Is There Such A Thing As Dwarf Hamster Family Planning?
When the female is pregnant, believe it or not, it is possible for you to have
an impact on the sexual dominance of the pups within the litter. If you carefully
control the temperature in the room where you keep the mother hamster, studies
have indicated that you can influence the probability of her giving birth to either
more boys or more girls. By keeping the temperature higher than normal, the
process will yield more male pups. And, on the flip side, if you keep the room
cooler than normal, the outcome will prove to be dominated by female pups.
Extra Dwarf Hamster Tip For Today!
In the wild, the hamster’s breeding season will typically begin in April and
end in the month of September. However, when they are kept in an environment
where the lighting remains on for more than 8 hours per day, they will continue
to breed throughout the year.
Dwarf Hamster Tip #2 – Do Hamsters Really Hibernate?
It’s a question that many scientists continue to argue. The fact is that when
the temperature drops below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, they enter into a temporary
condition called torpor, which in many ways certainly has the appearance of
hibernation, such as the bears experience in winter. Typically, hamsters prefer
the ideal temperature range of 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, so when they are
subjected to the colder temperatures of 40 degrees or below, their body
temperature will drop. Also, their heart rate will slow down to between 5 and 15
beats per minute instead of the normal range of 250 to 500 beats per minute.
Additionally, they will sleep for much longer periods of time and may only
awaken every week or so.
Dwarf Hamster Tip #3 – Does your Dwarf hamster need a manicure?
When it comes to toenails, your hamster is no different than any other animal.
As toenails continue to grow, there needs to be a way to maintain their health and
length. Nail clippers will certainly do the job, but it’s not always easy to hold the
little critter while attempting to safely trim the nails. And, there’s always that
potential of painful injury and infection when the nails are cut too short. So, a
much less stressful alternative is to line the hamster wheel with a very fine grade
of sandpaper and let the friction that occurs during routine exercise, successfully
shorten the nails.