How to litter box train a hamster

Did you know that hamsters are easy to litter box train? In this post, we will share some tips on how to do just that. So whether your hamster is new to your home or has been having some potty training issues, read on for help. Soon your little friend will be using the bathroom like a pro!. let us see how to do it step by step.

1. Cage Location

The first thing you want to do is pick a location for your hamster's cage. The best place for the cage is in an area of the home where people spend most of their time. Some good choices are living rooms, dens, or kitchens. You need to put the cage somewhere that's fairly quiet too, away from loud music, TVs, and rowdy pets like dogs.

2. Cage Size

Make sure the cage is large enough for your hamster to stand up on its hind legs, turn around and stretch out its limbs comfortably. A good rule of thumb is at least 360 square inches (or 28 sq. in. per pound of a hamster). The more space your hamster has, the happier she'll be.

3. Litter Box Size

Since you're training your hamster to use a litter box, it's important that her new toilet is just the right size. The best way to get the right size is to take an old plastic container lid and cut it in half using scissors. You can then use this as a guide to cut the entrance hole of the cage.

Now that you've chosen the perfect spot for your hamster's cage, got it large enough, and made sure there's an appropriately sized litter box inside, you're all set to begin training your hamster.

4. How to Litter Box Train a Hamster

Step 1: Place hamster in cage Put your little buddy inside her new home. If she seems nervous, that's okay. It often takes hamsters several days to settle into their new homes.

Step 2: Watch for signs of potty behavior The first sign your hamster has done her business is if she buries it. Watch to see if your hamster starts covering up her waste by using a little scooping motion with her front paws. It's important that you don't take your hamster out right after she uses the litter box – otherwise, she will think going potty is a fun game.

Step 3: Praise! Once your hamster starts covering up her poop, it's time to reward her. Take your hamster out of the cage and hold her in your hands (make sure she knows you're the one doing this). Give her a small treat like a piece of fruit or raisin.

Step 4: Put hamster back in cage Once she's done enjoying her treat, it's time to put her back in the cage. Depending on how your hamster is feeling, she might try to get away from you so be careful!

Step 5: Repeat every day Once your hamster has used the litter box a few times successfully, you can stop rewarding her with treats. It's still important that you praise your hamster, though.

5. Common Problems

If you're having a hard time litter box training your hamster, try these tips:

  • Make sure the litter box is in its favorite place (wherever she likes to do her business) and the entrance hole is big enough for your hamster to fit through easily. You can also try placing a thin fabric barrier (like fleece) over the entrance hole.
  • If your hamster doesn't like the type of litter you're using, get rid of it and try something else. Be sure to use plain white pine or aspen shavings, not cedar or scented litter.
  • Wash out the litter box if your hamster doesn't respond well to it.
  • Hamsters often don't like using wet or soiled litter boxes, so try cleaning her potty area with warm water and vinegar.


Knowing how to litter box train a hamster is an important skill for any pet owner. Even if you don't have a hamster, knowing this information can help your friends and family who do! Litter training takes time and effort but the benefits are well worth it.

Please leave your comments and suggestion below. I hope your hamster doing great!

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