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Old 05-22-2022, 07:29 AM   #41
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Thank you, I will check them out!
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Old 05-22-2022, 08:40 AM   #42
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You could section the detolf off for now and increase its floorspace gradually as you fill it up.

Cardboard boxes and tubes are very useful and so are flower pots, 99p oil burners, charity shop finds, glass jars, mugs and allsorts.

I'd also check sites like Gumtree where people sell hamster items cheaply.

Your doctor should be able to treat your low iron level with medication and hopefully you will feel a lot better soon.
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Old 05-22-2022, 10:31 AM   #43
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Yes, I am talking with a doctor. Issue is I've been anaemic for over a decade, so I've been prescribed iron for quite some time. They've tripled the amount of iron I am meant to take and given me other things to help absorb it. I think now it's just blatantly worse, so the doctors are all a bit stumped on why I can't get better.

I will check out all those things you mentioned, thanks.
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Old 05-29-2022, 10:17 AM   #44
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Hi, everyone.

Some sad news, I suppose. Pico has begun to demonstrate his old spinning behaviours again. At the time, nothing was new inside or outside his cage. It seemed to of just begun randomly again.

However, this time it was joined with bar climbing. I believe his stress could be coming from the size of the cage he was brought to me in.

Despite talking on here about whether it would be the right move to move him into a bigger cage, I think it's the only way to rule out if cage-size is something that is causing this behaviour. His old cage will still be here, so I am sure I can just move him back if all that space is stressful. He won't be going into it until it is packed with stuff anyway, which might take me some time now that I am without work.
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Old 05-29-2022, 10:50 AM   #45
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I am sorry this is happening. Even more difficult with you being out of work. I wonder if there are any larger Ikea wardrobes for sale second hand you could find.
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Old 05-29-2022, 10:52 AM   #46
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Sorry I read back and saw you have the Detolf and are waiting to buy things to fill it.
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Old 05-29-2022, 12:19 PM   #47
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Sorry I read back and saw you have the Detolf and are waiting to buy things to fill it.
yes, were building the detolf right now, but he will not be going into it until i can fill it
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Old 05-29-2022, 12:28 PM   #48
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I hope building it does not tire you out too much.
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Old 05-29-2022, 01:27 PM   #49
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Sorry to hear about your iron levels. I've been there before an it's not fun.
Hope you feel better soon,
As for filling a detolf for cheap or free I suggest recycling. I have a whole playlist on my youtube channel which might give you some ideas.
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My other top tip is get some jute or sisal string, approx a 1 or 2 from garden centres/wilkos and you can make so many hanging boredom breakers with that.
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Old 05-29-2022, 06:13 PM   #50
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thank u for ur help!
my family helped with it, thankfully as i definitely was feeling quite ill today as i had started on a couple different medications at once. definitely not fun but its built! some sand is coming in a few days and when we get a lid on it we should be able to pop him in
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