Hello everyone, I am Joe. It’s the first time seeing you there! My human friend had told me that he is getting trouble in choosing me a hamster ball and asked me to pick one myself…. As a hamster, I am surely the “best hamster” to tell. Therefore, today I am telling you what hamsters think about hamster balls!
A hamster ball is usually made with transparent plastic and has many ventilation slots or holes which providing enough airs inside the ball and a door allowing entry and exit. We need a hamster ball because we have to maintain our fitness and health as you and your family. Why not a hamster wheel? A hamster wheel only lets us having fun inside the limited areas of the cages but we also enjoy strolling in a more spacious playground. We can exercise outside the cages making best use of a hamster ball that it allows you to locate us effortlessly.
Firstly, choose a hamster ball which fits my size, a dwarf hamster wants a smaller one. Secondly, open and close the door several times to check if it is in order so I won’t be twitched a lot. Thirdly, gently stroke the edges of the air holes to ensure they are slick enough that won’t scratch your friend.
Bear in mind that although the air holes provide us some airs, we will fall short of oxygen after 15 to 30 minutes, remember to take us out not more than 30 minutes or otherwise we may lack of airs or water. We have to take a break and can go into the ball again if we become lively again.
Besides, always keep an eye on the hamster balls to avoid us escaping from the ball without your notice.
And beware that we may tumble from a stair and get hurt, so blocking the way to stairs or place the ball on the lowest level is a must.
And of course, pay attention to your steps and monitor your cats’ or dogs’ paws and teeth! You don’t want me to be injured, don’t you?
Last but not least, it is shy to tell but you know, as a creature, we pee and poop… even when we are in the ball. So remember to rinse the ball after use, better with vinegar. Then we can have a hygienic and sweet-smelling ball to play in next time.
I can guarantee your furry friend would like the hamster ball you choose according to the above articles. Enjoy a more intimate relationship with your friend in the nature!
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