signs of a pregnant hammy
Posted 24 April 2004 - 06:01 PM
Posted 15 May 2004 - 04:11 AM
On the topic of pregnant hamsters, I have some advice. Even if your hamster is showing signs of prgnancy she might not be pregnant. It takes about 16 days for a syrian hamster (also know as teddybear hamster) to have babies. It takes 21 days or so for a dwarf hamster to have babies. A syrian can have 5-20 babies and a dwarf around 1-8 babies. One hamster can have alot of babies so do not take breeding lightly. Find homes for the pups before they are born because it can be very hectic if you try and find homes for the babies when they are 6 weeks old and getting huge. So if you buy a hamster who is has been in your house for more than 3 weeks, she is not pregnant unless she has been with a male hamster.
I have bred my hamsters once and everything went well. After about 12 days after mating I could tell that my hamster, Abelle (teddybear), was pregnant. Her nipples were red and swollen and her stomach was large. She gave birth on the 16 day of pregnancy. She had 8 babies. I ended up calling a pet store and they took them all when they were 4 weeks of age.
So if you are planning on breeding your hamster, make sure that you have done your research and make sure that you have the money to support the food and bedding bills. Also make sure that you can find homes for the babies. It might be harder then you think.
Posted 21 July 2004 - 10:51 PM
Edited by zergdog, 21 July 2004 - 10:52 PM.
Posted 27 August 2004 - 04:12 PM
I'm new here .... i just wanted to know .... my hamster mated 4 weeks ago .... 4 days later after mating for the first time she mated again ... 3 wks later she gave birth to 7 ..... Now she has gain lots & lots of weight ... as if she is pregnant again .... but she didn't mate after giving birth ..... I am confused :huh: .... what should I do ???????
Posted 23 September 2004 - 12:31 PM
You couldn't really tell she was prego because my hammy was "big boned" lol
Posted 14 February 2005 - 05:42 PM
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Posted 13 April 2005 - 03:14 AM
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Posted 08 May 2005 - 11:09 AM
I have not seprated her wif my boy... when my boy wanna mate her, she just squek at my boy...
I've robos that looks fatter than usual, like wat you say she store more food in her cheek pouch but no sign of her nipple ... I've never seem them mate. i really dont know if they are pregent...
Posted 20 May 2005 - 06:03 AM
Is this what is meant by "nesting"? If so, since she has noticeably gained weight since Sunday does that mean I bought a pregnant hamster?
Will it survive being pregnant and that small? How could something that little have babies? She is half the size of Hammy and he is only 4 months old.
And lastly, I reckon this means that it will be at least a month before Hammy and Nipper can be friends? That I can't put them together until the babies are weaned and removed? Would he help with them or eat them?
Posted 22 May 2005 - 09:01 AM
Posted 31 May 2005 - 03:50 AM