Although hamsters are quite clean animals, there are some things that you might want to do in order to keep your hamster in tip-top condition. Unlike lots of other pets, hamsters don’t require a lot of hygienic maintenance, but at the very least you’ll want to clean their cages on a weekly basis and provide regular brushing to a long-haired variety. Read on for more information on sand baths, emergency washing and fur cleaning.
We've created some tips of maintaining good hamster hygiene
If your hamster seems to need a lot of help with keeping itself clean, then you may want to give your pet a health check. Injuries and illnesses can seriously impact your pet’s ability to keep themselves in good condition, and may actually be causing their untidy appearance. Have a look at our Do Hamsters Need A Bath? page for more information on what could be causing an untidy appearance.