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Old 11-30-2018, 09:35 PM   #1
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Exclamation Cage chewing

Hi my hamster is chewing the plastic on her cage, where her bottle used to be.

Its almost created a hole can someone help how to stop her.
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Old 11-30-2018, 10:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: Cage chewing

Do you mean she's chewing the bars or is it one of those holes in the plastic made for the bottle?
If it's a hole in solid plastic then you may be able to fix it with a nut & bolt.
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Old 12-01-2018, 12:59 AM   #3
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Chewing the hole made for the bottle
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Old 12-01-2018, 01:07 AM   #4
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If you look at this thread, scroll down a bit, you can see a couple of photos which will show you how to fix it with a bolt.
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Old 12-01-2018, 07:46 AM   #5
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Default Re: Cage chewing

It's very hard to stop this once they've started - one of my Syrians chewed out of 2 zoozones and no amount of DIY fixed the hole or prevented her from chewing the sides.
A zoozone 1 is very much on the small side for Syrians though so I suspect that'll be a large part of the reason she's chewing like this. Any fixes you make to the hole will just be temporary and it's best to tackle the root of the problem really. I'd seriously consider an upgrade if you can, probably not a barred cage but there are a couple of options.
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Old 12-01-2018, 05:45 PM   #6
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Default Re: Cage chewing

i followed the suggestion of using one of those screw on carrot toys, it worked well. two of my cages got quite badly damaged and i fixed them by gluing on pieces of icecream tub. once the hole was covered the hams weren't so interested in that spot.
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