Pregnant Hamster Pet To-Do's
Having a pet hamster may be a handful to the new owner as there are a lot of tasks involved in taking care of these unique animals. But what do you do, by a sudden stroke of luck, when your pet hamster is suddenly pregnant? It is definitely a world of difference when your pet is expecting and when a human is expecting a baby. Sometimes, pet owners also have difficulty in confirming if their pet hamster is preggers by their appearance alone. However, if you have confirmed that your pet is really expecting here are some of the things that you can do when your pet is in this delicate state.
Less handling time for Ms. Jekyll and Dr. Hyde
If your pet is expecting, be prepared to accept the fact that your once docile pet is now one temperamental animal. At this stage in their life, they tend to be more emotional because of their delicate stage. If this happens, the less you handle them, the more they would be able to go on with their pregnancy in peace.
Feed them those treats and protein
In this delicate condition, it is also advisable to get your hamster the occasional treat. If possible, you would also need to feed them one small piece of dried dog food or any form of protein, such as chicken (as long as it is not fried) as they would need this nutrient once they deliver their young.
Keep it nice and clean as much as possible
Although it is suggested to lessen your handling of your pets during this sensitive time, it not an excuse to have their cages run amok with dirt and waste. Make it an effort to have their cages cleaned as often as possible as you would not have the chance of doing this when they have their small ones. Keep their water bowls filled with clean water as possible and place water bottles for the pups once they are delivered.
It would be a shocking discovery if you find out that your pet hamster is expecting pups. However, you needn’t worry if they are in this delicate stage. However here are some of the do’s that you need to do when your pet is expecting, lessen handling time as it would be difficult to move them during this situation, they tend to be temperamental. Feed them treats and protein as they would need this once their pups are born. Although, it is suggested that you lessen the time on handling them, it is still best to keep the cages clean at all times.
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