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Old 12-12-2020, 01:08 PM   #1
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Default Bjork house to a dwarf?

Does this house fit a dwarf? https://www.trixie.de/heimtierbedarf...es/?card=26379
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Old 12-12-2020, 02:24 PM   #2
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Default Re: Bjork house to a dwarf?

In my opinion. No.
It's too small for a nest and a hoard and a toilet area.
A removable roof is also more practical.

As an enrichment in addition to a bigger house. Yes.
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Old 12-12-2020, 02:45 PM   #3
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In my opinion. No.
It's too small for a nest and a hoard and a toilet area.
A removable roof is also more practical.

As an enrichment in addition to a bigger house. Yes.


What kind off house wouldyou choose?
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Old 12-12-2020, 05:23 PM   #4
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Default Re: Bjork house to a dwarf?

I use the Ferplast guinea pig houses (hamster size is far too small). They're inexpensive and have a removable roof. I do cover the holes though when i use them for a dwarf hamster because my tiny dwarf Clarissa got her head stuck in a hole once. I paint the roof with plastikote to waterproof it and i like a bit of colour. They usually end up looking like this one with dwarf Edwina for size.
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Old 12-12-2020, 11:29 PM   #5
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Default Re: Bjork house to a dwarf?

That house is ok as a toy but definitely not suitable for making a nest in.
If a suitable house isn’t available where you are you might be better off making one, you can use a cardboard box like a shoe box, cut the bottom out & use the lid as a removable roof, it would need replacing if it got peed on though but if it was that size you could put a litter tray with sand in inside.
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Old 12-13-2020, 10:04 AM   #6
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I do have hedvig house from trixie.
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Old 12-13-2020, 10:27 AM   #7
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I think the hedvig is okay From the description. I would use a saw and cut the hole into an archway to make it bigger - sanding it so it’s very smooth.
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Old 12-13-2020, 10:39 AM   #8
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How big should the opening on the house be?
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Old 12-13-2020, 10:48 AM   #9
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Or jesper corner house?
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Old 12-14-2020, 01:13 AM   #10
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How big should the opening on the house be?
55mm or 5.5cm across the diameter

A fully grown dwarf hamster with full pouches can be up to 5 cm wide. If the entrances to the house are too narrow, the hamster has to squeeze in. This can cause the tips of grains to scratch or pierce inside the pouches.

They will partly close them up with bedding to make the inside really cosy once they are inside
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