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I think the new dwarf ham is up the duff!

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by srhdufe, Aug 5, 2009.


  1. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    She is huge!!!
    She looks sooooo round!
    You prob cant tell from my pics of her, but she looks like a ping pong ball with legs :D

    I've never had to cope with dwarf ham babies before...
    Are there any signs to look out for so i can tell if she really is pregnant?
     
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    well there is weighing her each day to see if she increases, exsessive eating and sleeping most of the day, excessive weeing. other than that its just waiting to see

    do you know if shes been with a male or not ?

    where did you get her from ?
     
  3. srhdufe

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    :blushing: p@h adoption bit :blushing:

    Not sure if she has or not... Knowing p@h she probably has! :rolleyes:
     
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    ohhhhhhh, if you can get hold of her to handle her tomorow then ide check if her belly seems hard to touch, if it is then there is a good chance she may be, was she in with others ?

    i would say if there are no babies in 10 days then likely she isnt as if she seems to be showing already then not long to go.

    they usually have around 2 -4 but 6 can happen

    i wouldnt handle her too much just incase she is and also try to minimise the amount you clean her cage out as these will stress her out and if she has babies then she will kill them.
     
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    She was on her own when i saw her today but i dont know where they had her before that..
    At least the cage is really clean at the min... I only got her today...
    I just hope i dont wake up to little squeeks in the morning :rolleyes:

    Though having said that... i'm also excited incase she does :D

    I'll check her over...
    AND make sure for myself that she is in fact a she, not a fat HE :rolleyes:
     
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    good good, im guessing you know the difference

    quite easy on mature dwarfs
     
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    I can deff tell with syrians but not so sure with dwarfs.. She is 13 weeks old.. so it should be easy enough, right? :rolleyes:
     
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    Apparently dwarfs don't actually look pregnant till a few days before the birth when they suddenly look really pregnant, she did look huge in the pictures though. I wasn't sure with Spike, even when she made a little nest I convinced myself she wasn't really pregnant, when the nest started squeaking I started to belive :D. Is she in a tank or a cage cos the babies are so tiny they can squeeze out of a cage. This is Spike a couple of days before she had the babies and also about two weeks after, so you can compare her size.

    Before the birth
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    After the birth
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    She is in a cage...
    If she does have them and has them in her little house will i be able to move the house (with contents :p) into the plastic storage box i was going to use for the robo? I wouldnt touch the nest of course..

    Or do you think it's best to do it in the morning, reguardless if she's had them or not?
     
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    I would do it before she builds a nest, so tomorrow should be fine, if she does have some the trick is to totally leave her to it, even if you noticed a problem with the babies, they are so small there would be very little you could do and if you interfere with the nest, even just to have a look, she might kill or abandon the babies.
     
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    I've just picked her up in a glass to see the sex... She is definately a she :D
     
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    Are her nipples quite obvious, (see picture)
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    do it in the morning or even now if you can as u neva now she cud have them tonight.

    with the male the penis and vent will be furthure apart and in the middle body he will have a scent spot which is likely to be brown in colour

    in the female she will have her vents closer together and the scent spot will look slightly damp but not brown in colour
     
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    She's too fury to tell... :rolleyes:
     
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    Just had another look at her piccies, if you can I would move her tonight, put in plenty of bedding and not too many toys. You need to be giving her more protein in the form of egg, mealworms etc just in case and if she has some babies she will need more protein while she is suckling.

    Oh and any male syrian hamsters that arrived with her must be removed and sent to live with me or really bad things happen (honest, would I lie)
     
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    erm... let me think about that... yes! :D
    hehehe you can visit him anytime you like but you cant pinch him :D:D
     
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    i will try and get some pictures of my pregnant and none pregnant dwarfs 2moz so you can get a good look at the difference not that there is a huge difference in them. except colour

    will see if you can tell which one is pregnant also lol
    will be a good test for you :D:001_tt2:
     
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    yeh i agree, although its not too bad in the adults that they show
     
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    Good luck with the future pups.
     
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