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Old 03-22-2017, 08:41 PM   #1
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Default a mom and a daughter gave birth!

so yesterday and today sophia and cecilia gave birth back to back and the sight was amazing although i have breed sophia the mom first but she gave birth after ceci,and now i have 2 litters, and i need info about how to handle everything exactly asap,food,housing,health care,do's and dont's !
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: a mom and a daughter gave birth!

After your last thread I think you would know by now that you shouldn't even see your hams giving birth, they should be in a big nest out of sight & left well alone.
You can find the info you need on taking care of mothers & pups if you check out some of the threads here in the breeding section.
For now just leave them alone, don't disturb them at all, only go near to put a good amount of food in the cages & change water.
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Old 03-23-2017, 03:45 AM   #3
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Default Re: a mom and a daughter gave birth!

It's good to hear both mothers handled the birthing process well. As cypher said, breeding hamsters is a huge undertaking and really must only be done by professionals and those who are highly knowledgeable/well prepared. Who impregnated the daughter? Are your hams seperated by sex or are they allowed to roam about together? It's always just been a personal opinion of mine that you should own whichever animal you wish to breed for a bare minimum of several months or so before even considering breeding them! I've owned betta fish my entire life and even after that fact, it took me years of research, apprenticeship, and preparing before I began to breed. You really do need to have extensive knowledge in genetics and coloration with your animal if you wish to breed. I would recommend just keeping the lot you have and wait a couple of years before deciding whether or not breeding is right for you

As cypher said, you should leave the family alone for the first few weeks otherwise you risk the mother becoming overly stressed out and cannabalizing her young I would check out all the breeding threads as that section is a huge archive of knowledge and reading it can really help. I'd also recommend contacting an experienced breeder with questions on raising a litter as well as sexing/separation and perhaps after a couple years of being mentored, you could revisit the idea of breeding! I wish you the best of luck
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Old 03-23-2017, 04:31 AM   #4
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Mekacrew are all the males out this group? You MUST remove any males away from the females immediately if not. In a previous thread you mentioned that a son was mating the mother so it looks like you already have some horribly inbred hamsters which could result in bad genetics leading to illness. Brother and sister and mother and son should never be allowed to mate.
Once they are about 3 weeks they must be sexed correctly and all babies removed to single sex groups. I would advise you to find SINGLE homes for every pup so there is no danger of further breeding.
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Old 03-23-2017, 08:26 AM   #5
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They're going to need plenty peace and privacy. Please do not take any pics as this could stress out the mums. All you should be doing is giving plenty of food and water everyday and make sure there's plenty of substrate & toilet paper to keep them warm.
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