Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I was thinking that Indie the hamster might be pregnant. She had gained a lot of weight in her middle and had the sunken midline down her belly with the bulges on both sides... a sign of pregnancy. The pet store is good about separating males from females, but Indie was with a group of other hamsters when I bought her and it's always a very good possibility pet store females are bred when they are sold.
We have 8 (I think, just a quick count for now) little ones! I am not thrilled because I'm in a campus apartment where pets aren't allowed (and I'm already sneaking in the 2 rats and Indie), but I can't help but love babies and love breeding. I haven't had a hamster litter in about 5 years now, so it is exciting.
Indie Hamu-Hamu is a good mommy and I hope that everyone does Ok (hamster moms can be a bit unpredictable sometimes). Anyone in Georgia want a hamster?