First of all, I don't recommend this product for hamsters - it's 8'' in diameter, making it ridiculously huge for hamsters. I own one of these tunnels (for my rabbits) and when I had hamsters, I had them in HUGE bin cages - I can tell you from experience that this tunnel will not fit in 99% of hamster cages, even large homemade ones (I did have one cage it would fit in, but that was a bin cage made from a plastic storage box for artificial Christmas trees - it was a ridiculous four feet long :P).
Ware also makes a 4'' diameter version of this tunnel, which is the perfect size for Syrian hamsters and would be small enough to work for dwarves - that would be infinitely better for hamsters and assuming you have a cage that meets the minimum recommended size for hamsters (360 square inches of floor space), it will easily fit inside and leave tons of space for other toys!
I had the 4'' tunnels for two of my Syrian hamsters (who were housed separately, of course). They both LOVED it and would build their nests/stash their food in it! It's perfectly safe for them - plenty of air gets in through the ends of the tunnel... also, hamsters inevitably end up chewing holes in the middle of it, providing additional ventilation :P.
answered 9 months ago
San Antonio, TX
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Thank you for your inquiry. The tube is open on both ends to allow the air to flow. This item is great, as it satisfies the animal’s natural need to nest, burrow and explore.
answered 10 months ago
Ware Customer Service
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