the pee bowl on a weekly basis. On a monthly basis, I then clean up the entire cage which takes about half an hour.
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:51 PM Canada
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Here's a photo of Vinny (rip)
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Old 11-24-2014, 09:01 PM United States
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i have owned over 100 hamsters in my life all colors and dwarf. I rescued 6 female dwarfs and one wasn't female the five females all had 10 babies so i had 56. then i sold all but 8 of them. again thinking they were all female and ended up with 50 more babies. the male looked like a female when i checked I didn't mean to breed them it just happened.

I now own 2 syrians. one cream colored male, Nibbler and a syrian tricolor (brown/orange/white) female, Serenity. I did have a white/cream colored dwarf male that was just adopted from me named Who.
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:36 AM United Kingdom
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I've owned gerbils before but have had experience with looking after hamsters in the past. Tbh I prefer gerbils but they are lovely.
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