To childbirth it is necessary to prepare in advance
Noting that females have a little belly, take care of her, and especially the happy father. A couple must be separated. A stay can cost the male life. Make sure you have another cage. Wash it and disinfect. On the bottom place the material from which the expectant mother will build cozy warm nest for their offspring. Most suitable straw. Do not use cloth or cotton, they are dangerous for kids. Newborn hamsters are very fragile, any thread can destroy. Also, you need to observe the rules of hygiene, and in tissue or cotton wool various microbes feel very comfortable. Don't forget that the little hamsters in need of shelter. And, of course, the cage must be feeders and waterers, and that's without toys a female can and as long as to do, doing it enough.
Straw may seem unnecessarily harsh, but the female will chew into the soft bed.
The nest the female will prepare exactly to the time of delivery. If the cage has a house, a hamster will go to give birth there, and in the early days you kids will likely not see. If the shelter is not, adding to the family you will notice right away. Do not consider kids immediately after they were born. Mom is feeling, who is viable and who is not, so after a few hours you were missing a few babies. Do not try to save them, you can destroy the rest. Generally, in this period, to reduce interference in the family Affairs of your Pets to a minimum. Keep in mind that if the female is well fed victims of natural selection will be less, because it will be able to feed more babies.
Hamsters from the same litter can be up to a dozen.
Do no harm
Newborn hamsters in any case can not be touched. The young mother a heightened sense of smell, she is acutely aware of odors that seem hostile to her. Therefore, it is likely to cease to feed the hamster that you hold in your hand, and even can tear. It is best to leave the family in peace and wait a few days.
Care for mother
Special attention should be paid to a nursing mother. There must be enough food. In regular food every day to add vitamins. In the cage should always be fresh water. In the first two days to carry out General cleaning in the cell is not necessary. Two days later, kids and mum can be transplanted at a time in a separate box or spare cage (but not to the father) to change the filler and straw. Further cleaned up in a cage every two days.
Introduce solid foods gradually
When the hamsters a little bigger and covered with hair, begin to introduce solid foods. Put into the cage a few cabbage leaves. Kids will love to chew on them. After a few days when the baby turns a month, you can start giving boiled chicken. Portions should be small. The fact that hamsters do not eat, get out of the cage. After six months the family will have to settle. Females can be send to the male – and now he is not in danger. Toddlers are already able to live without parental care.