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Discussion in 'Small Animal Chat' started by Sam Sheldon, May 20, 2019.


  1. Sam Sheldon

    Sam Sheldon PetForums Newbie

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    I put some vaseline on my hamsters wheel and the cheeky monster has gone at the back of the wheel when he's been climbing and now has vaseline on his fur.
    How do I get it out of his fur?
     
  2. CharlesMeadows

    CharlesMeadows PetForums Junior

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    Definitely not a good idea to use petroleum products near a hamster. Please wash the little guy in warm water and a gentle, non-toxic pet shampoo. Then, dry him off well with a soft towel.
     
  3. Sam Sheldon

    Sam Sheldon PetForums Newbie

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    Thought you couldn't get hamsters wet at all?
     
  4. CharlesMeadows

    CharlesMeadows PetForums Junior

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    This is normally true, as it washes away the oils from the hamster's fur. However, in exceptional circumstances, you can do it if your hamster has come into contact with something toxic. You don't want your hamster licking Vaseline off his fur!
     
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