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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-29-2011, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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What hamsters would do best?

As you all know I currently have a very cage aggressive male russian campbells. I know he will never be able to have a cage mate.
But it has started me thinking are there some dwarfs that do better with being housed together than others? If I ever try ( which I am very interested in doing someday) They would have a multi cage set up which I know can complicate things. It would consist of 5 cages 4 wheels 2 food bowls 4 hideaways and lots of dwarf size toys and such basically all the supplies I have in one large set up. I wont be doing this until ANY time soon. Just given the situation what species would do best? I am considering WW, RC, and robos

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Robos seem less likely to fight IMO but it can still happen.

Why not consider a more social rodent? A group of female mice or some gerbils, maybe?




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I have a separate cage planned for mice its just I have LOTS of hamster supplies and would love to have the experience with a pair of hamsters I have mentioned several other times on this forum that I do have cage plans for mice. I just need fleece and all my supplies can easily be split

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I love having pairs! Especially littermate females.. Not sure on the differences in temperament between the breeds though.. the winter whites I have been getting have really sweet temperament, but that could just be that family or whatever.
I would not recommend putting two non-littermates together.

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Non litter mates can be done if raised together. I have lots of hamster experience just not pairs.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-01-2011, 12:25 PM
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It just wouldnt work really, not even sisters can live together!
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-01-2011, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Not true at all but ok. Anyway decided on that cage for another use down the road

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-01-2011, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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No I was simply stated that that wasnt true I follow many peoples advice on here.

Sibling hamsters in the right circumstances with the right personalities would work. One sentence saying no it wont work is hardly an answer.

when I said the non litter mates I meant if they are raised from little babies together. Siblings by far works the best though. I'd never try non siblings though

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That sentence sounded like an answer
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I meant species of hamsters

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