The hamster's cage should be prepared by covering the floor and any shelves with a good layer of wood shavings and providing a pile of suitable bedding material with which the hamster can make a nest. For suitable bedding material, please refer to our safe beddings link.
The cage should be cleaned weekly by removing the hamster from the cage and throwing away all old wood shavings and food. Any fresh food may stored by the hamster should be removed after a couple of days to avoid it rotting. The hamster will appreciate it if some of it's old bedding is placed in the clean cage along with some fresh bedding.