Hamster toys: selection and making
How to do it yourself?
At home, anyone can make homemade interesting toys for their pet.
All toys that are chosen for domestic rodents are aimed at two tasks:
- search for delicacies;
- motivation for movement and activity.
In some products, these two goals can be successfully combined. It is worth noting that the hamster treat is safely hidden. To get to a delicious treat, you need to go through a labyrinth or cope with a tricky design. The smell of food is an additional incentive to complete the maze or perform other actions.
The rest of the products that do not hide food are considered exercise equipment. The most common toy of this type is the running wheel.
Craft from nuts
A curious toy can be made from walnut shells without much effort. For work, you must prepare the following items:
- whole-shell nuts;
- a hammer;
- washer made of metal.
Consider the step by step execution of the work.
- Walnuts must be carefully chopped into two halves, while they must remain intact. You can treat a rodent with a core, such a delicacy will be not only tasty for him, but also useful.
- Prepare a piece of rope that fits the size of the cage (keep in mind its height). The rope must be strong.
- Using a hammer and nail, punch a hole in each shell in the center.
- Tie a washer to the end of the rope.
- Next, string the peeled walnut halves on it.
- Remember to leave some free space to securely attach the toy to the top rod of the cage.
You can improve this product by putting the animal’s favorite delicacies in the shell. As you can see, available materials and very little time are required to manufacture the structure.
What should be?
The main requirement for crafts is safety for the rodent. Be sure to inspect the finished product for sharp parts and other elements that could harm your pet. It is strictly forbidden to use toxic materials. These include varnishes, paints and other similar compounds. When assembling some structures, you may need glue. Opt for quality formulations that can be used indoors and in homes with small children and pets.
If you decide to make a staircase, labyrinth or other similar instruction, accurately calculate its size and shape. The animal should be comfortable while playing.
Of course, what size a homemade house will be is determined depending on what size the rodent itself is, and what functions the structure should perform. Alternatively, a wooden house for a small hamster requires side walls measuring 10 by 10 centimeters, and the front and back should be at least 15 by 10 centimeters. For the top, a piece of wood is taken with sides of 17×12 centimeters.
Having obtained a ready-made plywood parcel box, you can transform it into a hamster house. An inlet is drilled or cut on the side of the structure. If desired, you can cut through several windows. Such a house should be painted with colorless paint for an attractive appearance.
The easiest way to create a home for your hamster is to use two cardboard tubes left over from toilet paper or paper towels. Both are alternately flattened, after which semicircular holes are cut into them from both sides. After straightening, one tube is inserted into the other, forming a cross. This design is placed in a cage.
Another unusual paper house can be made from toilet paper itself. Although, most likely, he will live no more than a couple of days, manufacturing is so simple and economical that you can create a structure as many times as you like to entertain your pet. In addition to toilet paper, a balloon and a basin filled with water will come in handy. First of all, the balloon is inflated to the size of a large apple. Then the paper is torn into separate pieces and soaked in water.
Each sheet is immediately glued to the ball. It is necessary to act until eight layers are formed on the structure, and it is not completely covered. Then the future house is cleaned to dry on the battery. The hardened structure must be removed from the ball, for which it is pierced with a needle or simply untied. At the end, a neat arch-shaped entrance is cut in the hemisphere.
A home for a hamster, made by hand, should have several mandatory zones: where the rodent will sleep, eat and store supplies. In addition, it is important not to ignore the toilet, bedding, the opportunity to play and carry out hygiene procedures. From toys, experts recommend purchasing a running wheel, the size of which depends on the size of the animal, well-ventilated tunnels, hammocks or swings, as well as parts that allow you to develop teeth: wooden sticks, twigs, mineral stones.
For drinking, you will need a drinking bowl, which can be used as a regular bowl. For food, you should take a couple of containers. for wet and dry options. We must not forget about pressed sawdust.
Made of cardboard
It is easy and simple to make a cardboard house, but it will not be able to differ in special durability and durability. You can print the template on thin paper, and then transfer it to cardboard and cut with a clerical knife. Then all the parts are bent in the required places and glued together. In the last step, a rodent inlet is cut.
However, it is much easier to take a cardboard box left over from paper napkins and design a home based on it.
Very simple toilet paper tube houses
It may be difficult to call this structure a dwelling in the general sense of the word, but as shelters they are suitable for animals. They are non-toxic, out of sight and well ventilated.
