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I am trying to create a 'natural' looking hamster cage. I want to create as much enrichment as I can by using rocks, moss, wood, leaves, sand, dirt and other elements that would be natural to a (dwarf) hamster.

I've seen cages with plants in them but I'm not too familiar with plant species so I have no idea what would be safe for a hamster if he decides to eat it.

A lot of herbs would be safe but I know my hamster dislikes the smell of some herbs (mint and basil) so I don't want to annoy him with that constant smell in his cage. The plant does not need to be tasty/likeable for him but I'm fine if it is, I don't mind replacing it from time to time.

Next to that it will not be in constant direct sunlight as I do not want to expose the hamster to constant direct sunlight. There is natural light in the room and cage however.

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I do know very little about hamsters but i know dandelions and cat grass/wheat grass is safe for hamsters.

I found this information on the net http://www.petwebsite.com/hamsters/hamster_plants_flowers.asp

Alyssum

Asters

Bramble leaves

Blackberry leaves

Burnet

Chickweed

Clover

Coltsfoot

Cornflowers

Cow Parsley

Crosswort

Dandelion leaves and flower

Dock

Groundsel

Hawthorn leaves

Hedge Parsley

Knot Grass

Mallow

Marigolds

Michaelmas Daisies

Nasturtiums

Nipplewort

Phlox

Plaintain

Roses (i am not sure this is safe but it is mentioned as safe on the website)

Salvias

Shepherds Purse

Sow Thistle

Sweetpeas

Trefoil

Vetch

Wallflowers

Watercress

Young grass

Read more at http://www.petwebsite.com/hamsters/hamster_plants_flowers.asp#FU5RGt5wzDlMMJmj.99

These are safe plants but in the linked page there are a list of dangerous plants too.

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