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Hamster and everything needed for these little sweet animals. Are you looking for Hamster or Dwarf Hamster items and supplies? Then you are at the right place at DRD Hamster Webshop. You will find a wide range of Hamster items, such as hams
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Hamster & Dwarf Hamster supplies can be ordered easily and quickly at DRD Rodent Shop ®

The Hamster Webshop for all your Hamster & Dwarf Hamster items & supplies

hamster Need Hamster or Dwarf Hamster items and supplies? Then you are at the right place at DRD Hamster Webshop. With us you will find a wide range of Hamster and Dwarf Hamster items, such as hamster food , hamster toys , hamster houses , nesting material , rodent material, walking wheels , digable ground cover and much more. Ordering is quick and easy in the DRD Hamster Webshop.

Hamsters are one of the most popular pets in the Netherlands. There are different hamster species. We first make a distinction between the normal Golden Hamster (Syrian Hamster) and the Dwarf Hamsters. The most commonly kept dwarf hamsters are:

    • Roborovski Dwarf Hamster
    • Russian Dwarf Hamster
    • Chinese Dwarf Hamster
    • Campbelli Dwarf Hamster
    • Syrian Hamster (Gold Hamster)


Roborovski Dwarf Hamster

The Roborobski Dwarf Hamster is the smallest hamster species and can be kept together. However, a caveat must be made here, because keeping together is always a risk. Although the Roborovski Dwarf Hamster lives together in groups in the wild, this can still go wrong in our home. Our advice is therefore always to inform you well and never just put strange animals together. Get good advice from a shelter or breeder of the animals before keeping them together.

Russian Dwarf Hamster

The Russian Dwarf Hamster is the most popular of the dwarf hamsters. This dwarf hamster is best kept alone. The animals can only be kept in a pair (male and female), but that of course results in litters, so not a good idea to do if you don't want to breed. The Russian Dwarf Hamster is also a very curious animal that regularly shows itself during the day. They are not really nocturnal animals, because they are also regularly awake during the day.

Did you know?
Russian Dwarf Hamsters are the only hamster species that can go in winter fur? The hamsters can turn completely white in winter if the conditions are right. In the wild, this is an important survival mechanism so that they are not seen by predators in the snow.

Chinese Dwarf Hamster

The Chinese Dwarf Hamster is a slightly less well-known hamster species. These animals have a slightly longer tail and can climb slightly better than the other dwarf hamster species. They are solitary animals that should be kept alone. In the wild, the animals only come together to mate and live alone. Chinese Dwarf Hamsters are quite active and slightly shyer than the Russian Dwarf Hamster.

Campbelli Dwarf Hamster

The Campbelli Dwarf Hamster is very similar to the Russian Dwarf Hamster. The animals can even be crossed with each other, but that is not a good thing to do because hybrid animals are then created. In contrast to the Russian Dwarf Hamster, the Campbelli is by nature a hamster that can live together with others of its kind, but just like the Roborovski Dwarf Hamster, we advise you to seek good advice about this from the shelter or breeder of the animals.

Syrian Hamster

The Syrian Hamster , also known as Golden Hamster is the largest hamster species that is kept as a pet. The largest hamster species is the corn wolf, but that is a true wild hamster that cannot be kept as a pet. Due to their larger size, Syrian Hamsters also need larger housing and houses and toys must be large enough for these animals. Not all manufacturers indicate this clearly enough, which is why all our products clearly indicate whether something is for a dwarf hamster or for a golden hamster.

Are Hamsters Nocturnal?

Hamsters are generally evening, nocturnal and twilight animals. The Syrian Hamster (Golden Hamster) is a real nocturnal animal, these hamsters sleep during the day and are especially active at night. However, there is a small difference between males and females. The male Golden Hamsters are larger sleepyheads than the female Golden Hamsters. Females are more active than males and are therefore seen slightly more often than males during the day.

Hamsters & Dwarf Hamsters really like this!

Hamsters love their running wheel . That is a must for the hamster home . In addition, hamsters like to dig and some species also like to climb. Because Hamsters dig tunnels themselves in the wild, they also enjoy walking through tunnels in our home. Hamsters are active animals, give them enough challenge in the form of hamster toys .

