Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hamster Babies Are Here!!

I couldn't get any good pictures of them yet. So I am posting pictures of Mom and Dad. :P Mia, in her Hamster Hut I made her when we first got her. And Rhino, I think when we first got him, too. Yesterday, (last night) I was talking to my brother on the phone. I went into Eon's bedroom to check on Mia. She was moving around really funny inside her wheel. I thought I saw something 'else' underneath her. Then she lifted up even more and I said "Oh my God!" my brother was like, "What?" "She had her babies!"... I didn't think she was supposed to have them until this coming weekend. I read that Syrian hamsters are pregnant for 15 days, and Dwarf hamsters are pregnant for 19-22 days. I guess she isn't a Dwarf hamster. Although I though she was. A Dwarf Teddy Bear Hamster. I don't know. I'm just so excited they are here. I tried counting them but I can't tell. Eli thinks there are 11. :0 That would be a lot, especially for (what I thought was) a Dwarf Hamster! I thought they were only supposed to have 5 or 6 babies. Well, we will see for sure, later; how many she had. I am kind of worried she had them in her wheel. I had been noticing her in her wheel sleeping a lot, and just earlier that day said "I hope she doesn't have her babies in her wheel." Well, she did... And, she blocked off the hole so no predators could get to her babies. :P She's such a good mama hamster. I am hoping she brings them out in a few days. They'll get too big to stay in there for too long. Plus, I hope there aren't any dead ones in there. :( (That's why I am worried about them being in there, mostly..)
I have been reading Kathy's Kritter Tales blog. She has a journal of her Hamster Babies. Her hamster had 13!!! :0 It's really neat, and she got some good pictures of the babies if you want to see what they look like. :) It's been really helpful for me. Well, stay tuned for adorable baby hamster pictures in the future... :) I can't wait til they get their fur and get bigger! Oh, coincidentally, she had them on mine and my husband's anniversary... How cool is that? :P


Paula said...

Congratulations Grandma!

"0} paula

Tina said...

Ha ha!! Thanks, Paula. :D