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Syrian Hamster

Overall satisfaction

3/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: Female

Appearance

5/5

Friendly

2/5

Easy to handle

2/5

Activity level

4/5

Visibility

3/5

Health

3/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

N/A

Easy to feed

N/A

Easy to provide habitat

5/5

Syrian Hamster

By

United States

Posted Mar 30, 2013

My experience with this hamster, wasn't a good one. Unfortunately, along with being bitten every time I tried to pick her up and play with her, she got wet-tail due to the health of the other hamsters that had been in with her. It wasn't long before she passed away.

In the time I DID have her, however, she was forever trying to escape her cage and absolutely disliked human interaction. It may have been due to the fact she was sick, but I can't be certain. I'm sure there are hamsters of the same breed that don't bite and enjoy human attention.. but mine, sadly, didn't.

As far as keeping her general upkeep and cost to keep her - it was minimal on both accounts. Her cage was very easy to keep clean, other than trying to place her somewhere she wouldn't escape. Had she lived longer, I would have acquired a small carrier cage just for that specific purpose.

I would only recommend this pet to people with older children. Young kids have a tendency to squeeze tiny animals, and with their sharp teeth, I'm not sure this would be a good thing.

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