Hamster Cage Cleaning Videos-IKEA DETOLF

HAMSTER IKEA DETOLF CAGE CLEANING

Tip

The secret to having a cleaner hamster cage is having a sand bath or sand litter/toilet and choosing the recommended hamster bedding.

Thorough cleaning the cage should be done once a month and the other times you can just tidy up. (This will greatly depend on if you chose the recommended hamster bedding)

 

Let’s dive straight into the hamster cage cleaning videos:

If you watch a particular video and want to know what are some of the items used or where to get them, check below. There will be sections for each video.

If you have a question feel free to ask at the comment section below.

 

HAMSTER IKEA CAGE CLEANING VIDEOS

Cleaning an IKEA DETOLF Hamster Cage 1

Hamster Cage IKEA DETOLF Cleaning 2

Cleaning the IKEA DETOLF Hamster Cage 3

How I Clean The IKEA DETOLF Hamster Cage 4

 

First Clip 

Cleaning an IKEA DETOLF Hamster Cage 1

 

 

Q1. Where Do I Get The IKEA DETOLF Cage?

Check here for more information on the IKEA DETOLF Cage.

Note that your IKEA DETOLF will not come with that brown top, you will require some carpentry skills to build it. or have a carpenter build it for you.

 

 

Q2. Where Do I Get The Playpen?
  • You can DIY a cardboard playpen, you just have to be creative.
  • Also, you can purchase a simple playpen. See examples here and choose the first Tespo solid one as hamsters are tiny and can fit between bars.

 

 

Q3. What is the brown bedding used in the first video?

The bedding is Carefresh Natural Premium Soft Pet Bedding

Hamsters like burrowing, therefore, 2-4 inches of bedding is okay. This keeps them warm. Cold temperatures are not good for your hamster.

An important note about Carefresh

  • Carefresh natural is safe and healthy for your hamster, however, just to be safe 100% sure, when you get any Carefresh bag, freeze it for a day or two before use (of course inside the bag, you do not want it to get wet, after removing it from the freezer, you may warm it a little before placing it in the cage) or put it out in direct sunlight. You can also shake it a little away from the cage just in case there is some dust. This is just an extra safe measure for those who are extra cautious.

Where Do You Get Carefresh Natural?

Carefresh Natural Premium Soft Pet Bedding, 60- Liter

Are there alternatives to this? Yes! Check Here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q4. What Are Those White Strippings?

They are Safebed Paper Wool Petlife Small Animal Bedding

Where Can You Get These Safebed Shavings?

Safebed Paper Shavings Petlife Small Animal Bedding Sachet

Petlife Safebed Paper Wool Carry Home Pack x 6

Safebed Paper Wool Petlife Small Animal Bedding for Rabbit, 2 Kg

Safebed Small Animal Disposable Bedding – – White Paper Wool Sachets 140G

 

 

 

Q5. What Are The Hamster Toys and  Hamster Accessories and Where Did You Get Them?

The Exercise Wheel

This is the Legendog Wooden Wheel Toy, Hamster Exercise Toy Interactive Natural Hamster Toys for Small Animals -NB: Make sure to note the size (Syrian Hamsters require a bigger one compared to dwarf hamsters)

Where Do I Get This Wheel?

Legendog Wooden Wheel Toy, Hamster Exercise Toy Interactive Natural Hamster Toys for Small Animals M

Are there alternatives for this wheel? Yes! Check Here!  for alternatives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The little wooden hamster house

Designs for the little house change from time to time and you may have to choose what you find in the market. Here is a collection of some we researched for you. ALWAYS CHECK THE SIZE!!!!

a. Niteangel Wooden Hamster House, Small Animal Nesting Habitat

Where Do You Get This?

Niteangel Wooden Hamster House, Small Animal Nesting Habitat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b. Niteangel Great Wall Playground, Small Animal Activity Center

Where Do I Get This?

Niteangel Great Wall Playground, Small Animal Activity Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

c. Niteangel Woodland Small Animal Hideout

Where Can I Get This?

Niteangel Woodland Small Animal Hideout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d. Niteangel Natural Living Tunnel System, Small Animal House

Where Do I Get This?

Niteangel Natural Living Tunnel System, Small Animal House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

e. Hamster House, Legendog Small Animal House Semicircle Natural Wooden Nest for Hamster Chinchilla Hedgehog(S-L)

Where Do You Get This?

Legendog Hamster House, Small Animal House Semicircle Natural Wooden Nest for Hamster Chinchilla Hedgehog M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

f. Happy Pet Wood Cat Hedgehogs Cage Hamster Cage Guinea Pig Cage Rabbit Hole Wooden Toy House Small Animal Nesting Habitat

Where Do I Get This?

Happy Pet Wood Cat Hedgehogs Cage Hamster Cage Guinea Pig Cage Rabbit Hole Wooden Toy House Small Animal Nesting Habitat (Small)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dome Shaped Sticks 

a. Niteangel Wooden Ladder Bridge, Hamster Mouse Rat Rodents Toy, Small Animal Chew Toy, 9″ L

Where Do I Get This?

Niteangel Wooden Ladder Bridge, Hamster Mouse Rat Rodents Toy, Small Animal Chew Toy, 9″ L (1 Pack)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b.  Niteangel Suspension Bridge for Hamsters, Small Pet Ladder, 21.8″ x 2.8″

Where Do I Get This?

Niteangel Suspension Bridge for Hamsters, Small Pet Ladder, 21.8″ x 2.8″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tunnels

a. SunGrow Hand-Woven Seagrass Tunnel Toy – Small Animal Activity Center from Pet-Safe, All Natural Grass Tunnel House – Perfect for Gerbils and Hamsters

Where Do I Get This?

SunGrow Hand-Woven Seagrass Tunnel Toy – Small Animal Activity Center from Pet-Safe, All Natural Grass Tunnel House – Perfect for Gerbils, Hamsters and Chinchillas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b.  Trixie Wicker Tunnel

Where Do I Get This?

Trixie Wicker Tunnel for Guinea Pigs, 33 x 15 cm

 

Trixie Wicker Tunnel For Hamsters, 25 x 10cm

 

 

 

Second Clip 

 Hamster Cage IKEA DETOLF Cleaning Video  2

 

 

Q1. Where Do You Get The IKEA DETOLF Cage?

Check here for more information about the IKEA DETOLF Cage.

Note that your IKEA DETOLF will not come with white covers, you will require some carpentry skills to build them, or have a carpenter build it for you.

Q2. What is the brown and pink bedding that was in the cage before cleaning at the beginning of the second video?

The bedding is Carefresh Natural Premium Soft Pet Bedding mixed with Absorbtion Corp Carefresh Premium Soft Pet Bedding.

Hamsters like burrowing, therefore, 2-4 inches of bedding is okay. This keeps them warm. Cold temperatures are not good for your hamster.

An important note about Carefresh

  • Carefresh natural is safe and healthy for your hamster, however, just to be safe 100% sure, when you get any Carefresh bag, freeze it for a day or two before use (of course inside the bag, you do not want it to get wet, after removing it from the freezer, you may warm it a little before placing it in the cage) or put it out in direct sunlight. You can also shake it a little away from the cage just in case there is some dust. (How do you achieve this? When you get the new bag, cut it open and put the Carefresh in a large storage tote. Break it apart and run your hand through. This helps release any dust that may be present.) This is just an extra safe measure for those who are extra cautious.

a. Carefresh Natural Premium Soft Pet Bedding

Where Do You Get Carefresh Natural?

Carefresh Natural Premium Soft Pet Bedding, 60- Liter

Are there alternatives to this? Yes! Check Here!

 

 

 

 

 

b. Absorbtion Corp Carefresh Premium Soft Pet Bedding

Where Do You Get This?

Absorbtion Corp Carefresh Premium Soft Pet Bedding, 10-Liter, Pink

Are there alternatives to this? Yes! Check Here!

 

 

 

 

Q3. What are the two beddings she used after cleaning the cage in the second video?

She used Aspen Shavings Bedding and Kaytee Soft Granule Blend.

a. Aspen Shavings Bedding

There is some information you need to know about aspen bedding before use, so that you know how to use it correctly. Kindly read this as you find out where to get it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

b. Kaytee Soft Granule Blend Bedding for Pet Cages

Where Do You Get This?

Kaytee Soft Granule Blend Bedding 27.5 liter

Are there alternatives to this? Yes! Check Here!

 

 

 

 

Q4. What Are The Hamster Toys and Hamster Accessories and Where Did You Get Them?

The Exercise Wheels

There were two types of wheels in the second clip. The wodent wheel and the Carolina storm bucket wheel (CSBW).

a. Wodent Wheel (There are different sizes for a dwarf and a Syrian hamster. Therefore, note what hamster you own).

 For the Syrian Hamster


Wodent Wheel Senior & Tail Shield – 11″ running wheel for small pets.

It is 11″ meaning it will not hurt your syrian hamster’s back. Make sure your syrian hamster is not too big. If so, get the 12″ size.

It is closed and you know small pets like to squeeze themselves in holes meaning your hamster will love it!

Where do you get the Wodent Wheel Senior & Tail Shield – 11″ running wheel for small pets?

Wodent Wheel Senior & Tail Shield – 11″ running wheel for small pets

 

 

 

 


Rodent – Semi-Enclosed Exercise Wodent Wheel ‘Wobust’ 12″ Lavender, wodent, wheel, rodent, exercise

This is the 12″ wheel as mentioned above. You can never go wrong by getting a larger wheel.

Where do you get the Rodent – Semi-Enclosed Exercise Wodent Wheel ‘Wobust’ 12″ Lavender, wodent, wheel, rodent, exercise

Rodent – Semi-Enclosed Exercise Wodent Wheel ‘Sr.’ 11″ Lavender

Rodent – Semi-Enclosed Exercise Wodent Wheel ‘Senior’ 11″ Choose Color (Blue)

 

 

 

 

 

For the Dwarf Hamster


Rodent – Semi-Enclosed Exercise Wodent Wheel ‘Jr.’ 8″ Lavender

This is a smaller size of the wheels mentioned above. 8″, this will not hurt your dwarf hamsters back.

DO NOT use this wheel for a SYRIAN hamster it is too small!!!

Where Do You Get The Rodent – Semi-Enclosed Exercise Wodent Wheel ‘Jr.’ 8″ Lavender?

Rodent – Semi-Enclosed Exercise Wodent Wheel ‘Jr.’ 8″ Lavender

Pink Hamster Wheel, the Wodent Wheel ‘Jr.’ 8″ with Lavender Track

 

 

b. Carolina storm bucket wheel (CSBW)


Carolina storm bucket wheel (CSBW)

It should be 12″+ in size. You can find it at CSBW website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more types of pet cage exercise wheels you can check out this article.

The Wooden Hamster Houses

a. Kaytee Woodland Get-A-Way Medium Hamster House

Where Do You Get This?

Kaytee Woodland Get-A-Way Medium Hamster House

 

 

 

 

 

 

b.  Niteangel Wooden Hamster House, Small Animal Nesting Habitat

Where Do You Get This?

Niteangel Wooden Hamster House, Small Animal Nesting Habitat

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dome Shaped Sticks 

a. Niteangel Wooden Ladder Bridge, Hamster Mouse Rat Rodents Toy, Small Animal Chew Toy, 9″ L

Where Do I Get This?

Niteangel Wooden Ladder Bridge, Hamster Mouse Rat Rodents Toy, Small Animal Chew Toy, 9″ L (1 Pack)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b. B&P Color Fiddle Sticks Hideout Large folding Wood fence ladder Bridge for rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, Chinchilla and other small animals cage accessories

Where Do I Get This?

B&P Color Fiddle Sticks Hideout Large folding Wood fence ladder Bridge for rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, Chinchilla and other small animals cage accessories (Blue/Green(Random)+Yellow, S)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The rainbow curved staircase

Rainbow Play Bridge – Hamster & Small Animal Toy

Where Do You Get This?

Rainbow Play Bridge – Hamster & Small Animal Toy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The round coconut hideaway

Prevue Hendryx 62801 Naturals Coco Hideaway with Ladder Bird Toy

Where Do You Get This?

Prevue Hendryx 62801 Naturals Coco Hideaway with Ladder Bird Toy
Niteangel Natural Coconut Hideaway with Ladder, Bird and Small Animal Toy (House with Ladder, Natural Surface)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The woven Tunnel

Ware Manufacturing Hand Woven Willow Twig Tunnel Small Pet Hideout

Where Do You Get This?

Ware Manufacturing Hand Woven Willow Twig Tunnel Small Pet Hideout, Large

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Clear Plastic Tunnel

a. Legendog Hamster Tunnel Funny Hamster Tube Toy Tunnel Toy

Where Do You Get This?

Legendog Hamster Tunnel Funny Hamster Tube Toy Tunnel Toy for Chinchilla Hedgehog

 

 

 

 

 

b. Ferplast FPI 4810 Space Curve (Assorted Colors)

Where Do You Get This?

Ferplast Tub Space Curb 4810

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c.  Ferplast FPI 4806 Space U Turn (Assorted Colours)

Where Do I Get This?

Ferplast FPI 4806 Space U Turn (Assorted Colours)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Water Bottle

The water bottle used in the clip is a kaytee water bottle. However, you should make a point of reading this for some important answers to questions many pet owners have about water bottles. You do not want to go wrong with a water bottle.

The Chew Ball

Pet Handmade Woven Grass Rope Balls

Where Do I Get This?

PIVBY Small Animal Activity Toy,Pets Play Chew Toys for Bunny Rabbits Guinea Pigs Gerbils, 4 Pack

 

UEETEK Hand-woven Natural Grass Rope Ball Chew Toys Small Animal Activity Toy Balls-PACK OF 3

 

Pet Handmade Woven Grass Balls, Safe & Edible Chew Toy(3 Pack)-Brand BOBO

 

 

The Whimzees Alligator Chew

Where Do I Get This?

Whimzees Alligator Dental Dog Treats Small (17 Count)

 

 

 

 

 

Third Clip 

Cleaning an IKEA DETOLF Hamster Cage Video 3

 

Most of what is in this video has been covered above, except for a few things.

 

Q1. What bedding did she use for each cage?

The bedding is Carefresh Colourful Creations for the first cage and  Kaytee Clean & Cozy for the second cage

We will for now not recommend Carefresh Colourful Creations because it has changed packaging and some people are complaining of smells. You can check above for alternatives or here

For Kaytee Clean & Cozy, we recommend two unscented types. See them here.

Hamsters like burrowing, therefore, 2-4 inches of bedding is okay. This keeps them warm. Cold temperatures are not good for your hamster.

 

Q2. What are the hamster toys and hamster accessories?

a. Kaytee Puzzle Playground for Small Animals

Where Do You Get This?

Kaytee Puzzle Playground for Small Animals

 

 

 

 

 

 

b.  Ware Manufacturing Natural Willow and Grass Pet Hut for Small Pets

Where Do I Get This?

Ware Manufacturing Natural Willow and Grass Pet Hut for Small Pets, Medium

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth Clip 

How I Clean The IKEA DETOLF Hamster Cage 4 

 

Most of the items have been mentioned above. The substrate/ bedding she is using is Aspen bedding, which we said you need to learn more about here.

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