I unknowingly bought a pregnant female. Thankfully, all went well. She was very young-only about 1.5 to 2 months old herself, and had 10 babies. Two died from birth defects. There was A LOT more involved than I would've ever thought!! I was on pins and needles the whole time of pregnancy and then everyday until the babies were old enough to go to homes! Before and after care for the momma--for months afterward, also takes alot of thought! Patches gave birth in Sept. and I still have to make sure that she gets the right balance of stuff to boost her health back up. And having babies will reduce the females lifespan. Not to mention that it is VERY hard to find good homes for the babies!
Do you already have the male and female? I would get another female and male and keep them together by gender!!
Happily owned by:
Baby--female calico kitty
Dale-- male black lab
Mr. Squeakers--male guinea pig
Phineas--male guinea pig
RIP Patches. You were the sweetest hamster I've ever known. There will never be another like you.
RIP sweet little Bugsy. We didn't know you long, but we loved more than you could have known. Sleep sweet little one.
RIP little Sammy. Thanks for 2 and a half wonderful years! You had a long happy life and we miss you more than you know. Play hard, sweetie...