Why are hamsters solitary?
Author: Nadia VellaSource: www.hamster-club.com
The fact that most hamsters are solitary is
one of the most important things for a hamster owner to know.
The main reason why hamsters are solitary
is that naturally they are like that, and there is nothing that one can do to
change this, because it is in their nature to be solitary. They always fend to
themselves, are territorial and do not like sharing the cage.... or food!
Only dwarf hamsters
may live in groups if
brought together from a young age, and sometimes, they are not always sociable
and prefer to live alone, one per cage question, is simple.
A female Syrian hamster
comes in heat (i.e
she accepts mating with a male hamster), every four days, thus on the fourth
day of every cycle, the female hamster would be able to mate with the male
hamster. One important thing must be taken into consideration. This is that
Syrian hamster mating must always take place in a neutral territory i.e
neither in his and nor in her cage. The mating must be done in a new cage, area
or box : ) (the box should be left open and never left unattended of course!).
After the mating is successful, it is
important to separate the hamsters and put them back in their separate cages.
Good planning must be taken before one mates his/her hamsters, since unplanned hamster mating is never
and since most hamsters are solitary (especially Syrian
hamsters), after four weeks of age, these would need a cage each…so care must