CLEANING IKEA DETOLF HAMSTER CAGE


Tip

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

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


Let’s dive straight into the ikea detolf hamster cage cleaning videos:
  • If you watch a particular video and want to know what some of the items used are 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.

IKEA DETOLF HAMSTER 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 hamster cage 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?

  • OPTIOIN #1 ->You can DIY a cardboard playpen, you just have to be creative.
  • OPTION #2 -> You can purchase a simple playpen. See examples here and choose the first Tespo solid one for hamsters (hamsters are tiny and can fit between bars).

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

The hamster cage 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.
Carefresh Natural Premium Soft Pet Bedding

carefresh natural pet bedding

Where Do You Get Carefresh Natural?

US: Carefresh Natural Small Pet Bedding, 14 liters

UK: 14 Liter Carefresh Natural Pet Litter – 118021

Are there alternatives to this hamster cage bedding? Yes! Check Here!


Q4. What Are Those White Strippings?


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)

You can also get the Trixie 60922 Wooden Wheel, 21 cm or Trixie 60923 Holzlaufrad, 28 cm 

Trixie 60922 Wooden WheelThey are super silent, but you need to sand them down with sandpaper (they can come with a lot of splintering in the wood; this can harm your hamster). They also need waterproofing so that they don’t soak up the hamster pee or water.


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

b. Niteangel Great Wall Playground, Small Animal Activity Center

c. Niteangel Woodland Small Animal Hideout

d. Niteangel Natural Living Tunnel System, Small Animal House

e.Pet Ting Wooden House for Mice Hamsters Gerbil Home 19 x 11 x 13 cm

f. Happy Pet Wood Cat Hedgehogs Cage Hamster Cage Guinea Pig Cage Rabbit Hole Wooden Toy 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


Tunnels


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
carefresh natural pet bedding
Where Do You Get Carefresh Natural?

US: Carefresh Natural Small Pet Bedding, 14 liters

UK: 14 Liter Carefresh Natural Pet Litter – 118021

Are there alternatives to this hamster cage bedding? Yes! Check Here!

b. Absorbtion Corp Carefresh Premium Soft Pet Bedding


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?

US: Kaytee Soft Granule Blend Bedding 27.5 liter

UK: 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?

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

UK: Nail-O-Matic Insert PLUS Wodent Wheel Senior & Tail Shield

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

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

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

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?

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

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

US: 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 on the 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

 b. 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

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

The rainbow curved staircase

Rainbow Play Bridge – Hamster & Small Animal Toy


The round coconut hideaway


The woven Tunnel

Ware Manufacturing Hand Woven Willow Twig Tunnel Small Pet Hideout


The Clear Plastic Tunnel

a. Legendog Hamster Tunnel Funny Hamster Tube Toy Tunnel Toy

b. Ferplast FPI 4810 Space Curve (Assorted Colors)

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

d. Ferplast FPI 8″ Straight Space Tunnel Hamster Mouse Tube 

Ferplast dwarf hamster tunnel


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


The Whimzees Alligator Chew

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


Fourth Clip 

How I Clean The IKEA DETOLF Hamster Cage 4 


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

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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