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As the Hamster Wheel Turns, Part 2: Hamster Ball vs. Hamster Car

Updated on March 25, 2015
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Jeannie has been writing for HubPages for over 5 years. She covers a wide variety of topics—anything from hamsters to office work.

Bella the Hamster

I am going to be perfectly honest with you, when I initially created the hub: "As the Hamster Wheel Turns," I did not think too many people would be interested in reading it. I even originally deleted it. Since Hubpages does not automatically delete a hub, I was surpised to find that people were reading about my hamster, Bella. This works out fine since I like writing about my hamster. So I changed my mind about deleting the first hub and now I am writing a second hub about Bella. I hope you enjoy it.

In this hub, I would like discuss the differences between a hamster ball and a hamster car.  Perhaps you are considering getting one for your pet.  Bella has both and she has been happy to test them for this hub. 

Hamster Ball

Personally, I feel like every hamster should have a hamster ball. Bella loves her hamster ball and rolls around everywhere in it. I did have a Chinese Dwarf Hamster in the past named Daisy, and she was not a big fan. She did not like being trapped in a ball. If the lid was not on it, she was OK. As for Bella, she is a bigger Syrian Hamster, and she likes to go on adventures.

The hamster ball definitely moves faster than the car. If you (or your hamster) are looking for speed, this is the best buy. Also, because it is round, it is easier for the hamster to maneuver. Bella is able to have access to smaller areas and corners. This may or may not be a positive aspect of the hamster ball depending on your needs.

Hamster Car

A newer toy on the market for hamsters is the hamster car. It is really cute and comes in a variety of colors. They are a little more expensive than a ball, so that is something to consider. Also, there are optional hamster car tracks that can be purchased so your hamster is limited to just the track area. I do not have the hamster car tracks for Bella.

Bella enjoys her hamster car quite a bit. She does, however, run into furniture more with the car than the ball. Also, there is no device in the car for steering. If she veers off in the wrong direction, I have to put her "back on track." However, the limitations of the car may be perfect for some pet owners. If Bella wants to get out the cage, but I am not in the mood to chase her all over the place with the ball, I can put her in the car. She basically can just go forwards and backwards, so I know she can't get into too much trouble. Since it is bigger than a ball, she can't get under furniture as much, which is great for me, but not so exciting for her.

Until Next Time...

I hope you've enjoyed this edition of "As the Hamster Wheel Turns."  Thank you for reading my hub.  You never know what adventures Bella may get into next time.


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    Jeannie InABottle 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thank you! She was a fun hamster!

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    rlaha 6 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

    She is so cute!