sex a hamster you need to be able to look at its genitals. This can be
done in one of two ways:
- Place the hamster
on one hand, place your other hand over it's back and turn your
hands over so that the hamster is lying on it's back.
- Hold the hamster
by the scruff of the neck in order to see underneath.
The concept of
sexing any species of hamster is the same. The male is more elongated
around the rear and more rounded than the female and this is
particularly noticeable with Chinese Hamsters.
Looking at the
genitals there are two 'vents' - on the male these are the penile
opening and the anus, and on the female these are the vagina and the
anus. The gap between these two vents on the male is usually 1-2cm apart
(Dwarf-Syrian) and on a female the gap is so small that it is difficult
to distinguish the two separate vents.