xhammiexloverx asked in PetsRodents · 1 decade ago

what kind of Hamster bedding and cage?

I have had 13 hamsters and im getting a newone this weekend. It has been a while since ive had a hamster. I have two questions for you guys..Please help!

1. Im not sure what kind of bedding i should get...?

~carefresh confettti kind

or

~the shavins

2. What kind of cage?

~a fish aquarium witha cage topper

or

~a plastic one

or

~a wire one

I have read ALOT of reviews on everykind of bedding and cage. I would like your guys opinion and if you have a small rodent what they prefer!

Please and Thank you!

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    Hey, I have a hamster preferably I would buy it a fluff bedding because its more cozy and I would buy a plastic cage because its more safer and easier to clean I hope everything goes well p.s my hamster was quite a fussy eater so I got him his natural habitat food and I treat him with fruit donuts and chocolate drops just make sure she/he doesent

    feel left it and doesent mix with a girl or boy hamster because they could end up fighting hope this helps Billie

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  • 1 decade ago

    Personal ex. says:

    I love the pine bedding, it absorbs odor well, is clean and safe.

    Use an aquarium! But supply wood chew toys! They reduce misaligned teeth from chewing on metal bars!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Bedding http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productI...

    Nesting material http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productI...

    Cage http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productI...

    Food http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productI... Get both the block food and loose seed mix

    Chew toys http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productI...

    Treats http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productI...

    Cleaner http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productI...

    Clean once a week and spot clean during the week. Make sure to handle your hammie every 24 hours once he is settled as they have only 24 hours of memory :P Be sure to give him 3 or 4 days to get used to his new environment before you start handling him though so he doesn't get wet tail which is severe diarrhea caused by stress that can cause your hammie to pass away. Make sure your hamster has food and water daily. Make sure he has chew toys as hammie teeth never stop growing. And when you handle him each day give him a quick look to make sure he is all healthy, and just so you know glands are normal don't pick at them. You probably already know most of this but that's my quick run down. I hope you enjoy your new friend.

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  • 1 decade ago

    definitially the carefresh paper bedding! the wood shavings are awful for their respitory systems! and I think plastic cages are easiest to clean.

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