Anonymous asked in PetsRodents · 8 years ago

If i put a Female Russian Dwarf Hamster and a Male Syrian Hamster, can i breed them?

i have a female Russian Dwarf Hamster and might be buying a Male Syrian Hamster and i just wanted to ask, would it be possible to breed them or do hamsters need to be the same breed? I don't want them killing each other if i put them together :/

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  • 8 years ago
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    No, don't do that. The female would most likely die from the Syrian.

    Think Before for you Breed.

    The vast majority of hamsters shouldn't be bred from. Responsible breeders in the hamster fancy breed for qualities of body conformation, size, depth of colour, quality of markings and fur, and health AS WELL as a good temperament. Good temperament is a given, not something to breed for! Simply being a sweet-natured pet does not make for good breeding material.

    Do you have the space to house perhaps 20 hamsters individually if you can't find homes for them, can you afford that many cages? Can you afford to feed them and keep them in bedding and toys, for possibly three years?

    Are you going to let these babies go to any old home, or a pet store, where anything may happen to them? Will you check each possible home, make sure the new owners are knowledgable and able to care for your hamsters, will you make yourself available to advise the new owners for the life of that hamster, and are you willing to take the hamster back at any time, if for some reason the owners can no longer keep it?

    Can you cope with the possibility that the first-time mother may eat her own pups? That she may die during a difficult birth, whilst you watch her writhing in pain? That pups may be stillborn, or born with deformities that require them to be put down, you may have to deal with sick or dead pups?

    Do you actually know what you are doing? Do you understand hamster genetics - are you aware what varieties of hamster a particular mating may produce? (And no - if you mate a black hamster with a white hamster you do not get a litter of half blacks and half whites, or a litter of black & white hamsters, or a litter of grey hamsters!!!) Do you know the genetic history of the animals you are breeding from - do you know what colours their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents were, do you know of any hidden recessives in the line?

    Finally, why do you want to breed hamsters? If it's to make money, forget it! This is not a profit-making business. If it's because you want to and you think it's cute, take a while to think about the reality and practicality of it, and all the points mentioned above - does your hamster (and the possible mate) really fit the quality criteria, are you really knowledgable? If you're breeding because you want more hamsters, for yourself or for your friends - please, please contact your local animal rescue, sanctuary or shelter. There are always hamster that need adopting.

    So don't breed.

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  • joanis
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    3 years ago

    Crossbreeding might desire to be left to the experts. i'm afraid the outcomes might desire to be disastrous in case you attempt to crossbreed yours and your chum's hamsters. Hamsters are in many cases delinquent in the direction of different hamsters except they are presented very early in life, and look to have appreciably greater advantageous consequences with hamsters of a similar breed. case in point, 2 dwarf hamsters may be much less probably to respond poorly to a minimum of one yet another than a dwarf hamster and a syrian hamster. additionally, the older a woman gets, the greater volatile pregnancies become. honestly, i think of you may desire to think of this by using somewhat greater and in case you're caught on the desire to reproduce your hamsters, try adopting 2 of a similar breed and age next time. sturdy success to you, and please do no longer breed your hammys on a whim!

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