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Old 04-14-2014, 07:52 AM   #1
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Default Enrichment ideas for Snowy?

Hey everyone (:

My new adopted Robo, Snowy, seems tobe settling in great but is obviously still scared of us humans! She hasn't once run on her cage but she does like to climb on her hanging fruit stick and crawled across the roof of the cage.

I need some ideas to give her some more fun because other than the occasional climb she just digs or sits there. I'm not sure what type of cave it is but it's very similar to a Mini Duna but slightly bigger, there is a small platform but not really enough room to place anything on other than a food bowl and a few small chews and underneath the platform is all cut off other than an entrance underneath the ladder, she uses the space underneath as her nest.

I'm not sure what there is out there, I was considering a hammock and climbing frame but I need one that will fit in the cage, I'd love to do a bin cage but sadly I just don't have enough room for anybing bigger than what I already have, anyone got any good products or ideas they can they can recommend?

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Old 04-14-2014, 11:08 AM   #2
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Default Re: Enrichment ideas for Snowy?

I'd use tubes, bendy bridges and a deep layer of substrate for digging in. Robos also like to have a sandbath. You can use chinchilla sand (not dust) or bake some children's playsand in the oven for a bit to dry it out which is what I do
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:09 AM   #3
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Default Re: Enrichment ideas for Snowy?

Going to shop around my local pet stores today, and online, to see why fun things I can find for her (: I have a tunnel and a toilet roll tube in there but the bendy tubes are a good idea!

I have also ordered a bath which I am currently waiting for to arrive, hopefully she will have lots of fun with that! She needs a bath too as she's abit of a grease ball atm hehe. How long would you recommend a sand bath gets kept in the cage? I've heard people say they leave it in there all the time but I've heard they can develop dry skin?

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Old 04-15-2014, 01:11 AM   #4
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I believe robos can have sand in all the time whereas for other species some people recommend it's only provided occasionally. I personally keep one in my hamsters cages all the time (WW, syrians and hybrids) and haven't had an issue with dry skin.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:26 AM   #5
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Oh that's good to know! I shall leave them in all the time then (:

The baths arrives today and Snowy seemed interested, she had abit of a dig but I see she's decided to use it as a potty which wasn't the plan lol, she's in need of a bath too so I'm abit unsure on what I can do about that now haha...

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