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If you adopted a hamster as a pet, you have probably seen him biting the bars of his cage on some occasions. However, it is very important that you do not ignore this habit and do not consider it as "something normal" in your behavior. A hamster that bites the cage can ingest metals and other harmful substances For your body.

You ask yourself why your hamster bites the cage? In this Animal Expert article, we not only answer your question, but also teach you how to prevent this habit that can severely damage the physical and mental health of your pet. Keep reading!

Boredom and stress, the main causes of this behavior

Just like us, hamsters can get bored of their routine. This usually happens when rodents do not have a enriched environment that allows you to find the forms and tools necessary to exercise your body and entertain your mind. If your hamster gets bored of his toys, his food or his environment, he is likely to look for an escape valve to spend energy and relieve stress It has accumulated. As a result, you can present changes in your behavior and adopt new activities that allow you to stay physically and mentally active. Among them, we find the habit of biting the bars of his cage.

While maintaining a healthy routine is essential for the animal to feel safe and can develop properly in your home, monotony and lack of stimulation They appear as risk factors for the development of behavioral problems and numerous pathologies in hamsters. On the other hand, the accumulation of tension can cause a hamster to be hyperactive, nervous and even aggressive with his tutors and with the other hamsters.

We must also highlight the hidden dangers in the "harmless" habit of biting the cage. Usually, the cage structure is composed of a union of various metals, such as aluminum, copper, zinc and iron, with a superficial layer of tincture. Excessive ingestion of metals can generate nervous system disorders of these rodents, and even lead to irreversible brain damage. Already the paint used in the cage may contain plastic particles and toxic substances that, when ingested, harm the health of the animal and can cause a picture of poisoning.

On the other hand, the hamster can break one of his teeth by biting the cage. If this happens, it will be essential to control the growth of the teeth and reinforce the care of the hamster's teeth to keep them always well aligned. If the length of both teeth is not even, one of them will grow compensatory, putting the animal's health at risk.

Do you think your hamster may suffer from anxiety or stress? Discover others symptoms of a stressed hamster:

  • Nervousness
  • Compulsive behaviors
  • Aggressiveness
  • Hyperactivity
  • Excessive grooming
  • Inactivity
  • Apathy
  • Loss of hair

If your hamster also bites you and didn't do it before, it climbs the cage, digs and is very nervous, you are probably facing a picture of anxiety and stress. Remember that it's not normal for a hamster to bite his cage, is a clear indication of lack of well-being, anxiety and stress.

Other common causes

Although most hamsters bite their cages as a symptom of boredom, there are other causes that can explain this behavior. On the one hand, rodents need spend your teeth, since they do not stop growing throughout their life. In their natural habitat, hamsters would look after branches or small pieces of trunk of fruit trees to control your teething. In home life, it is the tutors who are responsible for offering these items to their pets. In the market you will find these products, either in a physical store or online.

On the other hand, a hamster who is hungry or maintains a poor diet In essential nutrients, you can also start biting the bars of the cage or other objects in search of supplementing your nutritional deficiency. Although it is not a very frequent cause, it reaffirms the importance of offering a complete and balanced diet to our rodents, to avoid nutritional deficiencies. The seeds will be the basis of that of your hamster, but you can also offer fruits, vegetables, wild herbs, cereals and sources of animal protein, always avoiding prohibited foods for these rodents.

In addition, some pathologies can generate changes in the behavior of your hamster, causing symptoms of stress, boredom or hyperactivity. If you notice that your pet behaves differently or is becoming aggressive, do not hesitate to go quickly to the veterinary clinic of exotic animals.

