Michigan Paw
October 13, 2020
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Three Great Ideas For Homemade Hamster Toys

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A hamster's life is not complete without an abundance of different hamster toys. Luckily for us and our little pets, there are a ton of different items available at pet stores everywhere. Most of these toys focus on running exercises. Recently, though, we're starting to see more and more toys that encourage hamsters to climb and dig.

Not all of us have the chance to buy hamster toys though. Maybe you don't live very close to a pet store. Or maybe you just can't be bothered to spend a lot of money on a variety of different toys for your hamster. Regardless of the reason, there is an easy solution to this problem - homemade hamster toys. Keep reading for some basic ideas.

A common cardboard roll can make for a great hamster toy. If you have a little hamster, you probably want to use a cardboard tube from a toilet paper roll. For chubbier rodents, go with the tube from a paper towel roll. My hamster adores these rolls. Just place it in his cage and watch him rip through his own personal tunnel. For added excitement, you could even combine multiple tubes into an obstacle course of sorts

Another great hamster toy that can be made for cheap is a simple box. All you need to do is take an empty Kleenex box and put it in your pet's cage. Make sure you remove any plastic from the box before doing so. This way your hamster won't eat anything that he's not supposed to. Rodent's love to hide and the Kleenex box allows him to do this. For real creative individuals, you can even take this toy a step further by connecting a few boxes with cardboard tubes. Make your little buddy a hamster castle!

Another hamster toy that you can build for your pet is a cardboard maze. This is a bit tougher to put together but the work is definitely worth it. Start with an empty flat of soda or beer. You want to use the ones that had 24 cans sitting in them. Now you need to cut an entrance out of one side and exit out of the opposite side. Find yourself a bit of scrap cardboard and cut it into strips about the length of the box. Place these strips into the box with a bit of non-toxic glue. Form the maze to your liking. After the glue sets, place your pet near the entrance and slightly push him into the maze. Now wish him luck!

Making hamster toys at home isn't that difficult. With a bit of cardboard and a lot of creativity, you too can put together some pretty neat toys for your pet. You'll save money and have fun at the same time.


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