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Father and babies
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Should we keep the father in with the mother and babies?

This depends on the species of the hamster and the individual himself.

Read BOTH columns carefully.
 Keep him IN when
Keep him OUT when


  • the hamsters are campbells - the father usually helps. Studies have shown a higher rate of successful weaning with the father present. BUT, not always. Read other side.
  • the hamsters are roborovskis - the father will usually help the mother keep the babies warm or do housekeeping.
  • the hamsters are syrians.
  • the father might harm the babies and disturb the mother by trying to mate with her again.
  • you do not wish for the mother to get pregnant again too soon
  • the mother is agressive or stressed by the father.
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