Winter White Russian Dwarf Hamsters? Also known as Siberian Hamsters?
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July 15, 2019 / By Portia Question:
I would love to get a Winter white russian dwarf hamster/ Siberian Hamster. They are adorable and I would really enjoy having them. But it would be my first hamster and I wanted to know a little bit more about them? Should I not get them since they would be my first? I really dont know anything really about them either:L
Best Answers: Winter White Russian Dwarf Hamsters? Also known as Siberian Hamsters?
Mauld | 6 days ago
Dwarf hamsters are great first time pets, in terms of they are easy to clean up after, don't produce horrid amounts of smell, and are cute and fun to watch.
However, dwarf hamsters are more difficult to hand train (train to enjoy being handled/not bite) than just about any other rodent. They bite, they nip, they nibble, they squirm, they run. It takes patience, and a willingness to not hold your hamster every time you feel like holding it. It also requires a willingness to get chewed on every now and again. Fear not, though, unless you really make them uncomfortable, they don't bite very hard.
They can be in a small cage (watch your wires, though, they're notorious escape artists). You can - try - 2 together if they're siblings, but that requires a bigger cage, two of everything, and a separate container for if they start fighting. They do just fine being cleaned up once a week with plain water, vineagar, or a pet-rated cage cleaner. You can keep them on Aspen shavings or a paper pulp bedding (or Softwood, but I don't recommend it). They do well on a hamster pellet, supplemented with fruits and veggies.
I suggest picking up a book on dwarf hamsters. I think that every time you get a new type of pet, you should read a book on them.
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Originally Answered: What is the lifespan of a Dwarf Winter White Russian Hamster?
Around two years sounds about right, sometimes to three. What determines how long an animal lives is half genetics and half care.
Good genetics are something you can assure yourself with by thinking on preventive terms. Whatever you do, avoid pet store animals. These things are bred for quantity over quality, a pet store is a STORE after all, and needs to make profit. Small private breeders may sometimes dedicate towards breeding healthy and friendly hamsters, NOT just making money from it. These are the people you should seek out and keep contact with, for the future at least :)
Good care is all on you. Personally, I think that the mainstream cage sized people keep hamsters in are disgustingly tiny. Something like space and room to explore are essential to the well being of any animal. A measly exercise wheel does not replace the hamster's desire to wander on flat ground, and mark territory. I think it can help increase life span just by getting a large glass tank instead of a tiny cramped cage.
Dwarf hamsters are social animals as well. It is pretty unethical to keep any social animal alone. In pairs, social animals like rats for example have shown to extend life spans. People are social too, wouldn't you care to live longer if you had at least one friend rather than none? Males get more territorial than females, but that's when the large cage comes in. Two male dwarfs can live in perfect harmony if they have enough cage space, and should not fight. That said, introducing hamsters does NOT mean just plopping a new on in with the old one. There are certain steps to take, and the process should last at least a week. Getting a same sexed friend for your hammy is not necessarily the best idea, but more like something to keep in mind for the future.
Bedding is another common yet lethal mistake. Both pine and cedar shavings have pheonals. These are toxic when breathed in. They collect in the animals' lungs, and deteriorate tissue over time quite painfully. Avoid these products, and use either aspen shavings or some other paper based bedding (like care fresh etc).
Other than that, educate yourself on proper diet, and how often to safely offer treats (and what kind). Avoid foods that are junk, and feed only what is rich in nutrients. Keep the cage clean, and keep the animal stress free :)
Well as weird and crazy as this sounds, I have five dwarf hamsters at the same time. Two were from the same little, and another two were half siblings. One of the half siblings was the only one to ever bite me, soo I don't think you have to worry too much about dwarf hamsters being biters. If you are worried, wear gloves when you're handling until you know they won't bite.
They are pretty simple to take care of. Food, clean water. Clean their cages when they need to be done. Make sure they have a wheel and that the cage in properly put together and they can't find ways to get out. Give them wood blocks or something to chew and have a little shelter thing for them to sleep in.
