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Hamster Breeding Advice

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by AnimalKingdom, May 19, 2010.


  1. AnimalKingdom

    AnimalKingdom PetForums Junior

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    Hiya

    My friend wondered what would be the best cage to get for her female syrian, whos shes planning to breed when shes old enough?

    Thanks every1
    x:thumbup:
     
  2. Shamen

    Shamen Guest

    the RSPCA recommend the minimum cage size for a syrian should be 75 x 40 x 40 cm but the larger the better. Breeders usually have their mothers and babies in tank type cages or bin cages.

    did your friend get her hamster from a breeder?
     
  3. AnimalKingdom

    AnimalKingdom PetForums Junior

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    hiya

    thanks for that,, yes she did, She got both hamsters from breeders but not related.
    I think the girl is grey and white banded and boy is white. is this ok?
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  4. Flissy

    Flissy PetForums VIP

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    I think a good cage would be the duna multy/something similar as it doesn't have bars on the side so the baby hamsters wouldn't escape :D
     
  5. EmzieAngel

    EmzieAngel PetForums VIP

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    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but...
    The white boy will carry the white gene and it is a possibility that the banded girl might carry this gene if she has a white belly, but not all do.

    Unless you know that the girl does not carry the white gene, it is not ideal to breed these two together as you can produce hamsters known as 'Eyeless whites' They will either have poorly formed eyes or no eyes at all.
     
  6. AnimalKingdom

    AnimalKingdom PetForums Junior

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    O, I will ask her,

    Which is best colour to breed with a grey banded?
     
  7. Shamen

    Shamen Guest

    i agree with EmzieAngel, thats why you need to contact the breeder to ensure they dont carry the white bellied gene, im surprised your friend hasnt done this already:confused:
     
  8. AnimalKingdom

    AnimalKingdom PetForums Junior

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    Hi

    My friend has contacted the breeder and he said the boy hamster carries it but the female doesnt and the pair will be okay to breed
     
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