They are 6 days old now and their colourings and patterns are coming through beautifully. You can tell Dexter’s genes have gone all dominant on the babies as there are a lot of dark patterns coming though and seeing as Eve is more pale and ginger, I think we may have a lot of mini-Dexters 😀 COOTTTTE!
The sad loss of baby Boo yesterday is still quite fresh in everyones mind and we got very worried about Eve yesterday as she seemed to spend a little longer than usual out of the nest.
We then noticed a baby was ooutside of the nest too and she was very rough in picking the bub up and putting it back. I havent seen a hamster pick up a baby before but she wasnt very delicate with him at all! The squeeking alone was enough to cause concern :s
Dexter has started hearing the squawks coming from Eves cage as he sits up and listened.
Not sure he entirely understands whats going on but at least hes aware I suppose.
As aware as a daddy syrian can be I suppose!
As you can see from the grainy photograph, he has been sleeping and hiding against my leg. Hes such an affectionate hamster, I hope all the babies take this trait from him. If they are all half as affectionate I’m going to have a tough time saying goodbye to them!!
Im still worried about Eves mothering nature now. Not sure whether she will have gone “wild” and gone a little neglectful in her tired stage. The bubbies are growing so fast it must be putting a HUGE strain on petite lil Eve.
I will keep you all posted! 😀