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07 Apr 2006

Fighting hamsters
My son has purchased two hamsters, presumably male and female. They do however fight and bite each other whenever they get close to each other. I am concerned that they might seriously injure each other. What could the reason be why they keep fighting?
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01 Jan 0001

Hamsters usually are solitary in nature, and only get together to procreate. It is quite usual for them to fight if kept together. I suggest you get two seperate cages for the 2 - they'll be much happier that way.

Dr Willemien van Wyk
Bird and exotic animal veterinarian
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