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Old 10-06-2017, 08:59 AM   #1
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Question I want to buy a ball for my hamster!

Hello, havent posted for a while but im back! I have a dwarf hamster witch he is 2 months old and i really wanna know if i can put him inside a 13x13x13cm ball for him to run around the house! thanks for your time!
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:16 AM   #2
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Default Re: I want to buy a ball for my hamster!

I'd avoid it.Dwarf hamsters are especially at risk when in hamster balls,including things like having toes ripped off from getting them stuck in the ventilation holes.In some places it's even considered cruelty to use balls

Use a large plastic bin or something else safe,as this would actually allow enrichment and doesn't entirely block the senses(balls block all senses and provide little to no enrichment).
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:16 PM   #3
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Default Re: I want to buy a ball for my hamster!

alright thanks for the response! Its good to know these things cause if i wouldnt have posted i would have bought him one..
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:58 PM   #4
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Default Re: I want to buy a ball for my hamster!

I used to think that all hamsters needed exercise balls until one of my previous Chinese got her foot caught in a ventilation slit. Thankfully she wasn't hurt but she was a little bit shaken up by the experience and I don't use exercise balls for the dwarf species at all.

As Amity says, a large plastic bin makes a great playpen that is safe and allows them to experience more of the world around them. I usually have different toys for my playbins that I don't use in the cages so that they do have some variety and I'll often hide small treats such as seeds around the bins for them to hunt out.
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Old 11-06-2017, 12:17 PM   #5
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Default Re: I want to buy a ball for my hamster!

you probably shouldnt get one, as they can stress hamsters out quite alot. this is because they dont have very good eyesight, but good smell touch and hearing.
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