Hamster cage smell

United States
April 20, 2010 8:47am CST
I'm sure there are other people out there that have had issues with the smelly hamster cage. I think I have finally found the solution to the problem. No more smell! I have tried so many things. This works the best. I went to tractor supply and bought some Equine Fresh. Its all natural pine pellet bedding for horses. Then I got Greenfresh natural bedding. I only put the bedding in the corner he sleeps in and the pellets every where else. Presto! The odor is gone! I clean up the corner that he pees in and once a week or so change the pellets in the rest of the cage. It works great and I don't have to use harsh detergents that don't get the smell out anyways. And the bedding and pellets will both last a long time and they aren't that expensive. I think I might have 10 bucks in it.
3 responses
• Philippines
1 Mar 11
I have have 5 hamsters and i've read a lot about them. I have read that their are beddings that can harm your hamster specially if it is made of pine. Isn't the beddings you've try didn't harm your hamster? According to the articles I've read some beddings can harm hamsters, it made for hamster to breath that will cause respiratory infection. I also experience too much odor on my hamster cage. My pet supplier told me to have a toilet area wherein my hamster goes their when they need to go for the call of nature. And i buy for them, that was so true, I clean my hamster cage every saturday or sunday. but i change the bath salt on their toilet house twice or trice a week. I think its better than to use other beddings.
@jb78000 (15173)
27 Apr 10
i think the best answer is just to clean out the cage more often. Pine bedding is NOT a good idea at all - it is toxic to hamsters. even if he doesn't eat any it can still cause breathing difficulties. if the smell still bothers you then place the cage in a different room.
@iamster (123)
• Philippines
21 Apr 10
We also have a hamster in the house :) But it's cage doesn't smell that much. Since our helper in the house cleans it everyday. :)