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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-28-2007, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hello everyone! I have 2 dwarf hamsters, the female is pregnant, and I was planning to keep a female and male baby, I was really happy becaus I found some information about dwarf hamsters liking to live in pairs. Ive heard it is safe to keep the mom and daughter together in the same cage so they give each other company, but I was wondering if it is safe to keep the dad and son together (In a different cage from the females), specially if both of them are going to be adults living in the same cage. Please help me, thank you.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-28-2007, 08:46 AM
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What kind of dwarves are they?

Usually a father and son can live together if the cage is big enough. But there isn't any guarantee...males can be unpredictable. They might end up fighting in a few months.




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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-28-2007, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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they are russian dwarfs.. the cage is pretty comfortable, it was 2 rooms and bedding, it actually has a "penthouse" and a small house so its kinda big. I'll upload some pictures, as soon as I get my camara fixed :s
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-28-2007, 11:05 AM
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Personally, I wouldnt do it. Since the dad and son would be separated, they wouldnt know eachother or anyhting and the dad would just consider it another hamster. Usually they will only get along if they are raised together. You can still try, but most likely it wont work. Good luck tho!



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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-28-2007, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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thank you so much! ill try, Im kinda worried cause my pregnant hamster keeps running in the wheel, and I think the wheel and all the running may hurt the babies. But she is going crazy without it... Did I make the right desicion by taking the wheel off? or is it okay to keep it??
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-28-2007, 02:20 PM
 
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Keep the wheel in, my hamster is and was pregnant aswell and they get very active before birth so let her burn off her energy, the babies will be just fine.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-28-2007, 03:49 PM
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You can keep any same sex dwarves together. whether they will gwt on is another question. It is said that brothers get on the bast. But it all depends on their temperament and how they have been handled since birth. No harm in trying...
keep the wheel in. She will get the needed exercise and will give up in her own time...
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best wishes hun! i've no advice, but i send positive vibes hehehe

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-29-2007, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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thank you all for your information!!! you are so nice!
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-29-2007, 02:48 AM
 
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Introduce them with introducing techniques and see how it goes.
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