Maintaining my hamster's cage

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A hamster's cage should be cleaned at least once a week to ensure a clean and comfortable environment for the animal. The first step is to remove all the litter from the cage, the food and water. The next step is to scrub the cage with warm, soapy water. Be sure to rinse the cage thoroughly before adding litter, hamster food and water.

The hamster cage: maintenance and cleaning

The hamster cage: maintenance and cleaning

A hamster needs a cage spacious, airy and clean to be happy and healthy. Here are some tips for maintaining and cleaning the your hamster's cage.

Maintenance of the cage

The cage must be cleaned about once a week. The first step is to remove solid waste (feces, hairballs, etc.), then wash the walls and floor with soap and water. Then, rinse the cage thoroughly to prevent your pet from becoming a nuisance. hamster does not get intoxicated by eating soap residue. Let the cage dry in the sun or wind before putting your hamster back in.

Deep cleaning

The cage must be thoroughly cleaned about once a month. First, remove solid waste (feces, hairballs, etc.), then wash the walls and floor with soap and water. Then, rinse the cage thoroughly to prevent your hamster from getting intoxicated by eating soap residue. Let the cage dry in the sun or wind before putting your hamster back in.

It is also important to disinfect the cage from time to time with a suitable product (available in pet shops) and to follow the manufacturer's instructions according to the nature of the product.

Change the litter

Your hamster's litter box must be changed regularlyIt should be removed completely, cleaned and replaced with clean litter. It should be completely removed, cleaned and replaced with clean litter.

Cleaning of accessories

Cage accessories (blanket, nest, etc.) must be cleaned regularlyWash them with soap and water and rinse thoroughly. Wash them with soap and water, then rinse thoroughly.

The hamster's litter box

Clean your hamster's litter box regularly to prevent disease and odors. Litter should be changed at least once a week. You can use sand, newspaper, recycled cardboard or wood shavings.

Hamsters love to dig and play in their litter box, so it is important to provide sufficient bedding in their cage. You can add toys to the litter box for your hamster to play with.

Because your hamster's cage is so important to him, it must be kept clean at all times. Never use chemicals dangerous for your pet. There are natural products that you can use to clean your hamster's cage. You can also be creative in creating a clean and safe environment for your hamster.

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Passionate about hamsters since I was young, I share with you all my knowledge about them!