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Old 01-04-2012, 08:18 PM   #11
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Oh god... P@H said male, Whizz is massively differently shaped to Skip... So I sexed them and saw he had testicles and Whizz's bits seemed close together so I assumed Whizz was a girl...
Now this is saying that shes actually in the middle of the two! I can't post a pic because I had to take a video to confirm anything... They're not right next to each other but aren't far apart either...
We're considering getting her company because she's still really nervous and seems a bit lonely, and we really, really need to treble check her sex and be sure we can sex them right... (P@H have one up for adoption and robos take forever to go from there and if we decide to get her company we'll happily introduce it - if its the same sex, so we need to sex it in-store if we do decide to see about getting it as company.)

I've print screened from the vid, so I apologise about the quality but I really can't get better and don't want to upload an entire video of Whizz and her rear end running around a clear container lol (Not unless someone asks anyway, if that would help let me know and I'll rush to get it up asap.)



Anyone have any idea which she is? We still think female but a second (and third) opinion would be wonderful.
Thanks for any help everyone.

Actually... The video is here now, but feel free to ignore it. I just want anyone who can help to help and the video is clearer than I can get screenshots to be. Apologies if theres any sound though.

Oh and no we can't hold her for a photo - she's still pretty scared of humans and not even ready for taming yet (we thought she was recently but have realised she isn't), so grabbing her for a photo would be cruel even if we could catch her - and we can't catch her anyway lol
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:55 PM   #12
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Ignore that, I got to view her on her side for a good few seconds earlier and its been finalised. Whizz is absolutely 100% definetly female
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:43 PM   #13
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As wrong as this sounds, looking at the genitalia area isn't as prominent as one would hope, especially when they are young. So what i do is hold them gentle under their arms if they are calm or hold their scruff behind their neck and try and lay him/her gently on your palm and give that special area a gentle feel. Of course if they are boys, you'll feel 1 or 2 little balls which feels like ball bearings. If you feel nothing, then you know its a girl :P

*got to emphasize.... GENTLE rub!! you dont wanna hurt them*
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:36 AM   #14
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This is very helpful, thanks.
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:40 PM   #15
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My litter is 21 days old tomorrow. I believe that this is the best time to sex them, but is this also a good time to separate them? At the moment I can barely tell them apart, I can't see any point in putting them through the stress of me fumbling about trying to tell if they are male or female only to have to do it again in a weeks time.

As this was an 'accidental' litter, I'm a little frightened of watching it all happen again because I screw this part up....
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:56 PM   #16
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My litter is 21 days old tomorrow. I believe that this is the best time to sex them, but is this also a good time to separate them? At the moment I can barely tell them apart, I can't see any point in putting them through the stress of me fumbling about trying to tell if they are male or female only to have to do it again in a weeks time.
3 weeks old is a very good time to sex because their little belly fur will start to grow in fuller as they become older. If nothing else, it's good to know how many males and females you have right now, and to double check again a few times in the next few weeks.

At this stage it's easy to see the female's nipple lines on their bellies, although the boy's testicles probably haven't descended yet, but they'll be the one with the smooth belly. Separate the pups at 4 weeks old since they will benefit from being with mum and their littermates a bit longer.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:06 AM   #17
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Thanks Biscottti!
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:06 AM   #18
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Well I've examined many baby hamsters genitals this afternoon and they all look the same to me! I can't see any signs of nipples, and the fur is already quite dense. There is variation in the position of the genitals and anus, but not enough for me to decide whether it's an indication of sex or just a different hamster....

Is it correct that by this time next week they will be ready to mate?

Tension builds.....
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:09 AM   #19
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post some pics. Try and make them clear and poms or others with experience will take a look for you I'm sure.
More pics here
http://www.hamsters-uk.org/index.php...Itemid=48#robo
You can just see the nipple lines on the female on the right especially the two dots either side of the top vent.

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Old 09-24-2013, 07:12 AM   #20
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I'll try, I'm finding it very hard to hold them steady. I have tried 'scruffing' them, but it feels like there is not enough to get hold of without hurting them. I can sometimes hold them still for a minute with a finger under the chin, but I really don't want to risk hurting them. You know what us ham fisted blokes are like...

I'll give it a go later, when i have someone to hold the camera.
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