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Old 06-07-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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Default The boys are fighting! Is this ok?

They are exactly 7 weeks old now. (the babies, I mean)
But I noticed the boys are fighting. I dont know if its play fighting or fighting but im not home right now so im kind of worried about them. One will come and raise its paws, then the other one rolls on its back and starts squeaking and they kind of slap/scratch (but no ACTUAL scratching that leaves marks.) Is this playing or fighting?
(sorry, I just posted about a hamster problem and now I have another one in the same day XD)
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: The boys are fighting! Is this ok?

They may just be play fighting due to their age. I think they are close to the age of fully separating so maybe that is something to consider (they are syrians aren't they?) I do know that if blood is drawn they should be separated as soon as possible.

However, I'm not that experienced so hopefully someone else can help
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:47 AM   #3
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Default Re: The boys are fighting! Is this ok?

Are they syrians?
If so, i agree it's about time they were separated before any serious fighting begins
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:16 AM   #4
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Are they syrians?
If so, i agree it's about time they were separated before any serious fighting begins
Yes they are syrians but I was planning on separating them next week or the week after that because I have no way to separate them yet.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:19 AM   #5
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Default Re: The boys are fighting! Is this ok?

Sounds like they need separating as soon as possible, to be honest
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:20 AM   #6
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Well, from 6 weeks they are able to live on their own and go to their new owners (I assume you've found homes for them), so it's not surprising scuffles are starting. I'd run out and get some bins, for the fighting ones to live alone. how many babies are there?
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:39 AM   #7
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Default Re: The boys are fighting! Is this ok?

Unfortunately if they are fighting they will need to be seperated asap as worst case scenario is that they fight to death. Usually people wait until blood is drawn but as these are Syrians I'd seperate them now.

EDIT: Given the age actually it's most likely playfighting but I think at 7-8 weeks they'd be living alone in homes anyway so seperation is still an idea.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:02 PM   #8
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I cant get home for a few hours. Im getting worried :0

I think I have homes for them all but some are just "maybes". Also, they arent completely tame because I havent had much time to tame them so I didnt want to give anybody untame hamsters.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:51 PM   #9
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Default Re: The boys are fighting! Is this ok?

Not every hamster is tame the moment you take it home. People shouldn't really expect it to be like that to be honest...

I hope you find homes soon
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