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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-25-2006, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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I have a hampster and she had babies well.....A baby. When she started giving birth she kept "pushing it back in". Is it normal for hampsters to only have one baby?
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I think it is normal to have anywhere 4-6 pups, and they can have up to 20 pups. I think they take time off in between giving birth to each one, but I don't remember how long. How long has it been since she had it? I know w/gerbils, if a gerbil has just one then it is a good chance it is not that healthy, I read that on a website a few years ago.
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What kind of hamster?

I had a Syrian who once had an ACCIDENTAL litter of 12 (I kept them all), and a dwarf who had three.

And that is not common. Leave them alone and give them peace and quiet, and a place to hide in.
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I think it is normal to have anywhere 4-6 pups, and they can have up to 20 pups. I think they take time off in between giving birth to each one, but I don't remember how long. How long has it been since she had it? I know w/gerbils, if a gerbil has just one then it is a good chance it is not that healthy, I read that on a website a few years ago.
The baby is a healthy baby girl and its now i believe 20 days old so she has hair and is eating and drinking on her own now. We were pretty lucky. I think the mom was just a tad over protective of the baby because she is still carrying the baby around. I used to have mice and the mother never carried the babies around that much but i figured hampsters are a lot different then mice.
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What kind of hamster?

By looking at pictures online my hampsters look like Russian Dwarf Hampsters.
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I have a chinease Dwarf Murray.

Hes a boy and doesnt have any babies, mainly because i have heard of Females going psycho and killingthe males.

But hes tiny about 2 1/2 inches long.

I rescued him from petco!

I would love to see pics of your mama and her baby!


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That sounds so cute, her carrying the baby. Awwww...

I use to breed gerbils. And I bought the mother from Petco, I wanted to house her w/ a very lonley male gerbil that was depressed over losing his cage mate.

After her first litter, she did not really now me well yet. I noticed that she was putting the babies in a corner of the tank where there was no litter. I was concerned with the babies being cold. So I decided to help her and move them to a more warmer side of the tank. She ramed into my hand and bit me.

By her second litter. I was playing with her babies. I guess I kind of gave up taming her, because she was very fiesty and bad tempered w/me. Suddenly she jumps into my hands like to say "I am your baby too!!" from there on she was tamed. Jealous little girl she was.
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LOL Almsot all of mine are tame . I actually ahve a person coming to buy 2 chinese dwarf hamsters today. But I stil ned homes for the other 6.

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