View Full Version : Is this ok????

02-20-2011, 08:03 PM
Hi I'm making my friends hamster a small cargo net thing out of this thing pink nylon type rope. I was just wondering would this be ok if the hamster chewed it or even swallowed some. I know its not really a hamster thing XD but I want to give it a go lol


02-21-2011, 01:02 AM
Umm. As far as I know you should only use natural fibre such as jute (some garden twines are made of this) or hemp. Not sure about cotton though. The nylon and other artificial fibres can get tangled in their intestinee as it does not break down and can be quite bad for them.
Hope this helps :)

02-21-2011, 01:18 AM
You could use it in playtime - always under supervision!! - and ensure hammie doesn't eat it. But I'd be waaay too worried about little paws getting caught :(

02-21-2011, 01:56 AM
Fibres that are injested can not be easily broken down and can cause internal blockages that need surgery to remove. I would be very careful, maybe use it for supervised play times only, as Gillzy suggested, or make one out of hemp as Alex said.

Some hamsters are not chewers though, but I would keep a close on on him with it.

02-22-2011, 08:36 PM
I'm just gonna keep it and look at it because its cool and took way longer than I thought it would to make.

might make loads n connect em all together xD