How To Tell The Gender Of A Hamster

How to tell the gender of a hamster? Hamsters are often tricky to sex, especially if you’re not sure what kind of hamster you’re trying to identify. The basic differences between male and female Syrian Hamsters can be difficult for some people since they look similar enough when young or without fur coats! However there is a way that will make it easier- examine their teeth/tongue prints using bright light at different angles (the brighter the better) then try identifying which one has larger incisors than others based on patterning on these same tooth types in relation to each other.

how to tell the gender of a hamster

How To Tell The Gender Of A Hamster: 

  • Determine A Male Or Female, Hold It In Your Hand.

There are many ways to check if your hamster has balls. One way is by holding them upside down and looking for any signs that might indicate the presence of testicles, such as a landmark on their Peninsula or Scrotum (the area closest in proximity). If you can’t see anything then try turning him right-side-up so we’re able to get a better look.

  • Distance Between Anogenitals

Hamsters can be known if they’re male or female by looking at the anogenital distance. This is how far apart your hamster’s genital openings (the penile opening in males; vaginal and urinary) are from its anus- which will usually stay near their backbone but might extend out towards either side depending on breed type. The two areas should always look different because there could easily just be space between them rather than completely clear margins when it comes down to determining the female status.

  • Differences In General

A few more distinctions exist in all hamsters, though depending on the hamster’s cage and species, these may be difficult to notice.

  • In comparison to the female, the male’s back end is extended and rounder in form.
  • Male hamsters often have a noticeable scrotum with testicles after about four weeks of age, although it is possible for them to be retractile.
  • The only way to tell if you have a female hamster is by looking at its nipples.
  • Syrian Hamsters’ Characteristics

The differences between the males and females of a Syrian hamster are relatively easy to identify, which makes determining their sex easier than it would be for other species.

Female Syrian hamsters have large, fat breasts that can be seen even when their fur is short. The nipples are most evident in two parallel rows running along the side of your pet’s belly and visible just as much during adulthood because they size up with time like any other part on an animal does – though these particular nips will stand out more than most.

Male hamsters have a very distinctive way of displaying their testicles. Male Syrian Hamsters tend to keep it low-key and tucked away, but they can be seen if you take the time find out where exactly this little guy puts his stuff.

  • Dwarf Hamster Characteristics

When it comes to determining sex, the Dwarf hamster has some features that you need. Male animals have this scent gland near their middle belly button while females do not contain one at all

If you notice yellow or oily staining around your hamster’s gland, it could be due to its secretions. Female Dwarf gilts have very small scent glands that are difficult for humans’ eyesight so they’re often not noticed until the animal has been handled extensively and disrobed naturally after which point some might come out in sheets.

Male dwarf hamsters also may be identified by the shape of their hind end and where it tapered toward a tail. The testicles are most visible on mature males, which have large heads with small ears in comparison to female counterparts who have rounded faces and longer bodies that taper at waist height before ending in pointed feet similar enough for ball-sucking or other decoration purposes (such as glassware).

The male Dwarf hamster is larger than the female, but this difference becomes less pronounced with age.

  • Chinese Hamster Characteristics

The shape of a Chinese hamster’s rear end is what makes them easily distinguishable from other types. The males have longer and rounder ends while females do not vary greatly in size or appearance beyond being slightly shorter with straighter backsides

A good way to tell whether you’re looking at an adult male or female without having any individuals for comparison would be how far up one’s Anogenital distance (from the tail tip) goes into their cavity where it meets skin on the belly area.

Issues Of Considerations

The Michigan Humane Society recommends housing your hamster individually since adults of some breeds can be known to fight and hurt each other.

There are a few things to consider if you want your hamster babies born sexually mature. You should determine the sex of each as early on in their life cycle as possible because they won’t be able to grow up and have families without knowing what kind of gender it is!

Felines usually start mating at around six months old – but this can vary depending upon species; some take considerably longer than others do–so pay attention before popping into Heat (or Cove) with both those exposed.


At first glance, it is easy to tell the difference between males and females. You will need a month-old hamster for this though because young animals have better coloration than adults do- plus their markings are more distinct on muscle mass so you can spot them easier there as well! Before buying either gender make sure that your purchase has been correctly identified by checking its belly fur with care; these little guys bite when scared or uncomfortable so don’t squeeze too hard while taking stock of what kind they may be (or vice versa).

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