Accidental Hamster Litter care! (Baby hamsters!)

hey guys so in today’s video I’m going
to be talking about accidental hamster litter care this video is for people who
brought home a female hamster and she suddenly gave birth to pups or maybe you
are thinking your hamster is going to give birth so first I’m going to talk
about the signs of a pregnant hamster generally your hamster is going to start
to look like a pear the hips will begin to widen and they really will look like
a pear shape the nipples also will become more prominent and
noticeable your hamster also may become more aggressive towards you might try to
bite you she also should be building a fairly
large nest and she might also be acting a little bit crazy so once you think
your hamster is pregnant you are going to want to start supplementing her with
a lot of vegetables and protein rich foods such as boiled egg cooked
unseasoned chicken mealworms plain porridge basically anything that is very
high in nutrition you also are going to want to remove the wheel, litter box, sand
box any toys a pup could hurt themselves on three days before she gives birth now
if your hamster has already given birth and you weren’t able to remove these
things really try to quietly and as peacefully as possible remove all of
these things without disturbing the mom hamster so once your hamster has given
birth do not touch the babies do not try to disturb the babies do not try to
disturb the mom or just try to stress her out at all. Trying to touch or bother
the baby hamsters can result in the mother hamster culling them which means
the hamster will kill the babies if she feels threatened or stressed at all. Now
you can continue to feed her and give her fresh water of course try to have
the water bottle and food dish on the opposite side of the cage so you can
change these out as quiet and peacefully as possible so once the
pups are 14 to 18 days old their eyes should be opening by now and once their
eyes have opened that means it is safe for you to touch them and it also means
you can clean the cage at this time. At 2 weeks old the baby hamsters are already
starting to eat some pieces of food that the mum brings back they also may be
going out of the nest and walking around exploring the cage learning how to drink
from the water bottle things like that generally at 3 weeks of age this is when
the pups are going to be weaned from the mother
meaning they no longer will need their mother’s milk also at 3 weeks of age
they will start to be play fighting with each other which is completely normal so
even though the pups may not need to their mother’s milk anymore
this doesn’t mean they should be separated from their mom quite just yet
pups shouldn’t be separated from their mother until 28 days of age unless
absolutely necessary once they are 28 days you are going to
want to separate them into same sex cages so females in one and males in the
other because at 4 weeks old hamsters can start reproducing with each other
and that is something you don’t want now Syrian hamsters can stay with their
same-sex siblings from five weeks to eight weeks you are going to want to
watch closely to make sure the difference between play fighting and
actual fighting once you see that they are actually fighting you are going to
slowly want to separate them all and by eight weeks of age they all should be in
their own separate cages because Syrians are a solitary species of hamster. pups
also should not be rehomed younger than six weeks of age during four to five
weeks of age they are learning quite a bit from their mother their siblings and
other things like that so that is why you don’t want to rehome them to a home
any younger than six weeks so yeah guys I really hope this video can help
anybody who has come across a accidental litter thank you for watching bye

100 thoughts on “Accidental Hamster Litter care! (Baby hamsters!)

  1. Happy Saturday everyone! I really hope this can help anyone who has brought home a pregnant hamster! I'll be gone camping this weekend but will still try to respond to comments and social media as best as I can! ❤️

  2. One my brother bought a hamster from a pet store and it gave birth a week later. We just thought the hamster was fat. But then it it popped out 7 pink jellybeans… luckily all of them lived.

  3. I have a question my hamster gave birth two weeks after I got her and the pups are 3 weeks but the mom is fighting them should I separate them

  4. omg those babies are soooo cute! i almost bought a brother and a sister, until i heard that my friends brother and sister hamsters had babies, so that was a close call! instead i decided to wait for more hamsters to come to the shelter by me

  5. Uhmmm can you guys help me?… I have a pet hamster that gave birth to 4 pups but only 1 survived and it's 15 days old (2 weeks) one eye is opened and the other eye is still closed what am I gonna do??

    two hamsters, both boy and girl. one of them gave birth to 5 babies!
    This is great news, because it was only a week until we saw them, but
    there is one problem. We don't know what to do! It's winter and we have
    to keep them warm, so there is a thick blanket ontop of the cage. We
    gave them food and water, but that's about all we know. They were
    unexpected, so we couldn't have time to prepare for the li'l hammies!
    What should we do? Also, the mother is on top of her babies, and my mom
    wonders if that is okay or not. Another hamster, probably the dad, is
    living together with their mom. Should we seperate them? Or can we keep
    them together? The cage itself is very big, about 2 and a half feet
    high, and a foot wide. What to do? Please help, as we intend to keep
    them and raise them? Also, my mother asks: What to feed them when they
    are 2 weeks old? Or just give them regular food, suchas sunflower seeds,
    pellets, etc? Pls answer! Also, I trust you and thats why I came!

  7. My hamsters nipples are very visibly showing and shes been eating every single food i give her and she use to be a very picky eater but she isn't like building a huge nest or acting aggressive. does that mean she's pregnant??

