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#1 hammie_ham

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 02:17 PM

Note by dusty : Please read through all comments thoroughly before making a decision. This is meant as a general reference only and contains personal opinions from different owners. This is not a one-advice-fits-all solution and results will vary. Just remember that every hamster is different and has their own temperament.



I was just wondering because I am getting one for my birthday and I am going to be 13 and I want to know which ones are good with first time owners. please help someone also if I am not on feel free to e-mail the answer to me! :wave:

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#2 litte hammie boo

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 03:02 PM

well,i think it should be syrian because they are really easy to tame, or if you would like to keep two hammies than winter white would be perfect! :hamster2: ;D

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 03:04 PM

ok thx, ill find out more about the winter white, cause I kinda want 2 so one won't get bored :hamster1:

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 03:29 PM

happy finding!!!

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 03:59 PM

yes, syrians are generally recommended for first-time owners. just be careful not to over stress young syrians by too much handling when you first get them else they might get wet tail.

dwarf winter whites are pretty easy to tame too.

do look around the forum for more topics and read up as much as you can. the main site also contains useful info:
http://www.hamsterhideout.com/allabthams.html

related forum topics:
http://www.hamsterhideout.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=7475
http://www.hamsterhideout.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=7033
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Posted 06 October 2004 - 12:22 AM

oh yes dun b intimidated by the size of a syrian. they r actually bery sweet critters u can have! :veryhappy:

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Posted 07 October 2004 - 08:01 AM

thx for your help i think ill look over it though

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Posted 09 October 2004 - 06:58 AM

ya, Benji is a syrian and he was real easy to tame! And he is the sweetest hammie. good luck hammie hunting!

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Posted 15 October 2004 - 04:43 AM

I agree that Syrian hamsters make a good first pet. You will enjoy one!!! :veryhappy:

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Posted 15 October 2004 - 05:31 AM

hey there
proabily syrians for they're size and apparent easiness to tame, but do consider two winter whites as they can be easily tamed too.
i've always wanted two hamsters together, i bet it'ed be well fun!!!!!
good luck
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Posted 15 October 2004 - 05:36 AM

black syrians"euro black bear hamster" are sweet... i had a golden syrian before she was a psycho sasy <bottom> ...personally black ones are cute and sweet

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Posted 15 October 2004 - 07:17 AM

personally, i prefer dwarf hammies....they're jus sho cute cuz of their small size and the fact that they have so much body fat makes them look like a lil marshmallow!! xP
also, they tend to be less dirty than syrians.
P.S. im sry, i dun mean to offend any owners who love syrians. i luv em too, jus not as much as dwarves... ;-)
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Posted 15 October 2004 - 07:26 AM

dwarfs are biters they are most likely to bite you...thats why i dont got one

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Posted 15 October 2004 - 07:36 AM

actually, dats not tru....my hammy is incredibly sweet...the onli hammy dat has ever bit me was (ironically) da onli syrian hamster i've eva had.

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Posted 15 October 2004 - 07:39 AM

my mom pet one in a pet sore and it snaped at her....but of course i had evil honey the syrian.....she was a sass box.....now i got daisy a very cute n sweet black syrian ...black syrians are very sweet ...and mine likes to eat bannanas outa my hand