For homemade tube houses, not only toilet paper, but also paper towels are suitable. Take the tube and flatten it. Use scissors to cut a semicircle on each side. Do the same with the second tube. Insert one tube into the hole of the other. This cruciform structure is suitable for dwarf hamsters.
Hamster wooden house
Depending on the size, such housing can be made for both the Syrian hamster and dwarf brethren. The simplest design is made in the form of a box with a removable roof, ventilation holes and an entrance for the animal. To get started, you need to prepare a sheet of plywood or a wooden board 1-4 cm thick. Plywood is more convenient. It is cheaper, easier to handle, and the hamster does not chew it so quickly. Suitable for making hardwood.
Mark up the prepared sheets. If the house is intended for a small hamster, the length of the front and rear walls is 15 cm, with a height of 10 cm.The side walls are 10×10 cm.The lower part of the structure remains open, and for the top we put it on 17×12 cm sheets.This is necessary so that the roof does not fall inside boxes. On the front surface, it is necessary to cut out the entrance and the window, which will serve as additional ventilation. For the convenience of fastening plywood sheets, narrow slats can be nailed at the joints. For work you will need:
- circular saw or jigsaw;
- a hammer;
- small nails or screws.
Each piece of plywood must be filed and sanded. The opening for the entrance and ventilation is also processed with “sandpaper”.
First, we assemble the walls by nailing or fastening with self-tapping screws. We put the roof on top, without fixing it on the frame for the convenience of cleaning the room.
If it is difficult to calculate the design parameters for your animal, take a cardboard box of the required dimensions. Measure its parameters and set aside on plywood the length and width you need.
How to make a house for a hamster with your own hands at home
The question of how to make a house for a hamster with your own hands at home is before the owner even before buying an animal. His decision depends on the size of the animal. For the Dzungariks, the house is needed less than for the “Syrians”. You should not postpone this matter until a later date, since the animal needs shelter already in the first minutes of being in a new place. If time is running out, make a temporary shelter out of paper or cardboard.
Shelter for animals from plastic bottles
These houses can be made for small and large hamsters. It all depends on the size of the bottle. There are many options for the design of housing, we will consider 2.
House of two bottles
You can make the design a little more complicated from two bottles. Both containers are handled in the same way. We cut off the bottom and neck of them. We wrap the edges of the first with electrical tape. In the middle of the first bottle we make a hole in the diameter of the second one. We do this with a clerical knife. First, make a cruciform incision, then bend the edges, being careful not to pull too hard. Plastic is very fragile and can crack. Insert the scissors and cut a hole. Apply tape to the circumference.
For a tighter fit, flatten the edges of the bottle, which we will insert into the hole, and cut the upper and lower edges diagonally. We wrap the edge with electrical tape. We insert the bottle into the first one. If the edges fit tightly enough, tie the two bottles together with electrical tape.
Paper house for a Dzungarian hamster
This temporary house will not last long. Some animals deal with him overnight. Its advantages are minimal costs and fast production. For this design you will need: toilet paper, a bowl of water and a balloon.
The room will resemble a hemisphere. This house is perfect for a dwarf hamster. It is short-lived and fragile.
Hamster house made from coconut shell
This design is more durable than the previous version. With the seeming simplicity of manufacturing, you will have to tinker with it for several hours, cleaning the pulp from the fruit. The dwelling turns out to be quite small, therefore it will serve as a shelter for a Dzungarian hamster. Pick a coconut and get started:
You can stop at this, but the dwelling will be unstable and will roll around the cage. To avoid this, install the coconut house with the sawn hole facing down.
Draw a small arch on one side and cut it out along the outline. Sand the edges. This will be the entrance to the house. Drill holes for ventilation. If you wish, you can make decorative windows on the side.
Other DIY hamster activities
Hamsters are excellent climbers. But going down for them is a fall. These two things should be considered when creating DIY hamster entertainment. Slides, swings, stairs, bridges, etc. are perfect as attractions. The main requirement for toys is safety. The height of any structure should be such that, falling from it, the pet does not get injured. Neither stairs nor slides should be steep. a smooth descent is required.
You can make a slide from a plastic bottle cut along the length. its flexibility will allow you to create the desired slope. The main thing is to securely fix it and paste over the cut points.
Wooden ice cream sticks can be used to build a wonderful, durable bridge. For this you will need:
- sticks. about three dozen;
- rounded bowl;
- glue (non-toxic only).
