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Old 08-16-2018, 01:30 PM   #21
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Default Re: Hi there, new soon to be hamster mummy

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I think it's fine to add a bit more substrate while he's asleep if you can do it without waking him, as he's new having more put in while he's awake could be a bit stressful for him but if you wake him up & startle him that would stress him too so it depends if you can do it without disturbing him or not.
If you do it when he's awake I would just add a little at a time.
I tend to do it when theyíre awake, and add it all to one side (when Iíve had to do it). The hams usually spread it naturally so I donít worry much. When Iíve done this, theyíve never gotten spooked, just curious. They will usually explore the new substrate quite enthusiastically afterwards
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Old 08-17-2018, 05:54 AM   #22
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Smartie - love the name, and the cage setup.
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Old 08-17-2018, 06:46 PM   #23
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For a playpen you can either purchase or build a playpen. I would suggest making one as it is much cheaper and can be big or small. You can buy a dog/puppy playpen online or at a petstore. These tend to be expense and they are usually very hard to clean. These two YouTube channels did an amazing job on making them and I would suggested checking them out!
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Old 08-20-2018, 06:38 AM   #24
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I so excited for you but a few things you might want to know are that many things in pet shops (including things that say “hamster safe”) are very dangerous. For example, always get a solid surface wheel and sense your getting a dwarf hamster you should get a 8inch wheel because if there back curves then it’s bad. Next bedding/substrate. The best beddings out there in my opinion are kaytee clean and cozy, carefresh, or aspen wood shavings. Bedding that is not good are, any kind of cotton/fluffy bedding, pine/ cedar wood bedding, or any kind of scented bedding. A few things you might want to know are: if your hamster chews the bars on it’s cage, starts monkey baring, or becomes very territorial, then get them a bigger cage because your current cage is too small. I just wanted to tell you the main things to look out for bye!

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