Cross Breeding Hamsters
Author: Hamster ClubSource: www.hamster-club.com
Some hamster owners were interested in cross breeding Campbell's and Winter White hamsters.
purpose of this course of action varied, ranging from getting a new type of hamster and more.
But on the other hand, this
action is not recommended
for various reasons.Campbell's
may look similar and they are brothers but they got a different genetic
They come from Russia but come from different parts and in the wild they
eat different foods.
In the wild also Campbell's and Winter White hamsters
don not intercross.
They only mate with their own kind. If you have a partner this intercrosses, this
should be stopped. You should put them in different cages.
can be dangerous to your hamster and eventually to the pups when born.
Usually the pups of cross-breeding hamsters are susceptible to diseases, gain obesity
(excessive fat), are sterile, and may suffer from diabetes, kidney failure,
, cancer, lack of limbs.
Also noteworthy is the body shape of
these two different types of hamsters. Maybe for beginners it is difficult to
distinguish, but in fact both these hamsters have different physical forms.
you do intercross these two types of hamsters, then problems will arise for the baby pups,
particularly if the mother is a White Winter hamster. Campbell's
himself has a structure
of a larger body with a head bigger than White Winter hamster.
It is really not
recommended. Note: Not only for these two species but for all types of
hamsters, intercrossing is not recommended. Roborovski hamsters have a different number of