Six of the cooked sticks are placed in boiling water for 15 minutes, after which the wet heated sticks are gently bent so that each takes the shape of a quarter circle. In this form, you need to put them in a bowl and, pressing them against the walls, fasten them to the edge with clothespins. It is necessary to allow the chopsticks to dry completely. After that, you can start working.
Two bent sticks are attached to each other with their ends to form a semicircle. The place of their connection from below is fixed by gluing the third. The same manipulations are done with three other curved sticks. The result is two arches. these are the pillars of the future bridge. The remaining straight sticks are glued to these parallel-placed arched bases like the rungs of a bridge.
A swing for a hamster is made in a similar way to the last stage. In addition, you only need strong beads to hang the structure. A DIY hamster ladder is also quick and easy to make. Crossbars-steps are glued across the longitudinal bases. over, a ladder for a pet can be made both from ice cream sticks and from ordinary thick cardboard. Supplementing them with a strong rope, you can make a suspension bridge.
Delicious “walnut” staircase
From the empty shells of several walnuts, you can make an excellent toy for your pet. In addition to empty shells-halves, it is necessary to prepare in advance:
- thin carnation with a sharp end;
- a hammer;
- strong thread along the height of the cage;
- medium washer.
In all prepared half-shells, you need to carefully make a hole in the center. This is done by hammering in a nail (you do not need to leave it in the resulting hole). It is necessary to thread a thread through the holes so that a kind of beads are obtained from the shells. An important nuance. all halves should be turned in one direction, with the exception of the last. In an upright position, the beads look like a stack of bowls standing on a tubercle.
A washer is tied to the end of the thread coming out of the last (lower) shell, so that the thread is securely fixed and the structure does not disintegrate. The upper end of the thread is tied to the “ceiling” of the cage so that the lower shell lies on the bottom, but the “beads” do not sag. In all the resulting bowls, you need to put a treat for the hamster. Climbing the structure, the pet at each stage of the “conquest of the summit” will pick up a tasty prize.
The height of the structure is required to comply with the measure. Hamsters climb beautifully, but descend simply by jumping. Therefore, you should not use shells from more than several nuts for one construction. In addition, it is important to provide the pet with a soft landing. the litter in the area of \ u200b \ u200bthe toy should be thickened.
A sandbox can help you entertain your hamster with health benefits. The animal will satisfy at home the natural needs for digging and digging, and it will be pleasant for him to just tinker in the sand. Nothing special is required to create a toy. you just need to fill some container with sand. Ideally, place a treat on the bottom first. The little “treasure hunter” will definitely get to him, in the process of which he moves and even cleans the fur.
Hamsters living in the wild are constantly on the move. They are forced to look for food for themselves, run away and hide from enemies. For domestic animals there is no need for this. there is food, there are no encroachments of predators. But living in safety and prosperity does not relieve hamsters of the need for activity. In order for the pet not to “swell with fat” and remain vigorous and healthy, it is necessary to provide him with the right leisure time. The best option is active games. Special devices are called to help in their organization.
Animal toys should be food-seeking and movement-oriented. These tasks can be either combined in one multifunctional device, or distributed among different devices. monofunctional.
The first include devices containing a “hard-to-get” treat. To get to the tasty prize, the hamster will have to try. run, rummage, climb, etc. These are any structures where you can hide a treat for a furry champion. Even stairs are included in this category, as the prize can be placed on the top rung.
Other toys, in which there is no place to hide treats, are exclusively sports simulators. these are running wheels, etc. Of course, multifunctional toys can be used only as exercise equipment. But it is important to remember that the animal must have an incentive to practice. And there is no better incentive for a hamster than the enticing aroma of a treat.
Pet toys do not have to be placed strictly within the cage. A separate play area will result in even more joy and health benefits for your pet. Regardless of what will act in this capacity. a large box or something else, the playroom for the hamster must be fenced, otherwise the fluffy fugitive will have to be caught throughout the house.
When equipping an entertainment area for a pet, it is worth including in its arrangement both specialized toys (running wheel, tunnels, sandbox, bridges, etc.), and simple items that are safe for a hamster and are suitable as a sports equipment. For example, an animal will gladly climb the blocks from children’s sets. If possible, you can place a labyrinth or an obstacle course on the site.
The hamster’s playroom, separate from the dwelling, should be equipped with a feeder and a drinking bowl. An overplayed animal needs the ability to reinforce its strength at the right time. A couch will not be superfluous so that the fluffy can rest. But if you wish, you can place a hammock in the play area instead.