Tips to prevent a hamster from biting the bars of his cage

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84 comments:

My hamster bites the bars of his cage in spite of having to entertain himself, he is hurting the top of his nose, where he has hair now he scratches himself with the bar when he bites it and is peeling, should I take him to the vet?

hmm ... the matter is more or less complicated, because if you have toys and a good space it is possible that you have already taken it by habit and believe me that it is really difficult to prevent them from doing that. If you take it to the vet, the only thing he can do is give you some kind of ointment to heal the injured area faster, but he will not have to keep him from biting the bars: / If possible, try the following tips "(I will add them to the entrance as well): look for things to distract him with: put things to gnaw (clean twigs, hamster pellets), continuously take him out to" walk ", if you take him out of the cage more often, he'll be more entertained and not It will make you want to gnaw the bars. Avoid the factors that stress it and finally if you can not dissolve it, you have another option: the hamsters usually gnaw the same cage site. In those bars sprinkle some non-toxic substance that you do not like (lemon juice, vinegar, etc.) so you will avoid doing so. If after all you see that the idea of ​​gnawing persists and is still hurting, it would be best to change it from the cage to a terrarium (aquarium), so it will be more comfortable and can not be hurt. I hope it helps you :) greetings

If precious take it to the vet and change the cage please. for a fishbowl as the friend of this page says.

Very good and I start to improve your home gido will thank you. Hahaha

Good, I have a question, because a few months ago we bought two hamster, two females, they do not fight much, ever but no injuries have ever been done .. The problem is that one of them, the most nervous and active does not stop biting the bars, but eagerly, anywhere in the cage, move the box if necessary to bite, the cage measures 40cm x 25cm so it is relatively large, it has a second floor where they have one of the two boxes, a wheel and we bought a lime stone I think it was, but it lasted for days, it destroyed it. Any solution to calm her that desire to bite? We took it out every day for a good 30 minutes at your leisure through the room with the door closed and controlled.

I can not think of a solution and sink all the bars of the lemon cage .. I do not know, the funny thing is that the other hamster almost does not bite, it does more occasionally ..

Hello! If your hamster is one of those that does not stop gnawing things, I recommend that you always have something to gnaw inside the cage (be it a fruit bowl, a special toy to gnaw or some clean and unpainted wood).
If you do not take away the obsession of gnawing the bars of the cage really you can do nothing but change it to a cage without bars, either a tupper or an aquarium. It is a slightly drastic option, but the safest and most effective :)
An example would be this: http://i56.tinypic.com/2ed2vrq.jpg
As inconvenient as the situation may seem, if you have already tried everything and it does not work, you should do the change because if you continue to bite the bars the hamster can cause very serious head damage and will be "dumb": c

On the other hand, as long as the two females do not fight very constantly and do not get hurt there is no problem in living together :)
regards

Thank you very much for responding so quickly!
We will take some toy or something to bite, to see if it does not continue doing so.
If not, we will take that big taper ^^
Thanks: 3

hello, something similar happens to me, I have a golden hamster in a large aquarium, but licks the glasses at night and does not stop, as I do not have a drinking fountain, I put a small porcelain cup with water, but he goes and throws it your bed on the chip, can I move it to a house with bars without problem?

Hi. It must be that with the heat of the room the glasses get wet and that is why he licks them. But it's nothing serious. The same goes for water, don't worry about the boat. The hansters are very economical and if the water has shavings they drink it until it is gone. Just try not to lack water and remove excess wet shavings if necessary. On the other hand I do not see the need to change the cage but if you wish you should get a wide one to avoid biting the bars. Regards

good, a week ago I moved my hamster to a house with bars, but today, in the morning I started to bite them, I worry, how can I keep it from biting the bars so that it doesn't take it like a hobby? Can you break the bars a lot and escape?

Hello! If you bite them often you should try the methods that are indicated in the post. Most likely, stop doing it with that. The bars would have to be too thin to break, but it would be very difficult. In all this time I have never heard the case that a hamster manages to break a bar (usually that happens with larger animals such as rabbits). regards!

hello, I had an aquarium for my hamster, then he escaped, I decided to change it for a cage with bars, he did not stop. The next day he got hurt next to the mouth, when he grabbed her, he screamed, and the wound was cracked, but I passed him lemon so that nothing happened, and my hamster licked the bars with lemon without problem and returned to bite. Help! What can I do? I wouldn't like to change it to the aquarium, since I can't sleep on my nerves and my previous hamster died suffocated in my aquarium. What can I do?

