How to Clean Hamster Cage

Simple approaches to clean your hamster's cage

Much the same as any pet, a hamster accompanies certain duties. Notwithstanding giving them a lot of adoration and consideration, you have to deal with them normally, taking care of them day by day and clean them when required.

How to Clean Hamster Cage

Hamsters are generally perfect creatures, yet so as to keep up great cleanliness and maintain a strategic distance from any frightful diseases it fundamental that you clean your hamster's pen all the time. Investigate our top tips on the most proficient method to clear out a hamster confine.

It is significant that you keep their enclosure smelling new without overcleaning it, as this can cause your hamster stress. We will in general completely clean our hamster's pen each 10-14 days, taking consideration to spot clean explicit territories day by day.

The most effective method to clean a hamster cage

Nobody likes doing tasks yet wiping out your hamster's confine shouldn't take excessively long – truth be told, I discover it incredibly fulfilling to see a newly changed enclosure sitting as an afterthought. On the off chance that you need to make life simpler for yourself, make a canister enclosure or buy one with a separable base, as these are by a long shot the least demanding to cleanout. Secluded enclosures with numerous compartments, levels and cylinders may look decent yet are a torment to spotless as they should be dismantled and assembled back again each time!

Analyzing the substance of your hamster's confine can likewise reveal to you a ton about your hamster's character (what nourishments the like and aversion for instance) and can even make you aware of any medical problems, for example, indications of loose bowels.

Top tip – Before starting the confine cleaning process, have everything to hand. This incorporates crisp sheet material and substrate, cleaning wipes or warm water and hamster nourishment supplies.

1. Expel your hamster from the cage

You should expel your hamster from their confine and spot them some place safe so as to get full access to their enclosure. We let our hamster Oscar, go around our passage where there are no gaps, holes, wires or ways to get out. Then again, you could put them in a playpen, practice ball or optional pen.

2. Expel extra things 

Take care to expel every one of extra things, for example, your hamster refuge, water bottle, toys, haggle bowl from the pen.

Top tip – Try to clean your hamster confine embellishments on a different day to the genuine pen. This will guarantee that your hamster's fragrance remains which set them straight when set back in what may from the outset have all the earmarks of being a new enclosure to them. This likewise applies to the hamster fort. Attempt to blend a portion of the unsoiled unique sheet material in with the new.

3. Dispose of filthy sheet material and sawdust 

Expel the entirety of the messy sheet material and sawdust, making sure to reuse any in a biodegradable pack.

Top tip – Try and keep your hamster's nourishment crowd, supplanting it in a similar zone as you took it from. This crowd is nourishment they have gathered, much the same as they would in the wild, which they store to eat sometime in the not too distant future. Simply envision how you would feel on the off chance that somebody took your preferred bites!

4. Clean the pen and cylinders 

Wipe down the pen, bars and any cylinders with warm, foamy water or one section vinegar and two sections water. Give specific consideration to the corners as these regions are probably going to be grubbier. Wipe dry with a spotless fabric once washed.

Top tip – You can purchase pet-safe disinfectant, yet as hamsters are not especially messy, we would possibly recommend buying this if your hamster has been unwell. Hamsters, similar to people, should be presented to a specific degree of microscopic organisms – particularly on the off chance that they are dealt with consistently outside of their enclosure.

5. Fill the enclosure with substrate/sawdust bedding 

Fill the enclosure with clean substrate and bedding, taking consideration to guarantee that their preferred things are incorporated. This is additionally a decent time to change the format of the confine somewhat to keep your hamster from getting exhausted.

Top tip – Choose a substrate with a decent smell. Wood-based substrates are reasonable, yet they will in general be preferred with smell authority over paper-based ones.

6. Move your hamster back 

When everything is in its place and the enclosure is shimmering clean, move your hamster back inside their home – guaranteeing that they are compensated with an all around earned treat.

How frequently would it be advisable for you to clean a hamster cage? 

Hamsters are generally perfect animals and like to keep their eating, resting and can zones discrete. This makes it generally simple with regards to wiping them out.

The expression "little and frequently" summarizes how frequently you should clean your hamster's pen, despite the fact that elements, for example, size of the living space, how can prepared your hamster is and how routinely you scoop the crap will likewise have an effect.

It is imperative to make an effort not to altogether wipe your hamster out each and every week except if it is especially rancid. Flipping around their enclosure at regular intervals can be upsetting for them. By supplanting old scents with new ones and discarding their comfortable sheet material resembles somebody coming into your home and tossing out your preferred duvet. How irritating!

Wiping them out an excessive amount of isn't just distressing for them however can be unbelievably costly for you. On the other hand, leaving their pen filthy for a drawn out timeframe could make your hamster become wiped out.

As hamsters are little you should just need to do a full pen clean every couple of weeks – giving you spot clean in the middle. Spot cleaning ought to be done all the time (day by day or substitute days) as it permits the pen to remain fresher for more, keeps smells from happening and implies that you can dispose of any unattractive dung or spoiling nourishment flotsam and jetsam. This is additionally the ideal time to supplant the water and top off the bowl.

At the point when spot cleaning, you should set aside some effort to concentrate on the zone that your hamster utilizes as their latrine. Except if they are litter plate prepared, this will in general be the sides of the enclosure, inside their forts or inside their sand showers.

Step by step instructions to litter train your hamster 

On the off chance that your hamster's enclosure smells a great deal, at that point you ought to consider litter preparing your hamster. The pee causes such a solid smell, so by persuading them to utilize a plate will have a gigantic effect.

It is anything but difficult to can prepare a hamster and all you need is a shop-purchased or hand crafted litter plate put toward the edge of the confine (or their standard latrine place). By filling the litter plate with an alternate substrate to that which is utilized for the confine will empower your hamster to separate between the two rapidly.

In the event that they disregard the litter plate from the outset, keep on moving the substrate to the new dirtying zone with the goal that your hamster before long gets on this sign to utilize it as a can.

When they have aced the litter plate you should wipe it out regularly.


Wiping out your hamster's confine is a piece of their consideration and ought to be done a normal premise. Hamsters are animals of propensity, so after some time, they will get acquainted with the pen cleaning process. As point by point above, there are some straightforward advances that you can set up to keep it from being a distressing time for your hamster, while making it an easy encounter for you.


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