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Hamster with obsessive cardboard chewing?

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

  1. Nyah626

    Nyah626 PetForums Member

    Jul 23, 2017
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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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  2. ForestWomble

    ForestWomble PetForums VIP

    May 2, 2013
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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.
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