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Old 06-10-2019, 11:41 AM   #1
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Question Female Hamsters Have Cycles???

Hi,

I got my hamster on March 31st, 2019, and I have no clue how old she is. I know she is juvenile. But that's all I know, because I forgot to ask the pet store how old she is (oops!). Anyway, I was reading a thread recently, and it said something about their bums can get sticky in their cycle. So, female hamsters have cycles?! If yes, when do they start? Do I know when she's in her cycle? Do I need to do anything special for her when she's in her cycle?

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Old 06-11-2019, 03:16 AM   #2
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Default Re: Female Hamsters Have Cycles???

Of course they do! Not like humans tho, the "sticky bum" is just a bit of extra discharge and isn't anything you need to be concerned about. Some hams don't have that at all. Some smell a bit more, some don't. Some seem to get a lot more active or "destructive", some don't. Easiest way to tell is that if you pet her body, particularly along her hips she will freeze and raise her tail. It's a mating instinct.

They'll start going into heat pretty young, I'm not the expert to ask here but you'd separate males and females from as young as 4 weeks so by the time you got Creampuff she would already be having heat cycles.
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:54 PM   #3
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Okay, thank you!!
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:42 PM   #4
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Default Re: Female Hamsters Have Cycles???

Female hamsters go into heat roughly every four days. I have 3 female Russian hybrids and apart from the smell, the only difference in behaviour is they become more active (especially Stormy). Occasionally Flurry’s scent gland will also get a bit sticky (especially now I have male Russian dwarfs too).
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Old 07-02-2019, 01:47 PM   #5
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Question Re: Female Hamsters Have Cycles???

Another quick question: Does their urine smell more when they're in their cycle? Because I think mine does, because every so often I can smell it, but other times I can't.

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Old 07-06-2019, 09:00 AM   #6
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Default Re: Female Hamsters Have Cycles???

My female syrian definitely has more of an odour when she's on heat, and her wee smells different and is a bit more pungent I'm used to the smell but sometimes I get an especially large waft that puts me off my lunch! I've also noticed on some cycles she doesn't smell different at all, so I think it just depends! I mostly notice changes in her behaviour too with her having a lot more energy and scent marking things more often.
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