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Roborovski Hamster

SKU: 537918
Brand: Petco
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Hamster teeth grow continuously throughout their life so they should be provided with chew sticks to prevent them from becoming over-grown.


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Roborovski Hamsters are a species of dwarf hamster also known as Robos. These are the smallest of the dwarf hamster species, staying at or less than a third of the size of a Syrian hamster, and are much more active. As with most dwarf hamsters, Robos are very quick. However, Robos tend to be more energetic than other dwarf hamsters. They are also more difficult to tame due to their quick movements but are fantastic to watch. Although hamsters sleep a good portion of the day, don't let their sleeping fool you; Robo hamsters are especially active and energetic animals that love an exercise wheel, run-about ball and anything else they can expend their energy on. Like other small animals, hamsters have teeth that grow continuously throughout their life, so they should be provided with chew sticks to prevent the teeth from becoming overgrown. If you allow a Robo hamster to share your home, it will quickly become a member of the family!

  • Scientific name - Phodopus roborovskii
  • A hamster's teeth grow continuously throughout their life so they should be provided with chew sticks to prevent them from becoming over-grown.
  • Cepuscular, meaning active during Dawn and Dusk

Roborovski Hamsters are one of five types in their species. Robos are the smallest of the dwarf hamster family, staying at or less than a third of the size of the Syrian variety, and are much more active. Because they tend to be more energetic than other dwarves, they are also more difficult to tame. They for sleep for most of the day and are mainly active at dawn and dusk. Robo hamsters especially love an exercise wheel, run-about ball and anything else they can use to expend their energy at the beginning and end of each day. To provide your Robo Dwarf some more room to scurry, consider picking up a hamster ball and letting them run around a pet-proof and level area.