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Old 06-15-2017, 03:47 PM   #1
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Question Hamham licking bin cage

I noticed that my Ham ham Botan some times will lick the side of her bin cage. Should I be worried cuz she has fresh water and a mineral salt thing too.
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: Hamham licking bin cage

Remove the salt lick.It isn't necessary and can cause serious harm,as excessive salt is terrible for any animal A high quality natural main diet for a hamster will have the necessary vitamins and minerals and there will never be any need to add extra vitamins and minerals,including salt,as this will cause a serious dietary imbalance and could at worst(depending on the vitamin/mineral)lead to death.

Make sure she has a sturdy properly positioned shallow reptile bowl as well as a bottle,since some hamsters don't drink well from bottles.This needs to be on a platform with a border,positioned so that it cannot be tipped over or filled with substrate.
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Old 06-15-2017, 04:10 PM   #3
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Default Re: Hamham licking bin cage

Thank you and I'll remove the salt lick right away. Is that the cause of her licking her cage.

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Old 06-16-2017, 08:56 PM   #4
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Default Re: Hamham licking bin cage

Hamsters do like to rub and lick their cage to mark their scent, to make it theirs.
I've never seen the point of those salt licks.
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Old 06-17-2017, 10:52 PM   #5
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Default Re: Hamham licking bin cage

Ok so its something I don't need to worry about, Thank you.
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:25 PM   #6
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Default Re: Hamham licking bin cage

Perfectly normal! They'll even do the same with their toys, it's rather cute to watch.
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