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When it comes to coat care, a sandbox is recommended. The animals love to roll in the sand to clean their fur. The sand has an abrasive and degreasing effect. In summer it even provides a bit of cooling
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Buy a sand bath for your Hamster or Dwarf Hamster easily and quickly at DRD Knaagdierwinkel® The Hamster Webshop for your Hamster!

When it comes to coat care, a sandbox is recommended. The animals love to roll in the sand to clean their fur. The sand has an abrasive and degreasing effect. In summer it even provides a little cooling thanks to its degreasing properties.

NB! Never use shell sand in the sandbox. This sand is too sharp for the hamster's skin.

Do Hamsters & Dwarf Hamsters need a sand bath?

In the wild, animals use sand as needed. The Syrian Hamster mainly lives in sandy desert areas and therefore uses sand all year round for its night display. The Roborovski Dwarf Hamster also needs sand because it naturally comes from desert areas. The other dwarf hamster species, such as the Russian Dwarf Hamster, the Campbelli Dwarf Hamster and the Chinese Dwarf Hamster, like to use a sand bath when they need it.

Why use Chinchilla sand?

We call it Chinchilla sand, but the sand is actually suitable for all small rodents that like to bathe. Chinchilla sand is a clay-based sand type, which means that this sand best suits the natural habitat of the animals. The sand has a drying effect and that is also very important to degrease the coat. Animals that do not naturally have oily fur will bathe in the sand less often.

For example, in the wild, Hamsters can only make tunnels in soils that contain clay, if only a little. In this way, tunnels remain standing. The dried out clay soil surfaces are used by the animals as a sand bath.

Why do Hamsters and Dwarf Hamsters bathe in sand?

In the wild, hamsters and dwarf hamsters bathe in sand to keep their fur clean and free of grease, on the one hand, but also to get rid of parasites, for example. Sand is also good for itching, because it has an abrasive effect. In addition, sand ensures that the coat is degreased and becomes more spaced apart, which in turn ensures good ventilation and optimal humidity between the coat. The latter also prevents mold formation. Animals that really need a sand bath, such as Gerbils for example, can develop skin fungus in the absence of a sand bath.
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