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Old 04-08-2021, 08:07 AM  
Ria P
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Default Re: Wondering if I'm correctly estimating how much bedding a Syrian hamster needs (10

Hi and welcome to HC!

As a general rule, the bigger the cage floorspacewise the fewer times you have to change the substrate. I spot clean and partchange substrate, meaning that i'm guided by my nose but rarely do a full clean.

The initial cost adds up. Cage, wheel, house, substrate, hides, toys and other enrichment plus food soon adds up.
What you don't need is a hamster ball because they're dangerous and stressful for the hamster.

It is also very important to have a good vet fund right from the start because vets are expensive.

A lot depends on the hamster as well. Some are very tidy, do their own housekeeping and will only pee in their toilet and others are more relaxed about it.
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