Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Navigation
Front Page
Forum
Gallery
Wiki

Ads by Google


Go Back   Hamster Central > >

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-24-2017, 11:48 AM   #1
Willowknows
Newborn Pup
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 28
Unhappy Wooden hamster loft zooplus

I bought the wooden hamster loft off zooplus and my hamster likes chewing bars, I just saw it was made of spruce now I feel like poo that may have bought a cage that isn't suitable she's not in it as it hasn't arrived any advice. All I want is too make her happy

Last edited by Willowknows; 11-24-2017 at 01:42 PM.
Willowknows is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2017, 12:33 PM   #2
CMB
PM Fluffy for custom title
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Hertfordshire - UK
Posts: 3,173
Default Re: Wooden hamster loft zooplus

The wood should be fine as it is solid panels, rather than fine sawdust.
CMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2017, 12:38 PM   #3
Willowknows
Newborn Pup
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 28
Default Re: Wooden hamster loft zooplus

So you don't think Ishould worry ? Im just not sure what to do ?
Willowknows is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2017, 12:43 PM   #4
CMB
PM Fluffy for custom title
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Hertfordshire - UK
Posts: 3,173
Default Re: Wooden hamster loft zooplus

I would be more worried about he risk of falls/jumping from the shelf, especially the top shelf. It’s a long fall and your hamster may hurt itself.
CMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2017, 01:21 PM   #5
Willowknows
Newborn Pup
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 28
Default Re: Wooden hamster loft zooplus

I'm actually not putting the top one on it. I saw a good few people leave it out
Willowknows is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2017, 01:23 PM   #6
CMB
PM Fluffy for custom title
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Hertfordshire - UK
Posts: 3,173
Default Re: Wooden hamster loft zooplus

That’s a good idea. You may be able to put it in, but somewhere else or lower down.
CMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2017, 01:25 PM   #7
Willowknows
Newborn Pup
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 28
Default Re: Wooden hamster loft zooplus

Yeah I saw ways of using it in different ways, I'd never let her on a height the big, also saw people use lolly pop sticks as a fence around the platforms for safety so I'll try do that too. Just worried about the spruce is all.
Willowknows is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2017, 01:32 PM   #8
CMB
PM Fluffy for custom title
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Hertfordshire - UK
Posts: 3,173
Default Re: Wooden hamster loft zooplus

Hopefully she will enjoy the new cage. The fences should help.
CMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2017, 01:39 PM   #9
Willowknows
Newborn Pup
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 28
Default Re: Wooden hamster loft zooplus

I hope so... so the spruce is okay ?
Willowknows is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2017, 01:42 PM   #10
Serendipity7000
Hamsters University
 
Serendipity7000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: North of England
Posts: 18,597
Default Re: Wooden hamster loft zooplus

Spruce is absolutely fine It's better than pine. There is an article somewhere that shows that although softwoods have high levels of phenols, that Spruce is the exception and is equivalent to hardwood. Even solid pine is ok in large panels, rather than shavings. It is cedar I would be concerned about.

If you don't mind a suggestion - I think it would be better to leave the top shelf in but remove the bottom one and have deeper substrate so it comes just under the second shelf. The drawer at the bottom isn't much use for cleaning anyway as it's too shallow for substrate. Hammies need at least 3 to 4" and ideally 6" or more is good. You have an ideal cage for deeper substrate, which will add to the enrichment and cushion any jumps or falls. You can put any hard floor toys under the shelves.

The second shelf would be a good place for a wheel - or underneath the top shelf (with the bottom shelf missing) but it might need to stand on something if you have deeper substrate (eg a short platform or similar). Or you could have a nice big house under the top shelf on the substrate so your hamster can build a big cosy nest for winter.
__________________
Serendipity7000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bought, hamster, loft, wooden, zooplus

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 01:37 AM.