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Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Sarah+Hammies, Jul 24, 2009.


  1. Sarah+Hammies

    Sarah+Hammies PetForums VIP

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    Does anyone have any ideas for a chew thing for Mr Chip my syrian hammie?

    Hes not interested in chewing anything except the bars of his cage which isnt good for him so i need to spice things up a bit for him.

    I usually just go and buy some things from the pet shop but i've noticed lately that theyre bumping their prices up a bit and id rather spend my money on bigger and better housing for my hammies eventually so i'd rather get creative but im stuck for ideas :blushing:

    I noticed that some of you like to give your babies apple tree branches...i have 3 apple trees in my garden but they were there before i moved in so im not sure if they are safe. What do you think?

    Thanks for reading :thumbup1:
     
  2. Akai-Chan

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    First thing is probably to discourage him from bar chewing, pet shops sell a stick that you rub onto the bars that tastes bitter, you can also get a spray I think (I jusat use lemons with my rats).

    Ad for the tree, I think that cutting sections of branch off and allowing them to dry ouit for a day or 2 is the best option... So long as they aren't crawling with insects or whatever they should be good :) If you get big enough ones they're also good for climbing frames as well :)

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  3. cassie01

    cassie01 PetForums VIP

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    your tree should be ok, provided youve never used any chemicals on it. if none have been used on it in the last few years then id give him a bit to try. its good for climbing too, have you tried willow toys??
     
  4. Akai-Chan

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    oooh yeah Cassie mentioning the willow things reminded me...

    In a lot of pound shops they sell willow sticks as borders. They are untreated and held together with wire and cost 3 quid for 3 metres of the stuff. You can make bridges, tunnels, mini hides or shelves out of them very easily :)

    Might be worth considering.

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  5. srhdufe

    srhdufe PetForums VIP

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    WOW... 3 quid from the pound shop! You crack me up!! :lol:
     
  6. Akai-Chan

    Akai-Chan Banned

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    Better than 3 quid for 10 poxy sticks from pets at home :p

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  7. Sarah+Hammies

    Sarah+Hammies PetForums VIP

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    Thanks for that :thumbup1:

    I've only lived where i am for 2 months so im not sure about the last few years so i think maybe i'll leave that idea for a while and try willow sticks :D

    Thanks for the replies its very much appreciated

    xxxx
     
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