Frick and Frack
by Robin Sampson
|Frick and Frack: Winter White Dwarf Hamsters|
|One difference between Syrians and Dwarf hamsters is that you can happily keep dwarfs in pairs. These two are Winter White dwarf brothers named Frick and Frack. I don't know which is which, but they're fun to watch play together, sleep together, eat together . . . everything together! They even try to wheel together, sometimes - believe it or not - with success!
They love their coconut shell. Nothing fancy, just buy a fresh coconut at the store, crack it in halfs, remove the coconut meat and juice, use a plier to break a little of the shell on each half for the door, put it right in the cage on the usual bedding, and voila! A favorite home! I put this half of the coconut on a grass-like hut I bought at the pet store. The added benefits of the coconut shell are: 1) it lasts forever without a bottom to get soiled, 2) the rough shell can help keep their toenails short, 3) it's fun to see the nests they build in and around it.