messy hamster house

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messy hamster house

Post by Bently Dura » Fri, 22 Nov 1996 04:00:00



I rase hasters as a hobby, but I also keep bees. My hamsters throw
their litter out of their cages and get sawdust all over my breeding
house.
Since I will also use the house ( It is really a 10 X 12 foot shed )
as a place to extract honey next summer I am afraid that sawdust might
get into the honey.
The hamster cages are homemade ( by me ) wire cages. Most of them have
wire bottoms too. Is their a way that I can keep the hamsters in the
house and keep the house clean enough to make honey?

 
 
 

messy hamster house

Post by Shan » Fri, 22 Nov 1996 04:00:00



says...

Quote:

>I rase hasters as a hobby, but I also keep bees. My hamsters throw
>their litter out of their cages and get sawdust all over my breeding
>house.
>Since I will also use the house ( It is really a 10 X 12 foot shed )
>as a place to extract honey next summer I am afraid that sawdust might
>get into the honey.
>The hamster cages are homemade ( by me ) wire cages. Most of them have
>wire bottoms too. Is their a way that I can keep the hamsters in the
>house and keep the house clean enough to make honey?
>You could try using glass aquariums. They keep the bedding from

spilling out and are easier on the hamsters' feet than a wire bottom.
You can get second hand aquariums(that leak water, and aren't suitable
for fish) at pet stores or second hand stores.( I bought an aquarium
for $ 1.00).

Shana

 
 
 

messy hamster house

Post by Dave Hop » Fri, 22 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> I rase hasters as a hobby, but I also keep bees. My hamsters throw
> their litter out of their cages and get sawdust all over my breeding
> house.
> Since I will also use the house ( It is really a 10 X 12 foot shed )
> as a place to extract honey next summer I am afraid that sawdust might
> get into the honey.
> The hamster cages are homemade ( by me ) wire cages. Most of them have
> wire bottoms too. Is their a way that I can keep the hamsters in the
> house and keep the house clean enough to make honey?

We have the same type of setup. There is really nothing you can
do to modify your hamsters programming. On the up-side this is
how the hamsters do their housecleaning. You can take advantage
of this by giving them fresh handfulls of sawdust every week or
so. They will kick out the old soiled sawdust and move the fresh
sawdust to their nest area. This means that you will not have to
clean their cages nearly as often.

Perhaps you can set the hamster cages under a shade tree while
you process the honey.

--
Dave

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