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Old 09-05-2019, 02:35 PM   #1
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Red face Hamster is to wiggly to sex.

My young hamster is too wiggly for me to be able to have time to see what sex it is.We don't even have a name yet. It is kind of anxious , runs around playpen instead of walking,grabs food and heads back under bedding, ect.
I know what to look for , just cant do it fast enough. Any ideas?
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Old 09-05-2019, 02:57 PM   #2
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Default Re: Hamster is to wiggly to sex.

What breed of hamster is it? you could wait till she/he is a bit more used to you or you could try picking it up in a towel or some kitchen roll, so you can get a better grip, less chance of dropping it. If you do that make sure it can't fall.
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Old 09-05-2019, 03:53 PM   #3
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Default Re: Hamster is to wiggly to sex.

Hi there. I would wait "He" will be nervy and anxious as a baby in a new environment. He'll need a good two weeks to settle into his cage environment without any cleaning or changes during that time. It is something that maybe isn't that essential to know straight away as long as he isn't a pair living with another hamster.

I'm guessing it's a dwarf hamster - syrians are fairly easy to sex just looking at the back end while they walk around. Robos are hard to sex. Russian dwarf hamsters - again the shape of the back end should help - a male will be slightly more elongated at the back end. I also think their facial expressions look more male or female sometimes
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Old 09-06-2019, 02:01 AM   #4
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Default Re: Hamster is to wiggly to sex.

Is it possible the place you got your hammy from has a record? (For instance, the pet shop where I bought my hamster only gets in females.) If not, you could choose a name that would be okay for either sex, or a gender neutral name. As has been said, it sounds as though you will have to wait a bit longer to be certain.
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Old 09-06-2019, 07:20 AM   #5
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What breed of hamster is it? you could wait till she/he is a bit more used to you or you could try picking it up in a towel or some kitchen roll, so you can get a better grip, less chance of dropping it. If you do that make sure it can't fall.
Its a Dwarf Campbell. Its been here 7 weeks and is tame.Its about 13 to14 weeks old. I am going to try a wash cloth to see if I can tell. Hope its a girl like my other one.

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Old 09-06-2019, 08:35 AM   #6
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I used a wash cloth and picked up my hammy...…………...I saw a scent gland in middle of tummy. I need a closer look at the other parts. I will try again in a few hrs.

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