Freckles and Speckles

The time seems to be flyyyyyyyyying by with the bubbies at the moment.

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! 😀


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5 thoughts on “Freckles and Speckles

  1. We missed yesterday’s post and just caught up on it now. So sad for tiny little #13. The flower is beautiful and sweet, but we hope you won’t be getting any more flowers!! Hang in there, Eve. You’re a good strong Mommy!

  2. I remember my cat having kittens and she was just so knackered for so long the poor thing. In general animals are pretty rough with their young from what I’ve seen on national geographic and my own experiences. The babies just squawk coz it’s their job as babies 🙂
    You are keeping a close eye so all will be well xx

  3. Ok so after much talking my son has decided on a name for one of your hamsters. He would like to name one Montana. I know its not a conventional name but when you leave it up to your 8 year old sometimes this is what you get! 🙂 He is very happy that you still have 12 babies, his hamster, while very affectionate to him, was NOT a good mother. Keep up the good work! 🙂

    • I think Montana is a lovely name 😀 A permanent tribute to your blog, when the bubs get a little more distinct and I can tell the genders, I will name the baby and post a photo for yourself 😀
      We dont have 12 anymore, there are unfortunately 8 – the strain of so many babies has taken its toll and the smaller undeveloped babes arent making it. 🙂

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