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Old 01-11-2017, 08:48 AM   #1
Sloth30
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Unhappy Hamster chew plastic slide

My sapphire hamster, Cookie, keeps chewing on her plastic slide and food bowl. What can I do?

I have tried mineral chew, whimzees, pet link wooden gnawing bedroom, pet link wooden log and toilet paper roll. She does chew on her toilet paper roll a little but she mainly chew on the slide and food bowl.

Pet shop staff said that it is okay for Cookie to chew on plastic and is normal but I have read online that it is not good for her.

What other chewing items can I try?
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: Hamster chew plastic slide

You could try dog biscuits (I use biscrok) or greenies as an alternative to whimzees.
Some hams just don't chew things that much so I wouldn't worry, a good diet will keep teeth in check but do remove any plastic that's being chewed, remove the slide & any plastic toys/houses that get chewed & either switch to a ceramic food bowl or just scatter feed.
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Old 01-12-2017, 01:32 AM   #3
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Default Re: Hamster chew plastic slide

Remove the plastic bowl and use a ceramic one. Use solid wood ramps and platforms.

Bendy bridges can make good ramps.
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