You’ve fallen in love with those eyebrows, you have been charmed by their clownish behaviour and you’ve brought home your first pet ‘robo’. Congratulations, you are now hopelessly addicted to hamsters!
Your ‘robo’ is quite small at around 2 inches if they are young. Captive bred robos grow bigger than those in the wild and yours may reach 3 inches. Weights range from 20g to 50g depending on the genes your robo carries. They can be prone to obesity so watch for hair loss underneath which, in a younger hamster, can be a sign it needs to lose weight (it’s dragging on the floor too much).
Living on average 2-3 years in captivity, you should be able to enjoy your hamster for while.
For more information on behaviour, your cage set up, diet and health please see the following pages
If you would like to know more about breeding, showing, varieties or roborovski available for new homes please see:-
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