|10-22-2013 12:31 PM|
I have the exact same thing. First of all, if you have carpet, the hamster doesnt have enough horsepower to move around with any sort of speed. And the hamster's motor died after a few hours.
The ball doesnt stay together under intense play. However, I used gorilla glue to glue the ball together and it became a great indoor toy. Its too big for Rowdy to pick up, so its constantly "in play" as he swats is across the room.
Its the only toy that has lasted as long as he's been alive (10 months).
|10-21-2013 08:10 PM|
|huntergreen||my gsd kyra would destroy that in short order to get at the fake critter inside.|
|10-21-2013 02:40 PM|
Way back when Lucky was a puppy (17 years ago) we had a hamster who loved being out in her ball. Lucky was quite perturbed by this. She would watch the hamster powered ball, try to sniff it, and bolt for the couch if it rolled toward her. Not to be intimidated, especially in her ball, the hamster used to chase Lucky to the couch. They were of course always supervised, partly because Lucky was a puppy and partly because the hamster knew if she slammed the ball against the wall hard enough it would pop open and she could escape into the couch.
Is it any wonder Lucky was scared of mice later in life?
|10-21-2013 02:22 PM|
|Blanketback||I have a few of these that I've picked up at yard sales, but I have them hanging in my rat cage to use as beds. I was worried when I saw the tread title - I thought you meant with a little critter in there! LOL! I guess if you watch her very carefully with it, it's fine. But the lid pops off easily, and I'm positive a GSD could get their teeth inside and have it shattered in less than a second, so I don't think it's worth the risk. I do have a tendency to assume the worst though, so bleeding gums and broken teeth are what worries me. You might be more of an optimist, lol.|
|10-21-2013 10:26 AM|
Lol that would be awesome! Our dogs are trained to kill mice (I say trained very loosely, we encourage them to kill mice. Its funny, I can look at Phoenix and say "Are there mice?" And he goes all still, staring at me. Then I say "where?!" And he lunges for the first place that it looks like there might be a mouse )
That would be a fun toy to play with.
|10-21-2013 10:16 AM|
I actually think that would be a great toy if you don't have actual hamsters that you intend to put in balls around the dog.
I'll probably never get a pet hamster and am now considering ordering one myself lol.
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|10-21-2013 01:50 AM|
running hamster in a ball toy?
Have any of y'all bought one of these as a toy for your dog? I would only have it out while I'm there to supervise, but I thought it could be something that she'd enjoy chasing and barking at.
She is 16 months old.
I'm not worried about issues later with a live hamster or guinea pig in a ball. My youngest kid is 15yo and her guinea pig is quite elderly and will not be in a ball ever again. We don't intend to have any pets other than dogs from this point.