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#1 dusty

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 08:57 PM

Hamsters generally reach sexual maturity from 4 weeks old, meaning the male and female hamsters are able to mate and have babies. Therefore, it is important to start sexing baby hamsters and separate them by gender from 4 weeks onwards. Mating between siblings or between offsprings and parents is known as inbreeding and is strongly discouraged.

The following are two pictures to help hamster owners differentiate their hamster's gender:
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Visible differences:
  • On the male, there is a significant distance between his male sexual organ and his anus. On the female, the distance between her sexual opening and anus is much shorter.
  • The male usually has a protruding rear due to the location of the testicles.

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 09:44 PM

clear close up,good job! :applause:
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Posted 17 November 2004 - 03:05 AM

therefor males have the 'butts' hanging out and the females have a longer tail. I like the photos Dusty, all good details! :)
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Posted 20 November 2004 - 10:01 AM

thanks..that helped me a LOT

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 12:43 PM

The testicles seems to be hidden. My robo's one has been quite obvious. It became more prominent when they grew bigger. At first, I thought that's their bum. :laughing:
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Posted 21 November 2004 - 02:00 AM

Great Job Nice Pics and my sisters hamsters r quite noticeable as well

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 02:00 AM

Thanks so much! I've been waiting for a picture of it..cuz i've looked but i don't noe how to tell which is which..I got my hamster frum my friend's cuzin n they didn't know either..Anywaz thnx!

Okay I had my hamster out and I was trying to look but I juss can't tell..i think it's a grl but i don't know..I mean can u like really tell a male? or what?

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 11:44 PM

:rolleyes: lol cutez..... erm ..... have u seek consent with thise 2 models :laughing:
whahahahah just u skip censorship board to post that :scratchchin:

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 09:25 PM

Okay I had my hamster out and I was trying to look but I juss can't tell..i think it's a grl but i don't know..I mean can u like really tell a male? or what?

the easiest way to tell, esp. with younger hamsters whose spaces between their vents isn't as pronounced yet, is that the male's private part looks like the opening of a little tube... while the female's private part looks more like a pucker.

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 11:57 PM

Well said peeps. Good job on the pics and info Dusty. You're da man! *thumbs up ;)

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Posted 24 December 2004 - 10:51 PM

I had a male syrian and you could tell, but once I went to the pet store and they had a cage of males. The testicles were soooo huge even on the babies! THen I wondered if mine was even a guy! He surely was, but I think the hamsters at the petstore had something wrong with them because they were red and didn't look healthy. Thanks for posting this! :)

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Posted 21 January 2005 - 12:48 PM

Oh wow, those are very clear pictures, Dusty! Thanks a lot. I've found some on other sites, but most are drawn, a few aren't, and none of them had helped me. Now I'm sure that Sandy is female! She looks almost exactly like the one on the right when I flip her over.

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Posted 21 January 2005 - 02:16 PM

Ibrought home Tim as a female .. 5 months later she was cleaning herself there i went eh ?? whats that ???

She had suddenly sporuted testicles . However renaming her tim from mary was a big change . he wouldnt come when called lol

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Posted 21 January 2005 - 11:13 PM

nice pictures dusty :laughing: i should print them off and show them to my friend who things his girl hamster is a boy

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Posted 23 January 2005 - 09:45 PM

Lovely diagrams lol very nice.......I usually just gently push down on thier belly and tell the difference that way.. You will be able to tell boy from girl right away....(more for early checking lol)