I found this forum looking around for information about one of my young hamsters. I'll lay out what I can and hopefully someone may be able to guide me to some information
My two Winter Whites had 7 babies on Nov. 29. Two of them went to their new home at 3 weeks of age, so I'm not sure right now how big they are. I gave another one of them to my dad's girlfriend's son when it was 4 weeks old. I then left the one girl with her mother and put the other 3 boys in their own cage. I was away for two weeks and came back to all of my babies being full grown and fat, but the one I gave to my "step brother" is still the same size.
Now to add another twist to this: Pip, the father, is sort of... retarded. I don't mean that in a rude way, but he really does have some kind of problem. We believe he's blind and he likes to stand up, stare into space, and fall over on his back. He also sleeps on his back a lot. The "runt" seems to be displaying similar behaviour; he stands up and stares off into space, sleeps on his back, and just seems a bit off. All the other babies act normally.
I'm thinking maybe this little guy inherited something from Pip? I was thinking of adding more fatty seeds (Pumpkin, Cantalope, etc) to his diet for a few weeks to see if that bulks him up a bit. Has anyone else every experienced this?
Any information would really be appreciated! Thank you