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Old 12-29-2015, 07:16 AM  
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Default Re: Is this hammock hamster safe?

Hi Jenibelle, ideally, hamsters shouldn`t have hammocks as they are not true climbers but more burrowers. Many owners use those plastic Sputnik devices that hang over a shelf inside the cage from the roof bars, but for me, they are not necessary, but are a safer alternative as long as they have a solid shelf beneath because a hamster will just climb into one and then drop like a stone when trying to get out, so it`s important that they have accessories that are....accessible! If you know what I mean!

Same with fleece. It`s material and could be chewed and made dangerous. Mice cope better with such things but mice are far more agile. Chinese hamsters are the best climbers of the hamster species but even then, precautions have to be taken. x
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