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Old 01-25-2016, 10:33 AM   #1
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Apple is a Chinese hamster that I brought her home on the 3rd January. I knew that there was a possibility that she might be pregnant so I kept her on pregnancy watch.

I thought she gave birth on the 7th but after over two weeks when there was not a sign or squeak of any babies and I became convinced that she had either killed them or that she hadn't been pregnant at all. I think I made the mistake of giving her too much substrate which meant I wasn't exactly sure where her nest was.

On the 23rd I got her out of the cage for the first time and while I was holding her I could hear someone scrabbling from inside the cage. Then a pup ventured out with its eyes open, it gave me such a shock! She was certainly very secretive

I not sure how many there are yet but expect pictures soon
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:28 PM   #2
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Oh how exciting. Clever mum keeping her little ones safely hidden away!!!
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:40 PM   #3
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Wow Truffle, what a surprise for you. But a welcome one I assume?? She must be a very good mum to have looked after the litter so well.
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well this is quite a story lol but guess you knew from the start good luck with the little pups hope they arn't a handful but cant wait to see photos
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Old 01-25-2016, 01:07 PM   #5
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how exciting!! very secretive hamster lol!!
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Old 01-25-2016, 01:29 PM   #6
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Awh, how sweet! I'm excited to see photos.
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What a wonderful surprise & what a clever mum she's been to protect her little ones so well!
I really can't wait to see photos
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Thank you everyone! I am actually now quite excited I have don't have any pictures as yet though I have heard speaking for the first time and had a glimpse of another baby.
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Oh wow, that is a surprise.....and a very protective mum too.
Aww bet you are excited and am sure you are prepared.

Looking forward for further updates and pics when the eyes are open.
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Old 01-27-2016, 10:17 AM   #10
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Thanks Bec! I think I've got everything sorted. The pups will be three weeks tomorrow so their eyes are actually already open. I just need a camera with me while there out and about

Two pups came out playing with mum last night. It was such a sweet sight! Their almost half her size already.
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