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NO It is not much known from the wildlife of this kind of hamster. They are called winter white, because this kind has the whole year the color of the wild animals winter fur. In the wild there were very rare observations of pairs, and colonies only for the winter's time, to warm each other. In conclusion, they can live peacefully together for some time (one ...


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No, if a hamster has sufficient space, they do not need a wheel. A wheel is just a way to work around not having enough space to exercise. I'm sure a hamster would love having a that much space to run around in!


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The best advice I can give you is to build layers into the cage / tank to increase the effective area the hamsters can use to roam. For their body size, hamsters have an instinct to run incredible distances every day. That's the reason why every hamster enclosure must have a running wheel. But better than a running wheel is actual space to run around. You ...


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Explosion is obviously an urban legend. I never heard of such a thing before. But Roborovski hamsters are adapted to similar pressures as humans and other mammals so there is no reason to assume that slightly lower pressure in airplanes might cause anything more than a discomfort to hamsters. Hamsters have a very high rate of metabolism so you need to put ...


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I am completely blind and I have to say cats are very easy to take care of. If you get a good quality litter, you just have to scoop out the clumps every day which are very easy to feel and hear on the scooper. Feeding them and giving them fresh water is very easy especially if you have a specific cup or something that you fill up to put in their dish. Some ...


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Not advisable unless you make certain modifications Hamster proofing an enclosure of this size is quite hard. Hamster can climb to beds, sofas, heavy curtains and any wooden furniture with 3-4 cm separation from any flat surface. It is especially dangerous to have heavy curtains in the room as hamsters are excellent upward climbers but they are very clumsy ...


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You could try to keep it outside, otherwise it might get difficult. Just like a lot of other animals, the change in colour occurs depending on the amount of light the animals are exposed to. Since hamsters living in captivity are usually not exposed to the sun outside and not exposed to the changing in the length of days, their colours might not change. Or ...


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Your hamster, somehow, might have associated your hand with food. Animals in general are known to make stupid (or more appropriately unintended) associations. If you assumed that she is hungry when she bites and give more food, she might keep biting you in hopes that you will give even more. Another issue is that hamsters are hoarders. You don't really give ...


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Yes, that should be enough space. It is recommended to have at least 2903 cm2 (450 in2) of floor space for one hamster. Having more than one dwarf hamster will require a little bit more space than 2903 cm2. If your tank is 96 x 47 cm, then that is 4512 cm2 (699 in2) of floor space, which is plenty for a few dwarf hamsters. Note: this answer is solely about ...


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Many people who handle animals in a professional way use food as a tool to guide the animal's actions. Zookeepers lure the animals into one compartment of their enclosure to clean the other one, circus trainers use food to teach animals tricks, horseback riders offer treats simply to be friendly with the animals they work with. Being associated with food is ...


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It could be sick but not necessarily. Hamsters are usually depressed once they are moved to a new enclosure. Smell is their primary sense so when they don't recognise the smell around them, they are upset. Once they are depressed, they get in their nest and stay there for very long periods. Furthermore, you said it is a very small enclosure, which probably ...


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My experience with kids hamsters running loose , is that they do not want to go back in a cage and make homes in furniture. etc. I had a pet squirrel many years ago and he made a nest on the top shelf of the pantry by shredding toilet paper stored there. That is another point ,the hamsters will shred stuff to make nests. And what they decide to shred may not ...


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This almost always means the cage is not adequate. To the best of my knowledge, EU requires the Syrian hamster cages should have at least 0.12 m2 base area and 40 cm in height. It doesn't matter if your cage is double or triple layered. Extra layers give some extra opportunities for the hamster to play, but your base area should still be larger than 0.12 m2. ...


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