Roborovski Hamsters

Roborovski hamsters are the smallest of all hamster species, but they pack lots of personality. Here’s a look at their unique traits:

  • Tiny Size – Robos grow to about 2 inches in length. Their diminutive size makes them ideal for small living spaces.
  • Speedy – Roborovskis earned the nickname “robos” for their lighting fast speed. They can sprint up to 9 mph on their exercise wheels!
  • Coloring – Most have sandy brown fur with white undersides, feet, and facial markings. Some color variations like albino roborovskis also exist.
  • Social Nature – Robos thrive living with other Robo hamsters. Littermates generally cohabitate well when introduced properly.
  • Habitat Needs – These active hamsters require extra floor space and horizontal tube setups they can zoom through at top speeds.
  • Burrowers – In the wild Robos burrow deep underground. Be sure to provide at least 6 inches of loose bedding for tunneling.
  • Temperature – Hailing from desert regions, Robos are heat sensitive. Keep their habitat at a steady 68-72°F.
  • Long Lived – With excellent care, Roborovski hamsters can live up to 3-4 years, longer than most other hamster species.

Roborovskis make delightful, animated pets for their energy and petite size.

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