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Old 10-28-2018, 01:44 PM   #1
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Default Pregnant or just chubby?

One of my newest hammies, Stormy was sold to me as a male turned out to actually be female. She was separated from her supposedly also male cagemates for fighting and placed in the adoption centre. Im really hoping the whole group was actually female and shes just chubby from stealing the others food. They got in another female group at thecsame time tho (which is where Petal was from)

Shes been spending most her time in her nest both here and when she was in p@h but she has come out briefly to explore her new cage and gather food. She feels especially big around her tummy and hips too.

Im sorry the photos are so bad but these were the best I could get

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Old 10-28-2018, 10:16 PM   #2
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Default Re: Pregnant or just chubby?

It's hard to tell from photos but she looks normal to me, not particularly round or big.
How long was she in the adoption section after being separated? If you know that it will give you a time frame to work with guessing whether pregnancy could still be possible.
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Old 10-29-2018, 04:11 AM   #3
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It's hard to tell from photos but she looks normal to me, not particularly round or big.
How long was she in the adoption section after being separated? If you know that it will give you a time frame to work with guessing whether pregnancy could still be possible.
She was in there for around 10 days. I had her out for a bit today and shes definitely quite chubby around her tummy/hips. I think it is just chubbiness tho and hopefully shell start to lose weight now she has space to be more active.
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Old 10-29-2018, 04:46 AM   #4
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Default Re: Pregnant or just chubby?

Still possible then so I would keep a close watch on her behaviour but more than likely just the lack of exercise, have you weighed her? She doesn't really look overweight.
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Old 10-29-2018, 01:21 PM   #5
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Still possible then so I would keep a close watch on her behaviour but more than likely just the lack of exercise, have you weighed her? She doesn't really look overweight.
Shes definitely bigger looking in real life haha
Im pretty sure its just lack of exercise and over-eating, she was probably stealing her cagemates food before she was separated as well. Just wanted to double check just in case.

Shes around 11 weeks and weighs 36g, Petal is the same age and weighs 30g so I dont think I need to worry about her, just compared to the other 6 Russians I have/had shes definitely on the squishier side
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36g isn't big at all really, sounds fine to me.
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Old 11-05-2018, 12:17 PM   #7
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I’m sure I’m just worrying since I’ve never had a pregnant hammie before but she’s now visibly bigger/wider but more firm feeling than if she was fat. She’s also been spending most her time building a huge nest (and burying her entire wooden house).
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