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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-09-2009, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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oh dear im getting another dwarf hamster that will bring my total to five hmmmmm there has to be a limit to my madness all i was told was that it is a white female dwarf hamster i have been looking for that color for a long time
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Congrats.You should post some pictures!




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well i want to but my camera went to crap but anyway got a question for anybody to answer
when i got little shelby today i was told before that she was a dwarf hamster and she was all white when i got her she is white with black tip ears and black eyes just georgous however she seems to be fully grown if she is a dwarf but the lady who sold it to me told me it was about 2 months old are dwarfs fully grown at two months if shelby is a dwarf she is obese and she doesnt have that common russian black stripe down her back anyway onto the main question the cage was an absolute disaster there was poop in the cage that looked like a period of about 2 months she had brown poop like spots on her bottom area and has what looks to be closed wounds on her belly area (so many infact i cant tell weather its a her or a him) and also i just witnessed her lying on her back eating her poop coming out of her butt is that normal i cant imagine that it is the food that was in there looked fresh but im thinking they put it there to make it look good and that the poop was all the nutrients she has gotten
i cleaned her up and the cage and refreshed everything she is active now but she was just laying around like just let me die before it got cleaned
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Eating poop is natural for hamsters.
They practice what is called coprophagia and produce two kinds of poop.One is full of nutrients,which they eat and the other is just garbage.Don't worry that is normal.

I cannot answer your question about whether she/he is a dwarf though,as I am only familiar with syrians.Hopefully someone can answer your question.




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well thanks for attempting i do think she is one but that black stripe not there is driving me crazy i thought all russian dwarfs had it oh well my biggest worry was the poop part so thanks a bunch im gonna take pics now
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The poop thing is normal!
Don't worry.




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here is the new one shelby its not a great pic but all i got is my phone and she keeps on moving so i had to get her?? sleeping
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I'm no expert! But she looks like a dwarf to me. She's adorable! There are other kinds of dwarf hamsters besides the regular robo dwarf, it could be a 'fancy' dwarf or 'winter' dwarf.

Winter white dwarf hamster

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well after this post i did some "research" and found some pics of some absolutley georgous white russians with black eyes so im thinking thats what she is
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She is cute.




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well after this post i did some "research" and found some pics of some absolutely gorgeous white Russians with black eyes so I'm thinking that's what she is
I think you are right. She's cute!


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