You have a hamster. You love your hamster.
You shower with water and soap to cleanse your body of dirt or simply just to freshen up and you want to do the same for your hamster too.
But have you ever wondered if hamsters actually like to take a shower with water? A straightforward answer is ‘No’
Hamsters are not supposed to be showered with water as it removes a layer on their body that makes them feel protected. They hurt themselves by biting themselves.
Showering them with water causes stress to them and can give them a disease called ‘wet tail’ which can be fatal.
Hamsters clean themselves up pretty well and if it makes you feel at ease, just give them a sand shower or sand bath.