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Old 07-24-2021, 09:51 AM   #1
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hi! kinda new hamster owner here and im currently using carefresh bedding in my syrian hammy's cage but im finding it quite expensive to fill it up since it's a large (and i mean large) cage so does anyone have any cheaper alternatives (possibly from the uk if thats okay but idm). thanks! <3
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Old 07-24-2021, 10:37 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to HC!

I believe that Fitch is a cheaper alternative But with a very large cage you can go without a substrate change for months and months so can't see how it works out expensive.

You can get away with spot cleaning for ages and Syrians are pretty good at using potties.
Just find his peeing spot which is usually a corner and place a sand filled corner toilet there.
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Old 07-24-2021, 11:01 AM   #3
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hi and tyy <3

the reason why i change his bedding a lot is because it usually starts to smell quite bad after around a week and i have no clue why but im thinking it's because the room he's in is quite small? also ty for the alternatives, i'll def try fitch out!
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Old 07-24-2021, 11:41 AM   #4
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Fitch works out about the cheapest for a paper based bedding
Kaytee clean and cozy works out cheaper than carefresh too I think
Then other non paper based beddings you could try are megazorb, probably the cheapest of them all but some people don't like the smell. I don't mind the smell butit can get tangled in long haired hamsters fur.
and then there is hemp bedding like aubiose.
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Old 07-24-2021, 12:27 PM   #5
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hi and tyy <3

the reason why i change his bedding a lot is because it usually starts to smell quite bad after around a week and i have no clue why but im thinking it's because the room he's in is quite small? also ty for the alternatives, i'll def try fitch out!
That's strange that it starts to smell bad after only a week.
Do you mean the whole cage smells bad or just where he pees?
How large is his cage in dimensions? Is it bigger than a, let's say 80cmx50cm cage?

A small room shouldn't be an issue as long as its not something like a windowless cloak room.
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Old 07-24-2021, 03:39 PM   #6
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the cage starts to smell and makes my room smell bad too which is an issue. his current cage is 100x50x50
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Old 07-24-2021, 03:39 PM   #7
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oo, i'll try those out, thank you!
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Old 07-24-2021, 03:42 PM   #8
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That's strange that it starts to smell bad after only a week.
Do you mean the whole cage smells bad or just where he pees?
How large is his cage in dimensions? Is it bigger than a, let's say 80cmx50cm cage?

A small room shouldn't be an issue as long as its not something like a windowless cloak room.
the cage starts to smell and that also makes my room smell which is an issue.

the cage is 100x50x50
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Old 07-24-2021, 03:43 PM   #9
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Fitch works out about the cheapest for a paper based bedding
Kaytee clean and cozy works out cheaper than carefresh too I think
Then other non paper based beddings you could try are megazorb, probably the cheapest of them all but some people don't like the smell. I don't mind the smell butit can get tangled in long haired hamsters fur.
and then there is hemp bedding like aubiose.
i'll def try those out, ty! <3
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