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Old 08-12-2017, 07:05 AM   #1
PrincessMargot
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Default My Hamster doesn't know how to...climb

So, my Robo Hamster Algernon Loves to burrow! So I decided to add a burrow box in his cage, but then while watching him investigate the mysteries box I realized he couldn't climb. I pick him up and put him on the ladder to see if he would figure it out but he just looked at me like "what am I supposed to do" and he jumped off the ladder. I don't have enough room for steps so I can't just add steps. I think the problem stems from where I got him and his first cage. In Petco he had his igloo and a wheel (nothing to climb! And in my first cage he had more things like a sand bath and more hideaways, but even then Algernon could just lift himself over edges, and I had more tubing systems and less climbing things. What do I do to help him climb?

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Old 08-12-2017, 07:16 AM   #2
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Default Re: My Hamster doesn't know how to...climb

That is normal. Hamsters are not natural climbers, especially robos. In fact, ladders are not safe for them. Could you perhaps try a ramp instead? Or, better, simply put a deeper layer of substrate in the cage for him to burrow in?
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:17 AM   #3
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Default Re: My Hamster doesn't know how to...climb

Although some robos will climb (usually when you don't want them to!) climbing isn't natural for them & with furry feet they can slip easily.
What kind of ladder do you have?
If it's a rough wood like a bendy bridge, not open runged, & not too steep some robos may manage but if yours isn't inclined to climb then I wouldn't try to encourage it due to the risk of falls.
Maybe just make the substrate deeper in part of the cage if you can so he can burrow more naturally.
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:42 AM   #4
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Thank you for the feedback!
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