Small Pet Exercise Balls | Rattiepedia: Episode 17
Small Pet Exercise Balls | Rattiepedia: Episode 17
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I had no idea they were dangerous. Pets at Home said they were good for exercising. I’m so glad I watched this.
This video confused me. I mean… I get the point and if I watch it I feel like I should not put my dwarfhamster in a ball. But he always gets excited when I show him the ball! When he sees it he comes running towards it. When I open it he goes in in a second. He is already trying to run in it when I am still closing the ball. So.. he really DOES seem to like it. I mean.. if they don’t like it altho it seems so.. then why would he run in it himself when he is safe in his cage? He has an extremely big self-build cage. So its not like he just wants to get out of the cage. He is actually a little scared when he needs to get out of it, except when I show him the ball. So why is that?
I had bought a large ball for my rats when I first became a rat owner. Even with all the research I had done, I didn’t know the balls were bad for them, as some people said they were fine while others disagreed. Turned out, my heart rat at the time loved the ball so much, that he would go up to it during free time, flip it over, jump inside, and roll his way to my door knowing the ball meant more places to explore. He was quite clever. He is the only rat to show interest in the ball, mostly because I decided against introducing it to any others. I think I’ll take your advice and hang it in the cage. 🙂
Oh great, I have been torturing my pet rat and I thought he was having fun…
I love the "doors are a thing" 😂
I feel really bad now…I used to put my rats in a large rat ball but I’m glad I only did it like once a week or less. I’m gonna make them a ball hammock with it instead now!😊
I bought them a ball one time they just used it as a hide away in there cage
Agreed! The balls are also terrible for hedgehogs as well!
ouch I used to do that with my hamsters when I was younger
Thank you for all of your advice it’s really helping me and I subscribed
it’s kinda funny because I have to rats and I put them in a ball ones and my boy was to fat and couldn’t even get the thing to move😂 and my girl was so small and light that she could get it to move to😂😂 to funny.
Your kidding me right? You have no common sense whatsoever. After hearing this I will continue putting my pet in a ball. You just said they are trapped in a contraption…what do you think their cages are?? You make absolutely no sense. And if you leave your pet unattended to long…if course they may get a foot caught and it get swollen! You are are trying to deture many other educated people from something that can exercise their pet. Sham in you!
What if I have a rat ball the one I have is really big
Don’t put your pet rodent in these horrible toys my pet mouse injured her feet nearly lost 4 toes
How sad that people put their sweet ratties in that torture chamber!!
My cousins put they’re large and long hamster in a ball he is way to bug for it but I don’t want to tell my cousins how wrong it is because its they’re first time owning a hamster and I really don’t want to make them cry or start a fight please help me!
Good lord your voice just screeches. I couldnt watch the video it was like nails on a chalkboard
thank you so much for this video. we got our rats two weeks ago and just bought these balls. we had no idea!! and fantastic idea with the bath tub! you are an amazing owner! newly subscribed! about to watch all your videos 😀
I used s ball for my mouse daily but I didn’t realise how much damage it could do so I’ve stopped now and my rats just sit in it so can I still use it for my rats even though they just sit down or should I just make a play pen
Damn I’m glad that I dont use that thing anymore. I did buy it and Dazai my sweet boy has been in it once, I saw how afraid he was when I closed it, so after that i let him out and never used it again for that purpose. I’m glad I didnt. thank you for the video :O
just saying don’t mean to be this person but I’ve had my hamster for 1 year and she always runs up to the glass when she sees me, jumps onto my hand, and runs really quickly into the ball if I hold it near her and waits for me to shut it, sometimes not wanting to leave after 30 mins. sure seems like she wants to run around. I take. her out every day btw.
Best thing 2 exercise your small pet out side of the cage is a play pen
I though it would keep them safe around the house and keep them from eating random things. The play pen idea sounds really go though!