Try putting chili peppers on the bars. If it still does not stop, then change it to the aquarium with the following two precautions: first buy a metal mesh that has little space between each hole and "nails" to the top of the aquarium, so you can not escape. And the second is to put the aquarium in a cool and dry place out of direct contact with the sun

Hello, we have a Russian hamser, and it has been fine but in the last days (we have a hellish heat wave is very restless and biting the bars) will it be the heat? we have it in a cage wide open, and of course it is in the same place as us with air or fan.
what change of place?

Yes, the heat may suffocate him and try to escape from the cage for the same reason. You should look for a cool and dry place in the house and place it there (there should be neither wind nor humidity, because that makes it sick). To appease the heat, you can also give a portion of frozen fruit in the hours where the heat is higher (a piece of apple or carrot that you have previously put in the freezer) This will serve as a refreshing "dessert". Hamsters can't sweat, so they can't eliminate heat like us. This is why it is important to grant cold things. You can also put in the earthenware or ceramic freezer, that once it is cold you put it in its cage. Surely the hamster will lie on it to cool off. Once the heat is controlled it will calm down, reduce stress and possibly stop biting the bars. Regards

Hi, I need some advice yesterday night My hamster Russo Lola escaped from his cage and looked everywhere I ran the bed but the furniture did not meet and I just wanted to do more these days there is a heat wave so I look for it in hot or cold places popr please I need help I am desperate. graxcias

Hi! Try doing the following. In the night before going to sleep he closes all the rooms of the house. In each room place a portion of food on the tidy floor. The next morning check if any ration was food or messy. Since all the rooms were closed, the hamster will remain where he ate the food. Once you know where it is, it will be easier for you to find it. Search in every corner, inside the shoes, under the furniture, in between them. Beware of having holes in between the walls, because if they have access to them they will use them. Search thoroughly and you will find it. If no portion of food becomes food because of the misfortunes of life, it is because the hamster is no longer in your house, is stuck or something, in that case you should look for really small and hidden places, to see if it is still possible to rescue him: c greetings and good luck!

Thank you, I did what you told me and in my living room the food was scattered, and in the early morning we saw her running around in the room and she got behind the chair in a hollow on the floor. Thanks again for the advice. another question when I got out of there how do I catch it

You can cover it with a bucket or bowl and then take it. If he scares you in case he bites you. You can wear a glove, so it won't bite you

Thank you very much for your advice a while ago we found her eating the seeds that we left in the room already in her cage thanks

hehehe. that good :)

mine only has one wheel I feed it but it does not eat from its plate I have to give it yesterday its teeth were white and today you are with something red I do not know if it is because it bit me or why it was hurt

It is common for the hamster to sometimes have his "tricks" to eat, but do not overdo it.
Regarding the teeth, be careful with that. Check again if it continues to bleed (it may have been just a stroke of the moment or something) but if it is bleeding gums then it is somewhat more complicated and you should take it to an exotic veterinarian to guide you in what you have to do ( it will surely change your diet and give you vitamins). Regards!

My hamster bites the bars every night, the cage is medium only has 2 toys and I don't see that I use the wheel so much that I do?

good! As he says in the post, try the tips that are given there and if none works then it is best to change it to a cage that does not have bars. Regards!

A question my hamster bought it in a store a month ago there I lived in an aquarium but I arrived at my house and put it in a bar and got used to bite the bars or a tooth broke so we smeared lemon but the same the guide is biting days after the tooth grew and continued to bite but we no longer smeared lemon so today in the morning began to bite and squeak very hard and broke again he ran to his nest and began to lick the hands and pass it through the mouth it shows that it hurts but I do not know what to do so that it does not bite the bars anymore, and several times I put his things on the door so that he does not bite the bars but he turns over and continues to bite, what do I do?

get a cage without bars and take it to the vet, you will need a tooth filing

My hamster bites the ceramic of my room by leaving it loose in my room is normal?

