Best Hamster Bedding and Best Hamster Sand

The secret to having a cleaner hamster cage is sand and choosing the right hamster cage bedding – Once you combine sand and the right hamster cage bedding, you will realize that you only have to thoroughly clean your hamster cage once a month and the other times you can just tidy up.

Avoid These Hamster Cage Bedding Materials: 

Cedar, pine, scented materials, fluffy materials like cotton and wool, newspaper, corn cob and cat litter. 

Tips

  • Hamsters like burrowing, therefore, 2-4 inches of recommended hamster cage bedding is okay; this also keeps them warm.
  • DO NOT expose your hamsters to cold environments as they will go into what people call “hibernation” but really is torpor. In this condition they sleep and do not eat. Warm or room temperatures are best.

Best Hamster Bedding Options


Best Hamster Bedding Option #1


Fitch Paper Hamster Cage Bedding

Fitch Paper Pet Bedding qualities

  • healthy for your hamster
  • it is soft
  • hides smells
  • it is super cheap
  • it is very absorbent
Watch A Review of Fitch Bedding
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Fitch bedding review

Where Can I get Fitch Paper Pet Bedding?

UK: Fitch Paper Pet Bedding for Small Animals (10kg)


Best Hamster Bedding Option #2


Boxo Comfort Hamster Cage Bedding

Qualities

  • great for burrowing as it is soft.
  • It controls odors.
  • It is a cheap and a better alternative to carefresh.
Watch Boxo Comfort and Kaytee Clean and Cozy in Use
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Boxo comfort and kaytee clean & cozy

Where Do I Get Boxo Comfort Small Animal Bedding?

US #1. Boxo Comfort Small Animal Bedding, 51-Liter

US #2. Boxo Comfort Small Animal Bedding, 26-Liter

UK #1. Boxo Comfort Small Animal Bedding, 51-Liter

UK #2. Boxo Comfort Small Animal Bedding, 26-Liter


Best Hamster Bedding Option #3


Snowflake Woodshavings Natural Pet Bedding

Qualities

  •  dust extracted and good for your hamster

Where Do You Get Snowflake Woodshavings Natural Pet Bedding?

UK #1. Snowflake Woodshavings, Giant

UK #2. Snowflake Wood Shavings XLarge

US: Snowflake Woodshavings, Giant


Best Hamster Bedding Option #4



Best Hamster Bedding Option #5


Aspen Bedding | Aspen Shavings | Shredded Aspen Bedding for Pets 

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Watch a Mixture of Aspen Bedding and Kaytee Clean & Cozy
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Mixing aspen bedding and kaytee clean & cozy

Most hamster owners who use Aspen Bedding recommend mixing it with softer bedding like Kaytee Clean and Cozy. Please read more on Aspen here. It is important before purchase.


Best Hamster Bedding Option #6


Kaytee Clean & Cozy Small Animal Bedding (White in color) UNSCENTED or

Kaytee Clean & Cozy Natural Small Animal Bedding (Brownish in color) UNSCENTED

Here is a video showing kaytee clean and cozy being used in a hamster cage
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Organizing the Marrakesh Terrarium

 

This is the most used bedding. Before Purchasing this, read this to make a better and informed choice.


Best Hamster Bedding Option #7


Megazorb Animal Bedding

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Here is a video showing megazorb being used in one of the best hamster cages
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Organizing the Marrakesh Terrarium

 

Where Do I Get Megazorb Animal Bedding?

UK: Megazorb Animal Bedding 85 Litres

Best Hamster Sand | Best Hamster Sand Bath | Safe Sand For Hamsters

In some parts of your hamster cage or even in a container, you can use hamster safe sand (your hamster will use this as a bathroom or toilet).

Note that some people use chinchilla sand. We do not know whether this will affect your hamster’s respiratory system. Chinchillas respiratory systems are modified in such a way that the fine dust or sand will not affect them. Therefore, we will only recommend sand we know other hamster owners and experts have used and given a go ahead on safety.

a. Carib Sea Caribsea Super Naturals Aquarium Sand

Follow the instructions at the back and to further make it safe, you can put it in your oven for about 30 minutes in the highest heat setting or 200 setting for 45 minutes

b. Quikrete Play Sand Bag

(This is specially graded sand that has been washed, and screened for use in children’s sandboxes. To make sure it is 100% safe for your hamster put it in your oven for about 30 minutes in the highest heat setting or 200 setting for 45 minutes)

c. Argos children’s play sand

(This Children’s Play sand is made up of Quartz Synonyms: Quartz sand; silica sand; crystalline silica and silicon dioxide. It also complies with British Safety Standards.  To make sure it is 100% safe for your hamster put it in your oven for about 30 minutes in the highest heat setting or 200 setting for 45 minutes)

d. JR Farm Chinchilla-Sand Special 

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