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Old 09-03-2019, 06:07 PM   #1
Katiehat
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Question Bedding type concerns over if itís safe?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Simply-Soft...gateway&sr=8-1


Is this bedding safe for hamsters, I have 4 bags of it? I’ve attached a link to it (tried to add pic but failed)

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Old 09-03-2019, 08:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: Bedding type concerns over if itís safe?

Hi, I believe this is the Kapok bedding. If it is, I don't think it is safe as it is not fully dissoluble. This means that if your hamster ingests it, it could possibly get twisted round it's inside. In my opinion not worth the risk with a hamsters life.
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:40 PM   #3
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Default Re: Bedding type concerns over if itís safe?

Agree with Luna and not something i would use.

Plain white unscented toilet paper torn into strips is what hamsters like in their nest. That and plenty of substrate.

I use the Kaytee clean & cozy for my Syrian and Robo and they both like it. It expands x 3 times so a packet goes a lot further than it looks.
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Old 09-04-2019, 08:41 AM   #4
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In a Overseas Hamster Group I am a member of on Facebook they have started a Petition to force Wilkos to stop the sales of this bedding as being it has killed over 3,000 Hamsters by choking. The Hamsters pouch this stuff and it sticks to the moist pouch and builds up by expansion until it blocks their airways. The owner of the group had this horrible experience and has set out to get it removed in GB. To read her story on how she sat at the vets watching her buddy slowly die was a hard one to read but she is not the only Hamster owner to have to do that.
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Old 09-04-2019, 08:47 AM   #5
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Thank you for all the advice I think Im going to remove it from my hamster cage not going to use it ever again I feel really bad about using it now and I’m going to switch to using paper bedding instead
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Old 09-04-2019, 08:56 AM   #6
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Don't feel bad as you were not aware. I'm glad you asked about it and are doing a change.
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