Super Pet Chinchilla Bath Sand
Oh, what a treat! When I want to pamper my Spider-ham, I turn to the Super Pet Chinchilla Bath Sand. Okay, it says its for Chinchillas but it actually works wonders for hamsters, too!
(This may help if your cage is stinky. But to deal with the smell, clean the cage more often. Hamsters are naturally odorless. What's causing the stink is the excretments.)
How does this stuff work?First of all, if you're bathing your hamster with water and soap (ouch!), don't do that anymore! Your hamster may catch cold. They could also lose their essential oils.
If you're hammy has long hair as in tangled you can keep it clean with some light brushing.
In the wilds, hamster don't bathe in puddles or whatnot. Instead they keep clean themselves. And when they can, they would dust off from sand. The sand helps wick the coat from other dirt.
What to getGet the Super Pet Chinchilla Bath Sand and not the "bath dust" or "bath powder". Fine particles will cause respiratory issues for hammies.
Particular formulated pumice sand is safe for regular use. Any other sand, whether normal playground sand, or baked sand are not recommended.
Hamster's don't need to use baths that often. A box can last a while so just get the real stuff and stay worry free!
Directions for useSome stores will sell your special bath containers but that's not necessary. Follow these easy directions:
You can keep the container in so your hamster can have more baths are their leisure. But you'll have to throw the sand away when your pet defecates on it.
Or you can just keep the sand outside the cage and bring your hammy to it once a week. Obviously the sand will keep fresh longer this way.