If you have dwarf hamsters then the idea of breeding your hamsters to get cute baby dwarf hamsters may have entered your mind. Before you do that, you should about the breeding process. You also need to know about the gestational habits of your hamster. You should know about these things so you can have a successful breeding of your hamsters and so you can take care of the baby dwarf hamsters.
The gestation period lasts for about 18 and 20 days. After the female hamster gives birth, leave the baby dwarf hamsters to their mother. The mother should take care of them. Remember, do not touch them. Don’t even clean their cage during that 10 days. After 10 days, the baby dwarf hamsters should be able to take solid food. It is best to feed them oats or wheat germ and small seeds two weeks after birth. Giving them sliced cucumber can help them grow fastest. Give them that regularly.
Since they are still babies, you have to take good care of them. Be sure that they are uninjured and they get enough food and water. After a month, you can separate them and put them in new enclosures. Separate the male and the females. Doing that will prevent unwanted pregnancies that will result to overpopulation.
Baby dwarf hamsters are basically similar with any other hamsters. They need the same care that all hamsters, despite their breed, need. You will need some dwarf hamster supplies. Also, you will need to clean their cages every once in a while. If you notice that the cage is too dirty, you better clean it. Check them frequently. Give them a proper supply of water and food. When they are about 4 weeks old, you can sell them or even give them away.