View Full Version : Chewing the bars

18-11-2007, 02:42 PM
Lilly has plenty of hay, wood and other things to chew but she enjoys nothing more than having a good chew on the bars, why is this?

18-11-2007, 03:02 PM
With smaller furries like hamsters its usually associated with boredom, other than chewable toys, has she got anything else to do? Mine love fligging, climbing, digging and hiding in boxes.:D

18-11-2007, 03:05 PM
shes got loads of toys, and he has a big box which she climbs in,

18-11-2007, 04:23 PM
Kira does it when we are near her as she knows we will let her out :roll:

18-11-2007, 04:25 PM
hat chould be what it is, i keep having to go into the kitchen as ive started to cook afew bits for tonite, and so i can;t have her free range. moo is just sat asleep x

18-11-2007, 04:53 PM
I have no idea but the baby rats do it and I dont have a clue what to do about it :shock: :lol: They have a million toys, loads of chew sticks and food and are out of their cage a lot :?

18-11-2007, 05:29 PM
Bailey has just started chewing the bars too :? I think it might be because I feed about half of their pellets through the bars by hand, so hes chewing the bars to get my attention and ask for food. I just remove him if he starts doing it and distract him and I've also stopped feeding like this over the last few days, hopefully he'll stop doing it.

18-11-2007, 05:55 PM
mine are bowl fed not hand fed but we give treats such as a bit of nana now and then through the bars so i wonder if thats why she is doing it..

18-11-2007, 06:53 PM
Alvin chews his bars when ive just opened it all up for him..... not figured that one out yet :shock: :shock: