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Do not buy cotton wool bedding for your hamster!!!!

Discussion in 'Small Animal Chat' started by Evie.1x, Apr 19, 2017.


  1. Evie.1x

    Evie.1x PetForums Newbie

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    As you will know on my recent thread my hamster had a worrying amount of diarrhoea I took it to the vets and I thought it was the disease 'wet tail' but luckily it didn't the vet pulled out firbre from my hamsters backside turns out it ate the cotton wool bedding so this is not safe for your hamster, I recommended any other bedding accept for the cotton wool thankyou
    ~evie
     
  2. Michebe

    Michebe PetForums Member

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    You should use paper bedding for hamsters.
     
  3. Evie.1x

    Evie.1x PetForums Newbie

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    Yes that is what I use thank you
     
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    Michebe PetForums Member

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    Your welcome, my hammies always were happy with paper bedding with no problems, still miss my last hammy, she was my baby
     
  5. Evie.1x

    Evie.1x PetForums Newbie

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    Yes it's very sad how they have such a short life spand
     
  6. milliemouse

    milliemouse PetForums Junior

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    I always recommend Fitch as bedding, or carefresh if you can't get your hands on it. It's great stuff! :)
     
  7. Evie.1x

    Evie.1x PetForums Newbie

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    Thankyou very much
     
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    rockdot PetForums Senior

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    We use carefresh for our hamsters, it seems expensive but fluffs up nicely and a large pack will last a long time. I find it doesn't get smelly like other products do which is a bonus.
     
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    Leoleo PetForums Newbie

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    Yes, don't use cotton wool also because it can get tangled with your hamster's paw and break it...it happened to a friend of mine, she called me because she didn't know why her poor pet wasn't walking well, but thankfully he healed fine and after a few weeks was up and walking again
     
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