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Old 10-18-2020, 08:34 PM   #1
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Unhappy Hamster chewing on the walls of the cage

Hi there!
I have a 6 months old Syrian hamster and recently she started to chew on the walls of her cage. She lives in a 100x60 cm DIY IKEA Linnmon cage so the walls are made out of laminated carboard/wood. And aside from it being super loud, she actually managed to chew through the laminate part. We already took her to the vet because she had a stomachache from eating it.
I tried to put a wooden hideout in that corner where she started digging but now she does it next to that house again. I gave her lots of bedding (about 19 cms deep), she has chew toys, we play with her every night...

I really donít know what to do anymore and Iím going insane itís so loud. Not to mention that Iím really stressed out because of her eating the laminate.
Please please help me out!

Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-19-2020, 08:58 AM   #2
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Default Re: Hamster chewing on the walls of the cage

My condolences on having a high-maintenance hamster!

The simplest solution that would definitely solve the problem would be to put her in a glass cage - she definitely wouldn't be able to chew that. But that would be expensive/a pain when you've gone to the trouble of DIYing her a cage.

If you can post a photo of her cage setup then the forum might be able to make suggestions of things to change in it to keep her occupied.
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