tbdin
13 days ago

hamster escaping

my hamster has escaped from his old and new cage about three times each. hence i moved his wheel away from the edges because that was his escape route! but now hes been getting onto his driftwood and literally throwing himself at the walls of his cage just to try to jump out i scatterfeed him in a 5760cm sq floorspace, put enough bedding for burrowing, have sprays in his cage and toilet paper roll. hes generally q inactive, he sleeps for the whole day (not even coming out to get water or food) and i really barely see him on the wheel. so im not sure if hes stressed out/bored (altho theres no other signs) or just love escaping

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tbdin
he also has q a bit of chew toys but he doesnt really use them
13 days ago
lining_silver ADMIN
can u share a picture of ur setup?
13 days ago
tbdin
13 days ago
iqtoys
Try increasing the bedding height! Ur hamster might like to burrow:)
13 days ago
tbdin
its actually v high alr hahaha he burrows all the time
13 days ago
tbdin
anyway i cant put any higher or else he’ll manage to escape again somehow
13 days ago
lining_silver ADMIN
do u have a lid? if not you should have one. May I know the dimensions of your cage too?
13 days ago
tbdin
96 x 60 but nope i hvnt made one bc idh the materials yet
13 days ago
tbdin
i jus wna know if its a sign of boredom or stress first :/
13 days ago
mochiingmanjubuns ADMIN
It seems to me it is half of boredom and half of stress. How high is your bedding. Never remove the wheel. That is a necessity. Please do get a lid asap. Even if you cannot make it now, bbq mesh with items weighting the mesh down to keep it in place is good enough. Syrians are space demanding. He might not be happy with the amount of space. Also, do give him more items to play with.
13 days ago
tbdin
the bedding is abt 10cm or more, hes quite the inactive hamster in general and honestly doesnt do much ard his home, so im q lost on why he finds his space too small and i dont rmove the wheel so dont worry! i have bbq mesh but the wheel sticks out of his cage so i cant put it doen yett or else he’ll jus climb the mesh and escape anyway
13 days ago
mochiingmanjubuns ADMIN
10cm is actually too little for proper burrowing. How tall is your cage? You can pile up more bedding at the other side of the cage and leave 10cm worth of bedding under the wheel. If your wheel is protruding out of the top of the cage, you can decrease the height of bedding under the wheel to make it fit. Mesh lid should cover the whole cage and not just one side so hamsters can not monkey bar to the edge of the mesh and get out. I know it is frustrating that your hamster is not satisfied with your upgrade, but I suggest that you upgrade again. Get proper lid and definitely increase bedding height.
13 days ago
tbdin
okay will consider
13 days ago

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