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Old 10-30-2016, 10:34 AM   #1
milothehamster
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Question He chews his cage bars

So I have a new issue with Milo. He has started bar chewing. I don't really think he has a reason to. His cage is big enough, I give him carrots, he has chews and a chew stick and there's no reason for him to be stressed. I clean his cage twice a month.

Does anyone know why he does this and how to stop it?
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Old 10-30-2016, 01:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: He chews his cage bars

Could you try cleaning the cage less often,or adding more enrichment?Seeing your actual cage setup would help for suggestions,as well as keeping in mind that just because a cage might reach some minimum doesn't mean it will automatically be big enough for an individual hamster
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Old 10-30-2016, 10:33 PM   #3
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Default Re: He chews his cage bars

Bar chewing can result from lots of things apart from stress, cage size, boredom just being a few, some will just do it because they can I think! Once they start it can become a bad habit though so never reward it by paying attention, just wait until it stops before going over to the cage.
Read through the bar chewing thread for ideas on how to distract him.
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Old 10-31-2016, 05:54 PM   #4
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Default Re: He chews his cage bars

Ive got the exact same problem i think I'm going to try putting oil on the bars that she chews need to see what oil is safe for hamster I'm sure its vegetable
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Old 11-14-2016, 02:08 PM   #5
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Default Re: He chews his cage bars

I actually just found out why he was chewing his cage bars. He was pissed at me for having the lights on!
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