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Hamster Potty: Spoiled Sweet or Spoiled Rotten?

This micromini litterbox is designed specifically for small rodents like hamsters, gerbils, and mice. The kit's pretty cheap ($3.99) and cute with a Potty Litter sample and little scoop, too! But, even though my dwarf hamster, Rocco, used one part of the cage to do his business, this litterbox looks suspiciously similar to his bed. I'm wondering if he would have chosen this spot to snuggle up to sleep instead! What do you think about this product, does it look like something you'd use to potty train your pet?

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lovelylei lovelylei 8 years
this is more for us hamster owners than the hamsters since WE are the ones who have to clean it up! I haven't tried this though I should but its probably too late.. please check out my hamster journal, it has great pictures. http://polkadots87.livejournal.com
tglynn tglynn 8 years
Well, If anybody can successfully train their rodent to use this, then go for it. I think it's a cute idea, but not very practical. When I had a hamster he'd go everywhere except his bed.
citizenkane citizenkane 8 years
I'm sorry guys....but I don't understand why people have hamsters for pets.
colormesticky colormesticky 8 years
I had hedgehogs that used to sleep in their litter and poop in their bed. So even though I think this thing is pretty cute, it would probably turn into the bed and you'd still be stuck cleaning the sawdust.
muchacha muchacha 8 years
i think it's cute :) and has the potential for use..
terryt18 terryt18 8 years
It's a really good idea if it would work. When I had hamsters they always pooped wherever they wanted. My hamster was really smart too. We had one of those generic cages with a wheel and stairs. the stairs broke so they wouldn't snap into the cage. My hamster, Geronimo, would push the stairs and lodge them under the wheel, climb up on top and unscrew the lid to escape. I am not making this up. I caught him on his furry little back on top of the wheel once. After that, we secured the lid better so he couldn't continue escaping.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
My mom and dad have a hamster and they have a litter box for him and he definitely uses it. I don't think they really had to teach him to use it...he just kind of started using it on his own.
tarajeans tarajeans 8 years
I have no doubt that Goliath, our old hamster, would have used it! He would go in his little house, and sleep in his nest at the bottom (which he perfectly re-made every time I cleaned out his cage) Unfortunately, he moved in with friends when we left Germany for the states... maybe I should mail him a potty for Christmas! LOL
foxy21 foxy21 8 years
PS they say you have to place some droppings in there and then they learn to continue to go there.... macgirl-i am very sorry to hear that :( Burnie has also since passed away RIP
foxy21 foxy21 8 years
I used to have one... it really worked!!!! My little Burnie used it just like a kitty.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
My rabbit always slept in his litter box....
angelle321 angelle321 8 years
Oh no macgirl! That's so terrible. :(
macgirl macgirl 8 years
Chubbers ignored his potty and insisted on pooping where he slept (I cleaned it out, he pooped and piled back in the bedding). It eventually led to a bad bacterial infection that killed him. It was horrifically traumatizing for the whole family. I don't think I would try it again :-( I couldn't clean his cage enough to keep him well.
angelle321 angelle321 8 years
Bwahahahaha. This really amuses me! :D
nikodarling nikodarling 8 years
I've had plenty of hamsters as a kid, and I doubt that you'd be able to potty train them. They seem quite content to sleep in their own filth.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
That's a great idea!!! Less stink too!
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