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Bathing Hamsters

Discussion in 'Private Collections & Pets' started by Macaw16, 1 Apr 2015.

  1. Macaw16

    Macaw16 Well-Known Member

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    I decided to make a purchase of Chinchilla Sand for my Russian Dwarf Hamsters, but they barely seem to know what to do with it, can anyone help me? :confused:
     
  2. Pertinax

    Pertinax Well-Known Member

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    That will be because they probably aren't programmed to bathe in sand like Chinchillas. I know Gerbils do, but not sure on Hamsters generally.
     
  3. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    leave the container of sand in the cage and let them get used to it. They may not have had access to sand before.
     
  4. Macaw16

    Macaw16 Well-Known Member

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    According to a couple if websites they should know what to do and love bathing in it.
     
  5. prawnie1975

    prawnie1975 Well-Known Member

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    they will use it, it maybe just they haven't used one before , i would leave it in and let them get used to it ...