Can I put 1 male and 2 female winter white hamsters in the same cage?

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Question by Peter Zajakowski uhll: Can I put 1 male and 2 female winter white hamsters in the same cage?
I want to get winter white hamsters and I want to get 1 of each kind, pearl, sapphire, and original. I am also thinking I could get 2 or 3 different cages and connect them.

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Answer by Marquis de LaDeaux
I would strongly advise you keep the male in his own cage. Not only are males more aggressive, but they mark territory and smell a bit worse than the females. That said, rodents are mass reproducers, so the females will be fertile quite often, so unless you want to feed a bunch of litters of baby hamsters, keep the male away or have him neutered. You can keep the girls together though because they tend to get along and are not aggressive towards each other, especially since there is no competition for mating.

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1 Response to Can I put 1 male and 2 female winter white hamsters in the same cage?

  1. Bonnie S

    Yes but expect a lot of babies. Each mother can have 9 babies and you will soon be dealing with 21 hamsters and then they will have babies and so on and so forth and when you end up with too many they will start eating the babies and it is not a pretty site. I would recommend only to have 1 male and 1 female and you better know how to tell the sex of the babies and have cages to remove the male after the babies are born, that requires 2 cages. Then 2 additional cages to separate the sexes of the babies as soon as they are a few weeks old and able to eat food. It is not easy to determine the sex of young hamsters and if you mess up there will be more babies. You could soon be left having to destroy babies to keep being overwhelmed. Many pet shops already have too many and won’t take the extras. So my suggestion is, if you don’t know what your don’t put the male and female together.

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