Friday, January 12, 2007

Hamsterrier Bath

When hamsters take bath, we do not need water we use bathing sand.


So everyweek, mama would put us in this small container with bathing sand while she cleans our house. The sand are really fine (like powder) and would then absorb any oil or water in our fur. Some hamsters are clever and would roll on their back to clean themselves. Others (e.g Bibi) would need the humans to help clean him by scooping the sand and pour on him


Meanwhile, our house would be wash clean, dried then filled with new bedding, tissue and food.


A clean Bibi back in his clean house checking out the food already.


My turn to be clean and I go into the sand box myself



Can you see me?

38 comments:

fee said...

fufu! phwah, sand! now all you need is some water! i love mud baths!

loves,
fee

Boo said...

is it just me or your bold spot is getting bigger??

i'm pretty concern coz your hair is not growing back??

wet wet licks

Boo

Zach said...

Oooh - maybe I can talk Mom into giving me a sand bath instead of a water one! I like that idea!

Oscar Airedale said...

Jaffe was having a sand bath the other day on the beach!

Your house looks nice & clean now lucky FuFu. Your hooman takes really good care of you.

Licks
Oscar x

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Rolling around in the sand is so much fun! I have to let the rents read this, so they know to take me to the beach!

Bussie Kissies
Buster

Simba said...

A sand bath, Mummy had one of quad biking in Eygpt lol. Looks like fun.

Simba xx

Maggie said...

Sand! What a great idea! And you don't have to towel dry, huh! Mom, are you reading this I hope!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Scrappy said...

that looks fun Fufu and in drought ridden Au where we have been told not to sing in the shower that looks a good idea lol

Tail wags
~Scrappy

Marvin The Dog said...

oh wish I could bath in sand! They always hose it off from me when I do go to the beach!

oh and by the way, I put the correct link for you on my blog but it still don't work....will try again tomorrow

silly blogger!

e said...

yeah fu fu
I'm a bit concerned about your bald patches. Is everything okay? Not allergic to something, are you?
Fei

jaffeboy said...

Can't wait for my next sand bath. Let's hope it's all bright & sunny again this Sunday.

Beach Beach Beach Beach Beach!!!!

Mary-Margaret said...

Wow. Did you know CATS use sand for their potty place? They use the planter in MY back yard if I don't chase them off! I never knew that hamsters take sand baths. That's pretty kewl. You are my very first HAMSTER friend and I just LOVE your web page.

Love, Mary-Margaret

Murphey said...

Sand sounds much better than water baths. Although even better would be a mud bath, I love mud.

Murph the Dog

The Army of Four said...

I think I would like that better than being FURminated. If I could roll around on my own.
Love,
Amber

IndyPindy said...

You guys are so cute! I wish I could take a bath with sand instead of water!

T-man said...

Fufu,
I just knew you would be the clever one and able to roll in the sand yourself! Boy am I jealous! That looks like such fun compared to the water bath..

T-man

Dachsies Rule said...

Fufu, you are so clever to go to the sand bath all by yourself. We need help taking baths and try to avoid it whenever possible. Bibi's house looked nice and clean. Your humans take very good care of you.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Baily said...

ha! i knew it! there IS an alternative to "water" baths (knew mommy was trying to trick me on that one)

nose licks
baily

Butchy & Snickers said...

That's a pretty cool way to get a bath. Then you don't get soap & water into your eyes and nose, hehehe! Maybe Buster or Jaffe can take you to the beach to take a bath next time.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Hammer said...

Hey Fu Fu

You sure are smart knowing what to do at bath time. I'd much rather have a sand bath than a water bath too.

Did your mum know that Justin is a bad man and can wreck your blog. Whatever you do, don't click on his link. Mum deleted the post he sent to me.

Thank you for your well wishes about my health. I hope your bald spot is okay, but I know your mum is taking very good care of you, and Bibi too.

Love from your mate, Hammer

Finnegan said...

Hi Fufu,

I wish I could take a bath in sand. I hate water!

Enjoy your nice clean house!

Woofs,
Finny

Turbo the Sibe said...

I want a sand bath!

Charlie said...

Hi Fu Fu!
Sand baths sound like fun! I think I'd like it if my mom scooped sand over me!!
- Charlie

Cairo The Boxer said...

WOnder if they make the sand for dogs. I think I would like sand more than water.

Jay said...

Hi Fu Fu, you seem to be having fun!

~Jay

Joe Stains said...

i sure wish I could take a bath like this!! I bet you dont get cold when you are done like you do with a real bath!

Chelsea said...

A sand bath SOUNDS like fun but, aren't you still picking it out of crevices months later??

XOXOOX
Chelsea

Hui Min said...

fufu is bibi too lazy to bathe himself? :p that;s a really neat way of taking a bath! and you don't even need to be blow-dried afterwards. i must tell HM about this :)

love..
chiyo

Fu Fu said...

Fee, really.. are mud baths fun?

Boo, I also dont know why my hair is not growing back much. But it's not totally bald. There's very find white hair there.

Hey Zach, yeah sand baths are much better then the water one

Oscar, yeah mama really takes good care of us.

Buster, yeah you'll have a great time having a sand bath on the beach

Fu Fu said...

Simba, yeah Eygpt has lots of sand. Did your mum had a sand bath there?

Maggie, yeah no towels needed too.

Scrappy, why cant you sing in the shower?

Marvin, really You get hose after you go to the beach? Blogger is silly sometimes

Fei, I'm ok. The balding is part of the "ageing process" I guess.

Fu Fu said...

Hey JaffeBoy, you sure do like the Beach alot huh.

Mary-Margaret, You're a very cute and kewl doggie too

Murphey, I heard mud baths are good for the skin.

Amber, yeah the sand bath does sound less scary then the FURminator.

Indy, you dont like water baths too?

T-man, you should ask your mama to let you try the sand bath sometimes

Roxie, Sammy & Andy, try sand bath. :) Yeah the humans try to keep our house clean.

Baily, do try the sand bath and let us know how you like it.

Fu Fu said...

Butchy & Snickers, I would love to go to the beach with JaffeBoy or Buster.

Thanks Hammer, yeah I try to take care of my health by drinking my vitamins and eating healthy too

Finnegan, you dont like water baths too?

Hey Turbo & Charlie, you guys should try the sand bath at least once.

Hey Cairo, I think the doggie version of the sand bath should be at the beach where there's lots of sand.

Hey Jay, it's good to be clean.

Joey, yeah I won't get cold from the sand bath.

Chelsea, the sand are real fine so it's ok.

Chiyo, yeah for your long hair, you need to get blow dry..

~ fufu

hana said...

Fufu, in the last picture, you don't look too happy. It looks like you are trying to get out of the box.

Toby said...

FuFu, can you have a chat with my Mommy?? I think your way of bathing is SO MUCH better than water!! You are SO lucky!!!

Tobes

Fu Fu said...

Hey Hana, yeah after a while in that small box it's not that fun anymore

Toby, really? Maybe you can leave a hint to your mum to let you have sand bath instead.

~ fufu

Jessie and Jake said...

WOW WE ARE LEARING SO MUCH
about Hamsters. This is soo new to us.

Aren't you a littl shy to be taking a bath in public?

Sunshade said...

I GOTTA SHOW MUM THIS!!!!!!! See, it is absolutely correct for me to bath in mud/sand/mud puddles!! Gee... she knows nothing.

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Fu Fu said...

Jessie & Jake, Opps, you can see me taking bath. I tot the box was tinted.

Sunshade... Yeah you're doing right bathing in mud & sand.


~ fufu