Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Front Page

Ads by Google

Go Back   Hamster Central > >


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-11-2019, 09:35 PM   #1
Hamster Pup
emma_teddy's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 102
Default new cage & not eating??

yesterday afternoon i moved teddy into his new, larger cage. i also got a seed mix which i added around a teaspoon of to his regular food pellets because i wanted to give him a bit more nutrients. normally in the morning, most of the food in his dish is gone, whether he be eating it or storing it. but this morning, it looked like most of it was still there. there was a bunch of bedding in it because i think he kicked it up while making his nest (he refuses to sleep in his house and instead burrows down into the bedding and has picked his spot to be near his food dish) so i empties it and added less of the seed mix and some of his treats. i’m going to see what’s there in the morning, but should i be concerned?

he seems to be running on his wheel and sleeping normally. haven’t been able to tell whether he’s been drinking.
| teddy | male syrian | idiot |

emma_teddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2019, 10:54 PM   #2
Dwarf whisperer
cypher's Avatar
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Wales UK
Posts: 23,318
Default Re: new cage & not eating??

It can take some time for them to adjust to a new cage, some hams even up to a couple of weeks while others adjust more quickly so you need to give him time to get used to things & you may see changes in behaviour for a while, don't worry about that, just let him settle & don't do anything other than spot cleaning pee for a few weeks at least.
Burrowing down to sleep is quite normal, what kind of house does he have? Something around shoebox size with no base so they can burrow down under that is ideal, plastic houses aren't the best, wooden houses are good but do need plastikoting inside, a cardboard box with no base & a door cut in can make a great house.
Don't worry about him tipping the bowl, you can scatter feed anyway so they don't actually need a bowl & foraging is natural behaviour for them & keeps them busy!
Slave to Mriel.
Always loved, never forgotten, forever in my heart
T'ycor, Ziggy, Zephyr, Flynt, Mickle, Little Whisp, Zen, Zeki, Tinw & Zylvan
cypher is offline   Reply With Quote

morning, food, bedding, dish, seed, mix, eating, added, cage, whats, nest, kicked, refuses, making, concerned, im, picked, spot, empties, burrows, treats, house, sleep, teaspoon, pellets

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Parts of this site powered by vBulletin Mods & Addons from DragonByte Technologies Ltd. (Details)
Copyright 2003-17, Hobby Solutions Inc.
All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:37 AM.