Table of Contents
Can a hamster chew through its cage?
Hamsters, like other rodents, love to gnaw on things and cage bars are no exception. Chewing is a natural and normal behavior in hamsters, but things like cage bars can be harmful.
Will a hamster bite you?
It’s rare for a hamster to actually be aggressive, though, and they typically only bite when they get scared. Those tiny teeth may not do as much damage as those of other animals, but a bite will hurt and should be discouraged. Fortunately, you can gradually train your hamster to accept being handled and stop biting.
Do hamsters need things to chew on?
Hamster teeth are not like human teeth. Their teeth keep growing, similar to the way your fingernails grow. In the wild, hamsters grind down teeth through regular eating behavior and chewing on sticks or pine cones. Without items for your hamster to chew on, his teeth can become damaged or cause injury.
How do you stop a hamster from chewing on its cage?
Carrot or apple work well, or a very thin smudge of peanut butter. A substitute can be wedged between the bars at her favorite chewing spot. A lab block, hamster-safe dog biscuit (should not contain garlic), tightly rolled cardboard, apple branch or a Popsicle stick work well, especially if they’re anchored tightly.
Can hamsters chew on toilet paper rolls?
Empty toilet paper rolls are perfectly safe for a hamster. They are made with plain, ordinary cardboard so they are pretty safe for your hamster to chew on. You can also use a toilet roll as a toy.
Can you leave a hamster alone for 3 days?
I’m comfortable leaving hamsters alone for 2-3 days at a time. If you are just going to be gone for a weekend, you can leave the hamster alone. If it will be longer than that, have someone check in every 2-3 days or so. Always leave two water bottles in different areas of the cage when you are gone.
Why does my female hamster smell like fish?
Many females smell like fish when in heat. It is normal.