How Do I Care For Newborn Dwarf Hamsters? The Mom (B.D.H. Beautiful Dwarf Hamster Silent H) (bee Dee) Just Had Babies. I Am Scared. What Do I Do ? Tell Me Everything Please

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Ok this is what my book says never disturb the nest of a female with young before they are 10-12 days old, particularly if it is a first litter as the female may well kill the babies or abandon them. If a female spreads the babies around the cage and they appear to be being ignored, the best way to return them to the nest area is to gently scoop them up with a teaspoon and place them back under or as near to the female as possible.

Females will often chase male out of nest for the first day or so. The babies skin should darken at about 3 days, fur appear 6-8 days eyes open 14 days independent by 18-21 days. Mature at 60 days.

Can produce young at 30 days so separate out so brothers and sisters do not mate.

hope this helps.

thanked the writer.
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Ditto. You only need to care for the mother give her plenty of protein: Boiled eggs, peanuts, fresh greens. Give plenty of tissue torn up. Do not bother them, no not touch them no matter what. The mother can't see very well and only goes by smell. If she smells something other than her babies she will either reject it or kill it as she percieves it as a threat. She can mate again very soon, you might want to give her some time to nurse and nuture these before you let her get preg again.
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What ever you do don't touch the babies ! Yes after they are 3 weeks old you can hold them and give them away to friends or sell them to the pet store. Then after they are gone yes, you can put him back in and have more babies.
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Just let the mum do her job, be careful with the dad or other hamsters though because they might be aggressive towards the baby. Keep checking on them, if you hear squeaking go to check on them again because they could be hurting the baby.
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I appreciate your help .. Thank you  very much my hamster dwarf just had babies do they neeed any other care that the mom can't provide ?

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