item: 5081327

Roborovski Dwarf Hamster

Discounted Price $ 13.59 Old Price $ 15.99
$ 13.59 $ 15.99

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product highlights

  • Active at night
  • Ideal for children 10 & up
  • Social within the same family
  • High energy level
  • Lives 3 to 4 years
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Robo Dwarf Hamsters (Robo is short for Roborovskii) are the smallest species of pet hamster measuring in at an average of 2 inches long. They are sandy brown with a white belly and white marks above their eyes that look like eyebrows.

They are also the fastest of the bunch and are extremely active-something to consider if you're looking for a pet for your children. Kids love to handle their pets and Robo Hamsters can be tricky to keep hold of! It's possible for them to jump as high as a foot.

Robo Dwarf Hamsters are best housed in a large habitat that features enough activity centers and accessories to keep them busy. They are always up to something and are ideal if you are looking for a pet that's fun to watch, but requires less personal handling. You can even house more than one Robo Dwarf Hamster together provided that your habitat is big enough.

Things to remember

Lifting & handling
Handle your dwarf hamster gently -- scoop her up in both hands and hold her with cupped hands so she'll feel safe and secure.

Special needs
Your dwarf hamster's front teeth never stop growing -- so she needs lots of healthy things to chew on like treat sticks and chews.

Dwarf hamsters have tons of energy and need to run on a wheel in their habitat, or in an exercise ball daily.

Choose a fortified diet appropriate for hamsters.

Your dwarf hamster needs a well-ventilated home, large enough for a food dish and water bottle, a hiding area (if one isn't built in) and an exercise wheel. There should be plenty of room for all cage accessories, and for her to move around freely.

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Roborovski Dwarf Hamster
13.59 New Out Of Stock
Roborovski Dwarf Hamster
13.59 New Out Of Stock
Roborovski Dwarf Hamster is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 57.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought 2 Roborovski Dwarf Hamsters for my son for Christmas and it ends up the entire family love them.. We have 2 females and I can't believe how small they are , Frita & Frannie are the perfect edition to our family.
Date published: 2019-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Energetic Friend I bought my first hamster about a week ago and she's doing great! Always running on her wheel at night and finds her new home comfortable. Be sure to give them some time to adjust to their new surroundings before picking them up too much. Also, make sure these guys have a big enough wheel and cage. I found the 4.5 inch wheel was too small for my Robo dwarf and she did not want to run on it. Swapped it with a 6.5 inch and solved the problem. So far everything is going smoothly. She's eating well and drinking. Not extremely difficult to care for if you know what you're doing before getting one at the store. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2019-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super Cute! I bought my Roborovski dwarf hamster about 2 weeks ago, and he is the cutest thing ever! He loves to eat until the food is almost gone. His name is Teacup, since he is so small that he can fit inside a teacup! The only down side is that he is terribly scared of me, and he bites me when I put my hand in. But still, I think he is very sweet.
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this hamster it is very small and easy to handle. I would recommend you buy a wheel bigger then the hamster it self and a huge tank because this hamster is very fast and loves to burrow and run around!
Date published: 2014-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet Hamster! I had a robo when I was younger...maybe about 11 or 12. They were the sweetest and docile hamster I have had. My boyfriend surprised me with another robo hamster for my birthday! She is a 12 week old female named Ginger and she LOVES to burrow, loves human contact, and loves to be held. They are active at night but are usually pretty quiet. She is super fast and can sneak away from you so make sure you keep an eye on your robo baby!
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The cute but sad truth About 3 or 4 months ago I bought a Roborovski Dwarf Hamster, I loved him he would Run in his little wheel, he even would run around my bed just sniffing along as he went it was so cute. This hamster that I had gotten was so cute and he was funny to watch, I definitely recommend buying one if you do research first!!! Sadly though, on October 3,2018 my hamster passed away,I gave him the best life possible he was so happy everyday and he had a healthy diet, and was kept hydrated too but, I had just gotten out of the shower and I looked over at him and I saw he wasn't moving so I started to move things around so he would wake up.... He never did. I miss him so much It's hard to sleep at night. But I don't think it's such a bad idea to get a new one. p.s my other animals loved him too.
Date published: 2018-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from please read!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are planning to get an hamster I recommend Robo dwarfs! there are somethings you should know. First you must be ready if you get two, by that I mean having an extra cage incase of fighting. That is because mine stared to do that. they are two different sizes, Whiskers-big Cocoa-small, but since they were separed Cocoa looks lonely. So if they do that you should try to put them back together. Another reason is they ARE THE SMALLEST HAMSTERS AND THE FASTEST. Third of all is that they are hard to tame and are great escape artists. But I do highly recommend them!!! :)
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from exelient pet!!!!!!!!!! I just got a new little girl robo dwarf hamster her name is Phoebe she just tiny right now but is cute at can be ,she is still kinda timid , but what i really think is cute is that she tunnels through bedding in her cage ,she is scarred of the ramps in the cage but i expected that from her since she just came to a new place and isn't shur about it yet but overall a great pet so far and i do recommend this pet to kids 8 and up.
Date published: 2014-06-15
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do you need to cut their nails? any other grooming needed other then some natural sand for a sand bath?

Asked by: STH1985
Don’t cut their nails but give them wooden chews for their teeth as they never stop growing
Answered by: Moldndka
Date published: 2019-07-06

do they smell bad if you keep the cage as clean as possible? I had a bad experience with a rabbit that as soon as I cleaned its cage it would instantly urinate in its litter box and smell just as bad as before I cleaned it. please help :)

Asked by: STH1985
im getting a hamster, and they don't usually urinate when you clean their cage. you can just take him/her out of the cage though.
Answered by: petlover12
Date published: 2019-05-19

Will a hamster like this get along with my other dark hamster.? When he was born and for a few weeks he was with a bunch of other babies and when I got him he came with another boy hamster but he died. So I think he wont have a problem with a roomate

Asked by: Ajwarren
no. hamsters should never be out together unless they arare dwarfs from the same litter
Answered by: krissy
Date published: 2019-03-23

does anyone recommend a specific cage for a roborovski dwarf hamsters?

Asked by: Hayden

how old is the hamster?

Asked by: petlover12
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