Can I bath my hamster?
Posted 30 May 2003 - 01:37 AM
Posted 30 May 2003 - 01:57 AM
Posted 30 May 2003 - 07:29 AM
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Posted 30 May 2003 - 07:47 AM
On whether is it all right to bath a hamster, I believe this is a debatable question. Doesn't mean bathing your hamster is wrong, and not bathing is right.
I do bath my hamster once in a blue moon. Esp for those less clean ones who really smelt bad. I personally think bathing them can help eradicate the bacteria/urine stains etc more effectively. Otherwise the stains might cause skin irritation. I still give them their daily sand bath and a kinda bunny powder for a dry bath.
If you decide you must bath ur hamster, don't use any normal shampoo or soap. Use a pet moisturing shampoo so as not to wipe out the hamster's natural oils. Keep the process fast and safe.
Posted 30 May 2003 - 07:52 AM
Posted 30 May 2003 - 08:10 AM
As for the moisturising shampoo, I do hope that it is either scentless or your hamster is in a very well ventilated cage. I know what it's like to walk in the bathroom after my son has hit the aftershave bottle a little to hard. And excessive exposure to strong odors can cause damage to olfactory nerves.
Posted 30 May 2003 - 08:22 AM
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Posted 30 May 2003 - 08:30 PM
We only use it once on a new hamster's water. got to run
Posted 01 June 2003 - 10:56 PM
Hamsters are not as use and cannot take baths with water and soap. Hamsters who are bathed can get pnuemonia or a common cold which they can die from. Never you should bathe them. Hamsters can take sand baths. Hamsters like sath baths, and you can buy chinchilla or regular sand, and pour on a dish. Hamsters taking sand baths would be benifical to them as their fur. No chinchilla dust because the hamster can simply breathe in the dust and would cause respiratory problems.
Dri-Tail is nothing but a waste of money. It never cures the Wet Tail disease. The only medication that cures the Wet tail is a perscription of the vet for a type of medicine or antibiotic.
Posted 01 June 2003 - 10:57 PM
I use a pet shampoo. Â Yah it's scentless. Â Sometimes I don't even use shampoo, just rinse with water. Â Only reason why I bath my hamsters is when they have a strong urine stentch. Â I don't want them to smell and also do not want skin irritation. Â Generally I do leave them along. Â And there is one time one of my hamster fell into a pipe (very very dirty)...
Syrians or dwarves urine in large amounts, still it's not and exception to bathe the hamster.
Posted 02 June 2003 - 07:22 AM
Posted 02 June 2003 - 02:13 PM
You should never ever bathe a hamster.
Peaceful, don't you think that never is too strong of a word to use considering the fact that vet treatment for a hamster with mites consists of using a mite shampoo? I agree bathing for unnecessary reasons is bad, but there are a few cases that a bath is needed.
Posted 02 June 2003 - 03:17 PM