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Male/female syrian hamsters

Discussion in 'Small Animal Chat' started by Tiffanylarkins, Mar 3, 2020.


  1. Tiffanylarkins

    Tiffanylarkins PetForums Member

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    Hi everyone. I just want to know has anyone got a hamster from a pet shop and they've mistakenly got the sex wrong? I've got a very bad feeling that bubbles is a girl where as we got told he was a boy. Now it doesn't bother me whether bubbles is a boy or a girl but when he/ she was in the tunnel I noticed marking like nipples now I'm trying to still gain his trust so I can double check. Can anyone help me please
     
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    Smolmaus PetForums Member

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    If you don't spot huge testicles it's a girl. It's really not hard to tell the difference once you take the step of googling "male hamster balls"

    Here is a link to a post on a hamster specific forum where there are some decent photos to compare.

    Pet shops do still get this wrong all the time.
     
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    Tiffanylarkins PetForums Member

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    Thank you when bubbles is awake later I will try and have another look
     
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    Engel98 PetForums Senior

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    Niko was originally thought to be a girl. I double checked when I got home, flipped him over, deffo a boy lol.

    Easy way is to have him/her walk into a jar or plastic tub and look underneath. If you're unsure, pop a pic up and we'll see :)
     
  5. Tiffanylarkins

    Tiffanylarkins PetForums Member

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    Thank you I will try
     
  6. Tiffanylarkins

    Tiffanylarkins PetForums Member

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    I grabbed this one
     

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    Knighterist PetForums Member

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    Bubbles is a girl! :O
     
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    Tiffanylarkins PetForums Member

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    I knew it deep down
     
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    Engel98 PetForums Senior

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    Yup, a girl :)
     
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    Tiffanylarkins PetForums Member

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    I knew it well she's just been on a mad one
     
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    Engel98 PetForums Senior

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    Aw bless you. She's probably coming on heat. Happens every 4 days. It is normally worse in the evening and if you scratch her back then she will freeze with her tail stuck up
     
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    Tiffanylarkins PetForums Member

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    Wow I didn't know that I feel sorry for her but she's asleep now for a bit.
     
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    Tiffanylarkins PetForums Member

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    She's getting alot braver she's attempting to come by the cage door and I can be standing there right by it and she will have a look but I'm always there I never leave it open
     
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