We have a very prolific household. I came home from work this afternoon to Jared on the porch quietly telling me of their very eventful morning. Apparently hamsters have a 3 week turnaround before they can give birth again. Our little Bella gave birth and out of fear began killing her young.
The boys were mortified. Jared immediately removed the male from the cage and told the boys to leave her alone. She settled down and seems to have 4 or 5 new little ones. They are absolutely tiny. They are the size of the tip of your little finger.
In a frenzy I checked craigslist for a new habitat for our little bachelor and was able to find one close. He is now residing in the office in a deluxe suite all his own.
My plan is to figure out what sex the new babies are and keep a couple males and rehome all the females. Or now that we have two nice set ups we may have a boys and girls dorm. The kids are absolutely in love with these fur creatures. Tanner gave me a big squeeze this afternoon thanking me for his furbabies. They have been a bit of work but that hug made it all worth it.