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In our articlewe have touched on why hamster exercise balls are not safe for your hamsters. Using playpens, or allowing your hamster to free-roam in a safe space are much safer options as compared to using hamster exercise balls. Free-roaming, like its name suggests, is when you allow your hamster to move freely around a big enclosed space such as room.
One area that new hamster parents might not know a lot about is hamster grooming and, more specifically, hamster habitat cleaning and care. Hamsters are fastidious groomers and do a good job keeping themselves clean, baths, as we tend to think of them, are not necessary.
However, it is possible to spot-clean them, if they truly need it. It is especially important to check their bottom as sometimes bedding can stick after going to the bathroom.
Dwarf hamsters can also benefit from something referred to as a dust bath. To perform a dust bath, provide your hamster with a small dish of small animal dust for them to roll around in on their own. A dust bath will help your hamster remove oils and moisture from their fur in a natural way. Dust baths also are a type of enrichment and can give your hamster a fun activity.
Besides the occasional spot or dust bath, your hamster will have some other grooming needs, as well. These include:. This includes daily, weekly and monthly maintenance routines to keep everything fresh.
A good hamster habitat cleaning routine will include the following steps:. Providing your hamster a clean habitat and the items they need to maintain their grooming routine will help them remain healthy and happy.