Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Navigation
Front Page
Forum
Gallery
Wiki

Ads by Google


Go Back   Hamster Central > Hamster Central Forum Topics > Behaviour

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-05-2021, 06:40 PM   #1
LolasMom
Newborn Pup
 
Join Date: May 2021
Posts: 19
Default Tubes

We attached some tubes to Lolas cage. She goes in but she won’t come out. She’s even put some of her bedding in there. Those tubes are way too hard for me to open. How do I get her out of there? My dad attached the tubes for me but I can’t bring the cage every day to my parents house so he can open the tubes and attach them again. How do I get her out on my own?

Ps she DOES know how to get out of the tubes. She has come out. She chewed on the treat I left in her cage and on morning I found her in the cage instead of the tubes but how so I lure her out of there so I can actually play with her and pet her?
LolasMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2021, 10:09 PM   #2
Ria P
House of Hamsters
 
Ria P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Posts: 4,081
Default Re: Tubes

Going by my experience with foster hamsters, they usually stay in tubes because they don't have the kind of set up they need with a big house to sleep, nest and hoard in. They need things like a shelf to sit under and plenty of hides like a coconut and tunnels aside from a big wheel and plenty of substrate of course.

I've not long ago fostered a female Syrian who was in a tube of a small cage and didn't have a house or hides. She screeched when i took her out of the tube and put her in an Alaska cage but immediately moved into the big Ferplast guinea pig house. Once out of the tube and in a good sized cage with plenty of things to do, she was very sociable and keen for out of cage time.

Aside from the fact that you can't interact with a hamster in a tube they can cause problems because of the lack of ventilation.
__________________
Housemate of Ozzy & Rory & Rodney & Clarissa & Betsy & Monty & lodgers Josie & Hilda
always in my thoughts Percy and Henry and Gordon and Edwina
Ria P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2021, 05:41 PM   #3
LolasMom
Newborn Pup
 
Join Date: May 2021
Posts: 19
Default Re: Tubes

I just got rid of them. I bought them cause I thought it would give her something to go in and out of them. She was crapping in them. Building a nest and she wouldn’t come out for days.
LolasMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2021, 01:24 AM   #4
Ria P
House of Hamsters
 
Ria P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Posts: 4,081
Default Re: Tubes

Quote:
Originally Posted by LolasMom View Post
I just got rid of them. I bought them cause I thought it would give her something to go in and out of them. She was crapping in them. Building a nest and she wouldn’t come out for days.
Good call. Tubes do have their uses. I use short ones ( short enough to clean with a bottle brush without removing) as an access tube to get from a house onto a shelf for example. Our hamsters like them and use them for that purpose but if they'd nest in them i'd remove them immediately.
__________________
Housemate of Ozzy & Rory & Rodney & Clarissa & Betsy & Monty & lodgers Josie & Hilda
always in my thoughts Percy and Henry and Gordon and Edwina
Ria P is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
attached, bring, cage, open, tubes

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.43 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2003-2020, Hobby Solutions
All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:10 PM.