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#16 LMDH

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 05:30 AM

Sounds like banded to me too. The defination of a dominat spot syrian (dlamation) is a white animal with coloured spots.

I still cant believe that in America you sell syrians at differenct prices just because they are a different colour. Syrians in the UK average at £6 regardless of what colour they are and we dont give them nicknames like 'panda' or 'dalmation' either. Its weird how different things are over there!! LOL




#17 Dezilu

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 10:15 AM

yeah, pet stores are really stupid. i buy my hamsters from a private breeder. she charges $4 for RCD's and $6 for syrians. but she doesnt breed robos. and ive been wanting a pair for a while. ive even taken a look at pet stores, but, it seems nobody in mississippi sells robos!

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 10:53 AM

When I bought ham ham, the sign on her cage said Dalmatian Hamsters....but I bought her because she looked very healthy and was friendly! They usually put these names on the hamsters to try and charge more..when in reality they're just syrians...the fur is kinda speckled. You can look at my hamster and her babies in the Gallery where I posted their pictures. That way you can get an idea of the 'speckled' fur! :valentine:

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 09:31 PM

Same you cant get proper dalmation coloured hamsters I think that would look great. I agree with LMDH. I'd think more people would complain that they are being charged different amounts for what is basically the same animal

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 08:37 AM

Yeah, Petsmart charges $19.99 for dalmation, panda, black bear
and honey bear hamsters. Their other syrian hamsters are called
long haired and short haired hamsters and are priced at $8.99.
They just get more money from people by charging more for
certain colors and giving them a fancy name.

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 09:39 PM

Yeah, Petsmart charges $19.99 for dalmation, panda, black bear
and honey bear hamsters. Their other syrian hamsters are called
long haired and short haired hamsters and are priced at $8.99.
They just get more money from people by charging more for
certain colors and giving them a fancy name.


Yeah Petsmart is being unfair!

Petco around here has them listed fairly with the correct name!

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 06:25 PM

Coco was only £3.50 from a wyevale. a garden and pet shop place. They sell rodents, fish, books, plants and stuff. the accessories are more expensive than the hamster! Not like some dogs...

Edited by shara83, 14 August 2006 - 06:25 PM.


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Posted 17 August 2006 - 03:55 AM

My goodness I really didn't realise all this went on in pet stores in the US.
That's a real shame :(

Is your hamster perhaps piebald?

#24 Christmas_hamster

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 06:27 AM

Piebald? I have never heard of that in a hamster.

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 06:48 AM

Here's a picture of a Piebald Hamster, it's perhaps a term only used in the UK. And here's the link to the website also, it is similar in appearance to what you might call a "dalmation". It's actually another name for a Dominant Spot.

http://www.midlandhamsterclub.co.uk/hamster/dom_spot.html

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#26 BajerDripht

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 04:34 PM

''But there is no such thing as a Dalmation puppy'' - from first page, early posts- WHAT?! ;) Misprint maybe?
Anyway, onto matter in hand

I was dalmatian obsessed when i asked for my first hamster- yep, i asked for a Dalmatian hamster. My parents found me a little black and white girlie whom i named Jingles (christmas day). I reckon she was a banded or dom. spot- can't remember, it was so long ago and no photos!

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 10:52 PM

Perhaps they were talking about hamster pups?