Looking to get another Russian/need some advice

Hobo Hamster

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(Sorry, I'm new here so I apologize if this is in the wrong place!)
Hello! I could use a couple pointers on getting another Russian.

I own a female Russian (Rose) I've had her since I was really young (like 4 or 5..not sure..)
So she's around 7. and she lives in a 6/3-4ish table.

Anyways, recently I've been looking into getting another female.
I know 6 by 4 isn't exactly the preferred size. but this would only be until I get the recourses to make a massive outside enclosure.
Plus I would also have another 'enclosure' just in case they don't get along.

I've heard a lot about keeping male with male, and male and females. but not much about two females.
 

SarahChelonoidis

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You'll need two separate enclosures. Russians can't live in pairs, even if both female. It may be less violent than two males or a male and female, but they're still territorial and can hurt each other. This isn't a species that pairs work well for.
 

cmacusa3

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Adding to what Sarah said you would still need 2 enclosures, you would need to Quarantine the new one for 6 months to a year before introducing them to one another. So this alone would keep them separate and in their own enclosure
 
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