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The Djungarian Hamster

Vinnie

The Djungarian Hamster

Vinnie

“Vinnie” is a Djungarian hamster who came to Apollo North because he does not play well with others. A tough guy to the core, as his name suggests, is willing to show a softer side only when he is given a Goldfish cracker or some other tasty treat. But do not be fooled by his size or cute little face, he is large and in charge and will take no gruff from anyone. He is a very spoiled young man because all the girls love a bad boy.

More about “Vinnie”:

The Djungarian hamster also known as the Siberian hamster, Siberian dwarf hamster or Russian winter white dwarf hamster, is one of three species of hamster in the genus Phodopus. Features of the Djungarian hamster include a typically thick, dark grey dorsal stripe and furry feet. As winter approaches and the days shorten, the Djungarian hamster's dark fur is almost entirely replaced with white fur. In captivity, this does not always happen. Djungarian hamsters are common as pets in Europe and North America and exhibit greater variance in their coats than those found in the wild. They reproduce often—more so than Syrian hamsters—and, as they have no fixed breeding season, can continue to produce large amounts of offspring all year round. Young pups will act aggressively to one another; whilst breeding females may show similar aggression to males.