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Old 01-11-2018, 11:27 AM   #1
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Default Sand Bath Question

My Fiance recently bought hermit crab sand for the ham's sand baths ONLY. Is this suitable to use, and if not can you please provide information as to why not. I honestly do not want to use it, I use children's play sand.

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Old 01-11-2018, 11:31 AM   #2
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Default Re: Sand Bath Question

To be honest I can't remember why some different types of sand aren't safe for hams but I do know that some aren't so to be on the safe side I would stick to play sand or chinchilla sand.
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Old 01-11-2018, 03:41 PM   #3
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To be honest I can't remember why some different types of sand aren't safe for hams but I do know that some aren't so to be on the safe side I would stick to play sand or chinchilla sand.
certain sands are finer that others. due to hammys bieng so small, they can breath in the dust particles.

i suggest using chinchilla SAND, i put emphasise in the word sand because you can get chinchilla dust and also chinchilla sand. go with the sand. i live in england and they have a pet shop called pets@home [im not sure if they have them where you live] but they send a bathing sand designed specifically for hamsters. i use it with my hammy toffee, and he love it :]
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:49 PM   #4
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It's not just the fineness of the sand & dust problem Brianh96, different sands contain different things (which is the bit I can never remember ) some of which are harmful to hams.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:21 AM   #5
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Thank you guys, I figured it wasn't good for them but I just wanted to double check.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:27 AM   #6
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It's not just the fineness of the sand & dust problem Brianh96, different sands contain different things (which is the bit I can never remember ) some of which are harmful to hams.
thankyou for the info , any chance can get to learn more is a plus in my book.
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