Hello, just wondered if anyone else knew that viscose bedding is dangerous to hamsters? I didn't know and bought the fluffy bedding for my hamster to snuggle in. There was no warning on the packet of bedding. The bedding became entwined around my hamsters back paw whilst I was at work and I think stopped the blood supply. I feel terrible, the vet has given antibiotics and anti inflammatories but if she is no better in 2 days then she will have to be put to sleep!
I rang the company that sells the bedding and they said that to their knowledge only 3 hamsters had died as a result of this happening and that I should just accept that it is a tragic accident and that they will send me something as a gesture of goodwill. I don't want that I just want a warning to be put on the packet to warn others so that it doesn't happen to someone else. They won't put a warning on the bedding and said that they sell thousands of packets and because hamsters like burrowing its just one of those things and can be expected to happen! I'm not happy I think they should put a warning on the bedding so that if you choose to use it you know that there is a risk. I would not have used it if there was a warning on the bag, its says on the bag that it is suitable for hamsters. Sorry for long post, a sad Lois x