Regular washing hamsterm is not necessary – even the old and a big animal that is no longer able to fully look after themselves, instead of bathing it is enough to clean with a damp cloth. But sometimes on the fur of the hamster can accumulate contaminants that an animal can not clean independently. In this case, without bathing is not enough.
1. Strong contamination of the wool or the presence of parasites – a good reason to buy a hamster. But it is necessary to know how to clean the hamsters because of risk to damage the health of the animal. First of all, you need to dial into the container for bathing warm, but in any case no hot water. The correct choice of shampoo is also important. If you find in the fur of the hamster any parasites, use a special anti-parasitic shampoo, but while bathing be careful that the foam does not get the hamster in the eyes and ears.
2. Normal shampoo for hamsters as much foam, so namasivaya animal with the utmost caution. The eyes of the animal extremely vulnerable. Rinse the shampoo should be very carefully, with plenty of warm water. Well rinsing the fur of the hamster is moderately warm water immediately rinse her with water at room temperature. You can then proceed to drying.
3. Remember that animals such as hamsters, are extremely prone to catch a cold. To protect the animal from respiratory diseases, immediately after bathing will dry his hair. This can be done with a hair dryer or a soft towel. A hamster with wet hair is very vulnerable to draughts, so continue drying until then, until you are sure that the animal is not freezing.
4. Hamsters are usually quite tolerant of bathing and are not afraid of water treatments. Moreover, some hamsters are partial to bathing. So if you want to treat your hamster, try to put in his cage a shallow bath of water – but do not leave your pet unattended