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Old 07-23-2018, 02:09 PM   #1
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Question Male Hamster resting period

I was just curious about how often you should breed male hamsters! Do male hamsters get nervous or overwhelmed if they are over breed? How many litters should a male hamster have? When will a male hamster not be able to help produce children anymore? I have seen links that mention all these things about females but nothing about males!
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Old 07-23-2018, 04:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: Male Hamster resting period

Originally Posted by mehrfarbig View Post
Best to never breed them as enough need homes as it is.
I know but there are breeders on here and i was just wondering
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Old 07-24-2018, 11:51 AM   #3
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Default Re: Male Hamster resting period

They don't tend to change in personality or temperament after mating and they don't need a rest period either. I wouldn't tend to overuse any particular male though as you don't want too much crossing of the same genes. Males can be used up to quite an old age and I have used them over 2 years old on first matings with success. With older males you do have time to assess their temperaments and how they mature.
I have heard of the occasional male though who has died not long after mating as it just was too much for him.
They do tend to be much more aware of females in heat after mating and try to get to them and act up a bit when they smell new females. Kept in the same area as females they can lose weight and condition.
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