Does the male hamster eats their own babies or the female?
A hamster usually won't eat her babies unless if it is ill and/or dying. The mother may also eat her baby if anyone has touched it. If you touch a baby the mother will smell an un-natural scent and the first thing she'll think is 'danger'. A hamster.. in this case.. will either abandon the baby or eat it to keep her other babies safe.
If you have a pregnant hamster; DO NOT pick up the babies when they are born (even though its hard to resist). It'd probably be best if you left the mother and her babies alone for a while. When you clean the cage, work around the mom. You don't want to disturb or distress her in any way.
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A female hamster shouldn't even be in the same cage as a male hamster,unless you are trying to breed them.If they are together the male will naturally try to mate with her,it doesn't matter to him that she might not be in heat. If a female isn't in heat she will attack any male that is in the cage w…ith her.Also if you are putting 2 hamsters together with the intention of breeding you should always hand breed. Hand breeding is when you wait until the female is in heat and you put her and the male in neutal territory. Always wear gloves and have a ruler handy so that if need be you can separate them from fighting,although this rarly happens.After they actually start to mate supervise them for 40 minutes and then put both back in their own cages.Approximately 16 days later you should have babies. They don't. (MORE)
Hamsters are NOT asexual organisms (eg. chickens). They are mammals. They rely on a male to have babies.
if you don't want hundreds of hamsters in a year, than yes, that would be smart. Answer After 3 weeks you should separate the males into one cage and females into another. Try to sell them (if that i your purpose) as soon as you can or separate cages if you intend to keep them because Teddy Bears …don't like companionship. Don't leave girls with mother or boys with father. Kayti xx (MORE)
The males might attack the babys. The mom will if the babys are sick or they run out of food. Other females will USUALLY not hurt the babys unless they are pregnant..
For one, a male hamster might eat its babies simply because-- most likely if they're boys-- he will get territorial and probably doesn't want them. A female probably would if you get your human scent on her babies by touched them too soon-- They don't like human scent. One more main reason a hamst…er might kill its baby is because sometimes there is something wrong with their baby that we can't see, so they don't want it. (MORE)
No, they have to mate with a male hamster. WARNING! Some hamsters can be gay.
If you are talking about dwarf hamsters, make sure that the babies are aleast 5 weeks old and are running around and are big enough so that the male will not eat them. If you put the male back with the female then it is very common that they will mate again and/or fight often as they have been separ…ated.. Make sure that the female doesnot have more than 5 litters as this is WAY TOO much STRESS for her. (MORE)
Your hamster could eat its babies and then again it might not. You do need to separate the male from the cage because he definitely will eat them. Make sure that you are feeding them the best food possible
Can i put my male hamster back in the cage with the female after she had babies the babies are no longer here?
Yes, but be aware that they will breed again and the female will become pregnant.
well usually when you have a pregnant hamster housed with a male hamster, the female will fight him visously until death. However once her babies are born, the male will eat them! So after you mate them, separate the 2 immediatly.
Female hamsters usually have their genital opening closer to the anus as compared to the male hamsters. Male hamsters usually have a bigger gap in between both.
When you separate hamster babys from males and females can you leave the female hamster with the mom and just separate the males?
Typically, hamsters do not do well in groups, even if they are same-sex. They should be seperated soon after they are weaned. ...especially if you notice fighting, it will only get worse.. The exception to that rule is with dwarf hamsters....they often like to be in groups.
Yes you should take him out after the mom is preant because after the dad makes the mom have babies he will try to eat them or ea thte mom or they will fight!
You are supposed to put him in a cage next to the female and babies but not with them. I have bred hamsters and have made that mistake.
It depends on the species. The female may be aggressive towards the male and the male will stay away or they'll fight, but with Russian dwarf hamsters the father will help.
Its a most likely chance he will, I had hamsters and he did eat the momma cause she was pregnet so yes probably he will.
You have to wait till they are 3-4 weeks and then you can look and make sure unless you want more then 20 babies you move the brothers away from the sisters or the sisters will have loads of babies when they are 6 weeks!
it depends if you like girl hamsters or boy hamsters. if you want a dworf hamsthen i would get a boy because they are bigger then the girls regular sized hamsters i would get a girl cause they usually are super cute..
no but your hamster does need a friend. Your hamster does not necessarily need a male hamster unless you need to breed it. It could just have a friend hamster boy or girl.
they get along really well, but if you separate them for over a month, then thay will fight and bite each other, and that is not a pretty site.
Yes you can for about a day then separate them because the father might eat the babies.
The boy has three holes and the girl only has two. The boys hole will be in the center of him. . Males Hamsters have noticable testicles. It's actually quite hard to see when they are young, but i will send you a link for dwarf and syrian hamsters.
No, it is not possible. Im sorry but what were you thinking when you asked this question? Did you think that the female just gets babies from the stork or somthing. PS. not trying to be mean
No,. If you just got her it could be that she got pregnate at the pet store and they didn't know.
