For Natural Pet Hamster Care
Choosing the right hamster bedding is really important for healthy pet
Did you know that some materials are actually toxic to
your little hammie and could potentially make them very ill?
Our hamster expert has done her research and found what bedding pet care supplies should be avoided and which ones are safe.
Let’s first talk about what to avoid…
has been some scientific studies and some anecdotal evidence about the
harm that was created from using certain pet hamster care materials.
Yet…nothing is totally proven.
Our feeling on this…if there is a question or a concern
about certain materials it really doesn’t matter that the claims lack
We don’t want to take chances on our little guys’ health.
So…we err on the side of caution.
Here is the list of what hamster bedding to avoid for the best pet hamster care
a definite material to avoid! We know that newspaper is easy and we
have used it ourselves as one of our pet care supplies. Yet…did you know
that when your hammie tears it up to make a nest they can ingest some
of that ink.
- Cedar and Pine Shavings…have
phenols which are chemicals that kill insects. There has been some
evidence that phenol can cause respiratory problems, cancers and liver
- Cellulose or Fluffy Bedding…if ingested can cause choking, pouch infections and blockages in the intestines.
- Shredded Paper…is great for sleeping quarters only. It should be avoided as it doesn’t absorb liquids and can get very soggy and messy.
Now… that we have covered what to avoid…let’s list what the alternatives are for bedding for optimal hamster care!
Choices for Pet Hamster Care…for optimal hamster bedding!
- Aspen Wood shavings…are an excellent choice for
folks that like to use wood shavings. This type of wood doesn’t give
off phenol fumes that can harm our hammys... like cedar and pine do.
a wood pulp product that is all natural. It has maximum absorbency,
dust free, easy cleanup and great odor control. It also provides the
most natural hamster bedding comfort. This is our hamster expert’s first
choice. Plus, it is eco-friendly.
- Megazorb and Finacard…are
two great choices if you are from the UK. Megazorb is a dried wood
fiber pulp that is sterilized. The dust from the material has been
extracted twice. It has great absorbency and odor control. It is also
biodegradable. Finacard is finely shredded cardboard with its dust removed. It is great for burrowing and is highly absorbent.
Which product should you choose? That is a question we often get.
best answer…is to choose pet care supplies that best suit your hamster.
Choosing the right material is based on doing what you feel is right for
you and your little fur ball.
We advocate on to use natural, holistic, organic and toxic free products to insure long term health for all of our animals.
Our suggestion is try a few materials and see what works for you!
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