Thursday, August 23, 2012

Jelly had litter #2- The journey of Hamsters from Birth.

 I adopted out Jelly's first litter today. They were 6 weeks old and ready to go to homes. A sweet older lady took them for her grand kids. I was in awe when they were ooooOooing and such over them. I was waiting as long as I could but there was a reason I had to just jump the gun like I did. Last night, I looked in Jellys cage and Butters was asleep. Then there they were. A few itty bitty babies. I counted one after another, dug around the cage and found 8 tiny Robo Dwarf Hamster Pups. I was in complete AWE! 
They are well taken care of and fed, not to mention I have educated myself about them and I play with them daily. I have decided to make this post to educate everyone about these little critters.  I want to say one thing: If you are not educated on breeding please do not attempt it. DO NOT handle the babies unless mom trusts you and you are educated on how to handle them. I learned a lot from this awesome site on EVERYTHING you need to know about Robo Dwarf Hamsters. Check it out , you will learn A LOT!  I will be posting one picture a day to show how they progress and grow, up until this litter is weaned and adopted out.
Progress Litter #2: There are 4 girls and 4 boys!
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  • Day 1 8/22/12- Jelly gave birth to 8 Robo Dwarf Pups. In about 7 days the babies get their fur and after 10 days they open their eyes and can hear and begin walking around.
  • This is from day 1, Mommy with her babies and you can see daddy over to the right. (8/22

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  • Day 3 8/24/12 The babies are getting a little darker. Their ears still are not formed.
  • Day 8- 8/29. The babies have hair! They are getting so big! You can see their whiskers now too. :)
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  • Day  9- 8/30 They have hair! Just as predicted! The babies are very vocal! They squirm around the cage too.
  • Day 11- 9/1 Look how CUTE they are ! They are very adventurous and they love to craw around the cage. Mommy has to keep moving them back. Their eyes will open any day now. The photo above is one of the boys asleep on his back.
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  •  Day 15 9/5- These babies are so big and they are weened from mommy now! Less than one week and they can be rehomed!

6 comments:

  1. Bre - thank you so, so much for posting those pictures of Jelly and the wee ones! They are absolutely adorable!!! I had a hamster and guinea pigs as a child and I'd forgotten how teeny the babies are when they are born!!! They are just so cute! Thanks for sharing - and for educating! I totally had to Pinterest and Facebook that amazing photo of Jelly and her munchkins!

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  2. Awww are they cute I would love to get my daughter one when she is a little older.Thanks for sharing

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  3. Wow! that is amazing-I have never heard of "Robo Dwarf Hamster Pups" they are so cute and little.Thanks for sharing the info-"DO NOT handle the babies unless mom trusts you and you are educated on how to handle them." I would of never guesses.I probable would of bought or adopted one just because there so darn cute.

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  4. Browsing the web and a came upon this, would pay up to $15 for one, if available.

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  5. Sorry, accidently left myself as anonymous. On facebook as Kaylee McElveen

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  6. they are not available anymore. These little ones have been sold months ago.

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