Experienced hamster owners and breeders are sure that the animal definitely needs walks in the fresh air. The issue is gaining relevance in the summer and spring. There are several options for walking a pet on the street and the most popular is a walk using a special leash.
What walks are allowed
Not every owner walks his hamster in nature, because many do not know that this can be done. The animal does not need to be led out onto the street, you can let it just walk around the apartment. But this option requires continuous monitoring of the hamster, otherwise it may fail somewhere, fall, get stuck or get hurt.
A walk in nature for the animal will be great happiness. The hamster will immediately find something to do, because there is a lot of space on the grass. Fluffy will go to explore unexplored lands, smell plants and look for food. During walks in the apartment or on the street, the hamster can be lost. To prevent this, get a special leash for the hamster.
Please note that the walk should not become dangerous. Remember that even a cat or dog can find a pet on a leash, so it is not advisable to charge a small animal to a small child.
Types of Leashes
This type of collar specifically for hamsters is rarely used, only if the pet is a large breed. Usually it is worn as a decoration, since walking with such a collar is problematic, because the pet can slip out of it at any time.
This type of collar is more reliable and is best for walking. A loop made of leather or fabric material fixes the body and paws, fastens on the back. This design will definitely not allow the animal to twist. The harness is put on loosely so that a finger can be inserted into the gap between the loop and the hamster body. The collar should not be worn tightly or loosely, otherwise the hamster can be injured or all conditions for escape can be created.
The harness vest is much safer and more reliable. It is believed that a hamster in it is more convenient. It should be noted that the harness with the collar must be fixed securely, otherwise the hamster can be missed somewhere.
Another worthy option for walking your pet. A ball for a walk is not a leash, but at the same time is quite comfortable to use. The material of the device is usually plastic, the ball is studded with special holes. This option is best suited for walking Dzungarian hamsters or other small breeds, so the hamster will definitely not run away. Larger rodents will feel uncomfortable, so their use does not make sense.
How to make a do-it-yourself harness
A few tips might come in handy:
- Establish a strong and secure fit.
- Matter should be thick or leather.
- Harness should be bright, for greater practicality.
- Size should not be large or small.
After the harness remains to pick a leash. To do this, any strong rope that you need to attach a carbine to is suitable.
Wearing a collar is best at home. If the hamster is not given, it needs to be distracted by delicious food. The pet will immediately forget about the leash when it is on the grass. He will have more important classes. If this does not happen and the animal is trying to break out, most likely, the harness makes the hamster uncomfortable. If you carefully choose and choose the right leash, walking can make your pet a little happier.
Ball as an alternative to a leash
The walking ball is a plastic sphere with doors through which the animal is placed there. The device will allow the hamster to move around the floor of a house or apartment and explore new territories without danger to life. This option is perfect for the Dzungarian hamster. It is worth noting that walking in a ball is more fun and harder than running in a wheel. When choosing a sphere, you need to pay attention to the presence of a sufficient number of holes for ventilation.