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Syrian Hamster nesting in wheel.

I have a young Syrian Hamster who's home is quite a large Rotastak combination.

She has a enclosed box for her bed and wheel .. but she has decided not to use her bed and instead nest, sleep, pouch her food in the wheel.

If I remove the material she nests again..
Hamsters need and enjoy a long nocturnal run in the wheel .. but what am I to do if she decides not to run but to use the wherl as a bed instead?


  • MouseLoverMouseLover Lemming
    Posts: 188
    Is there room for you to add a second wheel perhaps? Maybe you could try her with a flying saucer type wheel instead, as she won't really be able to nest on that?

    I think I'd just let her nest on the wheel though, if that's where she enjoys nesting, let her get on with it X(
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  • AnnBAnnB Mouse
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    I think I'd do as MouseLover suggests and let her nest wherever she chooses. What type of wheel does she have?
  • KawaiiKawaii Lemming
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    Leave her too it I say! Lol

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  • yoonicornyoonicorn Lemming
    Posts: 24
    The rotastak wheels tend to be quite small, so she may not be running on it if it isn't comfortable for her. Maybe try a bigger one?
  • Meece17Meece17 Lemming
    Posts: 34
    have you tried cleaning the wheel super well? Maybe you could put her old nesting material in a hut so she would smell herself there and think that was home;) my past hammy did this once but it didn't continue.
  • CritteryCrittery Overlord
    Posts: 274
    Is this the Rotastak wheel that attachs to a module or one that standards alone? I think Yoonicorn has it, if its the one that attaches to a module it will be too small for her once she has grown up.
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