Many breeders are sure that their hamsters need walks for a full life. This issue becomes especially relevant in the warm season. There are several ways to keep your pet outdoors. The most popular of these is the use of harnesses for the hamster. About which leash for a hamster is best used for safe walks and will be discussed in our today’s article.
What walks suit a hamster
Many owners are concerned about the question of whether it is possible to take rodents out into the street. You really want to let your pet go for a walk on the green grass! Such a publication will bring the hamster great joy. He will be happy to look at the new environment and taste fresh cereals.
Another option is to walk around the room. She will bring the beast no less joy. However, be careful! Do not let the pet climb into any secluded corner, where it will then be very difficult to find and catch.
Both at home and on the street, it is necessary to protect the rodent from various dangers. Cats and dogs can represent them, because they can attack your pet. For this reason, it is better not to trust small children to look after a hamster on the street.
Ideally, even while walking around the apartment, the animal should be under your constant control. In order not to lose your pet, you should use a leash for the hamster.
Varieties of Leashes
For each pet, you can choose the type of leash that will be most convenient for him:
When putting on the harness, do not tighten it too tight, otherwise the animal will be uncomfortable. It is necessary that between the leash and the body of the hamster the little finger can freely pass. However, it is not worth loosening the mount too much, because then the pet can just run away from you and get lost.
A harness vest is one of the varieties of a leash for walking. It really looks like a vest, to the top of which a leash is attached. This model has several advantages. Firstly, it will be more convenient for your pet. Secondly, it holds more firmly and as reliable as possible.
Another version of the device for walking rodents is a special ball (it is called walking). This, of course, is not a leash, but also a rather convenient invention. Such balls are usually made of plastic, in which special ventilation holes are made. It is especially convenient with the help of such a device to organize walks for representatives of small breeds (for example, Dzungarian hamsters), because in this case the hamster will definitely not be lost. For larger individuals, it makes no sense to use a ball: the place in it will be limited, which means that the animal will not be able to walk with proper comfort.
How to make a do-it-yourself harness
In the process, it is necessary to take into account several important points:
- Be careful about size: the leash should not be small or large rodent.
- The best material for making a harness is a durable fabric or leather.
- Especially carefully choose the fasteners, they must be durable and not break after the first walk.
- It is much more convenient to use a bright-colored leash: it is easy to find if the harness suddenly drops out of your hands.
The main advantage of a homemade leash will be that it is adapted specifically for your animal, because it was sewn according to individual measurements.
The hardest part of the job is making the harness itself with fasteners. The leash can be made of any durable braid or rope to which a carbine is sewn for greater convenience.
How to put a leash on a hamster
The most important thing that the owners need to remember: the harness on the animal needs to be worn only at home! There, the animal feels protected and is more easily distracted. If the pet is resisting, treat it to your favorite treat. Usually on the street, rodents are distracted and stop turning out of the leash. If the animal continues to beat and does not want to turn its attention, perhaps the harness is just uncomfortable sitting on it and causes discomfort.
A properly selected or hand-made leash will allow your hamster to go outside more often and make walking a real pleasure for both the owner and the pet.