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Hamsters and Soil

Discussion in 'Small Animal Chat' started by Sharpie4, Jun 21, 2020.


  1. Sharpie4

    Sharpie4 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi all,

    I was just interested to hear people opinions, thoughts and experience with using soil for their hamsters.

    I’m thinking of dividing a small sections of my hamsters home for soil. I let him explore it for a little home and whilst digging he sneezed a lot.
    Now I know he sneezed because he got dirt up his nose but is this okay? is the soil too dusty? (It’s a reptile soil).
    Will he be alright to have a soil section permanently?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Engel98

    Engel98 PetForums Senior

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    What soil have you used? I use Coco coir and leave it in there as a permanent fixture. It does need hanging out a lot though because of the smell from moisture/urine
     
  3. Sharpie4

    Sharpie4 PetForums Newbie

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    So I ended up getting one called ‘Crestie life’ as it was recommended, now that I’ve added a sand bath and lots of toys, etc he hadn’t been digging as much in the soil as he loves the sand bath, I’ve yet to hear to him sneezing since I tested it.
    The Coco coir looks quite good, I may try that next time.
     
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