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Hamster scratching himself

Discussion in 'Small Animal Chat' started by Knighterist, Mar 1, 2020.


  1. Engel98

    Engel98 PetForums Senior

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    Sorry if I e asked this before. I speak to so many people on here I can't remember who has what.
    Do you use a water bottle? He could have brushed underneath it.
     
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    Knighterist PetForums Member

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    I swapped out water bottle for a water bowl...I switched bedding in the end and so far I see less scratching. The turning point was when I saw his whole back looked a bit bald and red...He seems less troubled after the switch to paper bedding only...Let's hope that is the end of the scratches
     
  3. Engel98

    Engel98 PetForums Senior

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    Well maybe he just needs a bit more time to fill back in. Sounds like the bedding was an issue
     
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    Knighterist PetForums Member

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    I hope so!!! The Clean and Cosy paper bales are tiny! I bought "24.6L" and it barely filled the cage!
     
  5. Engel98

    Engel98 PetForums Senior

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    I always buy the 85l ones off Amazon
     
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    I felt like a fool! Buying a 24.6L!
     
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