Hello! I have never seen a case like this: o
but there are hamsters more mordelones than others.
It won't hurt you anyway unless you can break the pottery (which won't or will take a long time) so as long as you keep an eye on it there will be no problems!
regards

hello, my hamster bites the bars of his cage that are on the roof climbing up the dump, what happens that the cage that measures 30 x 22 x 22 and has a small mezzanine with pampas and slide, which does not leave much room for little games. when I put the wheel on, it runs without stopping what worries me because they told me that if you use it too long you can have a cardiac arrest so they said you can only use it for an hour. after running for a while he dies because he also has small bars.
He didn't bother first, but then he began to hurt the part of his nose, now he doesn't grow hair there.
Would it hurt to leave the wheel all the time? at night he also climbs on top and he hears how he vibrates so much to bite him. What can I do because it climbs all over the roof like a handrail and doesn't have a certain place. From already thank you very much

regards! First of all the wheel is mandatory and necessary. It won't hurt to run all day.
On the other hand it will hurt if you don't have your exercise wheel when you need it.
So put it permanently. Rodents are great runners so it will be fine.
Anyway, I would recommend you get a bigger cage and a wheel that has a smooth surface (without bars) when you have a budget, since they peel their legs.
Luck!

hello, my hamster is biting the cage all the time, climbing and falling, running on the wheel and since it is of bars it hurts, it is as if I was stressed if I try to take it bites me, its cage is 33x23 and it is of two floors. pd: is a Syrian hamster

Hi, your hamster is very stressed, almost at dangerous levels.
It is not good at all that a Syrian bites, is the most tame hamster of all, so that he bites you must be really sick.
Its cage is very small (no matter if it is 4 or 5 stories, the important thing is the size of the base), the minimum size for a Syrian cage is 50x50.
I would recommend you to get a bigger cage as soon as you can (it can be an organizing box, you will find them in very convenient sizes and they feel great) As long as you do not change your home you should take it out of its cage for at least two hours a day ( it is not good that it is suddenly, take it out several times a day for half an hour each). This way you will relax more, explore and spend energy. Regards

Thank you very much, I will follow your advice, how can I cure the scratch by the wheel or better take it to a veterinarian?

scrapes usually heal on their own, if you have aloe vera or cream with aloe extract you can apply it to prevent dryness. It will not be necessary to go to the vet unless it becomes inflamed or you see pus in the wound. Regards

Hello, my hamster bites the cage too much, it is a totally bars that is temporary while I buy a hamster haula, the problem is that he bites a tip of the cage too much this tip is next to his bed, sometimes he goes for the part of the back that is wider and only has two plates in this place he starts to bite and bumps his teeth as if he were fighting, he also does what some cats do rubbing on your leg but in the bars where he bites and in the ground is the same, I have checked it many times and it has no fleas or wounds, I followed your advice of the pepper and I think it worked but now it climbs to the ceiling as I did it just brought it home something that I solve by putting a piece of cloth on it roof but it has a hole in two of the edges and there it bites and tries to pull the things that are close or out of the cage, I'm already worrying a lot because recently I discovered that it has stripped the left part of the nose because it is the q What else goes through the bars, I do not think that much is missing to hurt more, I would like to know if you can give me more advice on how to deal with the crazy Einstein, thank you very much

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Hello very good, I wanted to ask you one thing: my hamster bites the bars a lot, it's because of mania. I have several hamsters, but two of them have young. The one who bites the bars lives with his partner, but when the girl approaches the bars, the boy bites him. I had to separate them.
:(
Now, my question goes: I'm sorry they are separated, what should I do? I buy another cage or that, please help me.
Regards.

Hi. First of all, as I have explained in many posts, hamsters are highly territorial animals that cannot live together, since they fight among themselves and can kill each other. It happens that this does not happen with males and females as they come together to perpetuate the species. I will stop at this point.
Your hamsters, if you keep them together, will mate at every moment (they will breed approximately once a month (and when they are not in heat, they will fight.
It is important that you separate them permanently, since you are hurting them both. And you too, since you will bear the responsibility of many babies.
If you want to raise you must gather them only for mating and once you confirm that the female is pregnant, you separate them again.
Your little ones will not feel alone, they are not like us and fully enjoy life alone.
So yes, get new and preference cages that don't have bars so you don't keep biting them.
Cheers :)

Thank you I will listen to you :)

My hamster bites the bars sometimes even though I play with him, have things to bite, toys to have fun etc. The lower part of the mouth has a little coloradita that is a quality of them or is that it is hurting.