Homemade toys for hamsters
Interesting toys for the animal are easy to create on your own from various materials at hand. Apart from safety, there are no requirements. complete freedom of creativity.
Cardboard ball with a surprise
From cardboard rolls from toilet paper, you can make a kind of hamster “kinder surprise”. In fact, this is a ball with a treat hidden inside. It works well as a multipurpose toy for jungar hamsters and other tiny breeds. Large animals like the Syrians will deal with the toy faster than necessary. All that is required to make this useful homemade product:
- cardboard sleeves;
The sleeves are cut into identical rings. From a standard bushing, 5 rings are obtained. usually this is required for one toy. Two rings are threaded crosswise into one another. A tasty reward is placed inside, then another ring is put on top and another. until the cardboard ball becomes dense.
The toy is ready. She will captivate the little fidget researcher for a long time. The hamster will “chase” this ball, be sure to try it on the tooth, and so, until it reaches the final goal. pull out a treat.
A bit of theory
A leash is a thing that is required by law for every dog, regardless of its breed, size and place of residence. Originating from a harness, this tool has become not only a device for restraining walking, but also a method of controlling an animal during training. Before you start talking about how to make a dog leash, it is worth talking a little about its types.
Model for walking animals. It can be from 1.5 to 3 meters long. Most often, such a leash is leather, nylon or canvas, with one carabiner and a handle. A reliable option, the easiest to manufacture. Can be completed with padded handle, reflective tape or cushioning elastic. Training option. a leash of the same design, but 10 meters long.
Since it is necessary to make a leash that is necessarily strong and reliable, it is necessary to attend to the correct choice of materials. Many modern models are made of nylon webbing. This is not the best choice, as this material is often extremely slippery and stiff, and its edges are sharp. When you jerk, the nylon leash is sure to burn your hand.
The tarpaulin is characterized by naturalness and increased durability. A fairly heavy carabiner can be sewn onto it, and the dense fabric material will not sag under its weight. There are two drawbacks to the tarpaulin. just like nylon, it slips and burns hands, sometimes to the point of blood, and besides this, its appearance is far from beauty and grace.
Soft leather, especially calf leather, the so-called “oily”. excellent material for leashes. The most expensive and comfortable models are made from it. The skin will not slip or cut your hands if it is soft. Such material is beautiful, lightweight and comfortable. The only drawback is its ability to tan after interaction with water. But even this can be avoided by acquiring soft, expensive leather. Unfortunately, these tips are of little use for self-production, since making a leash from leather materials at home is quite problematic.
The correct option for sewing with your own hands would be a synthetic sling without a hard edge, sheathed with softer, possibly colored or reflective cotton tape.
Short, usually about 50 centimeters long, model. Designed for increased control over strong and tall dogs in the city. It is a long loop with carbine, worn on the arm. The design does not allow the animal to move away from the owner’s leg. This option is distinguished by the presence of a reinforced carbine, and often a shock absorber.
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Sociologists report that 41% of Russians keep dogs. Among other pets, only cats are ahead of “man’s best friends” in number. This is not surprising, after all, a dog is an animal that requires much more time and money from a person than other representatives of the tailed. The average Bobik, living in a city apartment, definitely needs at least one set of collar and leash. Unfortunately, the for ammunition are growing every year. But experienced dog owners know perfectly well how to save money and provide their pet with a set of accessories for any occasion. This article reveals their secrets on how to make a leash with your own hands from the materials available.
Cut bottle drinker
In order to make this type of sippy cup, you need to cut off a third of the bottle, leaving the top with a neck. It is convenient to cut with a stationery knife with removable blades. If there is no such knife, then you can make it normal by preheating the blade on a flame of fire. then it will cut the plastic like butter.
Then you should punch a hole in the lid and insert a tube into it. this stage does not differ from the one described above. In order to hang the drinker, holes for the rope can be made in the upper part on both sides.
A similar drinking bowl for a hamster with your own hands differs in that it does not need to be disassembled in order to fill it with water, you can simply top up it. The main rule is to wash it regularly.
Types of drinking bowls
To understand the issue, you need to know how the drinking bowl for hamsters is arranged, and only then get down to business. The hanging drinker consists of two parts. a container and a tube. There are drinkers that constantly drip at short intervals. most often homemade, made from drippers or juice straws. Nipple sippy cups only deliver water when the animal presses its tongue against the ball. Floor-standing drinking bowls are similar in principle to bird drinkers, which work according to Archimedes’ law.
