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Old 04-19-2017, 03:27 AM   #1
AprilPearl
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Default Sand Baths & Long Hair

Iíve been thinking of getting Mushu a sand bath, but as he has long hair I was wondering whether it might not be such a good idea. Does anyone have a long haired hamster with a sand bath? Will the sand all get stuck in his fur?
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:27 AM   #2
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Default Re: Sand Baths & Long Hair

Humphrey loves his sand bath, so I can almost guarantee Mushu will like it, but I'm not sure about the long hair
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:31 AM   #3
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Did you buy Humphrey a bath, or did you just put in a tray filled with sand? Not sure how deep a sand bath should be for hamsters and pets at home are only selling one for chinchillas.
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:47 AM   #4
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You only need an inch or so of sand.It must be either sterilized play sand or high quality chinchilla sand Larger but shallow cereal bowls and similar things can make a good sand bath.As for the long hair part it'll be fine!
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:49 AM   #5
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Thanks Amity. How tall should the sides of the bath/bowl be?
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:18 AM   #6
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Just a few inches tall is fine,but for a Syrian you could go with something a bit deeper(just keep the sand low and have a bendy bridge exit and entrance of sorts).
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:20 AM   #7
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Thanks. I can’t wait to see what Mushu makes of sand baths
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:57 AM   #8
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Default Re: Sand Baths & Long Hair

Amity is right that you don't need much sand. I find they do tend to have one little dig and then use it as a potty!! That's fine by me though. I use a lasagne type dish for my sand anout 9in X 5in.
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