- Active at night
- Ideal for children 10 & up
- Social within the same family
- High energy level
- Lives 3 to 4 years
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Robo Dwarf Hamsters (Robo is short for Roborovskii) are the smallest species of pet hamster measuring in at an average of 2 inches long. They are sandy brown with a white belly and white marks above their eyes that look like eyebrows.
They are also the fastest of the bunch and are extremely active-something to consider if you're looking for a pet for your children. Kids love to handle their pets and Robo Hamsters can be tricky to keep hold of! It's possible for them to jump as high as a foot.
Robo Dwarf Hamsters are best housed in a large habitat that features enough activity centers and accessories to keep them busy. They are always up to something and are ideal if you are looking for a pet that's fun to watch, but requires less personal handling. You can even house more than one Robo Dwarf Hamster together provided that your habitat is big enough.
Things to remember
Lifting & handling
Handle your dwarf hamster gently -- scoop her up in both hands and hold her with cupped hands so she'll feel safe and secure.
Your dwarf hamster's front teeth never stop growing -- so she needs lots of healthy things to chew on like treat sticks and chews.
Dwarf hamsters have tons of energy and need to run on a wheel in their habitat, or in an exercise ball daily.
Choose a fortified diet appropriate for hamsters.
Your dwarf hamster needs a well-ventilated home, large enough for a food dish and water bottle, a hiding area (if one isn't built in) and an exercise wheel. There should be plenty of room for all cage accessories, and for her to move around freely.
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