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Old 09-09-2017, 06:58 AM   #1
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Default Can a hamster get itself stuck in something?

I've been on the look out for things to use as little houses for my hamster cage,
I want to do a halloween themed cage this year and while I was on pound land I saw some really cute candle holders that are pumpkins and ghosts and skulls
They're really cute and have quite large holes and the back that I'm sure a dwarf can get in and out off,
But I'm not sure about a syrian, mines quite big away but I've seen her get in some small holes before,

I'm most concerned about getting a house that's got a big enough hole in the back but would they get stuck in the eye holes at the front??
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:06 AM   #2
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Default Re: Can a hamster get itself stuck in something?

Yes they can get stuck in things,especially rigid toys with holes that aren't big enough. For a syrian the hole would need to be a diameter of 6cm. A small syrian may get away with 5cm diameter but I wouldn't risk it. 6cm minimum really. If they have full pouches they can be as wide as almost 7cm. If it's a wood toy you can block off any holes that are too small by glueing a small piece of wood over them (using something like elmer's school glue which is safe to use). If it's ceramic - I wouldn't get a ceramic house with holes that aren't big enough really
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:07 AM   #3
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Default Re: Can a hamster get itself stuck in something?

Unfortunately she could get stuck if the hole is big enough to fit her head through
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Old 09-09-2017, 09:37 AM   #4
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Okay
What if it's not exacly a hole
But a crinkled style mouth?
Would she try to get her head through?
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Old 09-10-2017, 03:33 AM   #5
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Default Re: Can a hamster get itself stuck in something?

Any opening that isn't 5 or 6cm wide she could get stuck in. Better safe than sorry. There are lots of tutorials for fun home-made toys
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Old 09-11-2017, 04:10 AM   #6
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Okay!
I'll make sure everything Is safe

Although I like the pumpkins so much I might get them as actual candle holders for the living room anyway!
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Default Re: Can a hamster get itself stuck in something?

Do you have a picture of the pumpkins? If the mouth/gap is wide enough it may not need to be 5 or 6 cm tall - it's mainly round holes that aren't big enough that are the issue, although anything, rigid like ceramic won't "give"
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