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Old 08-07-2021, 03:03 PM   #1
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iím not even sure if anyone can answer this one but i got my hamster a new wheel a while ago now (itís the 28cm trixie wheel) and she always runs on it fine and no problem but she loves to just bite the outside of it. i canít figure out why.. she has food and lots of different toys to chew on around her cage. if anyone knows why she might be doing this please help 😂 she doesnít chew the bars of her cage or anything, just the wheel. she didnít do it when she first got this wheel itís more of a recent thing.
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Old 08-07-2021, 07:01 PM   #2
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i have a similar problem with one of my syrians chewing on her wheel stand, unfortunately i found there's not a whole lot you can do to stop it, but a good way to encourage your hamster to chew on her chew toys is to spread a very thin layer of peanut butter on them, i find it works very well
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Old 08-08-2021, 10:17 AM   #3
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Does she have a Whimzee chew?

You could try washing the wheel, maybe it's a scent that's attracting her.
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Old 09-05-2021, 02:33 PM   #4
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i have a similar problem with one of my syrians chewing on her wheel stand, unfortunately i found there's not a whole lot you can do to stop it, but a good way to encourage your hamster to chew on her chew toys is to spread a very thin layer of peanut butter on them, i find it works very well
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Old 09-05-2021, 02:35 PM   #5
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Does she have a Whimzee chew?

You could try washing the wheel, maybe it's a scent that's attracting her.
she doesnít but iíll look into buying one for her. iíll try washing her wheel as well, thanks xx
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Old 09-05-2021, 03:23 PM   #6
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Default Re: Wheels

Don’t put peanut butter on! Bad for hamsters. Some just do chew things. Ria suggested washing it - try wiping it with dilute white vinegar. Is it the plastic or the wood one?
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