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Old 04-23-2012, 11:58 AM   #21
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I think this is a fabulous thread and one everybody considering breeding should read
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:51 AM   #22
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I was thinking breeding my two hamsters but after reading this page I am not going to now. Good advise thank you
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:53 AM   #23
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Brilliantly said!
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:22 PM   #24
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This is a brilliant thread. I am sure it has and will save many hamsters lives.
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:12 AM   #25
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Excellent thread, babyboos! I'm still seething about a well-known UK pet store; I haven't finished with them yet!
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:14 PM   #26
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I breed hamsters, i take a lot of time to configure genetics, and plan on how much money to save for food, bedding and time for the litter. My last litter was 4 months ago, and it was 17 pinkies, 2 past away by the mothers choice, and the others survived, i hope to never have that many again, but there's no telling, that's another thing you need to know. Please also check your area for breeders before you start. Also check the average rate of litters by
non-breeders. Please know that you wont get as much business as you think!
Thanks for reading!
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:24 PM   #27
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I think this is a well proven point! I read this through, and I have decided on breeding my Yang. I mean, some people may just do it because they'll all be ADORABLE!!! :3 But they are a huge responsibility, as you have just proved.

With the point you gave about shelters, it may help if some people think before they give away their hamsters. I think, depending on the size of the litter, that you should keep the litter. And if you do find yourself having to sell them for personal reasons, take care with that. What type of person are you selling these little bundles of joy to? Do they seem to be the type of person to just heartlessly toss it into a shelter within a week? If they do seem like that, DONT SELL IT TO THEM! Simple as that.

This article has really helped me. I am going to breed mine, but take great care with what I am doing. Well done!!!

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Old 03-08-2014, 06:25 PM   #28
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One of these days I would like to breed hamsters and produce quality pups and possibly find a way to improve the hamster genetics. Though I dont think that's possible, I do know there aren't many hamster breeders in Florida. Though, I'm not ready yet and I would never breed from a pet store-bought hamster.

Its probably when I'm older and have the time and money to support myself. *_*" Who knows when that'll be, but I hope it's going to be someday, and I hope to research a lot more on genetics and breeding. I just want to be a pet owner for right now :3
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Old 12-09-2014, 04:03 PM   #29
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This is very helpful and alot of brilliant information. I didn't want to breed but have been considering breeding my male hamster Kovu with a female I am planning but won't be for a while. We have a private store on the island in which the owner goes across and gets the hamsters from reputable breeders, she won't go near rodent farms. For this reason I will only go to her!

Both hamsters I have had from her have such amazing personalities and have never bitten! If I do decide to get a female I will be straight to her. I do have space now and I definately have the funds

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Old 02-01-2015, 02:04 PM   #30
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I totally agree with this advice. When I was ten my mum got me my first hamster, Pixie. She was a petshop girl and hadn't been separated from the male hamsters in time. Shortly after we got her she gave birth to two pups. Luckily, Pixie had no complications and the pups grew up to be healthy. For me as a 10 year old it was a wonderful experience. I will never forget the day when Pixie brought her two babies 'downstairs' and I spent that day watching their eyes open.

However as an adult I now realise how stressful it was for my mum. First she had to find new homes for the pups: she found one home and we ended up keeping the other pup whom we called Tiny. This then meant that my mum had to buy another cage and since she didn't have much money at the time it was an expense she could have done without. I also suspect that Pixie had a litter when she was far to young. A friend of mines sister had a similar experience: her hamster gave birth to nine pups.

Breeding any animal whether it is large or small is a big decision. It should be properly planned and throughout and it should be done for the right reasons.
Unfortunately so many animals including hamsters are bred for the wrong reasons and then end up in animal shelters.
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