hamster ball question

United States
February 18, 2007 9:49pm CST
I have a hamster ball for my hamster. I know it is very good exercise in all. But, sometimes my hamster hits the wall pretty good. It will knock my hamster over for a split second. I'm just wondering if it is hurting her. Thank you for all of your help. I'm a new hamster owner.
3 responses
• United States
19 Feb 07
Just keep an eye on her. I think she'll be fine. It probably startles her more than anything. If you're too worried about her running into walls, you could set up an area around your house so she can only go certain places that way she won't run into walls.
• United States
19 Feb 07
Ok, thank you. I didn't think it would hurt her too much or else they wouldn't sell hamster balls. Thank you for your tip.
• India
26 Feb 07
Yup she just gets shocked when she hits the wall!
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I don't know if you have to worry too much. I'm sure it's just startling her to stop like that. Ours seems to like to do it because he will back it up and then hit the wall again with it. He also does that to doors repeatedly like he's knocking. I'd keep an eye on the hamster but I'm sure she'll be fine.
• United States
19 Feb 07
Yeah, she is doing it right now in my computer room, with the door shut. She just hits the walls occasionally. I don't think I should be worried now, I guess. It is almost 11:30 pm and hamsters are nocturnal so that means it is running around the whole room like it is hyper. Oh well, thanks for the advise. Now, my hamster is just in a continuous collision course with 2 close walls.
• Singapore
21 Sep 08
Perhaps you can place the ball in a bigger area. Or surround the wall with pillows and cushions so when the ball hits onto the pillows it's soft. Maybe your hamster is shocked because of the noise, so she should be fine. Anyway if you're a new hamster owner, you may wanna check out this hamster guide : http://www.gomestic.com/Pets/Hamster-Care.183809 It's a good deal of information about hamsters in general and what kind of equipment / toys they need.