Hamster Bedding

While your favorite fluffball lives a comfy life with you, wild hamsters burrow and make their own nests out of supplies they find in nature. She still has that instinct to burrow to feel safe, and adding hamster bedding to her cage helps satisfy that need. The bedding should be diggable, absorbent and comfortable. There are many bedding options available and you’ll see they’re made for a variety of petite pets. So, when it comes to deciding which is right one for your hammy, how do you know which is a safe hamster cage bedding choice?

The best hamster beddings are made specifically for hamsters and other small friends. They are often made from cellulose fiber and are non-toxic, dust-free and absorb liquid to help manage waste and smell. Some of them even come in fun colors made with pet-safe dye, like Carefresh Complete Blue Small Animal Paper Bedding! Once you decide on the paw-fect hamster bedding for your bud, you’ll put it on the bottom of her cage. We recommend creating a layer of at least two or three inches of bedding—plenty for burrowing. Most hamsters should have their bedding changed approximately once a week, but that varies between cage size and how many fur-iends are living together.

There are more hamster supplies your fluffball will need to keep her healthy and happy. Choose from a variety of hamster food options and hamster treats to nourish your friend. Hamster toys are a great addition to hamster cages for entertainment. Shop with us 24/7 for hamster bedding and more goodies for your lovable little pet.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do hamsters need bedding?

Your hamster needs bedding to make her hamster habitat as cozy and comfortable as can be. She instinctively wants to burrow to feel safe like her wild relatives and the bedding lets her meet that need. If you have a glass cage, you might have the privilege of watching your friend burrow as deep down into the cage as she can. Plus, it also helps her stay warm during the cooler months.

What is the best bedding for a hamster?

The best hamster bedding is made with cellulose fiber. It should be non-toxic, dust-free and absorb liquid to help manage smell. For example, Carefresh Natural Small Pet Bedding is made with natural reclaimed paper fiber and absorbs three times more liquid than wood shavings. Less expensive options include varieties of hamster paper bedding and aspen shavings, but they will need to be changed more frequently.

What bedding is not good for hamsters?

Bedding that’s not good for hamsters is the one made from artificial fibers, pine wood and cedar wood. These woods can splinter into sharp pieces and hurt your hamster. They might even react with your buddy’s urine and create toxic fumes. Cat litter, corn cob, newspaper and scented bedding should also be avoided.

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