Friday, January 21, 2011

Baby Hamster

Our 3 female hamsters just gave birth this morning, some babies are eaten by the mother or father (not sure) which is "normal daw" for it is a good source of protein so we separated the fathers from the mothers.

These are some factors why the Dad or Mom eat their babies.

1. They feel threatened and the only way they know to survive is to eat the babies. When I bred hamsters I would throw a little dish towel over half of the cage so that they had their area of privacy. Do not handle them too much ... they will feel threatened and eat their babies.

2. They can feel threatened by several different ways
a. If the nest is disturbed they will feel threatened. If it is a first litter they may move the babies from one corner to another for the first couple of days .. this is normal. Do not attempt to clean the cage. at this point.
b. If they feel they do not have a hiding place they will feel threatened then eat their young.
C. If the male is left in there he will eat the young .. to eliminate competition for food
D. IF the mothers diet is inadequate she will eat the young to make milk for some of the stronger ones

I just hope that other babies would grow! It's so cute seeing the mother building a nest for the babies!

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At January 21, 2011 at 7:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi there rafael. tagal mo nawala ah. :D

At January 21, 2011 at 7:53 PM , Blogger Rafael Garcia said...

Oo nga e. Tagal kong walang post! :)

At January 21, 2011 at 10:22 PM , Blogger Adang said...

parang yung hamster ng anak ko kaka panganak lang ang bilis dumami :)

At January 21, 2011 at 11:16 PM , Blogger Rafael Garcia said...

Wow! Lumaki ba un mga babies nun sa inyo? Or namatay din? :)

At January 22, 2011 at 12:24 AM , Blogger AnCiRo said...

ang cute ng mga baby hamster... :)

At January 23, 2011 at 4:54 AM , Blogger Rafael Garcia said...

aww! Namatay na un mga babies kanina lang! Kinain lahat ng mom nila. =/

At February 25, 2011 at 9:35 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

okay first of all you shouldnt put the father near the babies... never put them near each other

At February 8, 2014 at 4:07 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...



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