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Old 05-20-2022, 03:44 AM   #11
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Default Re: 4 Month Old Campbell Dwarf suddenly bites me for unknown reasons.

Guys, she gave birth today... Was it why? I just thought she was chubby, but she was pregnant... Thought she was housed with a girl, before I got her. I feel cheated... But I'll try my best to look through what I have to do for those babes.
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Old 05-20-2022, 04:09 AM   #12
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Oh wow! That must be such a shock for you! I am sure somebody will be along soon with advice.
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Old 05-20-2022, 04:25 AM   #13
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Guys, she gave birth today... Was it why? I just thought she was chubby, but she was pregnant... Thought she was housed with a girl, before I got her. I feel cheated... But I'll try my best to look through what I have to do for those babes.
Yes, that was the reason. My dwarf hamster was pregnant which was unknown to me and she bit me when i picked her up.
You need to leave the mother and babies alone until they surface by themselves and give plenty of bedding and extra food. Make sure there's always fresh water. Best to remove the wheel for now and level the set up out so there are no fall risks or risks of the babies getting squashed by anything heavy. Be very careful not to disturb the nest because any kind of disturbance could upset the mother. That's all you can do at the moment.
I didn't do any of that because i had no idea until one of the babies came to the surface at around 10-12 days old.
I was in the same situation and it was a shock but the good people on this forum guided me through it and all turned out well in the end.
The babies were rehomed and i had my friendly and gentle dwarf hamster back.
There is a thread called "Gertie had babies" where i seek advice and chat about my experience.
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Old 05-20-2022, 05:26 PM   #14
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Yes, that was the reason. My dwarf hamster was pregnant which was unknown to me and she bit me when i picked her up.
You need to leave the mother and babies alone until they surface by themselves and give plenty of bedding and extra food. Make sure there's always fresh water. Best to remove the wheel for now and level the set up out so there are no fall risks or risks of the babies getting squashed by anything heavy. Be very careful not to disturb the nest because any kind of disturbance could upset the mother. That's all you can do at the moment.
I didn't do any of that because i had no idea until one of the babies came to the surface at around 10-12 days old.
I was in the same situation and it was a shock but the good people on this forum guided me through it and all turned out well in the end.
The babies were rehomed and i had my friendly and gentle dwarf hamster back.
There is a thread called "Gertie had babies" where i seek advice and chat about my experience.
Alright, I've removed the wheel after reading some of the posts yesterday, right after she had given birth... so I also need to remove her platform on top? But it's above where she had kept her babies....It supported quite well, and if I move it, it will make a noise...
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Old 05-21-2022, 12:28 AM   #15
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Alright, I've removed the wheel after reading some of the posts yesterday, right after she had given birth... so I also need to remove her platform on top? But it's above where she had kept her babies....It supported quite well, and if I move it, it will make a noise...
I'd leave it in then because it's important not to disturb the nest.
As i said, i had no idea until a baby surfaced and had left everything in from platforms to a heavy silent runner wheel. They were so well hidden away in paperbased substrated under a platform that i didn't even hear a sound.
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Old 05-25-2022, 05:57 AM   #16
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We have successfully passed the 5 days mark, and she has let us seen her babies, I've counted 7 in total. It's a good number right? Idk how to post pictures up here, but if you guys can teach me I would appreciate it, her babies are more active than I thought, 1 of it kept walking out of the nest, I was sure there's 8, maybe she ate it.
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