Harry Hamster. Information about hamsters.
This does not mean equipment can’t be home made but no lead or painted parts should be included as the paint if gnawed may poison your pet. If you do decide to make some equipment from wood do not use cedar or other resinous woods as this may also poison your hamster.
Hamster Wheel. Preferably a solid wheel with a solid back or an external wheel. Designed to prevent injury through trapping or pinching.
Buy online from PetPlanet, our prefered supplier.
Hamster Cottage or Bedroom. The hamster cottage should be either a disposable box or one that will withstand hot water for thorough cleaning.
Drinking Bottle. Preferably externally mounted, to prevent accidental spillage. With a stainless steel drinking tube with a ball valve stopper.
Food Bowl. Shallow enough for easy access. Made from either Stainless steel or ceramic with smooth rounded edges.
Tubes. For connecting separate compartments or just for a change of environment. Either hard plastic with anti-gnaw rings, stainless steel wire or disposable.
Ladders. Made from steel wire to prevent gnawing.
Hamster ball. For external exercise. Use a specially designed ‘small’ hamster ball for dwarf hamsters. Made from washable hard plastic.
Eye dropper for administering medicine.
Magnifying glass to examine for parasites.
This should be kept separate from other domestic cleaning equipment and materials to avoid cross contamination.
Bottle brush. To clean inside drinking bottles, tubes and other hollow accessories.
Scratchy pan scrub. For cleaning feeding bowls, gnaw rings and other metal objects.
Sponge. For clear Perspex or plastic, to avoid scratching the see through surfaces like the hamster ball.
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