If you don't get it, then you will never have a first, therefore you will never have a hamster. I went in buying a hamster winging it, although she turned out to be a very sick hamster (losing fur basically the next day I bought her and having weak legs) she, along with the rest of my hamsters, lived long and happy lives. My record aged hamster (also being the one who bit) was two years and three months.
So basically, go for it. They're a great little pet.
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I'm a first time Hamster owner of a Winter White Russian Dwarf :)
Basically as your first Hamster you should probably go for a Syrian Hamster because they tend to me so much more friendlier.
But I didn't think of it like that because I had no idea what I was getting myself into and I jumped straight into owning two Winter White Russian Dwarfs.
One was lovely but shy and the other was evil yet stressed and it would bite me so much it could draw blood and it made me terrified of it but I still kept her because she was adorable and got along with her sister but after a few nights they both started fighting and stressing each other out so much more and I could tell they were not happy so I had no other option but to take my nasty russian dwarf back to the pet shop.
The nervous one seems so much more happier and I tamed her after only 2 weeks and now she is far from nervous,
But all Dwarfs aren't that friendly, My russian dwarf is the only nice one I have ever met
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they are small, so which you do no longer want a tremendous cage. you could pass to the library to confirm approximately them. yet, of direction, they do chew. All hamsters chew quicker or later. I truthfully have a Dwarf hamster and he or she is rather aggressive and bites me each and every of the time, despite if it does'nt injury in any respect via fact she's small and does'nt have enormous jaws. I truthfully have a easy hamster and he or she is excellent calm. She's in no way ever bitten me earlier, yet now and lower back pees on me, so which you would be able to desire to consistently beware for that. once you get it, verify it has sleek fur, sparkling eyes, and is lively. additionally, even however they are small, they could run great quickly so consistently be sure you close up the door of the room you and the hamster are in so it does'nt run away. Take it to the vet a million or 2 weeks once you get it to verify you probably did'nt get a ill hamster. you like it to stay as long because it could, do no longer you? So stick to my suggestion and seek for greater data on hamsters, and you'd be purely effective. i will permit you recognize the a number of issues hamsters CAN consume and can't consume. risk-free for hamsters: strawberries broccoli apple banana parsely lettuce no longer risk-free for hamsters celery tomato potato spinach you will discover different issues they could and can't consume in books and stuff. *wish this helps.
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Originally Answered: Which cage big enough for two dwarf hamsters.?
It is really a matter of personal choice.
~ Penn-Plax Pink Princess Castle ~
Would look great in a princessy room, however one concern is cleaning. I have seen these cages like this before, and it can be extremely difficult to clean, as there are only one or two small openings. It can also be hard to capture the hamsters. Otherwise it is a great cage and the hamsters will have fun with the lookout.
~ Super Pet CritterTrail Dazzle ~
Looking closer at this one, it actually looks quite small. The tubes and stuff hanging off the sides make it look bigger, but the inner room, which the hamsters will be spending most of their time, is quite tiny. The huge wheely thing on the top can also be a potential health risk. If the hamster scurries up there and isn't careful it could fall through the wheel's tunnel and hurt itself. Also, the bars a high up off the ground, so the hamsters would have to stand on their toes to reach the bottle.
~ Super Pet CritterTrail x Hamster Home ~
Much better than the Dazzle one. I love the slide, but it is rather pointless considering they cannot get up it. I cannot see a ladder going up. If this is the case, you have two choices: glue a gripping mat onto the surface of the slide so they can walk up and down the slide, but cannot slide down it. Or you can find a way to fit a ladder in there somewhere. Considering the inner room is also small, I would make the green 'upstairs' area on the right the bedroom, with the hay and newspaper, etc.
~ Lux 2 All-Inclusive ~
The simple, yet great design of the typical hamster cage. Perfect, in my opinion. The cage is not overladen by enormous tunnels and lookouts that the hamsters probably wont use anyway. There is plenty of room for the hamsters to walk freely. I can also see two food holders which is terrific for two hamsters. This lets them both eat at the same time but in different places, so there is less fighting over food.
However, make sure the hamsters are siblings or have lived together since birth. (And make sure they are the same gender). If not, they will fight and, although the fights themselves may not be lethal, the stress put on the smaller one is enough to kill it.