  8. why people always disliked every videos. Every videos I see, there will always be dislikes. I love your videos though. I am a big fan of yours victoria rachel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Hi Victoria, I have three rescued hamsters. Two are male and one is a female. The female has escaped a few times and my brother caught her and one of the males breeding. About a week ago, I heard noises coming from the female's detolf. Before this day, I had noticed that she was heavier than the males, but I just thought that it was a female thing. Anyway, I think she may have given birth to pups. How will I know for sure? I haven't touched her or messed around with her cage. Her burrow is deep, so I can't see what's in there. She's been hanging around her nest a lot more than normal – she's usually very active and hyper. Again, I've been hearing these strange squeak noises. I love your videos and I'd appreciate some advice. Thanks!

  10. My Russian Campbell dwarf hamster gave birth to 7 babies a few months ago. I kept one and named him Umi. I sold the others to some people. One of my classmates bought two and i told him to keep them seperate because their genders were uncertain, and he kept them together anyway and they turned out to be male and female…? (inhales deeply and internally screams) So they had 6 children and he came and asked me what to do. I told him to watch this video… and he told me the male hamster died… a few weeks ago they opened their eyes and seemed strangely fine! i thought they would have mutated in some way… anyway love your videos!?

  11. I recently adopted a female hamster and she is showing the signs of pregnancy, especially the pear shaped abdomen. This video helped a ton (thank you so much). However I was wondering if a pregnant hamster should be running on a wheel, or how soon to prepare for the birth of the pups. Thanks!

  12. I got told in the store my hamster was a Male but the person who said it wouldn’t dare touch the hamster as it had just woke up but me and my mum both noticed how big it’s stomach and sides were the morning after , so the morning before I went to school I scattered some different bedding in the cage and when I got home there was a small nest so I added some more bedding and within 30 minutes it added to the nest

  13. My hamster, Luna was VERY pear shaped when I bought her last Thursday and on Monday, she gave birth to 9 pups! This video was super informative!

  14. My hammy just gave birth outta no where… I just got her a week ago… I have no idea what to do…. Thank you for this vid

  15. I need you help!!!!!!!! Someone on Craigslist is giving me their 4 week old hamsters (7 of them). They are giving them up to me now or they will give them to the petstore. I am going to make 2 bin cages for each gender and look for new homes for everyone. Any advice?!? I could sure use it.

  16. Hey.. Now my hamsters babies are 3weeks old 4 days and my hamster gave birth to 9 pups well i separate them into their same sex so 5 female and 4 male but i kept the mother with the female babies and for few hours i kept the mother in male cage so they male babies came and started drinking milk and my question is mother won't get pregnant again right..??? And it's ok right to separate male babies and keep mother with only girl babies… ??????

  17. So I'm going to be fostering a pregnant hamster in a few days and am pretty new to hamsters so I want to make sure I have this all right.
    1. Since we don't know when she got pregnant/when she'll give birth, I should just give her a few simple chew toys to play with, food bowl/dish, water bottle and plenty of bedding?
    2. Once she does give birth, I don't need to do any kind of spot cleaning? Just make sure she has fresh food and water at the opposite side of the cage (until 2 weeks old)?

    I'm a little nervous and want to make sure I get this all right. I want this mama and her babies to have the best and most relaxed time while they are with me. (there is also a chance I will adopt one of them if everything goes well.)

  18. How big are they at 6 weeks do you know? I was told my hamster was 6 weeks when I got get but she seemed big and died in half a year (she was the same size as my 1 and a half year old hamster)

  19. How. Can. I. Till. If the ba y hamster is a boy are girl when. The. Get bigger because I got Teddy's bears hamster and I didn't. Know my. One hamster was a boy and my other. Teddy bear hamster had a baby yesterday how can. I till when the get bigger so. I know next. Time.

  20. I currently have two male(maybe) syrian hamster in a cage (yes i know this is very wrong ) im still struggling to find another fish tank for one of them but now one is acting strange, i dont know for sure if ace(the concerned hamster) is pregnant, his/her tail curls when i pick em up or pet so i guess thats a sign, his bellys really big and head is tiny.. but IF ace is actually pregnant, should you keep the father in the same cage?? Or should i press even harder for another tank?

  21. My hamster had an accidental birth, when I bought her, I bought her with her brother. Not knowing they could reproduce with their siblings, she had babies. I was planning on getting a tank for each of the hammies, but it wouldn’t be at my house for another week. This was a mistake OBVIOUSLY because the hamsters reproduced and I noticed she was pregnant by the time the tanks arrived, so I IMMEDIATELY separated the 2 hams. 2 weeks later my female had 13 pups. This video help extremely!! Thank you Victoria!!! Ps, do you know where I can give the babies to? I don’t want them to go to a small child or someone that doesn’t know anything about hammies. So maybe a breeder who would take care of them?

  22. Hey Raechel! Just yesterday, I recieved an early birthday gift and I got TWO hamsters! A boy and a girl. The guy we got them from says that the girl might be pregnant and once I got home I freaked out since I only prepared for one hamster. So now they live in a temporary cage together. Even if I try to build a wall to spilt the wall they'll eventually find a way to crawl through. Is it a good idea to house them together or give them seperate cages?

