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Member Name: stephbond89
Advantages: Small and Cute.
Disadvantages: Timid, noisy!
The Roborovski hamster is the smallest of all hamsters, growing to just 2 inches long, if not smaller at full size!
The hamster is looked after in the same way as a normally hammy! Their cage needs to be smaller than a normal hamster cage, and a mouse cage is the best kind to have as the wires are closer together to ensure they don't squeeze through (if your hamster gets out, you'll never find it!!!!!!). And mouse food is best for them as its smaller pellets, we actually use normal hamster food but we wrap it in cling film and bash it with a hammer before giving it to him as the big pieces are way too big for him!!!!
Tubes and a wheel are a good idea as these animals are very active and love to run around, and love to find new places to hide.
Now I'm sorry to say but this is one of the animals I have which I do regret buying, although very cute to look at, they're a very boring animal in my opinion, we have his house in a quiet part of the house, but we never ever see him as whenever you go anywhere near his cage he darts inside!! Unlike Syrian hamsters who will get to know you if they see you every 3 days, Roborovski's need to see you and be handled by you every day, and preferably a few times a day to get to know you and be tame. This isn't really possible for most people to do, and as they're so tiny and fast, you have to be so careful you don't drop them as they'll dart off and you'll never see them again!
To be honest, if you're thinking about one of these, I wouldn't recommend them to you if you want an animal who you get to know, and who you can handle, they don't like been held, and are VERY timid!! I would definitely tell you to get a Syrian over a Roborovski, they're much more fun, and they have a much bigger personality!
Sorry this is short and sweet, but there really isn't much to say about these hammys which you won't see in my Syrian Hamster review as they feed the same, and drink the same, and are looked after in the same way! :-) xxx
Summary: I wouldn't buy another one.