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Old 12-18-2020, 11:51 AM   #1
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Default Hamsters and colours

I wonder if hamsters prefer certain colours to others.

Our dwarf Ozzy mostly ignored his light blue upright wheel and i very rarely saw him using it but he's always running on his dark blue flying saucer when awake.

A little while ago i bought a dark green wheel as a spare which looks almost identical to the light blue one but thought the blue one was a slightly smoother running wheel.

Since Ozzy didn't use his i gave it to Clarissa when she arrived on the scene and gave Ozzy the green one.

Strange thing is that he now runs on the green wheel quite a lot. It's in the same position and pretty much the same wheel but a different colour. He was underground when i exchanged the wheels so wasn't aware of it.
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Old 12-18-2020, 11:59 AM   #2
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Default Re: Hamsters and colours

From what little information I've found so far, hamsters do seem to have vision more in the green/blue/UV end of the spectrum(possibly yellow - hard to say for sure though as it isn't extremely easy to find completely accurate information on this so far). I don't necessarily know whether or not darker shades would be easier to see but perhaps that could help explain even further on the dark green being used more.

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Old 12-21-2020, 01:34 AM   #3
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Maybe he just likes the way the new wheel moves...
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