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freddy wrote at 2008-02-03 18:11:58
my hamster, coco is exactly the same. he's 3 months old and until just recently, i thought he was a girl because he never showed or grew testicles. but a few weeks ago, i saw coco humping another female hamster and so i thought, that's weird. today, i noticed there are 2 lumps in his abdominal area which turned out to be testicles. and i think his growth is stunted because of that because he is still about the length of my index finger whereas his siblings are all well-developed.

Betsy Attack wrote at 2012-11-16 22:58:24
The same thing has happened to my hamster Petey. He's just over 2 and it looks like his balls are in his stomach, He seems to be fine. he eats and drinks and runs all day but he just has weird lumps in his abdomen. Weird.  

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Syrian hamsters are my specialty, however, I have kept Campbells,Winter Whites and gerbils in the past. I can advise on most subjects associated with hamsters, including housing, bedding, feeding, handling, new borns and catching escapees. I have had some experience of various health problems with hamsters and can offer my opinion and advice on basic health issues, however I am not a qualified vet and therefore cannot recommend drugs etc. My website is


I have been keeping hamsters and other small animals for more than 12 years. My favourites are Syrian hamsters and I foster litters and 'difficult' hamsters for a rescue centre. My job is to tame hamsters ready for re-homing, which is extremely rewarding. I also enjoy looking after new litters and raising the pups. I have co-written a book on hamsters with my local vet and have a website:

Hamsters in Sickness and in Health - Sheila Adby and Dan O'Neill ISBN186163218-5 (Capall Bann Publishing)

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