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Hampsters Are Very Curious: Prevention Tips

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It is important to prevent Hamsters from accessing:

  • electrical cords
  • dogs, cats, ferrets and young children
  • pesticides and other toxins
  • tobacco and cigarette smoke
  • cedar or pine shavings
  • toxic houseplants
  • wire exercise wheels
  • wire flooring in its enclosure
  • fatty seed diets, too much fresh produce, not enough fiber, too many treats
  • plastic toys that can be broken apart and consumed
  • commercial wooden chew blocks, chew sticks and common household sources of wood that may be contaminated with fireproofing material
  • nesting materials (commonly called fluff) that may lead to intestinal blockages or strangulated limbs.


Credit: Used with permission of the Zoological Education Network.
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