"How can I tell whether my hamster is a male or female?" Pet shop owners make mistakes when checking the sex of a hamster so its always. How to tell the difference between male and female hamsters. Sexing Hamsters - Diagram - Female or Male Hamster. Photo Credit: Lianne Is There an Easy Way to Determine the Sex of a Gourami? Sugar Gliders &. Wait for the right time to inspect the hamster. To determine sex, you are going to have to look at your hamster's hind end and underside. Wear gloves and squeeze gently and look at it's butt,if there is a vent then it is a female. If the hamster did eat a large quantity of soft toy stuffing, there could be a risk of it blocking the bowel and causing an obstruction. In females the anus opening for excreting feces and the vaginal opening which leads to where the female organs are located are much closer together in comparison to the male. Easy to tell on rats — their gonads are MASSIVELY MASSIVE!!!!!!! Hamsters are very territorial, and will often fight if the cage is too small, or if there is not enough food, water, or toys. If the hamster is female, there is only a very tiny space, if any, between the vulva and anus. Tips Remember that hamsters are prey animals and are vulnerable to stress. Place the palm of one hand over the hamster with your thumb and forefinger resting right above the shoulder blades. These are the growing testicles. Use the rest of the hand to support the animal's body. Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read , times. You only have to pop in your email address and the rest is history! Thank you for your help! Strangely Cynthia turned out to be a Ciydney after a vet check up. Pick up and turn over the hamster. Not Helpful 5 Helpful It's fine to handle them then but just give them about minutes after they wake up before you pick them up, pet them, etc. Dwarf Hamsters are always a nice choice; although smaller than Syrian Hamsters they are more friendly and active. Warnings Hamsters don't like to be turned upside down, so be aware that your hamster may dig his or her claws into your hand and try to bite you. The Michigan Humane Society recommends that you house hamsters individually, since adults of some breeds are known to fight and may injure each other. Yes, though it's more likely they will fight, incurring injury.