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My Hamster Just Gave Birth! What Should I Do? How?


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U cant know for sure, but like u siad if she suddeny gains weight and looks rounder than usual then yes it could be.
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Hey peeps! I was looking around the web about hamsters and i came across sghamsters!

I have a Sapphire and a WW. I was shocked when i came home one night, and i saw 4 pups in the bath tub. My WW gave birth to 4 pups unknowingly! ok i have just read the pinned topic on what to do when 'My Hamsters just gave birth' and i had realised that it isn't good for the pups to be in the sand tub. Should i remove them or i should just leave it, as the topic suggests we shouldn't touch it at all for at least 2 weeks...

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Hi, yes i posted this introduction yesterday night. However when i woke up this morning, i found that 3 of the 4 pups are not moving, i tried to nudge them with a spoon and it proved that they didn't survive... However there's still one more healthy pup left.

My question is.. what may have caused them to lead to this?

I actually moved the pups from the sand bath using a spoon to a small area in the cage, and the mum picked them up and transfered them to a small hamster house.


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Hi, yes i posted this introduction yesterday night. However when i woke up this morning, i found that 3 of the 4 pups are not moving, i tried to nudge them with a spoon and it proved that they didn't survive... However there's still one more healthy pup left.
My question is.. what may have caused them to lead to this?
I actually moved the pups from the sand bath using a spoon to a small area in the cage, and the mum picked them up and transfered them to a small hamster house.


Im so sorry that the pups didnt survive :'( but there r lots of reasons why they didnt make it, eg the mom was not ready to have pups, the mom was not getting enuf nutrients to produce milk for all the babies, the pups themselves had internal defects etc..

Yes,its best to remove the wheel and sand before the mom gives birth, but using a clean spoon and letting it 'soak' in the bedding scent can be used to move the pups, but the best is to still let the mom and her pups be.

U can also provide lots of tissue and soft paper based bedding for the mom to feel safer and make a nest. U can also feed the mom more nutritious foods like broccoli, spinach, or any dark leafy greens.
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Im so sorry that the pups didnt survive :'( but there r lots of reasons why they didnt make it, eg the mom was not ready to have pups, the mom was not getting enuf nutrients to produce milk for all the babies, the pups themselves had internal defects etc..

Yes,its best to remove the wheel and sand before the mom gives birth, but using a clean spoon and letting it 'soak' in the bedding scent can be used to move the pups, but the best is to still let the mom and her pups be.

U can also provide lots of tissue and soft paper based bedding for the mom to feel safer and make a nest. U can also feed the mom more nutritious foods like broccoli, spinach, or any dark leafy greens.

Hi,

Eventually, the last pup didn't make it too.

However, i have notice that the female has started to be more aggressive towards the male, and unfortunately, i found battle scars on her face and ears, and i also found blood stains on her legs. I have since separated them.

Before her pregnancy, she has been outgoing and cohabit well with my male. But after that, she's been rather temperamental.

What's wrong?


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Its not advisable to put the male back w the female. They will continue breeding and more pups will come along, even if u dont have an intention to let them breed. It cld be that the female is used to living alone in a cage?..

Either way, its still best for both hams to live alone in their own cages.

Hi,
Eventually, the last pup didn't make it too.
However, i have notice that the female has started to be more aggressive towards the male, and unfortunately, i found battle scars on her face and ears, and i also found blood stains on her legs. I have since separated them.
Before her pregnancy, she has been outgoing and cohabit well with my male. But after that, she's been rather temperamental.
What's wrong?


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Perhaps the female is still too young or inexperienced to be a mum ?

I have no experience, though.

To be on the safe side (ie no more unexpected pups, for the good health of hamsters), perhaps you would like to consider letting your hamsters to live alone.

They are perfectly ok to be alone for their own life.


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hi im not sure if the answer to my question is in the post but im rushing so.....I didnt know my hamsters mated because i thought they were both males but turns out one of them was a female.For the past 1 month ive been bringing them to pet lovers centre to check and they all said it was a male but now im super confused that a baby appeared so i was changing their bedding and had to rush off to collect a hamster cage so like i said i didnt know a pup was in the bedding and the dirty bedding was in a plastic bag which i just left beside the cage.Then when i got back i heard squeaking noises so i grab a big spoon and try to find the pup and only found 1 ONLY 1 i tried my best to find  the rest but couldnt. I even tried to get the mom to help but we could only find 1. So since i didnt know there was a baby,the baby might have been with the mom since the last time i cleaned the cage and probably after that she gave birth and had the babies which i just mentioned i almost threw away.But i dont get why there is only one so i might think that the mum ate them before i even changed the babies and yes i might have touched the babies since i didnt EVEN KNOW THEY WERE ANY!So back to the other pup i placed it in the cage but WITH THE FATHER i know im horrible but the father doesnt even care cause he just stays at the 2nd level.The mother took the baby by its leg and brought it to the first level (previously it was at the 3rd level when i placed it in the cage and i didnt use my hands so chill) i lost sight of the baby due to the bedding and i didnt bother to look for it since i know if i try to find it i might touch it. Right now all i need is some advice on what to do next about the other pups which i cant find and about the father and mind listing down what are the things i did wrong?SO SORRY IF I DID ANYTHING WRONG I KNOW I JUST LOST I LIFE!but i cant find the pup so im not sure if it still alive or dead.Thx for any help. 


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Hi SailorMiku

I have no experience.

I think you can monitor the situation ie ensure the mother has enough food/water and check carefully anymore babies?


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Thanks Jasmin 

ive changed the mothers cage to a bin cage since her old one had levels and while changing the cage the baby was gona so i assume he ate it.Now my baby is pregnant again so im gonna be monitoring her to ensure she is okay


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pse separate the mum and dad asap to prevent any further pregnancies.

It is very bad health for mum.

And you will have to deal with lots of pups.

Thank you.


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aww how cute!


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