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Old 05-07-2016, 02:58 PM   #11
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Congratulations on your new pair of robos! How did you find them? Sounds exciting!
Hope you will find the help you need here to get them off to a good start!
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Old 05-07-2016, 06:31 PM   #12
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Theyre not competing for one wheel anymore. Turns out there was a problem with one of them. They're so light that they couldn't get it to turn. Exchanged it at the store so now all is well. They are happily using both.

How can one block the other from food and water? The tubes have two ends and are big enough that they can turn around.
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Old 05-07-2016, 06:34 PM   #13
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Old 05-07-2016, 08:48 PM   #14
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The point of not using tubes is that there are only two entrances.Furthermore I've already said this elsewhere but modular cages including those attached by tubes are not okay for pairs as they are highly dangerous for territorial behavior issues and such.Solve that situation immediately,or risk death more than you already are.I saw elsewhere you also had shelves of some sort,take those out as well and you also seem to use purple reptile sand?That is unsafe as well as I said elsewhere There are many improvements to be made for safety to be perfect,but you can get it done if you just put a bit more thought into it and think with the territorial behavior stopping part of your brain
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Old 05-07-2016, 11:18 PM   #15
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If you have only one bowl of food and one water bottle the more dominant hamster can chase the other away, possibly causing starvation or dehydration.

A more dominant hamster could choose to not allow the other into one part of the cage by guarding the tube entrance/exit and biting the less dominant hamster every time it try's to come out the pipe.
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Old 05-08-2016, 01:02 AM   #16
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Amityville...

"As I have said elsewhere"

Pardon the F out of me if I haven't hung on your every word and read all your posts.

There are multiple food bowls, as well as food scattered, to encourage the natural foraging process. Also each level has a bottle.

Both terraces have multiple accessways.

Still don't get why a tube needs more than two ends if they can turn around in them. There's no way one ham can block or trap the other if there are no dead ends.

Furthermore, you make it sound like they will go unobserved for days. I'm very engaged. The whole reason I got them is to watch them, like TV. I've invested a lot of myself, my emotions, in them. Don't you think I would separate them at the first sign of aggression?

I'm leaving the tubes and terraces because I have not heard a rational reason to remove them. I've had them in the past with other hams and have never had a problem, and it's a simple way to increase floor space and enrich their environment.

If you're going to convince me to make changes, guilt trips, shaming, and outbursts of emotion aren't going to work. You'll need to use reason and be rational... presuming, Amityville, you haven't shut that part of your brain off.

What's wrong with purple sand? Also have a separate bowl of chinchilla dust.
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Old 05-08-2016, 07:30 AM   #17
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Is it possible to edit a previous post? I want to resize those photos.
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You don't need to edit your post here, just resize the photos on the host site that you've linked to.
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Unfortunately I can't. I can only delete it and upload a new one, but it won't have the same filename. Bummer.
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