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Hamster with obsessive cardboard chewing?

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Nyah626, Aug 13, 2019.


  1. Nyah626

    Nyah626 PetForums Member

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    My hamster Toffee, really loves chewing things, especially cardboard, like, REALLY loves to chew cardboard. I give her wood chews, dog biscuits, whimseys chews and lots of cardboard, corrogated and toilet tubes most of the time. But I recently decided to give her an entire section of her detolf cage for sand for her to enjoy and i used cardboard to separate the bedding and sand areas. But she keept destroying the barrier and creating a huge mess so today I moved the sand to the other end of the cage and made the barrier 3 pieces of cardboard thick. I give her plenty of chews and attention but she STILL chews at the cardboard barrier!! It's only a matter of time before she destroys this one too so i was wondering if there was any way to deter her from chewing at it. Any ideas??
     

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    ForestWomble PetForums VIP

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    You can't stop a hamster from chewing cardboard.

    You could use something else to form the barrier - bendy bridges for example.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Engel98

    Engel98 PetForums Member

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    It's normal I'm afraid and you'll probably find that they'll prefer one material over the over. My one rat preferred wood toys and cardboard but the other only liked loofah
     
  4. Nyah626

    Nyah626 PetForums Member

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    She's made a mess in her sand, as she's decided to nest in her sand no matter where I've put it but the barrier I've made seems to be holding up well enough so that's the best I can ask of her; if she wants to nest in her sand section I can't really do much about it :p
     
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