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Old 04-14-2017, 02:02 PM  
Newborn Pup
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Default Re: How deep should my bedding be?

I would say it depends on your hamster, its breed and its personality. My little girl Melonberry was never a burrower. I've kept the substrate high, and even made digging boxes, but she never dug. As she hit the 'elderly' stage I took it from 6 inches to about 3. It saves me money because I need to buy less substrate, and she has no need for it.

If its a new hamster, put the normal amount and watch their behavior. If 6 months go by and they show no interest in burrowing, decide to lower it but give a burrowing box just incase, they may pick up the habit later in life and its good to make sure you leave them the option.
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