Hamster Cage Smells Bad

My son has a female hamster. Her cage smells so bad eventhough I clean it frequently. It smells after the first 24 hours. Any ideas?

Linda from Richmond, VA

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May 4, 20060 found this helpful

Sounds like the hamster has some health problems... check to see the water's ok and the food's fresh, but I'd suggest you take it to the vet.

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May 4, 20060 found this helpful

Ours did too, I sprinkled baking soda on the bottom of the cage before putting the chips back in and it seemed to keep the smell down quite a bit. It will not harm your hampster.

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May 16, 20060 found this helpful

its the same with mine we've even tried lavender smelling sawdust but it doesn't seem to work. if she(your hamster) uses a certain corner as her litter tray why not buy a litter tray and put it there. it doesn't work for me but it might work for you.

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May 16, 20060 found this helpful

your hamster might have wet tail .look at its bottom.""""""""

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April 26, 20070 found this helpful

I use a lavender scented wood shavings from pets at home. Not only helps control any odour but makes your room smell quite nice too.

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November 12, 20070 found this helpful

My hamster did that too, but I clean the cage every day and that's why it doesn't smell bad.

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July 25, 20080 found this helpful

Your hamster is somehow ill. My guess is wet tail, but you can't be sure. Wet tail is a form of diarrhea that coats the hamster's bottom and creates blockage and attracting infection. You might want to have her looked at by a vet, but if it's too late, there's nothing that anyone can do.

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October 25, 20080 found this helpful

Our hamster cage has started to smell worse than usual. She seems ok though and is eating and drinking.

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July 12, 20090 found this helpful

It's a female hamster and they smell bad! Their nearly constant heat cycle makes them stink. I rekon it's so the male can find her(in the wild). The smell gets on your hands and everything. Next time, buy a male. They are sweeter and don't stink. I have had tons of hamsters and the female always stunk it up!

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August 27, 20090 found this helpful

I used to have hamsters and learned a very easy trick to keep the cage smelling better.

Get a glass baby food jar and put it in the cage on its side---most hamsters will urinate in the jar and you can rinse it out or get a bunch of them and just throw them away, it worked like magic for several hamsters I have had.

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