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Hello to the hamsters - John C. Kirk — LiveJournal
Dec. 3rd, 2007
12:53 am -
Hello to the hamsters
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December 5th, 2007 04:13 am (UTC)
I think I may have a solution to both the water bottle and the wheel problems. (The yellow clip on the wheel is supposed to be able to turn all th way so that it's perpendicular to the cage bars, but due to the narrowness of the bars, it can only turn slightly before it starts forcing the bars open. I guess Savic couldn't be bothered to make some customised accessories to go with the unusually narrow bars of this cage.) It may require the purchasing of a wheel stand, but I'll have to check the height of the stand first.
If we can sort the water bottle so it doesn't have to rest on the platform anymore, you could consider placing something hard and rough immediately beneath the water bottle so that the hamsters have to walk on a rough surface in order to get a drink. That's a common method to ensure that small animals keep their nails trim of their own accord, which prevents having to trim the nails yourself, which is particularly difficult (if not impossible) with creatures this small and this skittish.