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Old 03-29-2019, 09:08 PM   #1
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Default bedding for burrowing

hey!!
yesterday i put in a lot more bedding and my hamster has started to burrow! i can see him up against the glass of the detolf digging about which is great to watch, but the roof of the burrow seems to fall down. i canít tell if itís falling all the way or just blocking the glass.
i use aspen, but i thought this was a good bedding to use for burrowing? do you know why this is happening?
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Old 03-30-2019, 12:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: bedding for burrowing

Sometimes burrows will fall in no matter which substrate you use. If you put layers of hay throughout the aspen it will add more stability when he burrows though.

Other than woodshavings, paper beddings like Carefresh and Kaytee CC are also good for burrowing if you want to try something else
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Old 03-30-2019, 02:02 AM   #3
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It might be easier for he/she to borrow if the bedding is paper based. Also, you could add hidden hideouts under the bedding so that you hamster can sleep after a lot of borrowing. If you also put some treats like sunflower seeds in the hideouts, they will be very eager to find the houses. Hope this helps
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Old 03-30-2019, 03:54 AM   #4
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Default Re: bedding for burrowing

thank you so much! i’ll try find some paper bedding and i’ll do the hideout trick, thanks!
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Old 03-30-2019, 04:04 AM   #5
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No problem!
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Old 03-30-2019, 06:44 AM   #6
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Default Re: bedding for burrowing

I would mix some Kaytee Clean and Cozy in with the Aspen. I'd suggest getting the white Kaytee CC and make sure it's not a scented one - some are scented.

Mixing two substrates together helps tunnels hold and the paper based ones work well for tunnels and probably better with two substrates mixed.
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