do you just put the hamsters in the same cage if you want them to mate?

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    milldomposted 8 years ago

    do you just put the hamsters in the same cage if you want them to mate?

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    Spacemonkeyposted 8 years ago

    It depends what type you have. Dwarf hamsters will live happily in pairs for mating and raising the young, but they will breed again as soon as the female gives birth, so in 18 - 21 days time you will have more babies when the first litter is hardly weaned, this can be very stressful for the female who may reject or eat the babies, it is also very draining for her and it will reduce her lifespan.

    Syrians should only be placed together to mate, they are solitary. It is a very complex business when you don't know the full background of each parent, for instance, never breed two banded hamsters, you run the risk of producing eyeless white babies, these links should be educational

    http://www.hammysworld.com/index.php?p=eyeless

    http://www.petwebsite.com/hamsters/roan … amster.htm

 
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