Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Front Page

Ads by Google

Go Back   Hamster Central > >


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-09-2019, 11:29 AM   #1
Newborn Pup
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Europe
Posts: 15
Default What to do with toys for a new hamster

If a hamster passes and you're getting a new hamster, do you need to disinfect toys in some way (particularly wooden toys)? Or can you just give them to the new hamster?
Poekie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2019, 05:50 PM   #2
Hamster Pup
chloeeruth98's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Posts: 82
Default Re: What to do with toys for a new hamster

Hi there! Yes, it's very important to disinfect all plastic/washable toys, bowls, hideouts etc thoroughly before giving them to a new hamster. I'd suggest it's best not to give wooden toys, hideouts, wheels etc or chew toys made from flax, cardboard or wood to another hamster, because it's pretty impossible to clean them sufficiently.

Cleaning and disinfecting between hamsters is really important, not only because of the obvious reason, transfer of infections, but also because hamsters can become very stressed if another hamster's scent is on items in their cage. Hamsters, especially Syrians, tend to mark all their "property" with the scent glands on their sides. Hamsters are prone to stress, and it can end up having serious and life-threatening consequences.

◇ hammy Mum to Wintergreen ◇
Maisie, no longer with me, but forever in my ♡
chloeeruth98 is offline   Reply With Quote

give, hamster, passes, toys, wooden

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Parts of this site powered by vBulletin Mods & Addons from DragonByte Technologies Ltd. (Details)
Copyright 2003-19, Hobby Solutions Inc.
All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:26 AM.