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Old 03-27-2017, 05:05 PM   #1
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So I got my hamster, milky way, about a month ago and he's been great but recently he tends to put in a ton of bedding in his wheel and just sleeps in there. Milky Way will run in it and everything, but I was just wondering if this was normal.
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Old 03-27-2017, 05:37 PM   #2
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Yes it's normal, if a little annoying when you have to love the bedding each time. Maybe try getting him some more hideouts, that way he'll probably choose one of them to nest in if he's being picky about what he has now. Tissue boxes can work well.
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Old 03-27-2017, 05:53 PM   #3
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As geewhiz said, it's perfectly normal, but can be very aggravating! Try offering a very comfy hut for him to sleep in (treats like a whimzees toothbrush can help) and with time he should end up choosing that over his wheel. As long as he's not stressed though when his nest is ruffled by the wheel movement, then I wouldn't stress too much
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Old 03-27-2017, 11:40 PM   #4
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It's not unusual, they do the funniest things with their wheels!
If he has a good house, no base on a deep layer of substrate as an alternative sleeping place if he wants it I would leave it be as they normally just take it out themselves when they want to run & often get out of the habit after a while.
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