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How Long Till We Can Take Baby Hamsters Away From Mom Hamster?

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It is best to leave baby hamsters with their mothers for three weeks before separating them or preparing to give them away to new owners. Hamsters are fragile, tiny animals, and they need proper love, nurturing and nursing from their mothers in order to develop properly. Once the babies are born, try to avoid handling them until they are about 14 days of age. If you handle the babies a lot before this milestone, their mother may balk at taking proper care of her little ones.

Remove any hamster toys, such as wheels or tubes, from your cage before the babies are born; always ensure that you provide a safe, clean environment for mother and infant hamsters during this crucial time period. Once the babies are born, wait a couple of weeks before scouring the cage - try to leave things as natural and undisturbed as possible so that the babies can bond well with their mothers. Following these tips will assist you in making certain that the babies are able to nurse properly and grow strong.

When your new hamster babies approach 20 days of age, they will be completely weaned and ready for the next stage in their lives. At this point, it will be safe to take them out of the cage they share with their mother, and place them in a new, safe cage that is just for the babies. In fact, it's not wise to leave them with their mothers too long; problems can develop when babies are left with their mothers after the weaning period ends.

Leave your baby hamsters in their separate cage for about 21 days before passing them on to new owners. Since certain growing hamsters don't live well with one another in a single cage, you may need to separate them into individual cages before you find new owners for your pets.
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Usually about 3 weeks or 6 weeks but be sure you take the dad out of the cadge when baby hamsters are born or else the dad might eat the babies or even get the mom pregnant again! Be sure you leave the baby hamsters alone with there mother as much as possible and be sure not to touch the babies or else the mom will smell your sent and abandon the baby or eat it
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3 to 4 weeks just to be safe thats when the babies really start to be independent: Like eating normal food and water, but if they're still being breast fed and they're still always around the mother do not touch them or else the mother will eat them, and if the mother looks distressed a good place to put them is in a closet. C.B out
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The mother hamster will start weaning her babies after three weeks. But sometimes it takes longer and can be up to five weeks, depending on the size of the litter. Let the mother wean her babies. Do not try and take the babies away from the mother before they are weaned.
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The babies have to be 4 weeks old before they can be separated from thier mom's and you should separate them when she let's you touch them so the two genders won't mate.( if you don't want them to mate)
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You should separate them at 4-6 weeks, or if they don't seem independant as the others than you should let him/her stay in the cage for at least 1 more week. Otherwise they can leave there mother at 4 weeks.
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baby hamster's would have to be over 4 weeks to leave there mother, put the baby's in another cage, or if it stays longer then the mother will get fed up of them and start eating them...
thanks... Hope I helped..
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At about three to four weeks is good. That is the time when you are able to hold them. Once they get used to your hands then you should move them to another cage. Also, when you do this, you should sperate the males from the females. If you want to keep a female with the mom, it is okay. But just don't put them back together after you seperate them cause they will fight. Mom might even kill the babe. So just be carefull. And good Luck! Hope this helps you!
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Usually, it is recommended to separate baby hamsters from mother after three weeks. After the delivery, baby hamster should stay with mom for this duration without and disturbance because any disturbance to mother will make her agitated and she  may neglect or even eat the babies. To avoid disturbance, you should provide plenty of water and food that should be sufficient for at least 2 weeks. You should not touch or handle babies up to 2 weeks.
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Hamsters are weaned fairly early at 19-21 days of age. At this point they are able to survive with no care from their mother. Before this point they derive nutrients and hydration from the mother. The hamster will not survive beyond 1-2 days without food and water. You will need to step in if the mother has abandoned the hamster. Call your veterinarian for appropriate supplies and instructions on how to hand rear a hamster.
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First of all, the mother needs to wean the babies. You do not just take the babies away because they are a certain age. If the mother hamster is nursing the babies, then do NOT take them away. About three weeks is when the mother starts weaning the babies. Depending on the size of the litter, sometimes it takes a little bit longer. Four to five weeks is about the earliest that I would suggest.

Hamster babies start nibbling on hard food almost one week after they are born, but this does not mean they will be able to survive if you take them away from the mother. Please wait until the mother weans the babies herself.

And a baby will not die just because the father licked it. Depending on what type of hamster you have is the difference if the father can stay and help take care of the babies. You just have to watch and see how the father acts as to whether or not he can stay with the mother and babies. Some males, such as Robos, are good fathers.
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If you get  dwarf hamsters leave the dad in, if it is a syrian under no circumstances do you put the dad in. In any time between 4 to 6 weeks can you take the babies away.
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4 or 5 weeks is a good time to take them away. If you wait much longer the babies will mate with each other and also the mom might get to attached to her babies and get very aggressive when you try and take them away. Plus that is wen you can hold them and they are strong
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4 weeks remember don't touch your hamsters' babies otherwise she'll get your scent and will eat the babies and try not to scare your mother hamster otherwise she will get scared and think her babies are in danger and she will eat them.

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