Friday, October 22, 2010

tips to take care your hamster after giving birth!

because of my koko hamster already giving i would like to share tips how to take care your hamsters after giving birth...XD

a hamster that has given birth should be disturbed as little or possible or she may become agitated and abandon,neglect or even eat the babies. this means other than providing food and water, you should leave the hamsters and their cage alone as mush as possible for the first couple of weeks. while it is tempting to look at the babies and make sure everything is okay, it is best to leave the mom to do her thing.

  • place strips of toilet paper or facial tissues int he cage so mom can built a soft nest.
  • don't try to handle the babies at all for at least two weeks.
  • once the babies have arrived, don't worry about cleaning the cage for a while. leave it for 10-14 days.
  • make sure to provide plenty of food and fresh water.
  • while its okay to have a quick peek in the cage on occasion, avoid sitting and watching for long period.
  • keep in mind that the mom will be very protective as well so may act more aggressive than usual.
  • if some reason you must move a baby, use a spoon so you do not get your scent on the baby.
the hamster will be ready for weaning at about 3 weeks of age, and it is best to separate the male pups into one group and the female into another. Syrian hamsters can stay in these male and female group for another 2-3 weeks, but then must be separated so there is only one per cage.

you need to separate them...seriously! unless your baby hamster will ended like mine...huhuhu

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