The Roborovski Hamster or Roborovski Dwarf Hamster (or Phodopus roborovskii) is recognizable by its light brown (golden) fur and its darker, shorter tail than the Campbell Hamster. It has the feature of having a very developed sense of smell and a fine hearing. We will also find white coat Roborovski .
The characteristics of the hamster Roborovski:
Dwarf hamster Roborovski can have up to 8 litters a year, and his gestation period is between 19 and 22 days. It can have between 2 and 7 hamsters per litter.
Its sexual maturity is between 14 and 23 days and it can reproduce all the year. The male can be sterilized from 6 months and the woman from 1 year and a half.
Lifespan of Roborovski :
He can live between 3 and 5 years, rarely more. Food remains a factor of longevity that should not be neglected. That’s why you have to take the time to learn before taking care of a hamster at home.
Habitat and Health:
In the wild, we find Roborovsky in the steppes of Mongolia.
The hamster Roborovsky can be alone in his cage or live in community, but you must introduce baby hamsters at the same time if you want them to like each other. For its comfort throughout its life, count a cage with an area of 4 m².
It is important to provide enough accessories so that he can have regular physical activity. It is also a guarantee of longevity and distraction for your favorite little companion.
They feed mainly on seeds, which account for 70 to 90% of their diet. Insects are an integral part of it.
The weight of this species varies significantly with the seasons. It declines in September, reaching 17 g for females and 19 g for males. It increases in December to reach its maximum in late spring. The females then weigh 21 g and the males 27 g on average. It is the smallest hamster species in the world, with adults between 5.3 and 8.1 cm long. The tail measures from 7 to 11 mm.
Roborovski hamster price:
In the pet shop, the Roborovski hamster is 6.5 € on average and 3.5 € for a breeder.