One of my New Year's Resolutions was to go on a diet and I'm not the only one in my house that needs one. Being incredibly cute Lennon, my little hamster, gets showered in treats from all of my housemates. Unfortunately chocolate drops are is favorites and that does show - my little pet is huge! He does get loads of exercise but we thought that a bit of a more healthy diet would do him some good. The Boredom Breaker Vegetable Holder was supposed to encourage him to eat more fresh veg.
The 7inch high holder is perfect to attach a carrot or any other similar shaped veg or treat to the wall of any wire cage. The main advantage is that you do not have to put it on the floor of the cage where it could be soiled and forgotten in a corner. With the carrot being upright against the cage wall it is far away from dust and dirt making it save for your pet to nibble on. Obviously it depends which cage you are using. It attaches easily to wire cages (I mainly use Rotastak) but if it is one of the plastic ones you will struggle finding a place for it. I'm not sure if it is actually meant to be used in hamster cages as 7 inches is quite long. However, it is the perfect size for rabbit and guinea pig cages.
Lennon took to it surprisingly well. He started chewing away on the carrot instantly and used the metal wiring to hold onto it and even climb up on it - which is one of the most adorable things that I have ever seen. He loves any kind of swinging treat and can occupy himself with it for ages. Obviously a whole carrot is a lot for such a little animal so what we do is cut the bottom bit off the carrot leaving the tip of the Boredom Breaker Vegetable Holder empty and making him work for his food a bit harder. I can definitely recommend it for hamsters - it is a nice and cheap addition to a cage and will provide a bit of entertainment for your pet. It keeps his veggie treats clean and also functions as a new toy!
If you use it for bigger animals like rabbits it works obviously a bit differently. It is still great to keep carrots clean but provides much less entertainment as they cannot really swing on it. Still, it is a good investment and should not be missing from any pet cage.
Boredom Breaker Vegetable Holder is a highly recommended product that can be bought for 1.99 at most pet stores or ordered online. I would definitely buy it again if it were to break and I'm sure that Lennon would miss it quite a lot if I were to take it away from him.
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