Originally Posted by kfryman
So, do Syrians get wet tail easier than dwarf hamsters?
I know syrians must be separated while dwarfs can be housed to gather. My question is, do the dwarf hamsters have to be related? I wouldn't house a male and a female though, if I do go with dwarf hamsters.
As far as I have heard only Syrians can get wet tail. With dwarfs the illness to look out for is Diabetes.
No they do not have to be related, it is just that you have a better chance of them getting along if they have been together since they were very young, like litter mates.
Though it is never a sure thing if any will get along. So if you get two or more, make sure you have extra stand by cages in case you have to separate them.