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Old 07-22-2021, 04:48 PM   #1
niki443
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Hi! My hamster just turned 1 and sheís a lot less active than she was before, I worry sheís bored - but whenever I let her free roam in my room she just finds a corner to sit in and mostly does nothing. I try to put out a bunch of different toys and things for her to do but she doesnít really take any interest and just hides somewhere. Could she be slowing down due to age or could it be something else? There are a few days maybe about once a week where she explores quite a lot and does run around - but the other days she doesnít really do much. If I put her somewhere she doesnít go often she also becomes more active and wants to move around. Iíve recently bought a lot more natural stuff for her cage and tried to add more interesting things and, again, she doesnít really care about any of them. Also, sometimes she chews the mesh on the top of her bin cage when I put her in from her being out for a few hours in my room, when she didnít move around at all while she was out? What could be the reason for this?
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Old 07-29-2021, 12:37 AM   #2
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Old 07-29-2021, 12:41 AM   #3
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Well, itís very strange that it is because of the age. Hamsters live from 2-3 years so I think it canít be. Maybe you hamster is sick (itís difficult to tell without a photo) but idk.
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Old 07-29-2021, 12:46 AM   #4
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Hello, Welcome (both) to HC

It doesn't sound like anything is wrong. Some hamsters find free range a bit overwhelming or daunting having an open space. She may just be more active in new spaces with smells to explore. It sounds like you are doing lots for her. Also what time are you letting her out as she may have different active hours to when you are free ranging her

What size is your bin cage?
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Old 07-30-2021, 02:14 AM   #5
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Hello, Welcome (both) to HC

It doesn't sound like anything is wrong. Some hamsters find free range a bit overwhelming or daunting having an open space. She may just be more active in new spaces with smells to explore. It sounds like you are doing lots for her. Also what time are you letting her out as she may have different active hours to when you are free ranging her

What size is your bin cage?
Itís just a bit odd since she used to be very active when free roaming no matter what until she mostly just stopped recently, I usually take her out when she wakes up since she gets up quite late and I canít stay up too late every night to get her out. She does get more active sometimes after being out for a while - so it could be that. I just donít understand why sometimes sheís active straight away while other times it takes longer. Also, her cage is supposed be around 800 square inches but it seems to be a little less - sadly I couldnít find any bigger in my price range.
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