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Old 04-21-2022, 04:54 AM   #1
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Default Safe bathing sand uk?

Hiya, I've been trying to find a safe hamster sand in the uk and the main brands seem to be super dusty these days. I've seen reptile sand suggested etc but any suggestions for a dust free (as far as is poss) sand that I can get online here in England would be super helpful. Thanks!😄
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Old 04-21-2022, 05:31 AM   #2
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Default Re: Safe bathing sand uk?

I tried Komodo sand which some people like, but I found it left a film of dust, even after washing and drying for hours.

I've found the Exo TTerra sand to be relatively dust free - still very fine but not dusty. Here is the one I used now.
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Old 04-21-2022, 02:53 PM   #3
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Default Re: Safe bathing sand uk?

I've always used the Tiny Friends Farm sand and have never had any issues.
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Old 04-21-2022, 02:55 PM   #4
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I tried Komodo sand which some people like, but I found it left a film of dust, even after washing and drying for hours.

I've found the Exo TTerra sand to be relatively dust free - still very fine but not dusty. Here is the one I used now.
Thank you. I'd looked at that one and was a bit concerned about some of the reviews saying that it was really dusty ! It's so confusing ��and I don't want to get something unsafe and make my hamster sick..... thankyou anyways, I'll look at that one again!
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Old 04-21-2022, 02:57 PM   #5
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I've always used the Tiny Friends Farm sand and have never had any issues.
Yeah i used to aswell but I read somewhere about that one suddenly becoming poor quality + super dusty and causing hamster deaths ?? Thank you for replying anyways, its all very confusing!
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Old 04-21-2022, 03:31 PM   #6
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Yeah i used to aswell but I read somewhere about that one suddenly becoming poor quality + super dusty and causing hamster deaths ?? Thank you for replying anyways, its all very confusing!
There is a lot of conflicting information about hamster products so i rely on my own judgement and common sense.
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Old 04-21-2022, 04:03 PM   #7
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Honestly any children's play sand works just as good and is a cheap safe alternative thats widely available I've used just regular children's play sand for years and its never been a problem for me!
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Old 04-22-2022, 08:19 AM   #8
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Yeah i used to aswell but I read somewhere about that one suddenly becoming poor quality + super dusty and causing hamster deaths ?? Thank you for replying anyways, its all very confusing!
Do you have any sources for this please? My hamster has this sand and it makes him sneeze, so like you I am looking for safe alternatives, but as you say it seems to be rather a minefield!
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Old 04-22-2022, 10:15 AM   #9
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Do you have any sources for this please? My hamster has this sand and it makes him sneeze, so like you I am looking for safe alternatives, but as you say it seems to be rather a minefield!
I can't remember where I read it originally but this video I found on YouTube kind of sums up the major points, though it is a few years old so I don't know what it is like now, as you say an absolute minefield!
Is Tiny Friends Farm Bathing Sand Safe? | Tiny Friends Farm Formula Change? - YouTube
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Old 04-22-2022, 10:59 AM   #10
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How is using children's play sand, anyone used this argos one at all? Thankyou
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