Materials and tools for making drinkers
There is no need to specially purchase materials or tools for the device of a drinker. Every home always has what it takes.
- capacity (plastic bottle, medicine bottle, etc.);
- juice straw;
- metal ball, fountain pen and wooden block for the nipple;
- glue “Moment”;
- rope or strong thread for hanging.
For the manufacture of a floor drinker, there is only one requirement. a wooden board, to which a container must be attached for stability.
- sharp knife;
- a hammer;
- nail (or drill).
This set is enough to make a drinking cup for a hamster.
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Drinking bowl from a whole plastic bottle
In order to make a drinker from a whole plastic bottle, you don’t need a lot of effort. Such drinking cups are made for large hamsters that drink quite a lot. It is enough to take a half-liter container, or even a volume of 330 ml or less.
All you need to do is unscrew the lid and make a small hole in it exactly in the center. This can be done with a nail or a drill, observing the main rule. the hole should be slightly smaller than the tube. then water will not flow out. If the hole is larger, it doesn’t matter, after you insert the tube, the gap can be closed with Moment glue. In this case, the device cannot be used until the glue is dry. But usually, if you do everything right, then a homemade drinking bowl for hamsters should not leak.
Before installation, the corrugated straw must be cut into two halves. It is inserted into the lid so that the bend with the corrugation remains outside, and it can be bent in any direction. After that, you need to fill the container with water and hang it with a rope so that the tube does not touch any objects. The end of it should be located so that the hamster can easily reach it, it depends on the size of the pet. To water a dzungarik, it is enough to raise it 5 centimeters from the floor. Instead of bottles, you can use medicine bottles. for a Dzungarian hamster, this is enough.
Instead of a tube, you can insert a body from a fountain pen with a built-in nipple into the container. Making a nipple is easy. There is only one requirement. the presence of a metal ball from the bearing, which is placed inside the housing from the wide side. Then it is necessary to mark the place where it got stuck, and slightly cut the cone of the body so that the ball protrudes slightly, but does not fall out. From above you need to throw a weak spring (you can take it from a fountain pen) and slightly press it down with a wooden wedge.
The main thing is that the wedge does not take up all the space and allows water to pass through. After that, the fountain pen is inserted into the bottle cap. It is convenient and easy to feed your pet from it. It is enough for the hamster to lightly press on the ball, and water will flow from the tube. The fountain pen can be cut not into the lid, but into the sidewall, positioning it at an angle and gluing the joint with “Moment”. Then you don’t have to hang the bottle, but put it on the floor of the cage.
Floor drinkers are very easy to manufacture. However, they have two drawbacks. These sippy cups quickly become dirty, they are often overturned. To protect against dirt, you can make the sides higher, but so that the pet is comfortable to drink. You should not make it from plastic bottles, the pet may cut itself on the sharp side, it is better to choose something with thicker walls. To give stability, the cup can be glued to a wooden block 10×10 cm in size. You can also arrange a vacuum drinker from a plastic bottle at home. To do this, you need a cup with high sides, to the bottom of which a lid is glued. A bottle is screwed to it, in which a small hole is made just below the side of the cup. The water will flow into the cup and will always be kept at the same level. For stability, the device can be tied to the cage wall.
If your pet does not drink from a drinking bowl, read the tips in the article “Teaching your hamster to drink from a drinking bowl”.
These simple tips will help you save on buying a drinker and make a custom and original design at home.
What walks are allowed
Not every owner walks his hamster in nature, because many do not know that this can be done. It is not necessary to take the animal out into the street, you can let him just walk around the apartment. But this option requires continuous tracking of the hamster, otherwise he may fall somewhere, fall, get stuck or get injured.
A walk in nature will be a great happiness for the animal. The hamster will immediately find something to do, because there is a lot of space on the grass. Fuzzy will go to explore unexplored lands, sniff plants and look for food. During walks in the apartment or on the street, the hamster can be lost. To prevent this, purchase a special hamster leash.
Please note that the walk should not become dangerous. Remember that even a cat or a dog can find a pet on a leash, so it is not advisable to entrust a small child to walk the animal.
Types of leashes
This type of collar specifically for hamsters is rarely used, only if the pet is a large breed. Usually it is worn as a decoration, since walking with such a collar is problematic, because the pet can slip out of it at any time.