Hamsters & Dwarf hamsters have growing teeth

As with all rodents, hamsters' teeth are constantly growing. It is therefore very important that the hamster receives good hamster food and also has gnawing material to wear out its teeth. We place high demands on both and that is why we do not sell limestone or mineral stones. All products in the category "gnawing material" are 100% suitable for the hamster!

Hamsters & Dwarf hamsters are prey animals and must be able to hide

Hamsters and Dwarf hamsters are prey animals, so shelter is very important to them. The animals all need, preferably, several houses or hiding places to feel safe. The animals do not like an open enclosure. In the wild, they are often caught by birds of prey, which is also the reason why they do not like being picked up from above. A stay with several houses and enough hiding places gives the hamsters a safe feeling and if the hamsters feel safe, they also become tame faster and easier and they will trust their stay more quickly.

All information at a glance about the Dwarf Hamster & Hamster

In the table below we have clearly presented all information about the Gerbil for you.

  Roborovski
dwarf hamster

Russian
dwarf hamster

Campbellic
dwarf hamster

Chinese
dwarf hamster

Syrian
(Gold) hamster

Residence
LxW together min.

3500cm 2
70 x 50 cm
3500cm 2
70 x 50 cm
3500cm 2
70 x 50 cm
3500cm 2
70 x 50 cm
5000cm 2
100 x 50 cm
Ground cover
Kind

digable digable digable digable digable
Bottom layer
Height min.

15/20 cm 20 cm 20 cm 20 cm 25/30 cm
Nest material
Needed yes/no
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
change
Stay after ca
8 - 12 weeks 8 - 12 weeks 8 - 12 weeks 8 - 12 weeks 8 - 12 weeks
running wheel
Diameter min.

18/20 cm 18/20 cm 20 cm 20 cm 28/33 cm
cottage
or hiding place

Multiple
At least 1 larger house
Multiple
At least 1 larger house
Multiple
At least 1 larger house
Multiple
At least 1 larger house
Multiple
At least 1 larger house
Toys
Type and purpose



hide, gnaw,
discover, dig, tunnels

hide, gnaw,
discover, dig, tunnels

hide, gnaw,
discover, dig, tunnels

To hide,
gnaw, discover, dig, tunnels, Climb
hide, gnaw,
discover, dig, tunnels

Enrichment
In the form of
Sandbox + chinchilla sand Sandbox + chinchilla sand Sandbox + chinchilla sand Sandbox + chinchilla sand Sandbox + chinchilla sand
Drinks
Administer via

Bottle/tray Bottle/tray Bottle/tray Bottle/tray Bottle/tray
Prevention
parasite, worm

No need for preventive treatment,
only with symptoms
No need for preventive treatment,
only with symptoms
No need for preventive treatment,
only with symptoms
No need for preventive treatment,
only with symptoms
No need for preventive treatment,
only with symptoms

Way of life
Together or alone
Social

Roborovski Dwarf Hamster
can be kept alone and live together under certain circumstances.
Solitary/Alone

Russian Dwarf Hamsters
cannot be held together. Under certain conditions, the animals can
circumstances can only be kept in a couple (male/female).

Social

Campbelli Dwarf Hamsters can be kept alone and can also be kept together under certain circumstances.

Solitaire/Alone

Chinese Dwarf Hamsters
must be kept alone. The animals only come together in the wild to mate and otherwise live alone.

Solitaire/Alone

Chinese Dwarf Hamsters
must be kept alone. The animals only come together in the wild to mate and otherwise live alone.

eyes open 12 - 13 days 12 - 13 days

12 - 13 days

12 - 13 days

14 - 16 days

Dummy
Age

4.5 weeks 4 weeks

4 weeks

4 weeks

4 weeks

Lifespan 2 years 2-2.5 years

2-3 years

3-4 years

2-3 years

Particularities Roborovski Dwarf Hamsters
are the smallest hamsters that are kept as pets.
Russian Dwarf Hamsters can go into winter fur or torpor under certain circumstances

Campbelli Dwarf Hamster females can sometimes have a feisty character.
Campbelli Dwarf hamsters are prone to diabetes

Chinese Dwarf Hamsters can climb better than any other hamster species. Chinese Dwarf hamsters are naturally slightly shy than the other hamster species.

Syrian Hamster females more active during the day than males

Can hibernate under certain conditions.

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