Our hamster passed away a little bit ago. She was out first one and we were heart broken. I sent my husband yesterday to the shelter with the cages, and other misc. items to be donated. Well, he came home with SIX hamsters. I am hoping someone can help me with some questions. Our hamster was older when we adopted her and she was just happy go lucky all the time.
We have 4 teddy bear hamsters-LeRoy, Liza, Lily, and Lenny. They are of the same litter. They were born in early March. THey had the boys together and the girls together at the shelter. I went out and got new cages for everyone last night. I got the My First Home for Rats one b/c I like the ramp and shelf with no wire. The thing is I got one for everyone, but I am hestitant about seperating them. They dont seem to be fighting, but I know that most hamsters like to live alone. Should I just go ahead and do it? I am taking the whole crew to the vet on Tuesday to get checked out so I am trying to keep them together until them so I can not have to take as many carriers!
The last two hamsters are dwarf hamsters. I havent thought up good names for them yet. I am leaning towards Augustus(Auggie) and Alexander (ALex). Anyway, they do seem to fight. Auggie is bigger than Alex and he seems to domintate Alex. Right now, I have three Crittertrails hooked together to give them a ton of room. If Alex tried to get in the middle cage, Auggie runs him off and starts a fight. Sometimes Auggie comes into the one cage Alex stays in and Alex runs and hides either being the wheel or house. I am thinking that Auggie is bigger than Alex b/c he doesnt let Alex get any food. He goes to where Alex hides his food and digs it up and takes it. Should I go ahead and seperate these guys? I have ordered two Marchioro Lux 3 cages and I could put them side by side so they could see each other at least. They dont even sleep together. They stay on different sides of the cages. They each have their own wheel, bed, etc., but Auggie just comes over and takes Alex stuff all the time. Alex is also super shy and Auggie comes right up the bars of the cage to see what is going on.
That is the crazy, lovely mess that is my life! Hopefully you can give me some hamster answers!