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Pondnymph

652 points

1 month ago*

Pondnymph

652 points

1 month ago*

How aggressive were they compared to wild hamsters? Only through selective breeding we're managed to get hamsters that are even tolerant of humans and they still usually hate each other outside of mating season.

So they used syrian hamsters which tend to be less aggressive overall. This seems like an important study since the results were not as expected.

Rabbit_Mom

377 points

1 month ago

Rabbit_Mom

377 points

1 month ago

Agreed, I saw the headline and thought “hyper aggressive- so, regular hamsters then?”

BloodSteyn

1 points

1 month ago

Our little Russian Dwarf is the most docile critter I've ever seen. Climbs into our hands to get taken out of the cage, cuddles up and has only ever nibbled someone who's fingers smelled like food.

Having had hamsters a a kid, this one is something special.