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Old 09-30-2019, 05:07 AM  
Hamster Pup
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Dublin City, Ireland
Posts: 152
Default Re: Soil in enclosure?

I have honestly never heard of the clay content in soil posing a health risk to a hamster. Realistically, they would not be consuming massive amounts - just accidents ingestion, which would only be a very small amount of substrate... similarly again, to what happens in the wild. In any healthy animal, this poses absolutely no risk of impaction at all.

Do you have sources for substrate causing intestinal blockages in hamsters? Because I have literally never heard of such a thing as it relates to soil. If we were talking about straight up, 100% clay litter then i would be more inclined to agree that there is a potential health risk - but small clay content in soil? I have a hard time getting on board with that one, to be perfectly honest. Many people use the lucky reptile substrate that rodipet offer; also contains clay.
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