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A Guide to Keeping Your Hamsters Cage Clean and Cozy

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Maintaining a Healthy Habitat for Your Furry Friend

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Ensuring your pet hamster’s cage is clean is not just about hygiene – it’s a key aspect of keeping your furry friend healthy and happy. Daily maintenance and a weekly deep clean are essential practices that contribute to a comfortable living environment for your hamster and a pleasant atmosphere for you.

Daily Cleaning

Hamsters are naturally tidy creatures, making daily maintenance straightforward.

Cleaning Bathroom Areas:
Identify your hamster’s chosen “bathroom” corner and use a scoop or gloved hand to remove any soiled material daily. Replace it with fresh hamster litter to maintain a clean space. This will also reduce the smell that hamsters urine can sometimes give off.

Food and Water Dishes:
Wash your hamster’s food and water dishes daily to prevent contamination. A clean environment reduces the risk of your hamster ingesting harmful germs or bacteria.

Important Note:
If you are feeding your hamster fresh fruits and veg please remember to remove these daily as the can soil pretty quickly.

Weekly Cleaning

A more thorough cleaning routine is required weekly to keep your hamster’s home sanitary and pleasant.

What You’ll Need:


  1. Transfer Your Hamster to a Safe Place:
    Before starting the cleaning process, move your hamster to a safe area like a pet carrier or hamster ball to reduce stress and prevent accidental injuries.
  2. Gather Supplies:
    Collect cleaning gloves, rags or paper towels, and a safe cage cleaning solution. Ensure the cleaning solution is pet-friendly, avoiding full-strength bleach.
  3. Empty the Cage:
    Remove all bedding, even if it appears clean. Take out food and water dishes, toys, wheels, and tunnels to ensure a thorough cleaning.
  4. Thoroughly Wash the Cage:
    Scrub the empty cage with a mild soap and warm water solution or a designated cage cleaning solution. For a deeper clean, consider taking the cage apart to reach all sections easily.
  5. Wash All Cage Accessories:
    Clean all toys, wheels, tunnels, and dishes to eliminate urine, feces, and bacteria. Rinse each item thoroughly to remove any soap or cleaning solution residue.
  6. Dry and Reassemble the Cage:
    Allow all cage components to dry completely to prevent mold. Reassemble the cage and fill it with fresh, fluffy bedding, avoiding pine or cedar bedding to prevent respiratory issues.
  7. Dispose of Soiled Bedding and Gloves:
    Discard all soiled bedding, paper towels, or disposable cloths used in cleaning. Sanitize reusable rags for future use. Always conclude by washing your hands thoroughly.
Maintaining a Healthy Habitat for Your Furry Friend
A happy hamster now they have a clean cage

A clean hamster cage is the cornerstone of a happy, healthy hamster. By adhering to this simple cleaning routine, not only can you provide your pet with a clean and cozy home, but you’ll also enhance the overall atmosphere in your house. Say goodbye to unwanted odors and hello to a harmonious living space for both you and your beloved hamster companion.


Here at Can My Hamster we help people learn all about their fury little friends. What foods they can eat, what things they can do and how to look after them. Please note though, we are not trained Vets we have just looked after Hamsters for many years. So if your hamster is showing any health concerns ensure you get them to a vet as soon as you can.

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