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Old 01-14-2020, 11:22 PM   #1
hannahshamster
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Exclamation New hamster chewing corners of his tank!

I got my male syrian 5 days ago and last night he began chewing on the glue/silicone in the corners of his tank! Hes been doing it all night and its driving me nuts. He has a house, bendy bridge and large wheel which he all uses. His tank is 100x40cm and in one side he has 20 cm deep bedding for him to burrow and if I add any more hell be able to reach the lid of the cage and possibly get out that way.
What he does is he digs into his burrow all the way down to the same corner each time and just starts chewing the corner. Its very frustrating and Ive tried to keep him busy by scatter feeding and talking to him which works for ten minutes or so before he starts chewing again. Hes also not comfortable with me touching him or the things in his enclosure so I would have a very hard time covering the corner hes biting especially cause its under so much bedding.

Please if you have any advise!
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Old 01-15-2020, 12:54 AM   #2
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Default Re: New hamster chewing corners of his tank!

You could try putting something like a bendy bridge in the corner to try to block the area where he's chewing, it can be hard to stop them once they start so you may have to try a few things to cover it to find something that will work.Just try to push the substrate aside to get to it if you can so you don't have to disturb things too much.
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Old 01-15-2020, 01:52 AM   #3
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Default Re: New hamster chewing corners of his tank!

hm....more chew toys? Hamsters just get obsessed with 1 thing and they do it constantly.
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Old 01-15-2020, 10:36 AM   #4
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Default Re: New hamster chewing corners of his tank!

Thank you for the quick responses! I went and bought a bendy bridge for the corner as well as a bunch of chews and toys to keep him occupied!
I really hope this works...
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Old 01-15-2020, 11:17 AM   #5
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Fingers crossed!
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