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Can the male hamster stay in the cage?

Um....female hamster had babies. Can the male (daddy) stay in the cage or no?


Asked by ronica04 at 8:02 PM on Mar. 11, 2009 in Pets

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Answers (8)
  • Once the babies are 4 weeks old you need to separate the males from the mom and females or you will have more babies...and before you know it you will have a hundred

    Answer by itsokmomshere at 10:27 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • No--they can eat the babies. If that does not happen ,him being there can stress the female and cause her to eat her own babies. I would separate them will have to keep them in separate cages from now on anyway or you will have babies every two months or so.

    Answer by Carajust at 8:05 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • No
    Ever pair of hamsters i had . when they had babies
    the male hamster would eat the babies.
    not a good idea to have him with the babies.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:06 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • NO!

    Answer by mominbolt at 8:07 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • Thanks ladies!! I didn't think so but I figured Id ask quickly!! Male is out of the cage... Mama and babies doing good...

    now what??

    Answer by ronica04 at 8:16 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • She might be prego again!!! Hamsters and other small critters can get pregnant again immedatly after delivery! My mom's friend works in a lab with hamsters all day long. Don't be suprised if you get a little suprise in a few weeks!

    Answer by Steff107 at 8:33 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • I don't want anymore hamsters!!! :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

    Answer by ronica04 at 8:20 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • No they will eat the babies and sometimes female will too

    Answer by Teeny83 at 4:56 PM on Mar. 14, 2009