Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
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.