Why do siberian dwarf hamsters fight?
Siberian dwarf hamsters, also known as winter white hamsters, have the unique ability to change colors from dark gray in the summer to pure white in the winter. This ability however, is not effective when it comes to diffusing confrontations.Territorial FightsSiberian dwarf hamsters, like other hamsters, are territorial. Fights break out when two or more hamsters are housed together and one encroaches on the established territory of another.DominanceDominance is another factor for fighting between dwarf hamsters. Both sexes participate in dominance skirmishes, however males usually fight over the right to be the head honcho.OvercrowdingOvercrowding is another reason for fighting. When housing two or more hamsters in the same enclosure, make sure that there is enough room so that separate nesting areas are possible.Food CompetitionCompetition over food and water is also a common cause of fights.ConsiderationsSiberian dwarf hamsters are solitary in nature and tend to be happiest when hou