Hamsters are very good at keeping themselves clean, and don’t require much maintenance on that front. But there are still one or two things you can do to help your pets maintain their tip-top condition. Cleaning the cages out each week, for starters, and regular brushing if you have a long-haired variety. You should also give hamsters access to sand baths, and be prepared in case they need emergency washing. And that's what this section of the Guide is about.
Top Tips for Hamster Hygiene!
If your hamster seems unable to keep itself clean, it's a good idea to give it a health check. Injuries and illnesses can impact your pet’s ability to keep in good condition, and may actually be the cause of their untidy appearance. Check out the Do Hamsters Need Baths? page of this Guide for more info on what might be causing an untidy appearance.