Hello, the fur that covers the hamster's mouth is the same as the rest of his body, so his mouth is surely peeling. As the post says, in extreme cases where nothing works, the only solution is to change it to a cage that does not have bars. Regards

Please answer quickly I am a little worried. : /

Hi, less than a month ago Uli came home, and bites the bars but always the same and always the door. According to me, we have spoiled him by always giving him pipes around there and I think he knows that out there he goes outside. The cage is small but I see it comfortable, with its little house and its wheel on the second floor, as only that bar of the door bites I don't know whether to change it or not. what do you say?

Hello, usually hamsters become obsessed with a single bar, since they know that it is more effective to gnaw only one to break it than a few to weaken them. If you can't keep it from biting it, it's better to change it to a wider cage. Regards

Thank you very much, I do not know why you mentioned in a post is made to bite the bars of his cage to Pepper, but what I do know is that I just read your recommendation to apply, vinegar, ran to my kitchen and apply it and in 2 seconds she just walked away from there. Thank you very much.

Now Pepper will be far from having an injury to his mouth or nose for your advice.

Hello!!
I arrived here looking for information.
A little more than a month ago Felipe arrived home.
My boyfriend had had a hamster before so we used his cage to live.
Felipe is a panda hamster, and the hamster my boyfriend had had was about half the size.
We have always seen him happy and comfortable in the cage. It has a wheel, nest, feeders, drinking fountain, a pin-ball, and a cardboard roll of kitchen paper because he loves to get inside.
I tend to be the one who takes him out to air and walk and move out of the cage.

Last Friday my boyfriend and I left, and we returned Sunday morning. We leave good food and water. When I arrived I took him out. I always leave him on the couch because he loves to hide behind the cushions or curl up in the blanket we have. I have a habit of watching from time to time that I have no intention of jumping off the couch, and when I see him near the edge I move him away.

When I took him out he accelerated right away, I imagine that for not having taken him out on Saturday (the Friday before we left I took a good time). He was 20 mins or so and I put him back because he was very nervous. That night was quite accelerated.

This Monday I took him, with bad fortune, that after about 25 mins on the couch, watching him from time to time, when I looked for him I didn't find him. He had fallen or thrown, and was under the sofa. I didn't want to stress him too much trying to get him out. And I let him decide when to leave. After a few attempts, since when he approached me he was scared, he came out, I left him a lot of space and I managed to catch him, as soft as I could so he wouldn't be scared anymore. That day he was very nervous, I imagine the scare. He was biting the bars in the late evening, always the bars next to the drinking fountain and those facing the sofa. He also stuck his nose a lot between the bars, as if wanting to leave. I noticed him desperate to get out of the cage, I pulled him out a little and he was running a lot and I was super fast, grabbing that soon I kept him back and kept biting the bars. Before going to bed, I covered the cage with a box, so that it would be darker since I had read that it calmed them down

Yesterday morning we removed the box and it was in its sleeping nest. In the afternoon I took him out and he was very fast again. Take him to the bathroom as it is spacious and has no danger of letting him loose. I was with him all the time. I thought that igusl the sofa or or had very seen and that exploring a new place would like. He toured it, was playing a game with a basket that I left on purpose, but when I approached to catch him I was afraid and hid. I took him back to the cage, where he put his nose back between the bars as if wanting to leave. And at night he again bit the bars without stopping. I covered him again with the little box.

I took it off this morning, he never wakes up and is always asleep until noon or mid-afternoon. But he came out and started biting the bars again. It was when I looked for information and arrived here. I wet the bars he bites with a little vinegar, so he got into the nest. I'm not home right now so I don't know how it is.

I'm worried because I don't know what can happen to him. If the same is related to falling off the couch and having something wrong with the fall. Or that he needs a bigger cage, although I've always seen him happy in this one (nor does he have any floor).

Forgive the former for the extension of the comment, but I wanted to detail how it had happened to make it easier to find the solution. Sorry

Greetings, and a million thanks in advance.

