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Friday, June 27, 2008

The Robos

We have new pets, and I have had a very difficult time photographing them--first, because they are rarely still enough unless they're asleep, and second, because my PDA camera is not so great. But these are my best efforts at capturing them on film (digital file?) so far.

Reba and Dolly are our new Roborovski hamsters (Robo for short). We still cannot tell them apart unless they're interacting with each other--one is more dominant towards the other. In the picture above, one of them is sitting in their feeding dish, which is less than 3 inches in diameter, so that gives you some idea of the size of our new little babies.

In this picture, both of them are accessing the food dish, and below both are IN the food dish. They seem to like eating while inside the dish.
Robos are small. Full size is 1-1/2 to 2 inches. They are the smallest and fastest and live the longest (3-1/2 years) of all domestic hamsters. They are so adorable and so much fun to watch!
Here, one is coming out of one of their tubes that we made from toilet paper tubes. Their exercise wheel is in the background. They get going so fast on their wheel that you can't even see their legs moving so that it looks like they're flying. We've been enjoying Reba and Dolly so much that we'd also like to get a pair of males someday.

After trying to photograph these babies, I've gained a whole new respect for the skills of those who have successfully photographed their Robos. There is a Robo group on Flickr, and here are some sites with more pictures and information about Robos:

Wikipedia-Roborovski Hamster
R&R Hamsters
Roborovski Hamsters
Roborovski Dwarf Hamster

I want to get Reba and Dolly one of these horizontal 'flying saucer' wheels like the robos in this video have--

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