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Old 02-16-2017, 04:00 AM   #1
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Default Hamster gender?

I recently got a new hamster, which was sold to me as a male. I looked at him last night, and he appears to be female! However, I'm not that good at sexing hamsters, and so I'm not completely sure. I'm trying to get a good photo of him/her, but I can't take photos without cage bars which obstruct the photo. Any help would be appreciated, and I will keep persevering with a photo.
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:03 AM   #2
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If you're unsure of the gender, chances are he is a she! Males have features which are very predominant. How long have you had him/her? Will he/she allow you to pick them up? Here's a guide to use, good luck and hope you find out soon!


https://hamsterdiaries.files.wordpre...boyorgirl2.jpg
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:24 AM   #3
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I've had the hamster three weeks. I can pick them up, but if I try to hold them up like that they put their tail in the way which makes it hard to see anything. It does look more like the female hamsters I've had, so you're probably right. Thanks for your help.
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:50 AM   #4
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Maybe watch "her" waddling around and have a look at the back end Females have a kind of rounded back end. Males have a sort of extra oval shape at the end (over the testicle area).

You can sort of see it from the side on this photo

http://www.hamsterclub-germany.com/p...0SH%20Male.JPG

It's particularly noticeable on Chinese hamster males, so that might help - Vectis's page on sexing chinese hamsters shows some good photos of a male back end

Sexing Chinese Hamsters

Female butts are much more rounded

Male

http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/761457-hamster-butts

Female

Hamster Butts | Know Your Meme

First pic on this link gives an idea.

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Old 02-16-2017, 05:55 AM   #5
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Thank you. Yeah, I've watched her walking around, she's definitely more female shaped. I'll keep those links for further reference though: they were really helpful.
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