Merck Manual

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If Your Hamster is Pregnant

If Your Hamster is Pregnant

Do:

Do Not:

  • Provide extra bedding.

  • Take the hamster to the veterinarian for a prenatal checkup.

  • Be sure the mother has a good diet and plenty of water throughout her pregnancy.

  • Take the pups to the veterinarian for a check at about 1 month of age.

  • Do not stress the mother.

  • Do not disturb a new mother or her pups until a week after the birth.

  • Do not give solid food until the pups are about 10 days old.