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HOW TO GET YOUR HAMSTER TO CHEW!

Hey guys, so in today's video I am going to be talking about how to get your hamster to chew on its chew toys

I often get a ton of comments asking. How do I get my hamster to chew on its wooden chews?

It has no interest. I've tried everything. What do I do?

so it is really important for your hamster to be chewing on different materials such as

Wood because their front incisors actually never stop growing so they need to chew on things to help wear them down

now, of course, they need to be chewing on safe things and they should not be chewing on things like plastic items or

Cage bars. That is not healthy or good for your hamster to be chewing on

So the first thing I recommend is to try a variety of chews

Don't just try one wooden chew And then think your hamsters never gonna want to chew on anything else

try a variety of things because every hamster is of course different some will like chewing on

Certain chews while others may not so try a variety of different types

There are different types of wood kinds of chews and there is sea grass types

You can also try things like these mineral chews

But these really should only be given as kind of like a treat. hamsters don't need no mineral or calcium

Stones because they should be getting all of the vitamins and minerals in their diet

So this is just kind of unnecessary, but you can try it to see if your hamster does like chewing on it

But it shouldn't be given to them 24/7

So my first tip to try and get your hamster to chew on different things is a whole walnut here

these have a very very hard shell so it

Kind of takes the hamster quite a while to maybe even break it up open

Some hamsters can't even break them open, but they will generally chew along the edges of them

So that is good for the teeth because it is hard. It is perfectly safe because walnuts are safe for hamsters to eat

so the next tip I have is

taking the wooden stick type chews and putting these in your Hamster's seed mix and you can leave it in there for however long

you want but basically it's going to get the scent of your hamster seed mix onto this little stick and

Your hamster might be more intrigued to chew on it because it's gonna smell like their regular seed mix

the next thing you can try of course is one of the most popular tips I can give is to take a little bit of

Peanut butter and to scrape it onto the chew and then scrape it off that way

it is getting the scent of that peanut butter onto the chew and

That's gonna make the hamster more likely to chew on it because it's gonna smell like peanut butter so that can help a lot

Something similar to the peanut butter hack is to take any type of berries. So blueberries raspberries strawberries

To mush them up and then add a lot of water to it

you can even put it in the microwave to heat it up to help the juices mix with the water and then you soak a

wooden chew in there

Of course

You're gonna want to soak it for a couple of hours and then take it out and let it air dry

But then it's going to taste more berry-ish to the hamster so it can help make them chew it

So these last couple of tips that I have are towards more edible

Chews so these shouldn't be given more than once or twice a month

so the first thing I have here is a whimsee dog chew, these are perfectly safe for

Hamsters, they have minimal ingredients in them so they are safe. But basically it is a hard dog chew and

Hamsters absolutely love them. So these can be good to help wear down your hamsters teeth. Of course

I don't give more than one a month due to the fact that it is edible and generally they are fairly big

So you don't want your hamster should just be constantly eating this another thing

That's really similar to the whimzee dog chews is cheesy chews. These generally are sold in Walmart or Petco

I think but these are made for small animals and they kind of taste like cheese

I'm pretty sure and it's in the shape of a cheese

Hamster generally also like these but of course, I wouldn't give it more than once a month in the last one

You can try out to help wear down your hamsters teeth is dog biscuits now try to go for the

most organic least ingredient dog treat that you can find

these are really good because

Generally, they're fair a fairly decent size and they are fairly hard so it is good for your hamsters teeth

So yeah, guys, those are all of the tips that I can give to try and get your hamster to chew more

My main tip is just to give a variety of options try different chews because sometimes some hamsters prefer

Different wood chews over the other even though they're both made out of wood. Sometimes they just prefer a different type

So, yeah guys. Thank you for watching. Bye