How To Stop Your Hamster From Chewing Bar Cage?

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Are you fed up with your dwarf hamster constantly chewing on its bar cage? Chewing can be a sign of boredom or an indication that something else is amiss. No matter the reason, it’s important to stop this behavior before any further damage is done – both to the cage and potentially to your furry friend!

The good news is that there are some simple ways you can prevent your hamster from chewing and gnawing its way out of its home sweet home. Read on for our tips on addressing the problem, so you can confidently keep your companion safe and sound!

Is it normal for hamsters to chew on their cage bars?

Hamsters are naturally inquisitive rodents who are always looking to explore their environment. That being said, it is quite common for hamsters to try and chew on the bars of their cage as a part of their exploratory behavior. In most cases, this behavior is considered to be normal as it often helps hamsters relieve boredom, as well as wear down their incisors which grow constantly throughout their lifetime.

It is important, however, to be aware that some hamsters may excessively chew on these bars in order to escape if they feel uncomfortable or scared in their environment so it’s vital that owners of these little guys make sure they are creating a happy and safe space for them.

Why won’t my hamster stop chewing his cage?

Hamsters are naturally curious animals, which is why your furry friend may be engaging in an excited cage chewing. Unfortunately, this behavior isn’t just annoying – it can also be detrimental to the hamster’s health. Chewing on wires and cages can cause them to ingest pieces of metal or plastic, leading to injuries. Additionally, sharp objects within their environment could also cause physical harm while they’re trying to make themselves a chewing house.

The best way to break this habit is by investing in some chew-resistant toys that’ll capture their attention while preventing them from gnawing away at their metal home. Not only will this make the hamster happier and more entertained – but it’ll also greatly reduce the risk of any potential injury due to curious gnawing!

Should I give my hamster something to chew?

Hamsters have natural tendencies to gnaw on many things to help keep their teeth in check and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is important to provide safe items that your hamster can chew, such as pieces of wood labeled specifically for small animals or hard dog biscuits. This can be an enjoyable activity that gives your pet the chewing they need while relieving boredom at the same time.

If you opt to give your hamster something else to chew, like a carrot or a piece of apple, make sure you cut it into appropriately sized pieces so it cannot become a hazard – even if these snacks are tasty! Remember, it is always best to research every object that you intend for your friendly rodent – safety first!

Do hamsters ever stop biting?

Hamsters are generally quite playful and active creatures, making them wonderful (if sometimes frustrating!) pets for humans. Unfortunately, hamster owners may have to grapple with the biting behavior of their furry friends. Although biting is a natural way for hamsters to explore their environment, it can be incredibly distressing for humans.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to discourage your hamster from biting. With patience, perseverance, and an understanding attitude, you can help your pet learn how and when it is appropriate to engage in this sort of behavior. Ultimately, whether or not your hamster will fully cease biting may depend on the individual animal’s personality and past experience – but don’t give up hope!

Is Bar chewing bad for hamsters?

Bar chewing can be a problem for hamsters, as it is linked to several dental issues. It has been shown that bar chewing can lead to overgrown incisors, which if gone uncorrected, will cause pain and difficulty eating for the hamster. If your hamster is bar chewing, it is worth contacting your vet for advice about the best way to treat this issue – in many cases that may be clipping the tips of their teeth yourself using special clippers available from vet shops.

Not only do you need to address any existing dental problems but you should also consider any environmental changes that could be causing excessive behavior such as boredom or under stimulation. With these changes in place, your hamster’s bar-chewing habits should improve significantly.


Learning how to stop your hamster from chewing on the bar cage is something that every pet owner should strive for. Thankfully, there are a number of steps you can take to discourage your pet from this potentially dangerous behavior. First and foremost, make sure that you are providing your little friend with plenty of different types of toys, including ones made out of wood and plastic – this gives them something else to chew on other than the bars of their cage.

Additionally, try offering your hamster treats to divert their attention away from the bars. When all else fails and they continue to chew on the bars no matter what else you do, consider investing in a different type of cage with material designed not to be chewed through as easily. With these tips in mind – along with plenty of patience and commitment – you can ensure a safe environment for your furry friend as well as peace of mind for yourself!

Matteo Griffin

Matteo Griffin

Hi there! My name is Matteo Griffin, and this is my blog about Dwarf Hamsters.
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