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Syrian Hamster * Female * 4 Months Old
Roxy is ready to find her forever home! Roxy's mom was purchased from a pet store unknowingly pregnant. She gave birth to Roxy and her siblings unexpectedly and the family reached out to OMHS to help care for the hamsters and find their forever home. Now that Roxy is old enough, she is ready to be adopted.
Roxy is currently in a foster home. She can be a little shy at first but is very food motivated and treats can be used to build her trust. She loves exploring her tank and runs around building new tunnels every time it is cleaned and refreshed. She loves to build a large burrow for her to cozy up in during the day. She particularly likes to build them in the corners of her tank.
When Roxy isn't busy rearranging her bedding. She loves to run on her wheel. A 12 inch wheel is recommended for a hamster of her size to make sure the curve isn't to severe for her back. She loves to run on it throughout the night.
Hamsters do make great pets, but aren't for everyone. With an average lifespan being between 1-2 years, these small nocturnal creatures may not require a lot, but are by no means for the lazy owner! They, just like other small animals, should have regular exercise, whether on a wheel or with interactive toys and housing in their cage. Because they are so small and VERY quick, a family should take precautions before socializing them out of their cages, ensuring that the area is escape-proof, remembering that they can be difficult to handle and catch.
Many types of Hamsters do have a tendency to nip if feeling threatened, but if handled regularly, this behaviour can be worked on. It may come as a surprise to most, but Hamsters are a more suitable pet for older children, and parents should keep this in mind when considering bringing a Hamster into the family.