  23. PLEASE HELP!!!!!
    dwarf hamster, daisy, gave birth to atleast 7 pups and they are 1 week old maybe two weeks???? I JUST NOTICED JUST NOW.

    *what do I do about giving them water???*

    my bottle for the mom is on the second level do the babies get what they need through the momma????

  24. I'm gonna be adopting a baby hamster on Saturday. I've owned a hamster before but I honestly don't know if I took care of him well…. He lived a full life but I didn't think he was happy… Any tips?

  25. Eeeeeee I just got a hamster legit 6 days ago and she looks pregnant. But I'm worried I'm just overreacting ? she actually fits all the symptoms and I'm like aaaaah

  26. I completely agree, the only reason I would have my hammy get pregnant if I was ready and educated and wanted mini hammies

  27. hey Victoria! this is just a question If you separate the hamsters into there own cages Does the cage have to be the same size as the moms cage which is 450 sq inches or it can be a little bit lower

  28. I just got home and my female hamster gave birth!!! I didn’t know she was pregnant!! I got her few months ago with another hamster(male) but I thought they were to little to already have babies… she gave birth to 8 pups. Should I keep the male out of the room?

  29. i really need help my hamster gave birth and she placed one of the babies out of the nest what does this meen? I tried putting the baby back with a spoon but the mom still removed it and hid it somewhere else does that meen it will die? Please help me

  30. I bought a Syrian hamster from a pet store a few months ago and she was 13 weeks old the store told me she was male and it turned out she isnt so I was worried she was pregnant as she was in a cage with 2 other males but luckily she wasn't ??

  31. THANK GOD FOR THIS VIDEO i got a hamster and she gave birth and i didnt even notice and i didnt know what to do but this helped alot thank you ??

  32. Hi, I have a question. A friend of mine is giving me a hamster because her mother does not want more hamsters than they already have. The baby only has 3 to 4 weeks, and she has to give them away now. Is the baby at risk?

    Hope someone can answer my question ?

  33. Had my 8 week old hamster for 10 days and had no idea she was pregnant, she gave birth yesterday and this video has helped me so much in knowing what to do

  34. I wish I could have seen this video when my hamster gave birth! The place I got her from was very irresponsible. They housed males and females in the same cages (and these were Syrians, with about 8 in each cage. ADULT syrians). I knew all the females were probably already pregnant, so I asked for a boy. She didn’t not give me a boy. And thus, I had an accidental litter. 2 of them died. We were not prepared to house multiple hamsters. It definitely was a hard time for our family

  35. OK, BASICALLY. I apopted a hamster and I didn't care about the gender because I knew I wouldn't be getting two. But then I saw how lonely she was and adopted another one. I didn't want them to have babies so I sexed my first hamster and I THOUGHT he was a he. But turned out to be a girl. Long story short I ended up with a boy and girl and now my girl hamster is pregnant!

  36. I just got a 4 week old hamster named bear, he is very calm and is very educated on how to do stuff, he wasn’t in a very good home before we got him- his siblings were agressive and the cage was tiny and there was wood chips as the bedding, there wasn’t even an inch of bedding!

  37. I may be rescuing 2 Syrian hamsters one of which is pregnant. Basically there's thisbperson who is keeping 2 Syrians together in a tiny tales hamster cage 🙁 one is a male and one is a female. Of course the female is pregnant. I don't understand why you would do that. Like honestly it's so dumb. But anyways I may rescue them so thank you so muc for this video!

  38. I used to have two syrian hamsters but it was waaayyy back in the 90s where I didn't have Internet access back then. I was only 10-11 years old and unknowingly the shop sold us a male and female. Was really shocked when I found pups in the cage but unfortunately she ate most of her babies leaving only four to survive. I admit that I didn't provide the best care and was clueless on hamster knowledge. Wish I could keep a hamster again right now but I have kids and my husband doesn't fancy animals ?

  39. My hamster just gave birth today. I named it Dwight Shrute thinking it was a boy. Being an Office fan and all. I’ll need to rename it Angela

  40. thank you my rescue hamster happy just had 3 pups i watched this and remeberd that you should give them vegtables so i got a lot of carrot for her but it came as a complete suprise i was just about to weigh her when i saw the pups i dont even know how she became pregnant

  41. I adopted a pair of Campbell’s Russian dwarves…long story short they weren’t the same gender and babies were born this morning! And I remembered you had an accidental litter. This helps a lot thanks so much!

  42. My hamster just had babies the pet store never told us l am so stressed ? l don’t know what to do thank you sooo much

  43. My hamster gave birth again after 4weeks ……without thr fathrr being in the same cage… that possible?

  44. I bought hamster last week I thought it was a boy but it was a girl I lifted her up and I saw she had nipples and she is starting to get really big I’m looking for tips I also today just bought a boy hamster (teddy bear) and he’s a baby he has no teeth and he can’t bite

  45. My hamster Posie looks like a pear but i adopted her in January and it’s August so like…. after I got her she hasn’t been with any male hamsters I don’t think she’s pregnant but why is she like a pear? I’m not overfeeding her cuz i watched ur video of how much to feed ur hammy (maybe I am??)

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