is it normal for hampsters to eat their babies?

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    wesnogposted 8 years ago

    is it normal for hampsters to eat their babies?

    is it normal

  2. Cam Anju profile image73
    Cam Anjuposted 8 years ago

    Yes, in rodents the babies will often get eaten, especially if there isn't proper space and food requirements.

  3. ncmonroe1981 profile image59
    ncmonroe1981posted 8 years ago

    I wouldn't call it "normal" exactly, but it's certainly not uncommon. There are a number of reasons they might do this. Males will eat offspring because it will bring the female back into estrus sooner and he can mate with her again. Females will eat their offspring if they feel threatened (this is why it's a good idea to remove other hamsters from the cage when a female becomes pregnant); when there is not enough food, water, or space; or if the offspring are sick or weak.

 
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