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Old 05-30-2019, 07:43 AM   #1
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Question What Are Good Toys??

Hello!

I am wondering some things about hamster toys... For example, what good toys are there? My hamster seems bored a lot (chewing on bars, climbing on her bars), and I don't really know what good toys there are, or where to get them. She does have toys, but I feel she doesn't really like them; she doesn't really play or chew on them. I am in US, by the way.

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Old 05-30-2019, 10:44 AM   #2
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Default Re: What Are Good Toys??

I don’t like the vast majority of hamster “toys” they are often unnatural and not what hamsters generally enjoy. My favourite is probably cork - cork tunnels and cork pieces. Also grapevine pieces and both can probably be found in the bird and reptile sections.
For actual hamster toys try and stick to natural items eg wood. It provides a lot more enrichment than plastic and is much safer providing you don’t get ones with nails in. Can’t go wrong with more bendy bridges either if you’re looking to fill the cage. A sand bath if you haven’t already and as deep bedding as you can get.
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:32 AM   #3
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Okay, thank you! I'll definitely look into some of those!! What size sand bath would be good?
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:37 AM   #4
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For a Syrian something at least the size of a lasagne or roast dish so they can properly use it.
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Old 05-31-2019, 12:32 AM   #5
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Default Re: What Are Good Toys??

My hamster doesn't play with toys as such but is active at night. I got a set of three degus shelves on Amazon and he likes to climb from one to the other, sit and wash on them. They have been a big hit with him. He also likes sitting in the coconut I got from P@H. I leave a raisin in one of those small boxes for him to get out. Last night I made him a step out of an upturned hollow log and filled it with chew sticks to create a solid surface to stand on but my hamster decided to try and pull the sticks out! I made lots of cardboard toys in the past but he's only really interested when it involves food or when I try to stop him from doing something like digging in my plant pots. I also stick to natural things and must get a cork tunnel like m&m mentioned.
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