Question by ?skyblue: Can I reuse my old hamster cage for a new hamster?
My hamster died a month ago. She was my first hamster. I cleaned out the cage and put it away for future use. I was walking by the pet store yesterday and went in to look at the hamsters. The sales guy told me that I would want to get a new cage for a new hamster. He said the old hamster’s scent is on the cage. But, all the hamsters in the pet store were all in one big glass bin with each other’s scents. Would it really matter to a new hamster? Would the old scent last that long on the cage? Should I wash the cage again? Was the sales guy just saying that as a marketing scheme to sell more cages?
Answer by Bud’s Girl
My granddaughter has another hamster in the cage in which the first one died. Her Mom cleaned it thoroughly with disinfectant, and threw out any other things inside which might have been saturated with hamster urine or feces. I think they are trying to make more money off of you- that’s their job.
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