THANK YOU SO MUCH I WAS GOING TO GET ONE NOW… IM NOT
A loooong time ago when i had gerbils and was very young we had an exercise ball for them.. One enjoyed running around other sat silently and we put her back in the cage.. Never forcing her. Weird thing is.. Other one.. she went in the ball herself.. Maybe she was an exception?? I never forced my animals into the ball ever… I just put the ball in the cage and see if they want to go in and enjoy it. If they didnt then i didnt put them in. But well that was only with my gerbils, with rats I never did.
Tho i do feel a bit bad now maybe my gerbil didnt actually like it but she didnt have pain or problems…
omg that’s terrible, couldn’t even finish the video
Thank god i saw this video. I just got my rat a ball and put him in it a few times. Im glad i know not to now
I have one that came with a stand and has one side open. Is it ok to use as a wheel inside the cage for my mice if they can get in and out on their own? My wheel broke and Im trying to find a solution until I can get another one
"Just run the water, and watch the poop go down the drain."
I just finished a clementine and then noticed my rats staring at me.
I forgot to share.
They’re mad at me now.
thank you for telling me that balls are danger for rats! at first i thought they where safe! how crazy of me!
I feel so bad I had a hamster and I put him in a ball I feel so bad now ;( I wish I didn’t put him in a ball ;(
Thanks I was going to get a ball for my Guinea pig but not now I don’t want him getting hurt.👍
Thanks I would’ve never know not to do that with my pets
I’m lucky. I have three cats. One is scared of rats and just keeps his distance and one likes to groom and play with rats. My roommate’s cat is the only one I can’t trust around rats, because he’s not gentle. Even if he were to just want to play with them, he could seriously injure them on accident. I just supervise whenever he’s around to make sure he doesn’t get too close or too rambunctious.
If I had a pet cat would the smell of the cat make a rat scared?
I care about rats my mom has so many I’m sad because my my my 😭starred your rest where I infection and he suffocated but we we had to put him down thank you for all this information I’m knocking Isable on my right I care about them I want them to live
Other youtuber say balls are ok. In small amount like for 15 to 20 minutes
oh my god , i aint ever using the ball ever again for my rat
My cousin who owns rats told me its great for rats so this morning i got two for my girls. When I got home I put them both in a ball and they were both so scared and stressed they wouldn’t even move. So I took them out and looked it up on youtube and this video came up, thank you so much for the help hopefully I can return the balls
luckily i watched this before placing my rats in theirs!
thank you for the video. unfortunately, though, i lost my petco receipt and cannot return the ball! i spent around $18 dollars on mine, and i’m very upset. i’m thinking about making a hut/extra igloo out of it because my girls love cozy hiding places! is this a good idea? i’d hate my 18 dollars to go to waste, but, i"m not sure my ratties would enjoy this.
has anybody on here made any diys/igloos out of their exercise balls – and can you tell me if they’re comfortable?
thanks again for the video! you might have saved my girls ;’) ❤
Holy crap I’m so happy I found this vid
I bought a large rodent ball, luckily I never used it, after I watched this video, I took out the lid and made it into a comfy house in my rat cage 😀
I feel so bad now, I’ve been putting my hamsters in their balls 30mins, 3 days a week for a year 😔
I was going to make a wheel like with plexiglass sides with a bunch of holes big enough for my African soft fur would be able to go in and out but take the wheel off the hinge so they can go in and out of it but they can use it to roll around with on the ground you think that would be safe
Now i feel bad after putting My hamster in a ball. Good that you made this video so no one make the same mistake.
i trust my cat with my mice and rats more than my dog. mostly because he was bred to keep rats and mice out of barns by shaking the shit out of them and killing them.
My last rat would play with both my dog and cat. Of course I safely introduced her to them. During play time if my cat was on the bed my rat would play with her. I taught my cat (who was 3) to be careful while playing with her ratty sister by tapping her firmly but gently on the bridge of her nose whenever her ratty sister squeaked. They got so comfortable my rat and cat actually took a nap together. My dog was super funny, they would play tag lol. She would chase him and when she got his paw she would run away and he’d chase her, once he nudged her with his nose he would run off and the game would continue.