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#92012 - 04/01/06 12:02 AM Hamster balls?
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i have a book on sugar gliders and it says that they can run around in medium sized hamster balls.is that ok? i just thought i'd ask b4 trying anything.

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#92013 - 04/01/06 01:44 AM Re: Hamster balls? [Re: ]
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ok well i put him in it. he seems to like it and since we are not bonded yet i figured it would help to give him more exersize at night. that and i can get dowm on the floor and let him chase me with out getting bit. lol. i hope it's nothing that will hurt him.

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#92014 - 04/01/06 02:40 AM Re: Hamster balls? [Re: ]
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When I got my first baby I got a ball too. I put him in it and he did nothing. He will just shake if you bring the ball near him. I got a lil girl resently and she adores it. She adores it. She loves to chase our feet and the cats.She thinks she is 10 feet tall and bullet proof when she is in it. She isn't even a 10th of the size of my cats. Just remember to keep an eye on your baby while in the ball. They can still get into trouble in the ball.
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#92015 - 04/01/06 05:23 AM Re: Hamster balls? [Re: ]
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Registered: 02/22/03
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Some gliders like them and some don't. There are real dangers associated with them, however, and they can cause injury. Because gliders have "fingers", and not paws like a hamster, those CAN go through the slots, so can thumbs on a small glider, and when they're really moving it can run over the digit and cut them. Our little mama nearly lost both front thumbs from hers..luckily we caught it in time to save them, since she never acted like she was hurt, yet the cuts went nearly to the bone where the thumbs attach to the hand. Just be aware of the danger, and check your glider's feet after each playtime for injury. Keep in mind also that a jolt can knock the lid off, freeing the glider.

Also, do not allow play anywhere the ball can drop, such as an upstairs landing, or if they can access a stairway and fall down-or use around an animal like a dog or cat that may try and attack or play with the ball with the glider in it, injuring or traumatizing the glider. While some gliders do enjoy them, safety and awareness of what CAN go wrong is always a good idea to keep in mind.
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#92016 - 04/01/06 09:48 AM Re: Hamster balls? [Re: ]
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And be sure to watch them carefully. If they hit something hard enough the ball can pop open.
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#92017 - 04/04/06 10:35 PM Re: Hamster balls? [Re: ]
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Registered: 09/25/05
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Yea and Watch Lil Toes in the air holes they cane get their toes nails stuck in the holes.. Beeeeeecareful

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#92018 - 04/06/06 01:10 AM Re: Hamster balls? [Re: ]
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Registered: 01/18/06
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Ringo LOOOOOOOOVVEEESSSSS her hamster ball. I have a flat house, so she just runs ALLL OVER the place!!!
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