Help, new mom hamster desperate to get out of cage?
My son received a hamster from my brother, she is a dwarf hamster. It turns out my brother had sexed his incorrectly, and she had been living with a male. Four days ago she had babies, out of the bluw, and we had no idea she was even pregnant. So far everything has been going ok, but today my mom says (I am at work) she keeps chewing at the bars on the front door of the cage, as if she is desperate to get out of the cage (while the babies are in the nest). My mom is asking if we should let her out of her cage a bit? We know not to touch the babies, but she has put the babies and the nest in the wheel, and hasnt been out of her cage in days, so maybe she needs to get some exercise?
But Im also afraid that she will get upset if we take her out and away from the babies, and maybe hurt them or abandon them when she gets back. Any advice?