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Old 02-26-2020, 01:11 PM   #1
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Default Dwarf not keen on sand

Unlike my other two dwarves, my hybrid Edwina who is around 4 months old, doesn't seem that excited about sand which is so undwarflike.
I never see her play or roll in it, not in her habitat or the playpen box.
She had a large sandbox she didn't bathe in which i took out when i put her wheel with the big, solid base in which takes up more space. The previous wheel, a silent spinner she kept knocking over. Then the sand was in a corner container but she didn't bathe in it either. Now i'm trying an enclosed terracotta salt dish to see if she prefers that.

I'm wondering if i should ask my partner to make a container big enough for the whole width of her bin cage and the depth of her house, fill it with sand and put the wheel in it and the salt dish, stone, flower pot etc. I just can't figure out why she doesn't bathe in the sand like dwarves usually do and what type of sand bath she prefers.

She seems happy, runs around very fast and likes to climb when out of her cage.

Henry used to dig in his sand when he was a baby but then lost interest and now only pees in it but he's a Syrian.

Does anyone else have a dwarf who is not mad about sand?
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Old 02-26-2020, 10:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: Dwarf not keen on sand

That is very unusual! They are all different though so I wouldn't worry though, if she doesn't seem interested in the things you've tried then I don't really think making a large sand area is going to make any difference tbh, I'd just leave her with what she has now.
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Old 02-27-2020, 02:38 AM   #3
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Default Re: Dwarf not keen on sand

Our previous dwarf bojo didn’t like his sandpit at all! He walked over it once and never set paw in it again!! Our current dwarf boo just loves his and goes in it every day. They are so funny with their own little ways x
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Old 02-27-2020, 05:07 AM   #4
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Our Marshmallow didn't particularly "enjoy" the sand, he just used to use it as a potty and that was it, our other dwarf, Lily, loves the sand! she is constantly rolling in it & sleeping in it.
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Old 02-28-2020, 03:44 AM   #5
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Default Re: Dwarf not keen on sand

My hybrids don't know what to do in sand....but they were kept in horrible conditions with no sand baths or chew toys. They just dig a bit in it and then pee....that's all

My robo on the other hand loves to roll around and even has a 30 min program of daily sand
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Old 02-28-2020, 03:58 AM   #6
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My hybrid didn't seem particularly interested in sand to begin with. Then I took to putting a treat somewhere in it, each day to encourage her to go in. She did, and began taking a sandbath every day.
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Old 02-28-2020, 06:30 AM   #7
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My hybrid didn't seem particularly interested in sand to begin with. Then I took to putting a treat somewhere in it, each day to encourage her to go in. She did, and began taking a sandbath every day.
what a great idea. thanks
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