The surest way to tell whether a hamster is male or female is by looking at the anogenital distance. This is the distance between the genital openings (penile opening in male hamsters; vaginal and urinary openings in females) and the anus. This distance is much shorter in females than males.
How old does a male hamster have to be to mate?
Hamsters can breed at about six weeks of age. So, if youve been keeping males and females together after six weeks, the females may already be pregnant. If so, their litters could appear in as little as two or three weeks!
How often to hamsters go into heat?
When a female hamster is in season to breed her estrous cycle spans four days. Every fourth day between sunset and sunrise she will be in heat and receptive to mating. She will be more receptive later in the night.
Are male hamsters bigger than females?
Females are usually larger than males, but both genders are extremely solitary and territorial, so will need to be kept on their own after the age of five weeks old. Female Syrian hamsters tend to be smellier than males, mainly when they go into heat (which is every few days).
What color is hamster urine?
milky white Hamster urine is milky white and it is normal to find a white stain on the cage bottom that is very difficult to remove. Washing the area lightly with soap and water is sufficient to eliminate odour.