Originally Posted by Epona
Oh good grief what a tiny little creature! I am intrigued, how old are they when they can start to look after themselves and be independent of mum? The only thing I know about hamsters is not to touch or disturb the babies cos mum may abandon or turn on them, and that you have to separate them quite young because they are little breeding machines! Other than that I am in complete ignorance about them, other than they look cute
Apparently its 18-20 days before than can be taken away from their mom, but they should stay with her for 4 weeks. At 4 weeks they must be seperated or else you end up with babies, which is why I have babies right now. The pet store didn't seperate them and they mated. When mine are old enough, 2 are going to my friend, 1 is going to my sister and the other 2 are going to go back to the pet store unless I can find them homes.
I think its amazing how they grow so fast. 10 days ago they were born and had no fur and they were pink. Now they look just like little hamsters except their eyes aren't open and they are about Â½ the size of my thumb. In another like 10 days they will be a lot bigger.