July 26


How To Make Hamster Bedding

By Mandy Thompson

July 26, 2023


Hamster bedding is a key component to keeping your hamster happy and healthy. Not only does it provide warmth and support, but depending on the type of bedding you use, it can also help with odor control! If you’re looking for a way to create some cute and comfy bedding for your furry friend, we’ve got the perfect tutorial for you. In this blog post, we’ll walk through in detail how to make safe and cozy hamster bedding that will keep both you –and your pet-satisfied!

Choose a hamster-safe bedding material, such as paper shreds or wood shavings

So, you’ve got a new furry addition to the family: a cute little hamster. As a responsible pet owner, you want to make sure your furry friend has a comfortable home. One of the most important factors in creating a comfortable living environment for your hamster is choosing the right bedding material. Paper shreds and wood shavings are great choices when it comes to hamster bedding, as they are both safe and comfortable for your furry friend. Paper shreds can be particularly good because they are very absorbent, which means they will soak up any moisture and keep your hamster’s living space clean and dry. With the right bedding material, your hamster will be able to burrow, play and rest in comfort, and you can relax, knowing that you’ve taken care of your pet’s needs.

Layer different types of bedding material to create a more interesting environment for your hamster

Your hamster deserves a comfortable, safe, and stimulating environment, and layering different types of bedding material can achieve just that. Gone are the days of a boring blanket or pillow in the corner of their cage or bed. By mixing things up with hay, straw, shredded paper, or other materials, you can create a cozy and dynamic space for your furry friend to enjoy. Plus, the added textures and scents can provide mental stimulation and promote natural behaviors like burrowing or foraging. So have fun experimenting with different bedding options and watch your pet thrive in its newly enriched environment.


So, when it comes to selecting a safe and comfortable bedding material for your pet hamster, there are many options. Not only should the bedding be free of any potential toxins or germs, but it should also provide an interesting and stimulating environment for your furry friend. Fortunately, you can easily ensure the safety and comfort of your pet’s bedding with a few simple steps: by choosing the right kind of bedding material, preparing it beforehand with warm water, adding natural oils to make it more fragrant, layering different types of bedding materials, and using appropriate cleaning products every now and then. With these tips in mind, there’s no reason why your hamster won’t have a cozy and hygienic home away from home!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the best type of bedding for hamsters?

The best type of bedding for hamsters is one that is safe, absorbent, and soft. Paper-based beddings, such as shredded paper or recycled paper pellets, are a popular choice among hamster owners. Aspen and pine shavings can also be used but avoid cedar shavings as they can be harmful to hamsters.

2. How often should I change my hamster’s bedding?

Hamsters are relatively clean animals, but their bedding should be changed at least once a week. If the cage smells or if the bedding becomes wet or soiled before a week has passed, it should be changed sooner. Spot-cleaning the cage every day can help extend the time between bedding changes.

3. How can I make my own hamster bedding?

You can make your own hamster bedding by shredding paper, cardboard, or tissue paper into small pieces. You can also use unscented toilet paper or paper towels. Avoid using newspaper, as the ink can be harmful to hamsters. Make sure the paper is not shiny or coated, as this can be harmful to your hamster.

You might also like