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Old 03-14-2017, 03:03 PM   #1
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Question Sand bath help

So I have some sand baths for my robos and they seem to be using as a toilet but then also rolling around in it.
Can I do anything to help them stop?
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Old 03-14-2017, 03:11 PM   #2
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That is normal and fine.Don't do anything
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Old 03-14-2017, 03:12 PM   #3
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Those are both completely normal behaviors! All you can really do is scoop the pee out of their sand pit whenever you see they've gone in it. Nothing bad will come of them rolling about as it's not quite the same as it is with humans best wishes
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Old 03-15-2017, 12:07 PM   #4
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They also lick themselves clean very thoroughly you could try providing another "toilet" - a small dish with some sand in - but then they might use both as toilets lol.
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Old 03-15-2017, 01:41 PM   #5
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I am soooo happy when I see the dwarf hybrids using their sand bath as their toilet as that means less cage cleanings. Heaven is potty trained in a sand bath bowl thankfully.

I bought a scoop at Pet Smart for .99cents then add more sand every few weeks. You can reuse the same sand if you are using chinchilla sand.
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:48 AM   #6
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Haven't been on in a while so just seen these!

Yes I love to watch them in the sand baths so cute!
I also agree it really helps with cage cleaning! I have been replacing the sand every few weeks and then spot cleaning it as a when needed Nani flicks it bloody everywhere!!!! Haha
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:58 AM   #7
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Hellooo i just got my new Dawrf Hamster a sand bath yesterday i thought he would be straight in to it but nope:mad never went near it. Do they sometimes not like them he seems to like his bedding better to roll in.
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Old 04-14-2017, 09:09 AM   #8
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Hellooo i just got my new Dawrf Hamster a sand bath yesterday i thought he would be straight in to it but nope:mad never went near it. Do they sometimes not like them he seems to like his bedding better to roll in.
Some hamsters love their sand baths, while others want nothing to do with it! You can always try moving the bath to another location in his cage or changing the bowl/item that the sand is in to see if that makes a difference
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Old 04-14-2017, 09:20 AM   #9
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If by dwarf you mean a Russian doughnut it would be highly unusual for him not to enjoy it, if it's new it might just take a while to get the hang of it, is it big & deep enough to have a good dig & roll around in? Do you have chinchilla sand in it?
As Drago suggested you could try moving it to another area but it might pay to be patient & wait & see.
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Old 04-14-2017, 10:08 AM   #10
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If by dwarf you mean a Russian doughnut it would be highly unusual for him not to enjoy it, if it's new it might just take a while to get the hang of it, is it big & deep enough to have a good dig & roll around in? Do you have chinchilla sand in it?
As Drago suggested you could try moving it to another area but it might pay to be patient & wait & see.
Um...You just said "Russian doughnut."
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