This type of collar is more reliable and is best suited for walking. A loop of leather or fabric material fixes the body and legs, attaches to the back. This design will definitely not allow the animal to wriggle out. The harness is put on loosely so that a finger can be inserted into the gap between the loop and the hamster’s body. The collar should not be worn tightly or loosely, otherwise the hamster can be injured or create all conditions for escape.
The vest harness is much safer and more reliable. It is believed that the hamster is more comfortable in it. It should be noted that the harness with the collar must be securely fastened, otherwise the hamster can be missed somewhere.
Another decent option for walking your pet. A walking ball is not a leash, but at the same time it is quite comfortable to use. The material of the device is usually plastic, the ball is studded with special holes. This option is best suited for walking jungars or other small breeds, so the hamster will definitely not run away. Rodents of a larger breed will feel uncomfortable, so their use does not make sense.
How to make a harness with your own hands
A few tips you might find useful:
- Organize a solid and secure mount.
- The fabric should be dense or leather.
- The harness should be bright for more practicality.
- The size should not be large or small.
After the harness, it remains to pick up the leash. For this, any strong rope will do, to which you need to attach a carabiner.
It’s better to wear a collar at home. If the hamster is not given, it needs to be distracted by tasty food. The pet will immediately forget about the leash when it is on the grass. He will have more important things to do. If this does not happen and the animal is trying to escape, most likely, the harness gives the hamster discomfort. Choosing and choosing the right leash carefully can make your pet a little bit happier by walking.
Hamster leash: choosing, buying and making
Experienced hamster owners and breeders are sure that the animal definitely needs walks in the fresh air. The question is gaining relevance in the summer and spring periods. There are several options for walking your pet on the street, and the most popular is walking using a special leash.
Ball as an alternative to a leash
The walking ball is a plastic sphere with doors through which the animal is placed there. The device will allow the hamster to move around the floor of a house or apartment and explore new territories without danger to life. This option is perfect for a dzungarian. It should be noted that walking in a ball is more exciting and more difficult than running in a wheel. When choosing a sphere, you need to pay attention to the presence of a sufficient number of holes for ventilation.
On average, a hamster ball costs from 100 to 500 rubles. You can pick up any model that is suitable for a rodent and will suit the owner at a price.
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Hamster walking sphere
It is often impossible to protect the dzungarik while walking around the house. But you can use a walking ball for your hamster. Such a toy is a sphere made of transparent or colored plastic, in which the pet can explore the house. The most important thing during such a walk. close the lid tightly, as often rodents escape from them.
There is another way to walk your hamster. using a special leash. However, there are some nuances in using it: they put it on only on large rodents, since it is too big for dzungariks. The little finger should pass between the leash itself and the little body of the fluffy. If the leash is too tight, the hamster will suffocate and squeak, and if it is too loose. just run away.
On average, the travel time in the ball is no more than 20 minutes. The pet cannot be woken up and try to stuff it into a toy. this can adversely affect his health and well-being. The optimal time to put the animal in the hamster ball. this is the peak of his daily activity when he is eager to run, jump and explore the world around him. Dzungariki do not always start traveling the first time in a toy. they often need several tries to get comfortable with.
The hamster ball has special slots for air exchange. When purchasing such a toy, you should pay attention to its diameter. They are divided into three categories: for small rodents (approximately 12 cm), for Syrian hamsters (18-20 cm) and for chinchillas (25-30 cm). Included with them, they often sell special stands designed for running on the spot.
Walking balls provide the right amount of stress for the hamster, but this does not mean that other toys should be neglected. Such a sphere is useful if cats live in the house with a rodent. in it he will be able to walk without fear of being eaten. The toy needs to be washed periodically.
Walking ball for a hamster. How to make a ball for a hamster with your own hands?
Hamsters. very active and inquisitive pets, therefore, for a full life, they do not have enough space in one cage. In order for the dzhungarik not to gain excess weight, be active and not get bored, he needs various toys.
An important parameter to pay attention to. The hamster ball must have ventilation holes. Pet safety should come first, and with high activity, he will need constant access to fresh air.
It is not worth buying or making a walking ball for a hamster with your own hands without such holes.
A lot also depends on the color of the ball: the more transparent the material from which it is made, the easier it will be for the rodent to navigate in the surrounding space.
The darkened walls of the toy will interfere not only with the hamster, but also with its owner. In addition, in the transparent balloon, you can take wonderful photos of your pet.