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Getting another hamster!

Category: general | Submitted: 12 September 2007 10:27PM | viewed 4966 times
Q Lindsey asks:

I have a full grown adult, female, Blueberry Dwarf Hamster that is not neutered. I was wondering if I could buy another hamster, but a new baby one (of the same sex and breed) and put in the same cage with my current hamster! Would this be a good idea or might this not turn out good?

Q Our vet says: Hamsters tend to be solitary animals and do not really enjoy company except to breed. Hamsters forced into close proximity will often fight. Such fights can be severe with serious injuries and sometimes death resulting from the encounter. I would suggest you do not house the two hamsters together at all, and do not consider getting another hamster unless you are able to provide separate housing for the new one.

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