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How do you care for dwarf hamster pups that are over a week old?

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We have 4 new dwarfs. There were 7 but the mother ate 3 (either due to them being ill or not being able to feed all 7). We left them alone for 12 days and then moved them gently to a smaller cage to clean. Keep lots of food and clean water for mother (she is nursing). Today we let them out on a towel to walk for a minute and to let them know who we are. We put them back in a clean cage with soft bedding and mother to nurture and feed. At 4-5 weeks we will check the sex an separate the boys from the girls so we do not have another litter. Immediately after the birth we took the father away. (females can get pregnant within 24 hours of giving birth and can nurse one litter while being pregnant with another). If she does have another litter within 18-20 days we will take the current litter out immediately.

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