DIY Projects

With a little creativity, you can craft homemade toys and accessories to entertain your hamster. Here are some DIY projects to try:

  • Foraging Toys – Stuff an empty toilet paper roll with strips of paper, hay and treats, then tightly seal the ends with non-toxic glue. Let your hamster shred and dig through it!
  • Tunnels – Connect cardboard tubes, paper towel rolls and bendable piping into a tunnel system for burrowing play.
  • Edible Chew Toys – Spread peanut butter or plain yogurt into an empty wood chew stick or knot a pretzel stick into creative shapes for your hamster to gnaw on.
  • Treat Balls – Poke small holes in a ping pong ball and stuff with nibbles, then watch your hamster bat it around to get the goodies out.
  • Hamster Playpen – Let your hamster freely explore outside its cage using cardboard boxes duct taped together into a simple enclosed playpen.
  • Cardboard Village – Make a little village out of stacked cardboard boxes with multiple levels, doors and tunnels.
  • Obstacle Courses – Arrange household items like ramps, tunnels, bridges and pivoting platforms into a challenging obstacle course for your hamster.

With a dash of creativity and recycled household materials, the enrichment possibilities are endless!

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