How to improve a cage for a hamster? Laying.
the Basis of bases of any live organism besides food are arranged well “ house “. Hamsters in this plan it is not worse than other pets, for example, of cats or dogs. In the previous article it was told what cage is necessary for it, in appearance unpretentious, to creation. In this it will be a question about a laying, but not about food as you could think.
Newspapers and rigid paper are not recommended to be used as a laying. It is caused by the fact that the hamster can take them in a mouth (and will take). Rather just one view of the newspaper to understand: newspaper paint will hardly render the strengthening effect on an animal and it is not provided that it was taken in a mouth. Besides, nobody will be charged that the newspaper is made on the environmental standards calculated on a hamster.
However soft white napkins (without paint and fragrances) it is quite possible to be used as a laying, especially for hamsters with an allergy to wood dust. Very good such napkins and for nested material - they soft, harmless and if to break off them on small - small pieces (as most often and the hamster), then also very warm arrives.
Quite good option of a laying is hay. It is available practically in any specialized shop or on our fields. Nobody gives environmental friendliness guarantees, however, hay nevertheless is brought closer to natural conditions of accommodation of animals. The hamster does of hay a cozy nest in a lodge, and sometimes and regales on it - on mood.
Classical option of a laying - sawdust. They it is far better, than hay, absorb moisture and a smell. However in packages of sawdust of the Russian production the various garbage and huge sharp chips quite often meets - not only the hamster, but also his owner therefore sawdust should be examined carefully can be wounded with it before dipping a hand into a package or to pour out them in the cage pallet.
The wood filler takes the honourable second place in a rating of fillers on absorption of moisture and a smell. The hamster can live in a wood filler and without special toilet about two weeks, at the same time the unpleasant smell will not proceed from a cage. The wood filler and the fact that its granule it is much heavier than sawdust is convenient and therefore do not scatter on all room when to a hamster takes in head to dig a hole or just to run about on a filler.
The best and most expensive option - a corn filler. It is small, it is convenient to dig it, on it conveniently and comfortably to run, as nested material it is much better even than hay (especially Sena from briquettes from the Russian producers, is more reminding dried sticks, than hay is valid). It absorbs a smell and moisture better than other fillers. If the corn filler is filled up in a cage to a hamster before his first in it settling at once, quite often owners a long time do not even guess, where exactly in a cage there is a toilet corner - it cannot be distinguished neither on a smell, nor on appearance.
As a laying categorically it is impossible to use fabric, cotton wool and in general fibrous materials. They conceal in themselves two dangers at once. In - the first, small fibers it is difficult for hamster to pull out from zashchyochny bags, they can begin to decay, and it will lead to an inflammation and, most likely, death of a hamster. In - the second, threads can be wound around a pad of a hamster and draw it; very many small animals so lose pads.
As a laying it is possible to use a forage reasonably. That is, to fill it not in pans, and just in the pallet of a cage or in other filler. Thus, the hamster itself will look for livelihood. Both food, and entertainment.
The laying changes depending on circumstances: the water spilled by a hamster or the owner, other household cataclysms. But at least once a one or two months.