Will a living alone dwarf feel sad?

Will a living alone dwarf feel sad?

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Ann N

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

#1 Jul 23, 2007
I've just bought a dwarf boy Carrot last week. I read from some websites that dwarfs should be kept in pair or group. I'm afraid that my Carrot will be sad if he doesn't have any friend. But I'm not sure I want another one. Should I get Carrot a friend?
Nicole

AOL

#2 Jul 23, 2007
yes but if u dont want it to have babies get another boy if u do want it to have babies get a girl.I have 12 of them and I only started with 2!
jane

Sparks, NV

#3 Aug 1, 2007
Ann N wrote:
I've just bought a dwarf boy Carrot last week. I read from some websites that dwarfs should be kept in pair or group. I'm afraid that my Carrot will be sad if he doesn't have any friend. But I'm not sure I want another one. Should I get Carrot a friend?
I had a dwarf hamster and it was lonely so I got it a boy hamster. everything is finethey had babies
kathi

Burnsville, MN

#4 Sep 11, 2007
Nicole wrote:
yes but if u dont want it to have babies get another boy if u do want it to have babies get a girl.I have 12 of them and I only started with 2!
I have 2 female Russian Dwarf hamsters who lived happily for over a year together and now one is biting the other and it's losing it's hair and bleeding. Do I separate them? How do your 12 get along?
Ashley

United States

#5 Aug 17, 2008
Hi. I have a 10 year old cat and coming November 2008, i want to get a grey Dwarf hamster. Two questions: Will my cat be fine with another animal in the house? I already had 2 hamsters like 3 years ago, and she was okay with them. I just gave her extra attention. Also, I don't want to buy 2 hamsters because last time I had 2 hamsters one of them (the white one) scared my other one(the orange one). The orange hamster was sad it buried itself in the bedding and basically starved to death. It was so sad, so I don't want to get 2 hamsters this time. But, I'm afraid that my hamster this time will be very lonely and sad. Can anyone answer my questions? Thanks.
mark

Didcot, UK

#6 Aug 22, 2008
get one how would you like to be on your own in a cage stop being a wuss
Ashley

United States

#7 Aug 26, 2008
That's rude. I'm not a wuss, I just didn't want to get two and have the other traumatize the other one. Your truly are a sad person for having to go on the internet and make fun of someone to get enjoyment out of your life. I'm 15 years old, I'm not 9 yrs. old. Don't go on a hamster topic and call people names, it's just not right.
Ashley

United States

#8 Aug 26, 2008
Some one who has a good answer to the questions above, and not mark from Bristol, UK, please make it kind, it is not right to post rude comments on the internet. In reality it just makes you look sad and pathetic.
Brynja

Bergen, Norway

#9 Sep 18, 2008
Hi Ashley
We have a chinese hamster they are supposed to be kept in groups but there was only 1 when we bought him.

He loves being on his own, he gets loads of attention and waits at his water bottle for his daily treat!

As long as you give it lots of attention it should be fine.
kai

AOL

#10 Oct 16, 2008
i thimk if 2 hamsters get 2 know each other they sholud get along FINE
Lisa

Federal Way, WA

#11 Nov 14, 2008
If you guys don't know anything about how to care about hamsters, then please don't post. Syrian hamsters are solitary animals, and should never be kept in pairs or more. Dwarf hamsters, however, can be kept in a group. It is actually recommended to keep them in pairs, but they can do fine on their own, as long as you give them a lot of attention and have a stimulated environment.
Melenie

Seattle, WA

#12 Jan 16, 2009
I have a campbell dwarf hamster I want baby hamsters but if I buy a boy hamster they might fight will they fight?
Anna

Forest Hills, NY

#13 Jan 27, 2009
Ashley wrote:
Hi. I have a 10 year old cat and coming November 2008, i want to get a grey Dwarf hamster. Two questions: Will my cat be fine with another animal in the house? I already had 2 hamsters like 3 years ago, and she was okay with them. I just gave her extra attention. Also, I don't want to buy 2 hamsters because last time I had 2 hamsters one of them (the white one) scared my other one(the orange one). The orange hamster was sad it buried itself in the bedding and basically starved to death. It was so sad, so I don't want to get 2 hamsters this time. But, I'm afraid that my hamster this time will be very lonely and sad. Can anyone answer my questions? Thanks.
Ashley....Why did you leave your orange hamsters in the same cage with the white one knowing that they had been fighting?? It is important to separate your hamsters when they are being agressive to each other. However, if separated for a long time it will be very difficult to put them back together but anyway you shouldn't have left your orange hamster there.
Jackie

Schertz, TX

#14 Jan 28, 2009
kathi wrote:
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I have 2 female Russian Dwarf hamsters who lived happily for over a year together and now one is biting the other and it's losing it's hair and bleeding. Do I separate them? How do your 12 get along?
I think that those two might just be having a fight. Like how sisters do. If they don't stop fighting and things get worse separate them in two different cages.
angel

San Antonio, TX

#15 Jul 4, 2009
kathi wrote:
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I have 2 female Russian Dwarf hamsters who lived happily for over a year together and now one is biting the other and it's losing it's hair and bleeding. Do I separate them? How do your 12 get along?
i think that you should separate them because what if that one dies or something?
Kenny B

San Antonio, TX

#16 Aug 9, 2009
Hamsters are naturally solitary; they like to live alone. They should only be kept together if they're together from the time they're babies.
sarah stockton ca

Stockton, CA

#17 Aug 25, 2009
how old are all of you idiots that are making dumb comments its about hamsters!!
Jan

Aliso Viejo, CA

#18 Sep 5, 2009
Hamsters are solitary. It will fight with the next hamster you put ing the cage. Sometimes they fight to the death.
Daisylulu

Fort Collins, CO

#19 Mar 15, 2011
You should definetly seperate them!! sometimes it takes longer for them to mature territoriallyso you should definetly get another cage. Unless they are fighting because they don't have enough room? Anyway you should seperate them and you can let them play together for short periods of time (SUPERVISED!!).
I hope that this helps, best of luck with your hamsters!
-Daisylulu
stephanie

Tonbridge, UK

#20 Mar 28, 2011
hi i wanted to know can u keep a dwarf hamster by them self because i did have a syrian hamster but sadly it died so i dnt want it to happen agen

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