Hubby & I saw a hilarious pet at PetsMart!- Let me see your cool cages

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Kelly G, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    We had to go to BestBuy today and it wasn't open yet, so we went to PetsMart to kill some time. I always love the gerbils, mice, guinea pigs, etc so we were looking at all the cute little creatures, and O . M . G . !!! We saw some little hamsters that were labeled as "Robo Dwarf Hamsters." They were the cutest frickin' things!!!

    They were constantly in motion and running around - very, very, very busy! Like, frantic busy! A.D.D. busy! The went from one activity to another over and over...non-stop entertainment! They were just so cute! Much cuter than all the hamster we had while growing up!

    And they're tiny - full grown they are 2-3" long!

    Here are a couple of pics of what they look like:

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    And here's a funny video of them on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHW9I1IkcgI

    I
    want TWO!!! But my husband will KILL me!!!
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2011
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I saw them at our local pet store and they are super cute!! They are so tiny.
     
  3. Theapplechicks

    Theapplechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are cute, but if you talk to the people there they will tell you that they are much more tempermental than normal sized hamsters and your chance of getting bit is greatly increased. They are also SUPER fast and hard to catch! We looked at some when my daughter wanted a hamster and did a lot of research and realized that they were not the best choice for us. She wanted one she could hold and carry around and not worry about loosing in the house or getting bit!
     
  4. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    Yeah...it says on their cage they're not much of a hand-holding pet. I'm not much on hand-holding - I'm more of an observer (I love my aquariums and my chickens - and I can't holde any of my fish or chickens [​IMG] ).
     
  5. bt03

    bt03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We used to have one of those! It was one of my daughter's first pets and she was almost totally in charge of it. Every day I would go check and make sure Fred had food and water to keep on top of things as she was only 4 at the time. She did great with it. Untill I noticed he was slightly chunkier than he should have been. She was filling his bowl to the rim every morning and he would hide it in his chubby hole so that I never knew it and would have minimal amounts by the time I made it in to check. He got so big that if he fell on his back he couldn't roll back over to save himself, lol. I put him on a diet and better watched how she fed and watered him and he lived to the ripe old age of almost 6 [​IMG] They really are great pets and you should see how funny they are in a hamster ball [​IMG]
     
  6. hollymh

    hollymh *A Scrambled Egg*

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    Cute, what a funny name!
     
  7. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Google, Teddy Bear Hamsters! [​IMG]
     
  8. Roccomanchickens

    Roccomanchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute![​IMG]
     
  9. Theapplechicks

    Theapplechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:these are not teddy bear hamsters. They are about 1/3 the size. We had a teddy bear hamster that we were told was a male and it turned into 7 hamsters one afternoon! Called the pet store and said, you might want to check your genders again because Romeo just became Juliet! They are cute to have for a while but a lot of work and I'd rather have more chickens.... wasn't to terribly sad when our passed on. They don't have a long life expectancy either which was hard on my daughter.
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    My sister told me about them yesterday. Glad both of us did our research and she said they are not as good (tempermental and life span) as the teddy bears. If you have small kids, get teddy bears, not these mini robo hamsters. If you don't mind not handling them but love the novelty, cuteness of robos, then by all means get one.
     

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