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Hamster chewed on my bathroom door, what can I do to fix it?

Asked by zzztimbo (61points) July 16th, 2007

We have a pet hamster that we keep in the bathroom. The problem is that sometimes she gets out of her cage. During her last outing, she decided to chew on the bottom of the bathroom door. There are now little gnaw marks all along the bottom of the door.

What should I do to fix this? Do I have to replace the entire door? How much does it cost to do this?

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MarkHeftler's avatar

Is your issue solely an aesthetic one, ie you don't like the appearance of the little nibbler marks or is there (which I doubt) actual structural damage to the door? Chances of you needing to replace the door are very, very small.

If the indentations are of any real depth, you can get some wood putty (assuming the door is wood) from any hardware store and use a trowel-like tool to press the putty into the gnaw marks. Wait for that to dry, and if it's a different color than the door, paint over it using the same color, and that should do it. I'm sure any hardware store employee would be happy to answer any specific questions regarding wood putties and paints in the store.

fuse1921's avatar

Flushing the toilet might make the hamster less prone to try to escape, but that us purely circumstantial.

wildog426's avatar

you could remove her teeth. just kidding!

gailcalled's avatar

After you repair the door, repair the cage. They are clever little devils (like gerbils) but can't pick locks, yet, I don't think.

gooch's avatar

brown marker works great

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