Q: adopting a rabbit with hamsters we already have?
September 7, 2008 | By bethanne o. | 4 answers | Expired: 1995 days ago
so i have two hamsters and im wondering if getting an indoor rabbit and having all three pets together would make the smell of the hamsters worse? we keep them in our back family room but the smell of the hamster is so bad that im not sure if i want an other indoor caged pet in there. so if you have any idea that can keep the smell gone or any information for me let me know.
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Sep 21, 2008
If your hamster cage smells bad, it needs to be cleaned! I have an animal room; its a 14x14 room that contains several fish aquariums, my snake's aquarium, my mouse aquarium, my rabbit hutch (6x3 feet), and 2 large bird cages. Even with all of those animals, there is no offensive odor because the bird and mammal cages are cleaned every third day and the fish and snake tanks are cleaned weekly. I also have lots of green plants in the room to "scrub" the air. Just think, if you get a whiff of an animal's home and it smells bad to you, imagine how much worse it is having to live in it!
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Sep 12, 2008
We have a bunny that is litter box trained, and I've found that if you use wood pellets, they really absorb the odor. I used to just use shavings, but there was definitely a bad odor, but now I mix the pellets with the shavings and have noticed a big improvement. Good luck!!
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Sep 07, 2008
When animals are kept in the right conditions,the smell is usually very mild to none.You may want to look into changing bedding more frequently to lessen the odors.Those conditions also can give hamsters upper respiratory infections rather easily too,so yet another reason to make sure that bedding is always clean and dry.As for the rabbit,if you consider it more,look into your local shelters.They often have rabbits that need homes.The wonderful thing about Rabbits,is the fact that they can usually be trained to go in a litter box in their cage,which makes it often a cleaner and better smelling place as long as you change the litter daily.Rabbits also need a lot of exercise outside of their cage,and "one on one" time from their owners,so please consider that also before getting one.
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