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Old 03-21-2021, 11:03 AM   #1
Bex010
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Default Did I get the wrong sand?

Earlier today I bought my new ham some sand. He hasnít had a sand bath before.
I bought the tiny friends from P@H. When browsing Amazon I came across it and saw review after review of it being dangerous and making hams poorly.
I havenít given him yet and I donít know whether to risk it now?
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Old 03-21-2021, 11:27 AM   #2
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Default Re: Did I get the wrong sand?

Unfortunately, quality can vary dramatically with that particular sand and as a result many people have had bad experiences. Some people here still use it despite that and luckily haven't had issues.

An alternative solution would be children's play sand - you'd have to rinse, sift, and bake that though so it isn't as convenient but it is a much better value.
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Old 03-21-2021, 11:38 AM   #3
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Default Re: Did I get the wrong sand?

Aw man, better be safe rather than sorry. I’ll get some play sand instead. Thanks
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Old 03-21-2021, 12:13 PM   #4
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Default Re: Did I get the wrong sand?

My dwarf uses Tiny Friends Bathing sand and I can honestly say he has never had any problems with it and uses it daily.
I am however slightly concerned now about the bad experiences people have had.. before I start reading Amazon reviews I would be very interested to hear the issues people have had on here.
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Old 03-21-2021, 12:32 PM   #5
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Default Re: Did I get the wrong sand?

Our seven hamsters, our departed ones and a number of foster hamsters have used the Tiny Friends Farm sand daily without any issues so i will continue to buy it.

There are negative reviews and variable opinions about a lot of things hamster related, ranging from food to substrate and all the rest.

I go by what i see and not necessarily by what i read, if i would, my hamsters would be living in a bare cage.

I don't read reviews on Amazon because i read that people get paid to write them.
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