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Currently Available Hamsters
- March 3, 2020
Campbell's Dwarf Hamsters
Campbell dwarf hamsters come in a variety of colors and are good for kids over 6. They can be held for short periods of time, but should be held over a box in case they squirm between your fingers or jump. They can be put in small hamster balls that allow them to roam around the house. The dwarfs can handle cold rooms or garages just fine, heat is their enemy. They originally came from Russia, and even have fur on the bottom of their feet for insulation!
Teddy Bear Syrian
Teddy Bears are the long haired variety of Syrian hamsters. They are larger, and slower and much easier to hold than the dwarfs. These are the best choice for first pets for young kids. They tend to sleep more than the dwarfs when they get older, and aren't as much fun to watch, but are more aware of their surroundings and their people than the dwarfs. They are easy to tame as long as you move slowly, quietly and patiently.
Because Syrian hamsters are such escape artists, I recommend a strong cage that they can’t chew through or push their way through. I like to use terrariums (glass or acrylic tanks with screen tops) but they need to be set up so the hamster can’t climb to the top and chew a hole in the screen. It is best to use a tall terrarium, such as a 20 gallon tall, or if using a standard height, use a water bottle that they can’t climb and make sure they can’t climb on toys, hideouts or wheels and reach the top.
A better way to solve the escape problem is to use wire tank toppers. They give the animal twice the floor space, makes it easier to feed and water them, and is very secure! If one escapes now, I’ll change their name to Houdini!
Kids love the Crittertrail multi level cages because of the tubes and multiple climbing levels, and this one also has a compartment at the top where the hamsters spent most of their time, making it easy to pick them up through the door on the top. The one issue I have with these types of cages is that they are more difficult to clean.If this is your only cage and it isn’t overcrowded, then this wouldn’t be an issue, but for a breeder, these cages are too much trouble to clean.