Sunday, July 12, 2009

"D" is for Dwarf Hamster

A Russian Dwarf Hamster that is.... There are three species of hamsters that are indigenous to Russia/Mongolia area. They are significantly smaller than "American" hamsters, sometimes only growing to 4-5 centimeters! Basically- it's a furry bug.
The three breeds are Roboroski’s dwarf hamster, the Campbell’s Russian dwarf hamster and the Winter White Russian dwarf hamster. All are lumped together and called "Russian Dwarf Hamsters"

Winter White Dwarf Hamsters- Changes colors in the winter! Cool! It starts out dark grey, but turns snowy white as winter approaches to help camouflage itself from predators.
The rarest of the three species, the Winter White dwarf hamster is a very friendly creature.

Campbell’s Russian Dwarf Hamsters-It's know to come in a rainbow of colors-even coming in hues of lilac and blue as well as cinnamon and black. Hmm....

Roboroski Dwarf Hamsters- doesn't get along with the other two dwarf hamsters because it has no cool super powers like a Technicolor coat or camouflage powers.


  1. I want a purple one. Or blue.

    Who knew?

  2. i have 5 of those..
    so cute...
    play with them all the time...