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The pups are ready to leave their mother at 21 days of age but can stay with her until they are four weeks old. After that, you must give them each a separate home if they are syrians. The mother will start getting tired of her pups and may bite them to chase them away. Unfortunately, in the cage, they have nowhere to go and can be injured. If they try to suckle, they might injure the mother with their teeth. In extreme cases, littermates may kill one another or the mother may turn to cannibalism. Dwarf hamsters are said to be social and in most cases can be kept together. However, avoid over crowding, give them lots of space and keep them apart if fierce fighting ensues.