Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Front Page

Ads by Google

Go Back   Hamster Central > >


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-26-2009, 11:20 AM   #1
Newborn Pup
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kent, England
Posts: 33
Default Multi level cages and jumping

I have bought a three tier cage for our new Syrian hamster and already she has been doing daredevil jumps from one level to the one below. This looks very risky for such a small hamster but she seems to enjoy it!

Is this sort of cage safe or should I think about something all on one level.
busylizzie71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2009, 11:39 AM   #2
souffle's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Yorkshire, UK but my heart lies in Scotland!
Posts: 27,239
Default Re: Multi level cages and jumping

Many hamsters do live happily in these cages and do tend to bungee jump!
The shelves should overlap so that she can only jump a small distance and not top to bottom. It is all new to her and she will likely soon calm down and use the levels as she should! If she is jumping top to bottom you may want to remove the top level till she settles then re -introduce it. Make sure there is a nice deep layer of bedding in the bottom and postion toys and bowls so she cannot fall on to them.
souffle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2009, 11:35 PM   #3
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 5,940
Default Re: Multi level cages and jumping

We have a cambridge and our hamster still monkeybars to the middle and drops down through the gap to the bottom. We put in loads of shavings at the bottom but on the first day of cleaning she moves all the furniture around and puts the bedding into one corner. So she always lands on the plastic bottom
suga is offline   Reply With Quote

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how do you create a new level in a tank eddie DIY (Do it yourself) Hamster Projects! 6 07-16-2009 01:00 AM
Hamster won't stop jumping Snapdragon Behaviour 1 05-12-2009 01:36 PM
IMAC fantasy with extension level for sale at Alcester Bunsey Housing 5 02-19-2008 03:46 AM
i bought the add-a-level! Theador_and_Me Hamster Chat 9 04-18-2007 09:24 AM
Add-A-Level? Theador_and_Me Housing 1 04-04-2007 07:20 PM

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Parts of this site powered by vBulletin Mods & Addons from DragonByte Technologies Ltd. (Details)
Copyright 2003-2020, Hobby Solutions
All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:07 AM.