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#1 deardiary

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 06:37 AM

I was wondering, what Is the right size run-about ball for a syrian? Is there a too-big size? Since syrians can measure upto 7 inches, and I can't find an 8 inch or anything, would 11 inch be good? Thanks!




#2 javi

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 09:54 PM

well they only come in three sizes i think. one for dwarves/mice. one for hamster/gerbils. then the large one for rats/guinea pigs (though i doubt a guinea would like a ball). so just get the one designed for hamster/gerbils. i am sure they would have trouble in the other two sizes

#3 PoptartShop

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 10:29 PM

The medium ball is a fine size, that's what I use. ;)

#4 DolphinDreamer

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 05:27 AM

I use the medium ball too, for my syrian, Hammy. I think it is 7 inches. For Ruby my dwarf I use the small size.

#5 Plushie

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 06:36 AM

Yeah, I use the medium size ball, or I used to, for my Syrian. It should be alright, and besides, it's not like you're going to keep them in it ALL DAY, so if they arch their back a *teeensy weeeeeensie* bit it's okay.

#6 deardiary

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 09:03 AM

Okay! Thanks!

And yeah, Guinea Pigs can break their backs if they use those balls. They are built differently than other rodents. It's sad to see some people buy them because there is a piggie on the cover. :[

#7 Pauladex16

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 11:09 AM

A syrian should get a medium sized ball!!!