Hamster Gender

@Ysera324 (237)
Philippines
May 4, 2007 10:15am CST
How can you tell a hamster's gender? I just call my hamster a "he" because he looks like a "he" but I'm not sure.. Lol.
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@emeraldisle (13141)
• United States
6 May 07
Well I know with our hamster it's pretty obvious that he's a he. It's hard to miss the round parts that are there. Now if we had a she it might be harder to tell since nothing is really that obvious. I saw you said you have a she now. Hope you only have the one. I doubt you want babies.
@Ysera324 (237)
• Philippines
7 May 07
I'd want babies. Actually I'm thinking of buying a male partner for her now. Is breeding hamsters not advisable?
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@emeraldisle (13141)
• United States
7 May 07
To be honest I don't know but I know that it can be a pain to try and do. I've heard stories about babies being eaten and such but I don't know if they are true. I would suggest before trying to breed her that you pick up a book or check the interent for more information on it.
@Ysera324 (237)
• Philippines
7 May 07
I heard about that too but I assumed that if you separate the babies from the parents immediately, it could be avoided. I think the other problem would be the size of the litter. I'm not sure how many babies a single birth can produce but I'll look it up. Thanks for the warning!
@PsychoDude (2018)
• Netherlands
4 May 07
Check the following page: http://www.hamsterhideout.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=10517 Text and images included.
@Ysera324 (237)
• Philippines
4 May 07
Thankies!
@Ysera324 (237)
• Philippines
6 May 07
Eeeeppp!! My hamster's a SHE!!
• United States
7 May 07
There are ways to tell. I just ask politely. You should read the book "The Language Instinct" because it talks about gender-specific pronouns and all the attempts to come up with a non-gender-specific pronoun that didn't sound dehumanizing like "it" does. I suggest that we all just stop viewing the word "it" as "dehumanizing" (or in this case, dehamsterizing).
@Ysera324 (237)
• Philippines
8 May 07
I guess I just don't like using the word "it" on animals since they could be male or female. Besides, a pet is supposed to be a part of the family so its fitting to call them gender-specific-pronouns. But that's my opinion. =)
@meng23 (146)
• Philippines
23 Jul 09
Looking in hamster's face is not easy way to detect their gender. You can know their gender by checking their organs. If it has an egg it is a male and if none its a female.
@arsonizta (945)
• Philippines
14 May 07
Hamsters have 2 holes or dots on its rear front side. If the 2 holes are so close to each other, its a girl. if its far apart,(maybe 1cm or 2) its a boy. A male hamster develops its large eggs when it grows, so watch them grow.. Have a heathy petting!