Why do pet shops sell 2 hamsters together to put in the same cage when hamsters fight when together?

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Question by Raven: Why do pet shops sell 2 hamsters together to put in the same cage when hamsters fight when together?
I see this a lot in different pet stores they sell 2 hamsters for like a 10 gallon tank and don’t tell the people that hamsters fight and they will need another cage? Thanks

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Answer by me!
because they probably just want a better profit, and if the hamsters fight then it’s usually not much of a concern to them unfortunately :(

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8 Responses to Why do pet shops sell 2 hamsters together to put in the same cage when hamsters fight when together?

  1. Andrea B.

    Hamsters do not always fight. Some hamsters actually get along splendidly together and get sad when the other goes.
    Though, I’m sure they house two together mainly because of lack of space :/ Lot’s of pet stores do this.
    GL.

  2. Cheyann

    Because they dont care about the hamsters. They just want more profit.

  3. Alex Hinderscheid

    Most of the pet stores get hamsters of the same litter which decreases the fighting and also gets them while they’re babies. Once they are around two months, they begin to fight. Dwarfs are usually ok, but Syrians aren’t. So most stores just replace them with a new batch every 3 weeks or so due to them being territorial.

  4. Amelia

    I had two hamsters togethe rthat were from the same litter and got along in the pet store and the next night they got into a huge fight and one ripped a square inch of skin off the other. I had to return the one who did that and put ointment on the hamster for two weeks. DO NOT no matter what the pet sotre tells you. They told me it would be fine.

  5. Nickk

    Its just how they are. If they fight they fight. Just watch them carefully.

  6. LittleDumplingHammieRescue

    Some hamsters don’t fight. Dwarf Species like chinese, roborovski often will get on with a same sex litter mate, when bought at the same time. Syrian hamsters should NEVER be sold as a pair, or housed as a pair.

    What the pet shop don’t say is that when they get hormonal the will fight over toys and territory, if the cage is too large.

    If you have two hamsters I recommend two wheels next to each other, preferably facing, so they can see each other. and two water bottles. I also recommend scatter feeding rather than feeding from a bowl. And take out all toys this will give the hamsters very little to fight over

  7. Ann

    Because they want to make money. To them recomened two hamsters now + with one cage = owner will buy another cage or go back and buy another hamster because one died plus the extra cage. It makes me cry but they are a buissness

  8. skibunny989

    well hamsters dont always fught they will if its 2 male ones but 2 females and a mlae and a feamle wont fight i think they should tell their costomers that they will fight if it is 2 males

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