So we put the hamsters together on Monday evening. I thought Eve was on heat (she smelt and I assumed that was correct) but it actually ended up in the pair fighting. SCARY stuff. I had to jump right in and pull them apart. Luckily I still have all my fingers to tell the tale.
So I googled about female hamsters. I had gone wrong somewhere and needed to know where.
They weren’t supposed to fight? They were supposed to bonk!
So I found out that the mucky smell of the female means that shes just come off heat. So to try tomorrow (or 18 hours after the first attempt for all them perfectionists out there). This is perfect timing for them apparently and I can safely say – it worked!!!
As much as I love my hamsters and I love this blog, I didnt have the heart to take more than a couple of pictures. I felt all wrong and dirty for taking the ones I did! But it was fascinating and I felt kind of proud that my two hammys were no longer fighting!
So basically (after reading a hell of a lot of google pages) I had to leave them to it for 15 minutes minimum.
There was a point where Dexter walked off and I thought they were done but Eve patiently waited with her bum in the air and Dexter quickly resumed..
Icky thought but this is purely educational.
Then I put them both back in their cages and applied a wire-wool scourer to my eyeballs.
Just kidding! 😛
So now its just a waiting game for everyone!
EEEEEP EXCITING STUFF.
Have a wicked competition post for tomorrow so keep tuned in. And it actually has an awesome prize.
ALL shall be revealed tomorrow so keep you laptops on and get following if ou arent already!