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    cleaning out the hamsters but forgot to buy bedding, can i give them cotton wool? As some bedding you can buy is similar?

    thanks!

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    Yup cotton wool is fine, i used it when I used to have one without a problem

    Original Poster

    thank you

    I use the paper shreddings from the paper shredder at home

    no of course u cant use cotton wool - my friend used to do work part time at a vets and said every week 1-2 very unhappy (or near dead) hampsters would be taken in Or an owner would call them and the problem being cotton wool - If you do use it then you didnt do research

    it just looks the same dont ever use it - not only is it bad news if they eat it, it also can cut the off blood supply very easily.

    Original Poster

    MIDGETMAN;3203435

    I use the paper shreddings from the paper shredder at home



    SOSAGES1;3203440

    no of course u cant..it just looks the same!



    really? now in confused

    starsparkle2311;3203444

    Can't see it doing any harm, shredded paper will work too, as long as … Can't see it doing any harm, shredded paper will work too, as long as it's plain, printed stuff like newspaper etc. is supposed to poison them



    i dont have a shredder

    :)just cut the paper in to thin strips

    No, definetely not the cotton wool!!!! Use the shredded paper as suggested.

    loupomm;3203462

    really? now in confusedi dont have a shredder



    dont be confused, i dont make stuff up

    dont use cotton wool for hamster bedding ever.

    Just because the first person to reply said they used it when they have 1 (perhaps they no longer have one due to cotton wool) dosnt mean its true..
    so now you know and can educate other hamster owners.

    dean3988;3203408

    Yup cotton wool is fine, i used it when I used to have one without a … Yup cotton wool is fine, i used it when I used to have one without a problem


    WRONG COMPLETLEY WRONG! Do not use cotton wool, if its only until tomorrow and you have no shavings, paper shreddings then don't use anything for the night.

    I use a paper shredder as well but with tissue paper. Also if you just throw a few torn up sheets of tissue paper in the cage you might find your hamster will enjoy making his own bed out of it.

    Original Poster

    ok ok, no cotton wool, will pick some bedding up in the morning, they will have to keep each other warm for tonight

    :? really, I used to use wool all the time with mine, and not a problem

    I used to have a chipmunk and would give him kitchen roll or toilet paper and he'd sit for ages shredding it to make a bed. He also liked nibbling on, playing with and sleeping inside toilet roll inserts

    Original Poster

    kitchen roll ok? i have loads of that?

    We used cotton wool once - part of it spun into a thread & wrapped round one of the hamster's feet. Trying to remove the thread was a nightmare, and VERY painful for the hamster (one of its eyes popped out - fortunately it retracted back in after a short while).

    So NEVER USE COTTON WOOL.

    Any cardboard tube will make a great toy for the hamster, so use them. Kitchen rolls are OK (as is kitchen paper!)

    loupomm;3203948

    kitchen roll ok? i have loads of that?



    I used to use kitcken roll (plain white, no patterns) when I ran out of bedding. Have you got any new jaycloths (all purpose cloths with the diamond design on, pale blue) - if yes, you can rip that into shreds.

    Original Poster

    Deek43;3204443

    I used to use kitcken roll (plain white, no patterns) when I ran out of … I used to use kitcken roll (plain white, no patterns) when I ran out of bedding. [COLOR="Red"]Have you got any new jaycloths (all purpose cloths with the diamond design on, pale blue) - if yes, you can rip that into shreds[/COLOR].



    wow thats a coincidence, i asked my neighbour to borrow some in the end and they sent round this!

    wasnt sure tho, im a chicken lol

    Its fine to use - rip it up or use scissors.:thumbsup:

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    thank you
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