How to Bathe a Hamster: Tips and Tricks You Need to Know


When you own a pet, it means you have to take care of all their needs. You need to feed them, clean up after them, and give them attention. That’s the bare minimum. Some pets require more than that.

These little critters need special care. Hamsters are one such type of pet. They’re different from other pets you might have owned before because they need special care if you want to keep them happy and healthy for as long as possible.
Bathing is not something most people think of when it comes to hamsters; however, it’s an essential part of keeping your pet healthy and happy.

Here are some tips on how to bathe a hamster properly so that it doesn’t cause stress or anxiety for either party!

Know the Basics of How to Bathe a Hamster

generally very easy to care for. However, as they age, their needs change and it becomes more difficult to properly care for them.

If you are new to caring for a hamster, the first thing you will need to know is how to bathe them.

When to Bathe a Hamster

Hamsters have unique needs that should be considered when deciding when to bathe them.

Hamsters are nocturnal creatures who sleep during the day and are active at night. If you have a hamster, you may notice that they will only wake up for a few hours in the evening. This is because of their natural circadian rhythm or “body clock.”

We recommend giving your hamster a bath in the evening hours so they can get back to sleep after their bath.

When You Should NOT Bathe a Hamster

There are some instances when you should not bathe your hamster. You should never bathe a hamster if it is sick, injured, or has a skin condition. You should also not bathe a hamster that is pregnant or nursing.

We can find all kinds of tips about how to bath your hamster online but sometimes the easiest way to do it is to just ask your vet what they recommend.

Make sure you have everything you need

If you are thinking of adopting a hamster, you might be wondering what supplies you need to have on hand for bathing time.

There are a few items that you will need before your hamster can take a bath. You will need to have a small container for the water and something for the hamster to stand on in the water. This could be as simple as a plate or saucer. You also need soap, shampoo, and conditioner to cleanse your pet’s fur and skin. If you want more information on what supplies are needed for bathing your pet hamster, keep reading below.

Give your hammy a bath

  • Get a small, shallow container
  • Fill the container with warm water and a few drops of shampoo
  • Gently scoop your hamster out of its cage and place it in the container
  • Wet your hands with warm water and gently rub them over your hamster’s fur to clean off any dirt or grime