Before breeding hamsters consideration should be given to the pair of hamsters that it is intended to breed together and consider their size, health and temperament as both good and bad qualities present in the parents will be passed onto the babies. It is also important to correctly identify the colours of the pair it is intended to breed together as some colours of hamster produce undesirable babies (eg eyeless hamsters) when bred together.
It is important to make plans for homing the babies before making the decision to start breeding hamsters - many pet shops have regular suppliers and won't take hamsters from other breeders.
Information on how to determine the sex of a hamster.
Information on breeding different species of hamsters together.
Information on breeding Syrian hamsters.
Information on breeding Russian hamsters.
Information on breeding Roborovski hamsters.
Information on breeding Chinese hamsters.
Information about genetic inheritance and hamster genetics.