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Campbell's Dwarf Hamster

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: Female

Appearance

5/5

Friendly

3/5

Easy to handle

3/5

Activity level

5/5

Visibility

4/5

Health

4/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

N/A

Easy to feed

N/A

Easy to provide habitat

5/5

Dwarf Hamsters!

By

California, United States

Posted Jul 19, 2012

I loved my Campbell's dwarf hamster! Like with any animal, an owner will definitely grow a bond! Living in a dorm or apartment where one can not own a cat or dog, hamsters are the perfect pet to add a loving addition to your family. For me, I just wanted a little companion to love and keep me company so I wasn't living by myself! For others, a little hamster could be a great start to owning their first animal. One pit fall to owning a dwarf hamster is unlike bigger hamsters, it is best if it is kept in its cage. Even though taking out the hamster to love and play with it seems like a good idea, one needs to be extra cautious where they take there little guy out. Because the hamster is so tiny, he/ she will get caught behind cabinets, get in the walls, or even get under the door crack at the bottom. They are TINY but cute! In my opinion, the dwarf hamsters are the cutest, maybe it is there button face or just their sheer size. Cleaning their cages is simple enough. I usually have a hamster ball that I stick the little guy in. (They are big enough that you wont lose the ball even though it may roll into the next room) Then you can dump the shredded paper out and put new shredded paper inside their cage. The cages can get a little pricey but these hamsters love digging and burrowing and exploring, so buying the expansion packs might be a nice treat for the little guy. Usually you can always find your guy in his or her cage, but on a rare occurrence he might dig himself so far underneath his shredded paper, he might be invisible! These guys are also great pets for kids, as long as they are over 8 years old. But parents should be vigilant that the hamster doesn't get loose from not closing the cage properly, mishandling (kids will be kids), and also not to squeeze the little guy too much. Last, loud noises scare these critters and no banging on the cages. Otherwise, this cute addition will surely put a smile on your face every day.

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