- 1 How do you take care of a short haired Syrian hamster?
- 2 Can you keep two short haired hamsters together?
- 3 Do short haired Syrian hamsters like to be held?
- 4 Do Syrian hamsters need haircuts?
- 5 Are male or female Syrian hamsters better?
- 6 Are Syrian hamsters cuddly?
- 7 Can 2 hamsters be in the same cage?
- 8 Can I keep 2 Syrian hamsters together?
- 9 How many hamsters should be in a cage?
- 10 What is the calmest hamster breed?
- 11 What type of hamster is the friendliest?
- 12 Do Syrian hamsters bite?
- 13 How can I make my Syrian hamster live longer?
- 14 Can I brush my hamsters teeth?
- 15 What type of Syrian hamster do I have?
How do you take care of a short haired Syrian hamster?
The key to keeping your hamster healthy is a good diet and clean living conditions. Clean and disinfect his cage at least once a week. Hamster’s teeth grow continuously so provide him with chews and gnaw sticks to wear down those dentures! Syrian Hamsters are susceptible to diarrhoea known as wet tail.
Can you keep two short haired hamsters together?
How about a panda hamster or a short-haired hamster. Can I have 2 of those in the same house? Those both sound like Syrians, and no, they should not be housed together. Also you should not mix 2 different types either, two different color are fine so long as they are the breeds mentioned.
Do short haired Syrian hamsters like to be held?
They’re larger and more resilient than their dwarf cousins, allowing even younger children to learn how to care for a pet. However, they’re still relatively fragile, so supervision will still be needed. Syrian hamsters are also among the most docile of hamsters and actually enjoy being held once they’ve been tamed.
Do Syrian hamsters need haircuts?
Most importantly, hamsters may need frequent grooming (especially long-haired Syrian hamsters). Your pet will also enjoy having a sand bath to keep its fur and nails healthy. Grooming is also a great way to bond with your hammy!
Are male or female Syrian hamsters better?
Males are generally friendlier and less aggressive than females. If you’re wanting to handle your hamster often, then males are a better choice. They’re a better option for children also, who are more likely to trigger a female hamster’s aggression or territorial behaviors.
Are Syrian hamsters cuddly?
Teddy bear hamster is really just another name for the Syrian or Golden hamster. They’re also known as fancy bear hamsters! These larger hamsters make cute and cuddly pets, and are the most popular hamster breed around.
Can 2 hamsters be in the same cage?
Owners who want to keep more than one hamster in the same cage should opt for the Dwarf species. Syrian hamsters, however (and sometimes Chinese too) must be kept alone. If they share their cage with another hamster they become very stressed, which leads to illness, violence, or both.
Can I keep 2 Syrian hamsters together?
Syrian hamsters should never be kept in pairs or groups once mature. Even smelling another adult hamster in the same house can cause some upset, so it’s always best to stick to just the one.
How many hamsters should be in a cage?
To avoid harmful disagreements, limit the number of hamsters in a single cage to no more than two. If you have more than two hamsters, consider separating them up into multiple pairs. Then, get a separate cage for each pair. This gives your hamsters the best chance of getting along.
What is the calmest hamster breed?
Although many Syrian hammies are indeed very tame, friendly and relaxed, the NetVet Veterinary Resources of Washington University website indicates that Russian dwarf hamsters may actually be calmer and more docile than the larger Syrian species.
What type of hamster is the friendliest?
The Syrian hamster is the friendliest hamster species towards humans. But if you’re looking for a hamster species that is friendly towards their owners and other hamsters the best choice is the Russian dwarf hamster.
Do Syrian hamsters bite?
It’s rare for a hamster to actually be aggressive, though, and they typically only bite when they get scared. Those tiny teeth may not do as much damage as those of other animals, but a bite will hurt and should be discouraged. Fortunately, you can gradually train your hamster to accept being handled and stop biting.
How can I make my Syrian hamster live longer?
It’s important that you make sure your hamster is getting plenty of exercise so he’ll live longer. Clean the cage regularly.
- Always remove your hamster from his cage before cleaning.
- Remove all bedding, toys, food bowls, and water bottles.
- You can use regular cage disinfectant, which you can purchase at a pet store.
Can I brush my hamsters teeth?
Since hamsters’ small mouths and tendency to nip makes it impossible for owners to brush their teeth, food can become impacted between the back teeth, leading to bacterial growth, ulceration of the gums and occasionally tooth root abscesses (infections).
What type of Syrian hamster do I have?
Syrian hamsters are bred in four different coat types – Shorthaired, Longhaired, Satin and Rex. The Longhaired Syrian is a lovely animal, but it is only the male who develops a really long coat. The male longhaired Syrian’s coat often grows to 3 or 4 inches long – some have even had longer coats than this.