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Scully

Siberian Dwarf Hamster

Overall satisfaction

3/5

Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)

Gender: Female

Appearance

5/5

Friendly

3/5

Easy to handle

2/5

Activity level

5/5

Visibility

3/5

Health

3/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

4/5

Easy to feed

4/5

Easy to provide habitat

4/5

Cute but take a lot of hand training

By

Posted Apr 20, 2015

Scully came as a result of a friend who bred dwarf hamsters. He asked me to breed some for him, under his supervision, so I went from 3 hamsters to 23 hamsters in an extremely short span of time. They quickly became too much so many of them were sold, or went to the breeder but I kept one; Scully. She lived for just over a year.

They’re great little pets and extremely adorable as they never get much longer then 3 inches or so. Hamsters are generally cute but these ones are uber-cute. They’re mostly nocturnal although Scully kept weird hours, often being up and around during the day. I lived in an area that was generally cooler in the winter so they tend to sleep a lot more when the weather changes. I was mostly disappointed that they don’t really like being held. I’d had a Syrian hamster previously and they loved to be held but the dwarf hamsters were much more defensive and took a lot of hand holding (preferably with gloves) before they got used to being picked up. If you want a cute pet, they’re great. If you want a pet that’s easy for kids to handle, maybe not the best choice.

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