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#1 Jrennie1984

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 05:44 AM

Hi I have a 8 week old siryen hamster who has setteled in well to my home I also have a adult mouse.  Anyway I was cleaning the mouse and just popped him in the hamsters cage... The cage is huge... Anyway they seemed to get along okay just sNiffed each other then carried on with there own business. I was wondering if it be okay to let them live together as they now been in cage for an hour with no fights etc.. Im not sure if eventually they would fight?  They are both awake just now?




#2 smile2374

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 05:52 AM

No. Although they may have gotten along for a short time, Syrians are extremely territorial and will fight with other hamsters to the death. *Please* do not keep them together, there is a 99.9% chance that one will end up injured.

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 06:10 AM

Smile is right. Syrians are very territorial. They can fight to death and i am sure you wouldn't want your mouse or your hamster hurt or worse.

#4 Jrennie1984

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 08:47 AM

Smile is right. Syrians are very territorial. They can fight to death and i am sure you wouldn't want your mouse or your hamster hurt or worse.

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Thanks seperated them just incase cos I would be devistated if ethier of them got hurt:)  I am so glad I found this site its stopped me making so many mistakes.

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 10:41 AM

Yeah, best not to attempt with a Syrian. A very tolerant young dwarf hamster, maybe, but never a Syrian. I've thought often in the past few weeks how Spirit would treat a mouse if I put one in with him (I know Tweak probably wouldn't rest until she had the mouse's blood on her paws :( ). He's always enjoyed company... If he were younger, I might actually attempt it, since I have more cages than I know what to do with if things didn't work out.
It might be an interesting idea to try it with a dwarf hamster and a mouse, both young, if you ever have them in the future. :scratchchin:

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 03:09 PM

Yeah, best not to attempt with a Syrian. A very tolerant young dwarf hamster, maybe, but never a Syrian. I've thought often in the past few weeks how Spirit would treat a mouse if I put one in with him (I know Tweak probably wouldn't rest until she had the mouse's blood on her paws :( ). He's always enjoyed company... If he were younger, I might actually attempt it, since I have more cages than I know what to do with if things didn't work out.
It might be an interesting idea to try it with a dwarf hamster and a mouse, both young, if you ever have them in the future. :scratchchin:

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I Almost Tried It ...

Went with Diana's Old Cage Mate, instead ...

Now, they're Inseparable, AGAIN!

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#7 Jrennie1984

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 02:44 AM

I seperated them cos the mouse ended up biting the hamster (Silly mouse cos the hamster is twice the size of the mouse)

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 09:01 AM

I wouldnt' risk it, but since a snake can cohabitate with a hamster who really knows?

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 09:07 AM

Sooner or later, I am sure that one of them will get annoyed with the other (most likely the Syrian) and will fight to the death.

I'm glad you separated them.