Getting a pet is a huge responsibility. Your job does not stop after feeding and hydrating them. You should also ensure that they are well and comfortable at all times. This includes building a ground for them to play on, or just giving them their own space which includes their very own home.
For hamsters, although they have needs that are the same of dogs and cats, they also cannot be just freed to roam in the household. Good thing that as small as they are, they do not need much space. If you are resourceful and inventive, you will also discover that you can make a DIY home and playground for your hamster using some of the common materials and tools found in your home. Although we are not going to go in length here in the process, we are going to enlighten you on some of the materials you can use.
Plywood is the most common choice. Not only does it prove to be durable they are also not hard to find. I bet you have leftover plywood from the last time you made home renovations. This can easily put together with the help of some nails and hammers. You can also use non-toxic, heavy duty glue. If you want to put some additional designs like windows and doors, you can take inspiration from SimulatorPro to check on possibilities.
2. Popsicle sticks
These are common materials too. You can buy them by bunch at your local stores. In building the foundation using these popsicle sticks, it is mandatory that you use some non-toxic very sticky glue on this. You can place them side by side depending on the height and the width of the hamster house you are aiming for. You can build many little house from this that can be stand adjacent to each other. It’s like a little townhouse if you have more than one hamster.
3. Tissue Rolls
Yes, you heard that right. That tissue rolls you think have no use can be utilized to build a little home for your hamster pets. This could also be their playground where the tissue rolls could serve as little tunnels where they can run and hide inside. You can attach this to a tissue box if you want to create a playground with different points of entry. Finish it by covering it with fabric or by painting it for a more colorful effect.
4. Old doll houses
Another option is by using old doll houses. This way, you won’t need to build from scratch anymore. You just need to fix it in a way that would serve the need of your hamster. You could
add wood shavings to make a comfortable place for sleeping, and add other toys that can serve as an obstacle course.
Nothing is impossible if you would just access the artistic streak in you. The good thing about doing this DIY is that you can control how big and wide your hamster house would be. You can also easily include some touches that would make it more personal. Plus, it would be a good bonding experience to you and your hamster.