Introduce Two Dwarf Hamsters
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Many people think that you can put any old dwarf hamster in with another... No, this is a huge mistake.
- Firstly you have to completely clean out the cage to make sure there is absolutely no odour of any of the hamsters. Use pet safe disinfectant.
- Start to slowly introduce them Then after you have put all new fresh, clean bedding in you can either put the newest dwarf hamster in the cage first or, if you are introducing a male and a female put the male in first. DO NOT do this any other way.
- Leave the male or the newest d-hammie in the cage for 30 mins-1hour.
- Once you have done this, place the other hammie or the female in the cage. Normally the will get on as happy as can be but some hammies are just uncooperative!
- If this method fails and they start fighting here is plan B.
- Repeat the delicate procedure of cleaning the cage and separate the cage with wire mesh that they are not able to get through.(This works best with an aquarium).
- Make sure the d-hammies can see smell and hear each other and both have all the necessity's e.g. food, water, toys.
- Put both hammies in and leave them for a week or so. Changing water and food when needed.
- After the week is up take the mesh divider out and let them explore around with the other hammie.
- If this does not work the first time repeat 1-2 times more.
- Hammies are very sociable and normally enjoy the company of others.
- This may not work with other small animals.
- Take to vet if any injury occurs.
- If two hammies cause each other to bleed use mesh method and let them to settle down and heal their wounds before introducing them directly again.
Things You'll Need
- Cage (if possible an aquarium)
- clean bedding e.g. wood shavings. (do not use cedar or pine bedding it is fatal!)
- pet safe disinfectant
- Hamster muesli
- wire mesh (make sure it is not sharp)
- Two dwarf hamsters
- food bowls
- bedding e.g. recycled paper.
Sources and Citations
- Most things are available at most good pet stores and pets at home.