This photo is very deceptive. He did not sit still long enough to have his picture taken so blurry blobs were all I thought I was getting.
But after a valiant 8 attempts, I managed to catch him sitting still (knew he was having his picture taken the vain git) and this photo is the result!
I got the exercise ball from Morrisons Supermarket for £3.69 which was slightly cheaper than Pets at Home which was £3.99 and pretty sure they do pink, blue and green ones.
Notice the black electrical tape sealing in the far door? That’s to stop mister fidgety from escaping whilst let loose for a run.
When hamsters run around in their exercise balls, they like to go bonking into walls/desk legs/chairs etc.etc.
From experience I know that the knocks and bumps can shake loose these doors and escaping is very possible (and nowhere near as fun as it seems).
So sealing one door and putting two little bits of tape to hold the second door on is peace of mind when he zooms out of sight and into the wall.
Hamsters need lots of exercise; fact.
Its recommended that 20 – 30 minutes of adventures in a ball is a good amount of time for a growing hamster to be out in a ball.
Dexter doesn’t usually last that long in his ball. He stops and waits to be picked up when hes had enough – what a diva!
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