Hello, for the short time you have been with your hamster (which I take advantage of mentioning that it is a Syrian hamster. To avoid later confusion, the panda, teddy, angora hamster, and many other names they receive are not real species and only nicknames that people give them). Your little one may just be showing his true character. Whenever they arrive home they are passive and calm, once they feel at ease they begin to show their degree of hyperractivity. Syrians are the biggest hamsters we can have for pets and that implies special accessories for them. Many things are made for dwarf hamsters and not for Syrians.
Do you use your exercise wheel? you must make sure that it is the right size and that it works without problems because it needs it. The wheel should not bend your back. As for the cage, the measures for a Syrian should round the base 50x60 cm, perhaps a little less, but be handled within those measures.
In any case, you should feel calm about the issue of the fall, this does not affect the long-term behavior of the children, (and when it affects them at the moment, it is always lethargy, not hyperactivity).
Preventing a hamster from biting the bars 100% is very difficult, since whenever he is bored he will. The easiest is to get a cage without bars. But if you want to try it you should leave it tired enough during the afternoon so that it reaches its cage directly to sleep and does not have time to gnaw.
Try a Hamsterball, so you won't get lost.
By the way, hamsters are nocturnal habits, so they sleep late. And it is important to respect their dream, not to take them out early so they can play because they will not be in the mood.
I hope it helps you, there's nothing left to try!

Small mammals

Your hamster bites the bars of his cage? There are several solutions to alleviate this problem.

Some hamsters develop the habit of biting the bars of their cages. Regardless of the material with which they are made (wire, plastic ...), This hobby can be harmful to your pet.

Have you ever wondered why your hamster behaves like this? There are several reasons for this and, for each, a remedy. Just put time and interest on your part.

Surely you are also interested:

Reasons why your hamster bites the bars of his cage

Many rodents develop the vice of biting the bars of their cages. The reason? Some hamsters do it out of simple boredom, while others do it to calm their anxiety. The remedy for both cases for a fundamental activity: the game.

Playing with your hamster will prevent her from feeling bored and you will get tired, so that anxiety will be significantly reduced. For it, you can take your pet out of its cage and exercise with it, or also introduce toys into its cage, changing the toys periodically will also ensure that your pet does not fall into routines and that he continuously feels motivated and happy.

Finally, if your pet's attitude persists, you can choose to change your hamster cage For a glass aquarium.

Is it harmful for your hamster to bite the bars of his cage?

If you hamster bites the bars of his cage, is exposed to accidents and medical problems. On the one hand, if you hamster bite the metal bars, the alignment of your teeth can be modified, Like the resistance of these.

On the other hand, if the bars of your cage are made of plastic, they can be broken by the action of your hamster, becoming plastic chips that can be ingested.

What can we do?

There are several solutions to this problem. If a hamster is biting the bars of the cage it may be due to emotional problems, mental problems, damage to teeth and mouth, and even physical health problems. Por lo tanto, es conveniente poner en marcha las soluciones que sean necesarias.

Por un lado, una buena recomendación es la de cambiar la jaula por una más grande que le permita una mayor libertad de movimientos. Algo parecido debería suceder con los accesorios: colocad varios con el fin de que el animal no se aburra. También podéis jugar con él por el mismo motivo, o incluso sacarlo a pasear por la casa occasionally.

En cuanto a soluciones sólidas, recomendamos proporcionar una infusión de heno con manzanilla, un resultado sedante y que les relajará. El sabor también es bueno. También podéis probar a impregnar los barrotes con soluciones fuertes, como el vinagre o el limón.

En definitiva, que el hámster muerda continuamente los barrotes de su jaula puede hacer denotar algún tipo de inconveniente. Aunque también podemos poner en marcha algunas de las soluciones que existen.

¿Por qué debemos evitarlo?

