Siberian Dwarf Hamster care, owner reviews, food, cages

Appearance / health:
The Siberian Dwarf Hamster is a small hamster that matures to a length of 3 to 4 inches long. They have a rounded, oval body with short legs, a short tail, and a head that blends into the body. The heads is broad and short with a blunt nose, wide-set eyes, and small rounded ears. Hamsters have large, expandable cheek pouches which will become more or less visible based on how full they’ve been stuffed with food.

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Housing:
Your Siberian Dwarf Hamster’s cage will be the most important investment you make for your new pet, and many commercial cages are much too small for an adult hamster. Recommended floor space is at least 360 square inches and bigger is always better. Popular cages include 20-gallon long glass tanks, wire cages, and modular cages. For dwarf hamsters, wire cages should have a gap between the bars of no more than 0.3cm. On their own, modular cages are usually much too small but are designed to be expanded via stacking and tubes. Though modular cages look bright and fun, they can be difficult to clean and may have ventilation problems. Cages with external or linking tubes are not recommended in households with cats or other animals that might knock structures loose.

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Siberian Dwarf Hamster. I have two of these little guys; Nibbles and Stripes. Love them both! The Siberian’s body is covered in short, thick fur. The Siberian Dwarf Hamster is perhaps best known for their seasonal color-change ability. While the change is less common in the domestic variety, wild Siberians have an ashen-grey to brown coat, with a white belly and a dark dorsal stripe down the back. During the winter, their coat may change completely to white. Domestic Siberians can also be pearl, sapphire, and sapphire pearl, and may not experience any color change or less pronounced color change.

Is the Siberian Dwarf Hamster friendly

The Siberian Dwarf Hamster and the are very similar in appearance and are often mistaken for one another. The Siberian’s eyes are larger and the ears are smaller.

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Winter White Russian Hamster; Dwarf Winter White Russian Hamster;Siberian Hamster; Djungarian Hamster; Dzhungarian Hamster; Hairy Footed Hamster; Furry Footed Hamster Though it may be possible to find Siberian Dwarf Hamsters in pet stores, their similarity to the means they are often misidentified and interbred with Campbell’s. If you have your heart set on a Siberian, your best bet is to find a reputable breeder who can ensure you’re getting the real deal.The basics:
The Siberian Dwarf Hamster is also well-known as the Winter White Dwarf Hamster because of their unusual ability to change from a dark to white coat in the winter. Sweet-natured, the Siberian is often preferred over other breeds because of a low tendency to nip. However, this is an agile, quick-moving, and energetic hamster that may be difficult to catch and hold. Because of this, they may not be the ideal breed for households with children. In addition, the Siberian Dwarf Hamster may be more likely to trigger allergies in those with sensitivities.Behavior / temperament:
The Siberian Dwarf Hamster is energetic and good-natured. Unlike many breeds, Siberian Dwarf Hamsters are often social with other hamsters, and when raised together or introduced young, can be kept in pairs or groups of their own kind. They are a curious and energetic hamster who should be given plenty of options and opportunities to exercise and explore. They are said to be sweeter and less prone to biting than their cousin, the Campbell’s Dwarf Hamster, but may spend more time sleeping and less time outside of their hideout.