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Old 06-22-2017, 11:54 AM   #1
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Default Good hammock for syrian

Im looking for a good hammock/ hanging net type of thing. I've looked on amazon but a lot say they are too big for a syrian. I live in the uk so suggestions would have to be for uk products, thanks.
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Old 06-22-2017, 12:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: Good hammock for syrian

I have this one. Good thing about it is that it isn't fleece, so won't cause blockages if it is chewed and ingested (as most Syrians are wont to do!)

Trixie Natural Grass Hammock for Pets at zooplus
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Old 06-22-2017, 12:18 PM   #3
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Default Re: Good hammock for syrian

Hammocks can be tricky with hammies as they chew things. Here are my suggestions.

Rat sputnik (not quite a hammock but they seem popular with hamsters if they hang next to shelf so they can get in easily - with a bit of bedding in).

Tunnels & Dens: Sputnik Hanging Den | Small pet accessories at zooplus

Zooplus also sell this grass hammock. It's not too bad but can have some sharp woody bits so needs checking. I was allergic to it - lol. It smells very grassy.

Trixie Natural Grass Hammock for Pets at zooplus

Erin's hamsters has a hammock made out of toilet rolls on this video. You'd need to use sisal string though rather than cotton string, in case it gets chewed. I like that one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuPeyD6w-CI

Vectis had a great hammock made from a cardboard egg box type thing (Scroll down page to see hammock) - again best to use sisal rope.

Managing Bar Chewers

Someone on here tied a chill and chew mat to the cage roof at the corners to make a hammock

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Small-Ani...l+and+chew+mat

Don't use cloth hammocks though - the threads, when chewed, can get tied round teeth or legs and cut circulation off leading to amputations. Also don't use chains to hang things up because little feet can get caught in the links and hammies end up hanging by a broken leg.

Fleece hammocks (if well made and without stuffing) are sometime used but this is only suitable if your hamster doesn't chew it. Slightest sign of chewing and it would need to come out.

I tried our last Syrian with a fleece hammock as he wasn't a chewer but sure enough he tried to pull it to bits (anything soft they think is good for nesting material so they try and chew bits off to pouch). But - once he was quite old I was able to put a fleece snooze cube in his cage because he was too old to be bothered to chew it and his teeth weren't up to it
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Old 06-22-2017, 12:32 PM   #4
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Default Re: Good hammock for syrian

I tried a sputnik but couldn't get it to hang safely from the bars. Could i just stand it on his shelf in cage?
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Old 06-22-2017, 12:35 PM   #5
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Default Re: Good hammock for syrian

Did you hang it from the top bars? I find them ok - in fact they're quite hard to attach to my bars as they're 7mm.

This is how I have Newt's sputnik



You can put them upside down on a shelf - I always worry they'll slide off the shelf with the hammy inside though! They're quite light and can be pushed around or jiggled to move around. Might be better upside down on the substrate.
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Old 06-22-2017, 12:43 PM   #6
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I might give another one a go at hanging on the bars.
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