I recenelty bought a hamster, i have a silent wheel so that doesnt bother me too much though its not completely silent...but she chews on the metal bars at the top of the cage and its SOO annoying! i cant move her out of my room cause of cats, i promised to keep her in my room. seriously, she has other wooden things to chew in the cage but she doesnt want to, she only wants to chew the bars and its sooo noisy! i cant stand it! what can i do? :(
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If this was the other way around, I would say it'd be okay for a couple of days. Hamsters have a pretty advanced digestion system and can get bloaty and sick when fed the wrong things. But never fear if you google hamster food you can find some more ''organic?" supplements until you can make it back to your local store. Rats/Mice on the other hand are made to hoard their food. They don't stuff it in their cheeks, although mine likes to sometimes it seems, they like to hide their food. Doing this they burn more energy and need a higher energy/protein diet.
I don't buy rat food, I make my own. I did the same with my hamster too with the store bought mix. Here's a list from my memory you can give hamsters that you may have around the house.
Granola (Good for teeth!)
Cooked red meat (like hamburger meat)
Shelled almonds (more fun!)
Bread/Toast (My friend made peanut buttered toast for her hammy)
Fish (fully cooked!)
Eggs (Scrambled/Boiled no fried)
Cheese (in moderation)
Mealworms and crickets (you probably don't have these but for future reference :) )
Dog Biscuits (Try to stay away from some high in protein, and it's good for their teeth!)
It will take some effort on your part. You can buy a safe (non-poison) rodent repellent on Amazon. That's only part of the solution, though: you need to make sure that there are no openings to the outside that a mouse could get through (an adult mouse can squeeze through a hole a bit smaller than a dime). If you live in an older home, it may have roof ventilation that is open to the outside; mice can climb very well, so to open vents would need be covered with screen.
You can also get live traps - bait them with some peanut butter or sunflower seeds, and leave them before you go to bed where you see there has been activity (gnawed objects or droppings). The next morning, take the traps to a park or meadow/woods and let the little intruders go. Try and relocate them a good distance from your house, or they'll find their way back. IMPORTANT! Don't keep a mouse in a live trap any longer than you need to 8-10 hours max) or the stress will kill them.