On 27th January 2010 my hamsters Honey (right) & Hamlet (left) got together to share & make some love:
Honey gave birth 16 magical days later to a litter of eight!
Honeys first baby! Restless mother after giving birth The hamster pups
Day 1 – Close up of pups – hard to identify
Day 3 – Pups beginning to get colour
Day 4 – Hamster pups have more & darker colour
Day 6 – Hamster pups
When breeding, make sure the hamsters are old enough and are not siblings or related in anyway. Make sure you do plenty of research before & if you decide breeding. When breeding, place the female into the males cage and leave her there until sex happens, you shouldn’t leave the hamsters together for more than 15 minutes. The female comes into season every 4 days so you should smell a certain odour at this time. If fighting occurs in the males cage remove the female as quick as possible and place in her rightful cage. Also,never put the male into the females cage as she is quite dominate of her cage and her space. If you want to ask any questions, advice or details then please feel free to ask. The average number of babies the female can have is eight but some hamsters are able to have more. After hamster sex it should be sixteen days later that the female gives birth but could easily be up to twenty days, so don’t panic if she is delayed. Also, while the female is giving birth, leave her be as she can turn on her litter and eat them!