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Old 04-11-2019, 11:27 AM   #1
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Question Good Bedding??

Hi! Is Kaytee Clean and Cozy good bedding? I have been using it, however, I have noticed that my hamster does smell a little - mostly when I close the door to the room my hammy is in. Is this the bedding, or something else? Thanks!
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Old 04-12-2019, 02:01 AM   #2
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Default Re: Good Bedding??

Hi! By bedding I'm guessing that's the stuff covering the base of the cage? Kaytee Clean n Cozy is a really good bedding option yes Hamsters do have a faint 'hamster' scent, and male hamsters cages will smell a bit more because they tend to pee a bit more around their cage. But they shouldn't smell that strong...

Just wondering, have you tried giving your hammy some sand in a box or Tupperware tub? Hamsters love digging and washing themselves in bathing sand, and this kight encourage your hamster to wash a bit more carefully if that ends up being the issue...! I use Tiny Friends Farm bathing sand in a couple of rectangular Tupperware tubs in my Syrian Maisie's cage (she uses one as a potty, hence two tubs not one!). She loves washing and digging and playing in them

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Old 04-13-2019, 04:45 AM   #3
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Default Re: Good Bedding??

Paper based bedding is usually fine for odour control as far as I’m aware. If they’re peeing in the nest it can get a bit whiffy so maybe just try spot cleaning a bit more often? Or the sand is a good idea but I’m thinking because they sometimes prefer to pee in that and it can be easier to change regularly than poking around their nest.

Also male hams may pee more but some female hams have a distinct smell when they’re in heat. It doesn’t smell like pee tho and you’ll notice it every 4 day’s or so. Not much can be done about that I’m afraid
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Old 04-14-2019, 12:16 PM   #4
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Thank you for your advice! My hammy is a female. I would like to have a sand bath if it helps; however I do not think there is room in my cage. I do have a platform up top so I might be able to put it up there....
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