He's only about 2 months old and he came from a breeder, so I'm optimistic about his health and his temperment is great. He's very gentle and friendly for a hamster. Not to mention probably the cutest little hamster I've ever seen. George is a rescue from a friend who suddenly became pregnant and can't take her allergy meds anymore.
Does anyone know of any good references for Syrian hamster care? I've done a few google searches, but if anyone knows of a decent forum or care guide I'd be really grateful! Mostly I'm concerned about common health problems in Syrians and maybe some guides on ideal cage setup - he's got a ten gallon with a wire cage topper and plastic levels, but I'm sure there are some things I could do to make his home a bit more hamster-friendly. I've never kept hamsters before!
My rats are actually responding pretty well to him, but they've been extra clingy today - either because of the smell or because they couldn't free range for very long yesterday because I was babysitting.