For anyone that breeds intentionally here, what do you do with the males? Do they have to be neutered in order to stay together? I was thinking in the future, it might be nice to have one litter, and keep all of them (gender separated of course) as a family. Neutering is not an option though, as it costs wayyy to much to have it done here, and the vets say they prefer to not even do it at all. But if the males cannot live together from birth through adult, I guess I'll have to stick with getting girls from a pet shop, or adopt if possible.
Living in North Carolina, USA with 1 Syrian hamster, 3 Chinese hamsters, 4 mice, 2 rats (and 2 cats)