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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-17-2009, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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What is the best hamster breed?

What is the best breed of hamster? i want to know because i am getting new hamsters. i want hamsters that i can hold and cuddling with. but they cant cost alot. please help. thanks Dee


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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-17-2009, 11:32 PM
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I personally like Syrian's better than dwarf because they are a bit bigger and even though all hamsters are known for biting and nipping, dwarfs in my experience are worse about it. Why not go with a pair of rats?

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I have never had dwarf hamsters...so I have no real opinion on them.I do hear they are not as friendly and tamable as Syrians.
But any hamster can bite and not be friendly.For a friendly hamster,I would go with a Syrian.These guys are not social though and must be kept alone.But with taming,they should be friendly little guys.My last ham was a Syrian and he was very friendly and never bit anyone.

Rats are better then hamsters in my opinion though...friendlier,smarter,more social and their schedules adapt to yours...unlike the hamster which is a nocturnal animal and doesn't want to be bothered in the day.Rats are also less likely to bite then hams.

But yeah,regarding hams...I personally would choose the Syrian.





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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-18-2009, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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yep i do i had four other hamsters. but in three months they all died (My dwarf and Teddy bear died thursday & friday)


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I personally like Syrian's better than dwarf because they are a bit bigger and even though all hamsters are known for biting and nipping, dwarfs in my experience are worse about it. Why not go with a pair of rats?

You sure have a lot of pets...
I definitly agree. I would definitly get a Syrian over a dwarf, just my opinion. Good luck!
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Syrian. My Syrians never bit me once. I would put their heads in my mouth, push my face right up against their's, and they never bit.
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Syrian. My Syrians never bit me once. I would put their heads in my mouth, push my face right up against their's, and they never bit.
Just don't bite your syrians!!! LOL
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Lol. Never did. There was one time I stuck my nose against the bars to my hamster, Zodi's, cage, and he bit my nose and tried to pull it inside his cage, lol... It was the day before an interview, too! But that was completely my fault.
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Syrians are usually easier to handle . That being said, one of my sweetest hamsters was a Russian dwarf. It definitely depends on the individual hamster.




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UPDATE we got a Teddy Bear Hamster cause none of the pet stores had syrians her name is snuggle and we think she is pregnant


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Teddy Bears are technically Syrians. They used to be called either Teddy Bears, or Goldens, but then I think they switched to just calling them Syrians instead because that's where hamsters originate - Syria. Anyone can feel free to correct me, but when I started the hamster business years ago, they were plainly called teddies.

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A "teddy bear" is a Syrian.
So is a "black bear","panda bear" and whatever other names they give them.They are Syrians with "cutesy" names to sell them better/faster.

I would love to see pictures of your new addition though.




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i will go get some pics of her


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Lol. Never did. There was one time I stuck my nose against the bars to my hamster, Zodi's, cage, and he bit my nose and tried to pull it inside his cage, lol... It was the day before an interview, too! But that was completely my fault.
LOL!!! That must have been a really embarassing interview!
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lol Surprisingly, no. A friend covered it as best as possible with some makeup. It didn't totally disguise it, it was still evident that it was there. But no one said anything, sooo....
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