I can barely contain my excitement!
Eve yesterday gave birth to her litter of pups *HAPPY SQUEAK*
She poked her head out of the nest a few times during her labour and she looked very knackered, so I am a very proud owner as she did brilliantly! Her labour lasted about an hour an a half approximately although I cant be too sure because she stayed very hidden until they had all popped out and I wasn’t sure when she started!
The babies do look like aliens. I warn you, the pictures may gross some people out 😛
I can also reveal the number of babies that Eve is now proud mummy to.
The magic number is 13.
This was hard enough to count when they were wriggling about so when Eve got up to drink I took a quick snap of the nest (as it was opened up) and managed to count them from the photo alone 😀
So looking back on the competition entries, noone was right! ;(
But incredibly close, with a guess of 12 was blogger ‘From a Montana Front Porch‘ so I think its a deserved winner!
You may name a baby! 😀 As I cant quite tell the genders yet, a unisex name could work out better but go for it! A hammy baby in your honour awaits!!! 😀
Some of her bedding is a little red from the labour but she has been very patient and gentle with the babies. She may have jumped and walked across thema little like a bull in a china shop but I am led to believe this is pretty normal. Hamsters are tough little things 😛
The next few weeks are going to fly by! Each day will bring so much for these babies as they develop so quickly! 😀
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Many thanks my loyal readers! 😛
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (15 kisses from my 15 furries!)