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Hamster Roborovski

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1Are Roborovski hamsters friendly?

We think all dwarf hamsters make great pets and Roborovskis are no exception! Robos tend to be quite shy but there’s no doubt these hamsters are curious little animals who love to play. They are usually friendly and won’t inflict a bite unless threatened.

2Do Roborovski hamsters bite?

Due to their size, speed and risk of biting, the Roborovski hamster is not a suitable pet for a child even with supervision. They can very easily suffer from injuries, broken bones, eyes popping out, being crushed to death or dropped. A frightened Robo may bite. They do not give a nip like a Syrian—they bite and cling.

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3Is Roborovski hamster hard to tame?

Roborovski hamsters are very skittish, so it will take a lot of patience if you want to tame one. For the first week or so, talk to your hamster for about 10-15 minutes twice a day. After the first few days, place your hand in the cage and leave it there for a few minutes, but don’t try to touch the hamster.

4Do Roborovski hamsters need to be in pairs?

Robo hamsters are one of the few breeds that thrive when paired together. When housed together at an early age, the hamsters will play, sleep and even eat together. Because Robos are best-suited for observation, having two Robo hamsters housed together can make the Robos more entertaining.

5Do Robo hamsters stink?

Do Roborovski Hamsters smell? These little tykes shouldn’t smell particularly bad. If they do, it may be a sign of an ailment. For example, a symptom of wet tail is a foul odor.

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6Do Robo dwarf hamsters like to be held?

Roborovski hamsters do not like to be held or cuddled and do not form trusting relationships with humans easily. As they grow to be roughly the size of an adults thumb, they can easily squeeze through the bars of a standard hamster cage and so careful consideration needs to be given to housing.

7Do Robo hamsters get lonely?

Just like when it’s housed as a pet in the comfort of your home, Robo Hamsters have been found to both live solitary lives and together with others in the wild.

8Which are the friendliest hamsters?

The Syrian hamster is the most popular hamster breed, at least partially because it is the friendliest and the largest, but also because it was introduced in the 1940s when lab hamsters were first introduced into captivity and into family homes.

9How do you pick up a Robo hamster?

10How do you play with Roborovski hamster?

11Do Robo hamsters need sand baths?

All hamsters need a sand bath, but what minimum size your sand bath needs to be varies amongst each species. Roborovski hamsters (Phodopus roborovskii) are exclusive desert dwellers, so need larger sand areas: it is recommended that at least 1/3 of their enclosure be sand.

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12How long do Robo hamsters live?

The average lifespan for the Roborovski hamster is 2–3 years, though this is dependent on living conditions (extremes being four years in captivity and two in the wild). Roborovskis are known for their speed and have been said to run up to 6 miles a night.

13How much does a Robo hamster cost?

Robo dwarves can go for $15-$30 for a single hamster. It is recommended to get this breed in a same-sex pair as well. This can set you back anywhere between $20-$60. The biggest cost factor, though, will be to ensure that you get a proper size cage, correct bedding, toys, exercise equipment, and specialized nutrition.

14Why does my Robo hamster keep biting me?

Why Do Hamsters Bite? Tame hamsters are those that have been handled regularly, so they’re used to people and don’t get scared easily. On the other hand, hamsters that have not been handled much are usually not very tame, and they often bite if you try to pick them up.

15What size cage does a Robo hamster need?

Syrian Hamster: 80cm x 50cm. Dwarf/Roborovski Hamster: 70cm x 40cm.