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Old 06-03-2019, 12:30 PM   #1
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Default Female Syrian hamster with a thick skirt??

Hiya! Iím new to this forum, and hamster owning in general as I just got my first hamster today! Sheís called Trixie and sheís a long haired Syrian, really sweet and seems to be settling in well ó I just have one question/concern. The staff at the pet shop said she was a female, however because sheís young (only 8 weeks) they also did say that sometimes they canít tell for sure because the males havenít fully developed yet, so can often be mistaken for females. Iíve done some research on long haired Syrians and have found out that the male ones have a long, thick, fluffy skirt. Trixie seems to have this skirt however sheís supposedly a female... is this possible? Iíve tried to look and see if I can tell if sheís a boy by her genitals of course but canít see any testicles or male genitalia of any kind. Iíve attached some pictures so you can see, any help or answers would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-04-2019, 08:15 AM   #2
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Default Re: Female Syrian hamster with a thick skirt??

The pictures arent showing but I have known a few longhaired females with a skirt. Its more common with males but still possible.
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Old 06-05-2019, 11:53 AM   #3
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Females can have a bit of a tufty mini skirt sometimes. It does vary but if it is really long and flowing all over it is likely you have a male. The photos have not been attached so maybe try again
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Old 06-05-2019, 12:36 PM   #4
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Females can have a bit of a tufty mini skirt sometimes. It does vary but if it is really long and flowing all over it is likely you have a male. The photos have not been attached so maybe try again
Sorry about the links, here are the new working ones:

https://ibb.co/NVjjgX8
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However Iíve recently found out (since posting this a few days ago as Iíve been waiting for it to get approved by a moderator) that she may actually be male because I took this picture:

https://ibb.co/fpF9z7T

Where Iím pretty sure I can see male genitals, not entirely sure though, do you think they are?
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Old 06-05-2019, 02:04 PM   #5
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Yes that is a male long haired syrian. The testicles are quite mobile and can be drawn up inside the body when cold or when unsettled. With fur that long it is definitely a male.
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Old 06-05-2019, 02:46 PM   #6
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He's a lovely looking boy in a skirt. Is Trixie going to be Tristan or Trixo or ??....or going to stay Trixie? You've got a beautiful hamster so a warm welcome to you both.
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:51 PM   #7
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He's a lovely looking boy in a skirt. Is Trixie going to be Tristan or Trixo or ??....or going to stay Trixie? You've got a beautiful hamster so a warm welcome to you both.
I think Iím going to change his name completely, I like the name Milo so I think Iíll call him that. Thanks for the help!
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Old 06-06-2019, 12:35 PM   #8
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Aw Milo is gorgeous!
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