Debemos tener en cuenta el peligro que supone ese hábito de morder los barrotes de la jaula. Muchas marcas de jaulas para roedores están fabricadas con pinturas no tóxicas, sin embargo, la estructura puede estar fabricada en aluminio, zinc, hierro y cobre. Si nuestro hámster ingiere pequeñas partículas de estos metales de forma habitual, esto puede alterar su sistema nervioso y desembocar en daños cerebrales. Si, además, la pintura de la jaula de nuestro hámster contiene sustancias tóxicas este hábito puede provocar el envenenamiento del animal.

Otro factor negativo que puede resultar de este comportamiento es que nuestra mascota se rompa un diente y, si eso ocurre, su salud se puede ver comprometida.

Aburrimiento y estrés

Los hámsters, igual que nosotros, necesitan estimulación y entretenimiento para no aburrirse. Esto sucede cuando no dispone de un ambiente enriquecido con el que entretenerse y ejercitarse. Nuestro hámster puede estar aburrido de sus juguetes, de su ambiente e incluso de su comida y, si eso ocurre, buscará una forma de liberar ese estrés acumulado como morder los barrotes.

Esta falta de estimulación no sólo pueden provocar que el hámster se aburra sino que puede resultar un riesgo para su salud, como consecuencia del estrés. Además, esa acumulación de tensión puede causar que nuestro hámster se muestre nervioso, hiperactivo e incluso agresivo.

Gastar los dientes

A pesar de que la mayoría de veces cuando nuestro hámster muerde los barrotes es síntoma de aburrimiento y de estrés, existe la posibilidad de que a veces las causas que hay detrás sean otras. Algunos hámsters adquieren el hábito de morder la jaula cuando no encuentran ninguna otra forma de gastar los dientes. En la naturaleza, un hámster buscaría pequeñas ramas de árboles frutales para satisfacer su necesidad de gastar los dientes. Si nosotros no le proporcionamos juguetes y accesorios aptos para que desgasten sus dientes, nuestro hámster puede empezar a roer los barrotes.

¿Cómo evitar que mi hámster muerda los barrotes?

En cambio, si el problema es la falta de objetos que roer, simplemente deberemos proporcionarle juguetes o ramas especiales para hámsters para que puedan desgastar sus dientes de forma segura.

No obstante, si nuestro hámster sufre de aburrimiento y de estrés, puedes seguir los consejos que te damos a continuación para que tu hámster no tenga la necesidad de roer su jaula.

Consejos para evitar que mi hámster muerda los barrotes

Aquí tienes unos consejos indispensables para que tu hámster deje de morder su jaula.

  • Dedicate time: aunque un hámster requiera unos cuidados simples, también necesita que cada día le dediquemos unos minutos de atención y juegos para mantenerse sano y activo.
  • Ambiente enriquecido: es fundamental que nuestro hámster disponga de enriquecimiento ambiental para que se entretenga y se mantenga activo tanto física como mentalmente. Para ello, no sólo deberemos proporcionarle una rueda adecuada para él sino que lo ideal es disponer por su jaula diferentes juguetes y complementos que vayamos alternando para mantenerle estimulado.
  • Cambio de jaula: si a pesar de dedicarle tiempo y de proporcionarle un ambiente enriquecido nuestro hámster sigue mordiendo los barrotes, es posible que el problema sea el tamaño de su jaula. Una jaula demasiado pequeña puede generar estrés e infelicidad a nuestro hámster por lo que deberemos plantearnos adquirir una jaula más grande. Recuerda que la jaula no debe contener metales ni pinturas tóxicas para el animal.
  • Acude a un veterinario: si estamos cumpliendo con todos los puntos anteriores y aun así ese comportamiento no cesa, existe la posibilidad de que sea una enfermedad la que esté provocando esa alteración en su comportamiento. Podemos acudir a un veterinario para que le haga una revisión y pueda aconsejarnos adecuadamente.

Si quieres saber más sobre los mejores cuidados para tu hámster puedes visitar nuestra página sobre Hámsters.

Esperamos que este artículo te haya ayudado a entender mejor a tu mascota y que eso sirva para que tu hámster esté saludable y feliz.

¿Tu hámster mordía los barrotes y ya no lo hace? Cuéntanos tu experiencia y ayuda a otros que estén teniendo el mismo problema.

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