My hamster runs on her wheel for ages standing up trying to reach the bars…

My hamster runs on her wheel for ages standing up trying to reach the bars on top of her cage … Then gets tired and lies belly down long ways across the floor panting … Shall I take it out ?

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Anonymous
5 years ago

hamsters sortof…need…wheels, don’t they?

Kelly
5 years ago

Hi Lauren-Emma, That is common for hamsters to run on wheels for ages and trying to get out.. It isn’t common for them to stop and lay down and pant…Is your area where she is kept air conditioned? Is she in a wire cage where the wires are all the way to the bottom of the tray? Sometimes if there isn’t enough air flow in a cage that can happen. .I would take it out to give her a break, then put it back in. You can also get a “hamster ball”,,it is a hard plastic see through ball that… Read more »