How to wash hamsters?

Olga Voronkova
Olga Voronkova
February 1, 2013
How to wash hamsters?

Choosing a pet hamster, many do not immediately wonder about how to care for him. But time passes, the pet's hair can get dirty and stick together, and not everyone knows how to wash hamsters. And here it is very important to approach this problem responsibly, so that in the process of bathing, the pet does not suffer and does not get sick.

How to wash hamsters

It is known that in nature, hamsters do not swim in reservoirs, clearing their hair with tongue and paws. Due to this, animals stay clean for a long time. That is why hamsters should be bathed only in the most extreme cases when pollution is too critical. In most cases, it is enough to clean the hamster with a wet tampon or napkin. Even for the care you will need a soft brush that will not allow wool to stick together.

This is especially true of the Dzungar hamsters, which are believed not to be washed. But it is necessary to care for them, and it is better to know in advance how to wash the Dzungarian hamster, since its skin is covered with protective fat.And no matter how dirty the hamster is, it is better to clean it with the aforementioned methods - with a brush and a slightly damp tampon. Also, for the purity of your pet's hair, it is better to put in a cage a small container with clean sand, which hamsters like to clean their own wool by themselves.

As for the usual variety, hamsters need to be washed, only if they are too dirty. But this is done under strict supervision, trying to prevent water from getting into the eyes, as they are very sensitive in hamsters. Use only warm water, and after, dry its wool with a soft towel and a hairdryer.