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Old 11-05-2017, 07:32 PM   #1
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Default My hamster always pees in his wheel!

Hey Guys! its been a while and budder is doing great! However ive been noticing from a WHILE back that he likes to pee in his wheel. It is really annoying because I have to clean it up because it stinks up the surrounding area. How can I make him stop?
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Old 11-06-2017, 02:26 AM   #2
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I’ve yet to find a way to stop the behaviour entirely and my chinese are terrible for it. I have found that the more you clean it the more you encourage them to pee on their wheels and the worse the problem seems to be (they like their wheels to smell right). I usually clean the wheels every 2-3 days and then only with warm water so that there is no soap smell for them to want to get rid of and I’ll never clean the wheels on the same day I clean the cages.
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:53 AM   #3
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Default Re: My hamster always pees in his wheel!

I have a Syrian who (mostly) pees in his sand bath. When he was peeing elsewhere I took a bit of that substrate and put it in the sand bath to encourage him to go there. That seemed to (mostly...) for he trick. But, like Fluffagrams, I have a male Chinese who always pees in his wheel. And yes, it can whiff a bit but - and maybe it's just me - I'd rather that than peeing elsewhere and having to find that and disturb his cage. If it gets really bad, I give it a good clean but like Fluffagrams I mostly use a wet piece of kitchen towel to wipe his wheel a couple of times a week.
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:48 PM   #4
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I have done all of this but non has worked for my winter white.
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:00 AM   #5
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Default Re: My hamster always pees in his wheel!

My Chinese pee in the wheel too, I'm with velma in thinking it actually makes cleaning easier! As the others have said don't over clean, I just do mine once a week & it's fine.
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Old 11-07-2017, 06:36 AM   #6
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My robo pees in his wheel, but I just wipe it a little, especially if he has food in there to.
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:54 PM   #7
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My Chinese pee in the wheel too, I'm with velma in thinking it actually makes cleaning easier! As the others have said don't over clean, I just do mine once a week & it's fine.
Hey cypher, I would do that but it stinks up the room. I have tried to wipe it up with a tissue and stick it in a corner of his cage to see if that could entice him to pee over in that direction but no luck.
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:38 AM   #8
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Default Re: My hamster always pees in his wheel!

It's nothing to worry about but if it is annoying you you could wipe the pee up with a paper towel and place the dirty paper towel where you want your hamster to do its business.
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