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Old 09-16-2021, 05:07 AM   #1
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Default how can i help a stressed hammy?

she has around 8 inches of bedding as well as toys and hides that i switch out often. she has two sand baths, but she still seems very stressed. shes also been biting the support beams in her detolf. i hate seeing her like this and im not sure what i can do to make her more comfortable(
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Old 09-17-2021, 04:26 AM   #2
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Default Re: how can i help a stressed hammy?

I think that problem may be you switching out her hides and toys. Hamsters scent things and can get very upset when we move or remove their things.

I would keep to a set up she likes and leave it well alone. You can switch toys in a playpen for out of cage time to make it interesting for her with different things to explore.

Also, make sure that her wheel and water bottle works ok.
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Old 09-24-2021, 02:40 AM   #3
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Default Re: how can i help a stressed hammy?

Agree - they prefer things not to be moved. Also how often do you clean her out? Clean outs also stress them. Better to do partial cleans and not too often. A bit here, a bit there etc.
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