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Do mother hamsters DEFINATELY eat the babies if they die?

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by srhdufe, Aug 11, 2009.


  1. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    Rosie's cage is smelling very strange...
    It's a very musky smell... almost like something is rotting away..
    Could it be that one of the babies has died and she's left it?

    She has left the babies again btw... :rolleyes:
    She's sleeping under a mound of bedding she has made in the corner...
    I'm at a loss as to what to do now :confused::
     
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    Just seen a baby :D
    YAY!!! :D
     
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    no its not really deffinate that she will eat any dead ones as she is a new time mum.

    maybe its time to go in the nest, but you really need to do all that i tell you. and you must understand that if their are babies then theres a risk of her killing them.

    would you prefer to check the nest ?

    when did you last here squweking ???
     
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    o0o0o0o0o how did you see it ? did it come out ??
     
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    The lid of the nest is off and i've had a rummage round with a spoon...
    There isn't any sign of babies in there but she has one in a new nest she made last night, under a wooden toy... :D
     
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    thats brill then i would just leave her be dont worry about her not being in the nest all the time. and the musky smell may just be old wee that you cant clean out yet.

    she seems like she is being a really good first time mum :D
     
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    omg omg... theres two!!!
    She moved one out of the way to clean the other :D
    There could be more i dont know but yay!!!!!!!!!
    I'm sooooooooooooooooooooo happy :D:w00t::001_tt1::D:D
     
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    o0o0o0o wonderful :D

    i still dont know wether sunshine has had hers, aint seen her again today yet but i have been in work most of the morning and early afternoon :)

    hopefully see her later, ive heard her in the nest box though
     
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    I hope she has had them...

    My winter white, Misty is showing signs of being up the duff too :rolleyes:
    She's been eating a lot more and drinking a lot too... She keeps wandering round the cage... Bless her, i dont think she knows what to do with herself. She's also gained a lot of weight since i brought her home.. Round her middle but mostly her hips

    I will clean her out tonight so if we do get anymore little ones then i will be prepared this time :rolleyes::D

    I am worried about her as she is only 6-7 weeks
     
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    iam slightly worrid for her too as she is very young to have babies. get her some nice chew things (williow sticks/balls) as she may releive her labour pains on these when she goes into labour.

    its usually why they go on their wheels a lot the night before i believe
     
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    Thanks.. Will do :D
     
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