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Old 02-25-2017, 08:02 AM   #11
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A litter tray, jars etc for use as a pee area can help make cleaning easier. If the hamster will use it though.
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Old 02-25-2017, 08:30 AM   #12
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I have so many favourite hamster products that my current Syrian Pumpkin as well as my past 4 Syrians have really enjoyed therefore I found it difficult trying to narrow them down to my top 5 so here are my top 10:
  1. Bendy Bridges (Small and Medium) – These are one of my most favourite hamster item they are so handy to have as they are so versatile – I use them as bridges, tunnels, ladders, to cover open nests and to cover house entrances. Come in two forms – either natural or coloured.
    Wicker Bridge for Small Pets at zooplus
    Coloured (20cm) - https://www.therange.co.uk/pets/smal...den-comfy-cave

  2. Extendable Tunnel – is a plastic tunnel which extends from 18cm to 75cm, which can be bent into any shape. This tunnel can be also buried beneath substrate or even attached inside the cage to the bars.
    https://www.therange.co.uk/pets/smal...f-tube/#137309

  3. Rosewood Hyacinth and Seagrass tunnel (Small) – Both of these tunnels are great; the small size is a perfect size for Syrians. They have two small holes on either side which my hamsters enjoy climbing in and out of. Both Sherbet and Pumpkin also enjoy chewing on these tunnels. I have also recently bought the balls made out of the same materials.
    https://www.viovet.co.uk/Boredom_Bre...acinth&sct_r=1
    https://www.viovet.co.uk/Boredom_Bre...Tunnel/c14497/

  4. Willow Tunnel – Willow is one of the only woods that all my Syrians used to enjoying chewing upon, so the willow tunnel is ideal to be used as a tunnel as well as something for your hamster to chew upon. This was probably Sherbet favourite.
    (10cm) - http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/small_...tunnels/169939

  5. Grass Nesting Ball – Currently a big favourite of my Pumpkin – she loves her grass nest in which she sits and has a groom as well as a little snooze inside in the evenings. Also she enjoys chewing upon her grass nest.
    Medium - https://www.therange.co.uk/pets/smal...s-nesting-ball

  6. Rosewood Chew Tubes (Hamster and Rat Size) – As toilet roll tubes tend to be a little to small for a Syrian so these tubes make the perfect alternative and they can be bought fairly cheaply from The Range. A few of my Syrians have enjoyed chewing the tube and tearing the paper inside and outer layers of.
    https://www.viovet.co.uk/Boredom_Bre...w+tube&sct_r=1 (I get mine from The Range, but there website sizes are wrong) - https://www.therange.co.uk/pets/smal...wood-chew-tube

  7. Whimzees/Antos Cerea Dog Chews – A massive favourite chew of my hamsters – so I would highly recommend these. Link for Whimzee Alligator (also available is hedgehog and toothbrushes) http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pe...mall-crocodile or Antos Frog (also available in hedgehog and toothbrush) http://www.petscorner.co.uk/dogs/tre...arge-frog-chew

  8. Rosewood Dandelion Treat Sticks – I given these to some of my past Syrians and I have recently bought these treat stick for Pumpkin and these have been a big hit with her they are made from natural and healthy ingredients which hamsters really like. Rosewood also does some other flavours of these treat sticks but I have only tried the dandelion ones.
    https://www.therange.co.uk/pets/pupp...cks-dandelion/

  9. Stuffed Carrot Woodroll – whenever I’m in p@h I always pick up one of these for my hamster and they get these as an occasional treat, these are a big favourite and these would keep my girls amused for ages – as well as removing the carrot stuffing, they also chew upon the wooden log. After my hamsters have finished with these logs, I stuff the middle with rolled up cardboard which then can be used a step up to a platform or as a chew.
    http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pe...woodroll-treat (p@h also do a parsley stuffed woodroll but that my hamsters weren't as keen on that one as they are with the carrot)

  10. Fitch – I tried so many different substrates and this is far my favourite and I would highly recommend. Fitch is a paper based bedding which is virtually dust free (only the smallest amount of dust), fairly inexpensive although does come in larger bales – the 10kg used to last 4 to 6 months in a 80 x 50cm cage. This substrate cannot be bought in pet stores however can be purchased direct from Fitch or from amazon although it is cheaper ordering it direct - https://www.fitchrecycling.co.uk/fit...r/bedding.html
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:43 AM   #13
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I have so many favourite hamster products that my current Syrian Pumpkin as well as my past 4 Syrians have really enjoyed therefore I found it difficult trying to narrow them down to my top 5 so here are my top 10:
  1. Bendy Bridges (Small and Medium) These are one of my most favourite hamster item they are so handy to have as they are so versatile I use them as bridges, tunnels, ladders, to cover open nests and to cover house entrances. Come in two forms either natural or coloured.
    Wicker Bridge for Small Pets at zooplus
    Coloured (20cm) - https://www.therange.co.uk/pets/smal...den-comfy-cave

  2. Extendable Tunnel is a plastic tunnel which extends from 18cm to 75cm, which can be bent into any shape. This tunnel can be also buried beneath substrate or even attached inside the cage to the bars.
    https://www.therange.co.uk/pets/smal...f-tube/#137309

  3. Rosewood Hyacinth and Seagrass tunnel (Small) Both of these tunnels are great; the small size is a perfect size for Syrians. They have two small holes on either side which my hamsters enjoy climbing in and out of. Both Sherbet and Pumpkin also enjoy chewing on these tunnels. I have also recently bought the balls made out of the same materials.
    https://www.viovet.co.uk/Boredom_Bre...acinth&sct_r=1
    https://www.viovet.co.uk/Boredom_Bre...Tunnel/c14497/

