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    Hamster Toys Guide

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    Toys for hamsters are important to keep your hamster occupied and entertained when you are not around to play. There are many hamster toys available on the market, so selecting the good ones is beneficial for you pet. Items such as hamster wheels are good for the development and health of a hamster, as they keep the animal well exercised. For advice on choosing toys for hamsters, see the following tips.




    Hamster Toys

    • Hamster wheels are probably the first toy to buy for hamsters. Every cage should have one of these in it. Hamster wheels provide essential exercise for a hamster, and it will also prevent the animal from getting cage paralysis. Hamster wheels can allow a hamster to travel the equivalent distance of about 2 miles a day!

    • It is always a good idea to purchase a run-about hamster ball for your pet. A hamster ball is normally made of clear plastic and has breathing holes. There is a small door on the hamster ball that allows the hamster to get inside and then run around the house whilst remaining protected. It provides freedom to run around wherever he likes, but also ensures that the little one will not get lost or harmed.

    • Hamster toys made of wood that are designed specifically for your pet to chew on will also be required. You could provide wooden blocks, or even tree branches, so that the hamster can chew to keep his teeth clean and in good health for development. Make sure that the wood you give has not been painted or treated with chemicals. This is harmful for the hamster’s lungs.

    • When choosing toys for hamsters, you should give the animal something to climb on. Small ladders are available to buy so that the hamster can climb around and get good exercise. However, a small tree branch in the cage can also provide for this need.

    • You can also give the hamster a small wooden box that is filled with dirt or sand. This will allow your pet to burrow and dig (this will come naturally). Rolling in sand also keeps the hamster’s coat soft and clean.

    • Hamster toys do not have to be expensive. A simple piece of cardboard (without any ink on) can suffice perfectly as a play thing for a hamster. The entertainment from toys for hamsters like this will last for a long time, and will not cost anything.

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