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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 0    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 09/04/2010

Main Category:

Misc

Sub Category:

Mice and Rats or other Rodents

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

MultiLizard

Years Experience:

1 to 2 Years

Species:

Russian Blue Hamsters.

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

N/A

Sexing and Characteristics:

Most adult Russian blue hamster have an enormous amount of fur, but if you move away the fur from the genitalia area, you will find that the female has the anal opening and the vaginal opening very close together while the males are not.

Mostly Active During:

N/A

Substrate and Water Needs:

Pine and cedar work just fine but any other type of bedding for small animals is fine as well.

Lighting and UVB:

N/A

Temperatures and Humidity:

Room Temperature is fine. Anything below 65 degrees is too cold and could kill the hamsters.

Heating and Equipment:

N/A

Caging Provided:

You can either have your hamsters in a hamster cage or a glass tank. Either works fine.

Diet:

Herbivorous

Description of Diet:

Hamster food is perfect but I do add greens to their diet once a day and usually lasts 1 to 2 days from when i put it in their tank.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

N/A

Maintenance:

Clean the tank once a week or once every two weeks at the max. Their tanks can become very dirty with waste and urine so cleaning the tank once a week is recommended.

Some Words on this Species:

Breeding: When a female becomes pregnant, she will store food in her cheeks and make a nest in a covered space. Like a small house. The female, once she has given birth will kick the male out for at least the first day but after, will look over the babies like a male should with his children.

Also, after the babies start gather fur (about 1-2 weeks after they are born) they will not have their eyes open but they will wander around the cage behind their mothers back and start to eat normal food. They will still suckle their mother for milk but they will eat normal food at this point.

Babies are also very noisy.
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