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January 05, 2021
NEUTERING A MALE HAMSTER AT TOA PAYOH VETS
Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow)
Hamster, 2 months, male. Neuter at Toa Payoh Vets.
It is more common for Singapore hamster owners to get their hamsters
neutered or operated for tumour removal nowadays.
"Are you aware of the risk of anaesthesia in any hamster undergoing
surgery?" I asked the young lady. She nodded: "I wish to prevent the
female from having babies. Neutering the male will enable both to live
The hamster was given an injection anaesthetic and neutered. He woke up
5 minutes after surgery. He was very active after surgery and went to
The owner brought him home in the evening. He had to live by himself for
at least 7 days. His bedding should be clean tissue paper. By Day 3 after
surgery, the lady phoned: "The hamster is very active and eating well. Can
he join the female? The wound is closing."
"Wait another 3 days," I said. Will the female attack him? The
owner had to monitor closely.
Images - Neutering a male hamster
Images of the reproductive organs are not shown.
Frequently Asked Questions About
Neuter of A Male Hamster
Subject: Enquiry on hamster
Date: Thursday, October 29,
2009, 8:12 AM
I have a male dwarf hamster which I wish to neuter. Reason is simply
because I don't want his partner to reproduce anymore. But through
neutering, I wish to still keep them together as I've witness signs of
loneliness from the female (I think. She was restless in her tub, finding
the male at spots where he would usually hang out during one incident when
he escaped. She'd also look for her male to cuddle together.).
SING'S REPLY IS IN CAPITAL LETTERS
The thing is, I've browsed your website and found that after neutering,
the hamster has to be isolated for 2 weeks. By then, wouldn't both
hamsters lose each other's scent and may result in fighting?
AFTER NEUTERING, TIME IS NEEDED TO HEAL THE
WOUNDS AND TO RECOVER FROM INFECTION. ANTIBIOTICS WILL BE GIVEN. THEY MAY
FIGHT AFTER A LONG SEPARATION. YOU CAN TRY TO GET THEM LIVING SEPARATELY
IN 1 CAGE USING A WIRED FENCING. THEY CAN SEE AND SMELL EACH OTHER
(Actually, this is what I am afraid of. When both of them do not recognize
each other. It's as good as just separating them without having the male
Currently, I suspect the male has made the female pregnant again (her
first litter was at 090909, second litter 111009). The male is very
helpful and would assist the female in the delivery and babysitting the
babies when the female goes out to eat or exercise. If that is so, when
should I bring the male over for neutering?
WHEN THE YOUNG ONES ARE WEANED. MOST LIKELY AT 3-4 WEEKS OLD.
Also, neutering hamsters do not require any stitches?! Wow. STITCHES ARE USUALLY NOT NEEDED
Will it be given any medication after the surgery or will it be ok just as
it is, without meds? MEDICINE (ANTIBIOTICS AND PAINKILLER) IS PRESCRIBED FOR HAMSTERS
How long does the surgery take? SURGERY AND ANAESTHESIA TAKE AROUND 15 - 30 MINUTES
As I have a crazy schedule and will probably be down in the evening
onwards. APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED. PLEASE PHONE 6254-3326.
Thank you for your time, patience and kind understanding. I am extremely
worried of my little one. But having too many hammies proves to be of high