Question by  marbozon (93)

Can a hamster wear a leash?

I don't want my hamster running loose.


Answer by  lgk (2426)

I came across small collars for rodents online. Yes it is possible. You have to look for novelty pet items to get one, and a light weight leash would do the trick.


Answer by  redhdzyahoocom (99)

You can't put a leash on a hamster it would get choked. It is possible to put a harness, but I haven't seen one that small. The make clear plexiglas balls for Hamsters, put the Hamster inside and let him roll around the house till his little heart is content. You won't lose him that way either.

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Why wouldn't a dog also "get choked"?  add a comment

Answer by  HawaiianGirl (6906)

no, i do not think it is a wise idea for your hamster to wear a leash. There are no leashes that are made specifically for hamsters, so if you put one on the that is meant for another type of animal such as a cat, they can get hurt. Their necks do not support a leash.


Answer by  Dianne857 (105)

Yes, you can actually purchase a leash for a hamster. Check your local pet store or purchase one online. Some people enjoy using the leash to take their hamsters outdoors. Hamsters also enjoy when you put them into the hollow plastic balls, commonly found at pet stores, to run around.


Answer by  Anonymous

i would suggest asking some one at petco or your vet to see if it okay, if you do get one, i would try getting a harness,


Answer by  Erynn (1651)

No a hamster cannot wear a leash. They are easily stressed and it would distress the hamster. If you wish your hamster to be out of it's cage, it is advised you buy a hamster ball, which will allow you to keep track of your hamster.


Answer by  prissymissy (1895)

Yes you can put a hamster on a leash but it is tricky. I would suggest buying one of those little balls for him to run around in.

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