Expecting, are we? It can be unexpected but not surprising.
Hamsters sexually mature quickly. They can reproduce as early as 4 weeks of age. If you bought them at a pet store recently or already have them as pets, it could be that the female hamsters were sharing a cage with the male ones.
How To Tell if Your Hamster is Pregnant?
You can tell that a hamster is pregnant if she appears to have gain weight. A noticeable bulge in her abdomen just over her hips can be seen days before the delivery.
She acts restless and agitated. She hoards more food than usual and begins to add more bedding materials to the nest.
It can be a bit tricky not knowing when the mating took place. Before you know it, the pups are on their way and you are totally unprepared. [Read more…] about How To Properly Care For Baby Hamsters