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Ever adopt a hamster that was pregnant?

Elsie

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A few years back, my sister got her daughter a hamster for her birthday. We noticed she was gradually getting bigger, and didn't understand why at first. Until we later realized that she was pregnant. I believe they ended up bringing her back to the pet shop. I wish she kept them all, but I'm sure they got a great home after that.

Anyway, has this ever happened to you? Where you adopt a pet and it turns out it was pregnant?
 

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I can't say I have, but this sort of thing has to happen a lot when it comes to an actual pet shop. You have to consider, that the hamsters are probably in a pen together, and so they're probably mating often.
 
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Most pet shops sex and separate rodents for a reason. This is to prevent this from happening. I have never had it happen for me personally but I only shop at places I trust when it comes to buying items and adopting furry critters.
 

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Most pet shops sex and separate rodents for a reason. This is to prevent this from happening. I have never had it happen for me personally but I only shop at places I trust when it comes to buying items and adopting furry critters.
I have top agree with this. They should never be kept in cages together like this, you will end up with babies. It is always best to get a single male or a pair of females, but never both genders in one cage.
 
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I have top agree with this. They should never be kept in cages together like this, you will end up with babies. It is always best to get a single male or a pair of females, but never both genders in one cage.
I know a friend of mine years ago when we were kids got a pair of them. Had no idea one was a male and the other was a female. They ended up having several litters and because they didn't know, they, unfortunately, were not kept alive very long (the male killed them).
 
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