Can Hamsters Take Baths?


Hamsters do not take baths. This is because bathing removes natural and essential oils from the hamster's coat, which can cause the hamster to catch a chill and die. Bathing should only be done if the hamster has a toxic substance on its body.
Q&A Related to "Can Hamsters Take Baths?"
They groom themselves with their tongue and paws, their fur then cleaning itself due to the natural oils in the fur.
Understand that your hamster should never need a bath. That being said, if you are
Try cleaning the cage more often if he's smelly. It's not preferred to give hamsters a bath since they can get seriously sick/die from chills, but if you take precautions it's fine
Just wait for at least one or two months. It is too easy to cause pneumonia in young animals.
1 Additional Answer
Hamsters are naturally clean animals and bathe themselves. Giving a hamster a bath in water can kill it. If your hamster is 'stinky' it may need to go to the vet.
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