Males should not be with females during pregnancy or birth. It cant be with the babies until they are big. The male will eat the babies. You have to separate them after they mate
well, iwouldn't say that they would have a baby but they wont eat their own baby. but if you start messing with the babies it might make them feel safe and so they will start coming out and you will NEED to WATCH OUT FOR THEM ON THE GROUND
if she is eating her babies that means she doesn't think it's her's.the way 2 prevent that is not to touch the babies until their eyes have opened or if they are about 2-3 wks old, because if u do touch them then ur scent is on them now-not her's.
No. However, the male may pressure the female to have sex. Animals have no dignity after all. ^^
yeah, cause hamsters doesn't like to live with another hamsters. sometimes the hamster may be too kind and will live with his hamster mate. What i prefer is to make live in separate cages.
Most of the time no... but sometimes you really need to. Depends on the breed. Some hamsters will actually become "depressed" if they're not with their mate and others try to kill they're mate!!! YIKES a big difference right?
It depends. They're mostly the same size, but it depends on the breed. Syrians and Teddy Bears are in the 'big hamster' breeds, and dwarf hamsters are usually smaller.
They should be separated if you do not wish them to have babies. They start doing this at about 5 weeks old so this is the age they should be separated at. They don't stop drinking from the mother until two weeks old and so its important the puppies aren't separated until they are old enough to cope…. (MORE)
it will have a little point at the end if its a girl and it will have a bit of a long tail if a boy
I was breeding hamsters for awhile-- it is typical for the FEMALE to eat her first litter. She often feels inadequate to tend to her first litter. The male isn't known for eating the babies (male or female) since he's like any "typical male" and prefers to let the female do all the work.
yes all male hamsters eat their babies when your female hamster is pregnant you should separate the male from the mother and the babies or he will eat them and kill the mother !
The male hamster might deside to eat the babies. It sounds funny, but it is true. XO
no not really its not a good choice but i haven't tried it i have just read in my hamster book that males and females can fight if they are not mating i wouldn't try it its best to go and ask a vet the Internet isn't better than them. If you would like to test what each of them would try buying zuzu… pets and place them in the cage with the other hamsters smell on if they are not nice to it your answer is no but i wouldn't go with this because hamsters are smart and may no its not real my hamster does. overall do not do it get vet advice (MORE)
NO NO NO!!! ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!! the male will eat the newborns and you will be getting ready to go to a funeral! PLEASE put cardboard between the adult male and the female with newborns. Make sure to feed her a TINY bit extra if she is nursing. P.S. And exchange the cardboard with wood if he st…arts to nibble through the cardboard!!! (MORE)
They're both the same. Sometimes male hamsters are smarter; sometimes female hamsters are smarter. It depends on the hamster.
ask the pet shop or person you bought it from and they should be able to help you, that's what i did when i bought mine i just asked if it was male or female and she checked it:)
Do not put the male around the female! Some male hamsters eat the babies, I'm not kidding.
It depends. Syrian and Teddy Bear hamsters will kill each other if they are the SAME gender , even if they are related. There will be less fights if you put hamsters of the opposite gender together to mate. Dwarf hamsters live in groups, so female dwarfs and male dwarfs won't attack each other and …will have babies peacefully. (MORE)
The male hamster and the female hamster both have two pink dots. The males dots are more far apart if you cant figure it out go to a vet or pet store worker.
It will take about two weeks cos male hamsters will start developing their testicles. You will see that the behind of males are larger than those of fmales in bout two weeks.
wait for it to go into heat or try having separate cages close by each other so they can become used to each other otherwise throwing 2 hamsters in a cage that are unfamiliar with each other could result in a fight
Well, it depends on the hamsters, because every hamster is different and they react differently when interacting with other hamsters. Some males and females, when put together may fight, or some may not, it's just a matter of chance. You can try to make sure that they have enough bedding to dig arou…nd, because they love that. Nesting material and make sure that you should give them plenty of room to live in if they are together. Make sure there are plenty of things to chew, like wood sticks, and make sure they have a wheel, preferably two, so that they won't fight over one. And be sure not to feed your hamsters treats more servings than your regular food servings for hamsters. (MORE)
Once the female gives birth, the male should only put back to her if you plan on using them for breeding again.
Female hamster sometimes eat their young too. This is happens sometimes, if you want you can separate the baby from its parents and care for it in a special way (can be found in a book or you can Google it). The male hamster shouldn't be with the babies either way. The male should only be with a fem…ale if they are to breed. If you want the cannibalism to stop, separate the male from the children. (MORE)
What does it mean if you put a male dwarf hamster with a female dwarf hamster that already had babies?
Don't leave two hamsters together in the same enclosure - they will fight, even if they seem fine together when they are little. Keep them in separate enclosures and ask a specialist if you want to breed them.
Baby hamsters will start to eat solid food at around 8 days old until they are gradually weaned at 21 days