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Old 02-27-2016, 04:28 PM   #11
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Ask away, everyone would rather you'd ask than not.

Newspaper is not good for hams because of the ink. What other bedding choices do you have? Plain white toilet paper is good for their nests, and Carefresh is a decent substrate that's available in uk and USA.
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Old 02-27-2016, 08:12 PM   #12
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The reason I asked about shredded newspaper is because I had to use some because I had no bending an I had to change his potty spot an he look all the little shredded prices an out them in his bed an left that spot empty an hasn't are it or nothing and when I move it he puts it back. I don't have nothing else to use until tomorrow evening.




I love this little guy an don't wanna hurt him in any way. He's cool and a lil smart but he lets me hold him an feed him out my fingers and hands an walks on my hand and loves being on my bed. When I ask him if he wants in his ball he'll walk right to me an get in he's really sweet an cool he loves Apple's an of the piece is to small he won't take it unless my hand is flat or he'll use his tongue.
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Old 02-28-2016, 06:07 AM   #13
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Aww, he sounds like a little sweetie! He also sounds like he's pretty tame and friendly already which is fantastic . If all you have is the newpaper then that should be fine just for a day, alternatively you can just rip up a bunch of toilet paper (non-scented!).

Also good to know is that most hamsters can be litter trained which will make your cage cleaning a lot easier. Once you get an appropriate litter tray or even dish (you can always steal something from your kitchen cupboard) you put it in the spot he is peeing with whatever you are using for litter and then put some soiled bedding on top of it. The litter should be different from his regular bedding and substrate. Most people use sand. You can use Chinchilla sand from a petshop (make sure it says sand and NOT dust because the dust one is bad for their lungs) or you can use children's playsand you just have to stick it in the oven for 30min first. This is a good video about litter training: How to Litter Train a Hamster

I thought I might point out some videos you might find helpful about hamster care.
This is a really great informative video on how to set up a hamster cage : How to Set Up a Very Basic Hamster Cage
This is about cage cleaning: 8 Tips for Cleaning Pet Cages
This is a fairly long 'talky' video but has some great information specifically about Syrians : Syrian Hamster Care
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Old 02-28-2016, 11:16 AM   #14
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He's really friendly and tamed. He's very sweet and he don't really misbehave he's been a smart butt but that's about it he's picky on his veggies but he loves his fruit. I have only tried Apple's so far. Can they have pine Apple's? I have a long list of fruits, veggies, proteins, other stuff they can have and what they can't have it's a long list but I wrote it down. But I'm not sure how right it is because I have seen so many
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Old 02-28-2016, 11:44 AM   #15
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He's really friendly and tamed. He's very sweet and he don't really misbehave he's been a smart butt but that's about it he's picky on his veggies but he loves his fruit. I have only tried Apple's so far. Can they have pine Apple's? I have a long list of fruits, veggies, proteins, other stuff they can have and what they can't have it's a long list but I wrote it down. But I'm not sure how right it is because I have seen so many
Yes, they can have pineapple! Try stuff like spinach, broccoli or celery. Avoid fruit too often. I do a bit of veg every day and some high protein on Saturday and some fruit Sunday.
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Old 02-28-2016, 12:09 PM   #16
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From what I understand pineapple is debatable. Some say yes and some say no. The reason that some people say no is that pineapple has a high acid content which is not good for their stomach. A very small amount should be fine but honestly I would avoid. There are plenty other things he can have instead.

You'll probably find that you'll make your way through that safe food list to figure out what he likes . With apples make sure he doesn't eat the seeds because they are poisonous and don't give too often. If he likes his apple though I bet good money he'll love broccoli - most hamsters do . Do also make sure to wash any fruit and veg with water as they're small little furballs and even the smallest amount of something bad on his food will harm them.
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Old 02-28-2016, 07:56 PM   #17
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Thank you he don't really like pineapples I guess it's a good thing if it could be bad. But I'll be posting more pictures up as soon as I find out how lol
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