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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Robo dwarf hamsters

I found a good website for information about Roborovskii dwarf hamsters. They sound pretty cool and I just might have to get one someday. I've been a hamster hater since the one I had briefly chewed his way out and was gone within a week. The other ones I encountered always bit me so I decided they weren't the rodent for me.

In 2010, I met a breeder of Russian dwarfs at Scott Smith's All Animal Expo and she had me convinced they might be worth another try. The one she let me hold just sat in my hand. Most recently, I had to write a fact filled article about Robo dwarfs and that piqued my curiosity. I love that they can be housed in a large, plastic storage container and that they love to run on the wheel. Wheel runners have always been an attraction to me. In fact, that's how our rat, Sugar, won me over in the pet store. She was just running away.

Here's the link for Robo dwarf hamsters:

Note: This above website has apparently expired. The link will get you there, but it's hard to read. If anyone finds an appropriate link, feel free to post in a comment. I never did get a Russian hamster, but I think about it.


  1. I just got a Robo Dwarf Hamster a few weeks ago and he has not even tried to bite me! he's so cute...I just love him!

  2. Thanks for the comment. I've been looking at them in the pet store and thinking of getting one in the future. I'd prefer to find a breeder if possible. They do look fun, but so very small. I wonder if you're able to pick it up or does it have to walk onto your hand? Enjoy him.