  4. Willow Tunnel Willow is one of the only woods that all my Syrians used to enjoying chewing upon, so the willow tunnel is ideal to be used as a tunnel as well as something for your hamster to chew upon. This was probably Sherbet favourite.
    (10cm) - http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/small_...tunnels/169939

  5. Grass Nesting Ball Currently a big favourite of my Pumpkin she loves her grass nest in which she sits and has a groom as well as a little snooze inside in the evenings. Also she enjoys chewing upon her grass nest.
    Medium - https://www.therange.co.uk/pets/smal...s-nesting-ball

  6. Rosewood Chew Tubes (Hamster and Rat Size) As toilet roll tubes tend to be a little to small for a Syrian so these tubes make the perfect alternative and they can be bought fairly cheaply from The Range. A few of my Syrians have enjoyed chewing the tube and tearing the paper inside and outer layers of.
    https://www.viovet.co.uk/Boredom_Bre...w+tube&sct_r=1 (I get mine from The Range, but there website sizes are wrong) - https://www.therange.co.uk/pets/smal...wood-chew-tube

  7. Whimzees/Antos Cerea Dog Chews A massive favourite chew of my hamsters so I would highly recommend these. Link for Whimzee Alligator (also available is hedgehog and toothbrushes) http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pe...mall-crocodile or Antos Frog (also available in hedgehog and toothbrush) http://www.petscorner.co.uk/dogs/tre...arge-frog-chew

  8. Rosewood Dandelion Treat Sticks I given these to some of my past Syrians and I have recently bought these treat stick for Pumpkin and these have been a big hit with her they are made from natural and healthy ingredients which hamsters really like. Rosewood also does some other flavours of these treat sticks but I have only tried the dandelion ones.
    https://www.therange.co.uk/pets/pupp...cks-dandelion/

  9. Stuffed Carrot Woodroll whenever Im in p@h I always pick up one of these for my hamster and they get these as an occasional treat, these are a big favourite and these would keep my girls amused for ages as well as removing the carrot stuffing, they also chew upon the wooden log. After my hamsters have finished with these logs, I stuff the middle with rolled up cardboard which then can be used a step up to a platform or as a chew.
    http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pe...woodroll-treat (p@h also do a parsley stuffed woodroll but that my hamsters weren't as keen on that one as they are with the carrot)

  10. Fitch I tried so many different substrates and this is far my favourite and I would highly recommend. Fitch is a paper based bedding which is virtually dust free (only the smallest amount of dust), fairly inexpensive although does come in larger bales the 10kg used to last 4 to 6 months in a 80 x 50cm cage. This substrate cannot be bought in pet stores however can be purchased direct from Fitch or from amazon although it is cheaper ordering it direct - https://www.fitchrecycling.co.uk/fit...r/bedding.html
Im actually going to order all of this I think lol
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Old 02-25-2017, 10:09 AM   #14
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@Fluffagrams & Cypher - the Fuzzbutts do look rather interesting, and Inky isn't much of a chewer. What size of stack-a-fuzz hammock would you recommend for a Syrian? She's 150g, so neither enormous nor tiny...
Henry, my sister's Syrian has one of the Homer ones and it's about the right size for him. He's a bit bigger than Inky.
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Old 02-25-2017, 10:43 AM   #15
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Henry, my sister's Syrian has one of the Homer ones and it's about the right size for him. He's a bit bigger than Inky.
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The homer stack a fuzz might be big enough for a syrian, not having had a syrian it's hard for me to say but they are fairly large for a dwarf, the rat sized ones are pretty huge in comparison!
Thanks both I think I know what Inky is getting next
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Old 02-25-2017, 11:47 AM   #16
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I just remembered something else which is very useful to have, which is a hamster carrier - they can be used to transport your hamster home safely, safe place to put your hamster in when doing monthly cage cleans and also very useful if you ever need to take your hamster to a vet.
I have the Ferplast aladino carrier - medium - this is an ideal size for a Syrian hamster http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/aladino-carrier
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Along the same lines as a carrier,a travel cage is also very important!Something like a small bin would be perfect,as it would be light and cost effective.You wouldn't need any extra tools if you made a bin system(bins connected directly to offer true expansion,rather than using tubes and such which don't really give more floor space and are just as inappropriate as modular cages)and you'd already have mesh as well,you'd just need an extra bin which is generally quite cheap!
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Old 02-25-2017, 02:19 PM   #18
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Why did someone have to make this thread? Now I'll need to buy everything haha! these are all very interesting toys that I'll definitely need to try out! Seagrass huts have always been a huge hit in my house!
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Along the same lines as a carrier,a travel cage is also very important!Something like a small bin would be perfect,as it would be light and cost effective.You wouldn't need any extra tools if you made a bin system(bins connected directly to offer true expansion,rather than using tubes and such which don't really give more floor space and are just as inappropriate as modular cages)and you'd already have mesh as well,you'd just need an extra bin which is generally quite cheap!


Sorry I'm confused what is the difference between. A carrier and a travel cage? Do you mean as an alternative. ?
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Sorry I'm confused what is the difference between. A carrier and a travel cage? Do you mean as an alternative. ?
A carrier is a small container used to put a hamster in when going somewhere like a vet or other quick trip. A travel cage is a larger bin that is still smaller than a regular enclosure, but is fine to stay in when on vacation or being petsat
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