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Old 09-29-2019, 04:11 PM  
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Default Re: Soil in enclosure?

It's definitely not a good idea to include soils in hamster enclosures. They often contain clays(which are very harmful if ingested,and that one definitely has clay) even if they're completely free of fertilizers and such, and because of the nature of the product they can also hold lots of humidity which isn't good for hamster respiratory systems.

If you really wanted to go for a soil appearance, a tiny amount of pure coconut fiber could be an option but you'd want to limit the amount as it also holds quite a bit of moisture. It really would be best suited to out of cage use for that reason if you want to use the pure coconut fiber, but it's not necessary at all and you could save a bit of money by not buying that.
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