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Siberian Dwarf Hamster

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: Male

Appearance

5/5

Friendly

5/5

Easy to handle

5/5

Activity level

5/5

Visibility

5/5

Health

5/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

N/A

Easy to feed

N/A

Easy to provide habitat

5/5

My sons hamsters

By

United States

Posted Dec 26, 2012

When my son was younger he had 3 different hamsters. They were all alot of fun for the whole family. They were easy to care for but their cages would get dirty frequently so cleaning them regularly is a very good idea. They don't eat much so their cost to own is very low. We did add to the cages quite often to keep them entertained and give them lots of room to play. We also had an exercise ball to put them in. I used it when I cleaned the cage to give me full access and the hamster a great opportunity to move around the house.
One time my son's hamster got out of the cage, we're not sure how but he did. My rottweiler heard the noise in the bedroom and went to investigate. When they seen each other the hamster rolled over on it's back and started hissing loudly and scratching at the air. The rottie sniffed at him and then yipped and ran to me for protection. I went into the bedroom to find the hamster still in the same position. I put him back in his cage and laughed for 5 minutes. I couldn't believe that my 110 lb. rottie was scared of a 1 oz. hamster.
In general they are awesome little pets, the only reason I recommend them for children over 8 is because of the responsibility level. I would hate for a smaller child to let the hamster out and have the outcome much less pleasant than ours. I'm sure not all of the family pets would be afraid of the hamster like ours was.

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