Hamsters are very agile animals who need different items for leisure.Time for special games they have. In captivity the animals often gain weight because of the conditions follows: small cells and lack of equipment.
Therefore, in order to create animal-ideal conditions, it is necessary to properly set up the cage and fill their leisure time with special devices. Because hamsters subjected to danger, setting the stage for the predator, unwise, toys should work in two directions:
- search of food;
- physical activity.
For the first suitable herbal balls, which are buried a treat, a different kind of sandbox and structure with seeds inside.
Homemade toys for hamsters
Adaptations for leisure animals can be made of improvised means. The main thing that they were safe for the animals.
From walnut shells
Simply you can make a toy out of walnut shells. Take a few nuts, split them in half and remove the internal part. You'll need:
- a few shells;
- a strong, thick thread;
- thin nail;
In each shell, make a hole in the middle, by driving a nail there. The nail should then be removed.
Thread the thread through all the shells. They all should "look" one way except for the extreme. To extreme must tie a washer to the thread will not slip out.
Turned nut "beads". Tie the upper part of the thread to the cage. Within each shell lay a treat. The animal will climb on the shells, as the stairs and pull out a treat.
Don't do this "ladder" is very high – only a few units. Hamsters are perfectly able to climb up, but they usually fall down, so provide a thick layer of litter.
From the movie from toilet paper
This toy is well suited for Djungarian, the larger the Syrians will deal with it quickly enough. Need a pair of scissors, for rolls of toilet paper and a treat. To perform the job:
- cut the roller into equal rings;
- connect the two rings between them, pushing one into the other;
- insert into the bottom of another ring;
- add to this the design of the rings, has not yet formed a dense ball, just need about 5 rings;
- put in a homemade ball treat.
Dwarf hamster this entertainment will last a long time. He'll run the ball, chew it until you get to the "Goodies".
Mink and "diggers"
Manually is very simple to make mink toys for hamsters, Djungarian will appreciate a box of cookies or napkins with holes in it. A box with holes can be put in a cage, or to dig a whole in the sawdust. The holes in this case should be done from the top. If the box is fully in filings, the animal will satisfy his need for digging.
Animal put a container of sand, he would be happy to dig in it. If the sand is buried a treat, the kid will be concerned about its search.
Other entertainment for hamsters with their hands
To occupy the leisure of kids different subjects. Wooden toys, which cleaned off the paint and lacquer will serve as subjects for grinding teeth in rodents is also needed. Wooden branches and sticks that you collect in the forest, too, will delight hamsters. The branches of fruit trees can be used, if they have not been treated with chemicals.
Large pieces allowed animals fruits and vegetables in the cage will occupy kids. You must remove these fruits in the evening, otherwise they will begin to deteriorate.
The most common things in every house can become toys. Roller from toilet paper small flower pot toys for Djungarian hamsters, for larger kindreds suitable set of children's plastic or wooden cubes, flower pots larger.
Ropes, ladders, bridges, slides
Rodents love to climb up, they are doing great on the ropes and spars. Unfortunately, they go down hard – they fall down and can injure paws. The task of the owner of a rodent to make a fun as safe as possible. If you want to make a toy hamster with your hands, consider the height of the structure. Homemade rope should be fastened low, shallow stairs were constructed, and slides safe.
Video: how to make a slide for the hamster with your hands
As slides can be adapted ceramic pot.
Very simply make a ladder from cardboard. Cut 2 rectangle the same width. One will serve as the basis of a ladder, one must make the step. Take the second rectangle and cut it crosswise into thin equal strips. Glue these strips on the first rectangle with small intervals. Secure the ladder to the house or the shelf.
A convenient bridge can be made of Popsicle sticks. Cook about 30 sticks, PVA glue, a large bowl, clothespins. The procedure goes like this:
- Lower 6 sticks in boiling water and cook them for 15 min.
- Remove the sticks from the water and carefully bend in a semicircle. Hot sticks are well bent.
- To keep their shape, attach them to the edge of the bowl and secure it with a clothespin.
- When the sticks dry out, they will have an arcuate shape.
- Take two sticks, connect them between the ends and glue them to the bottom third. You will get arch made of two bent sticks, fastened on the bottom plate of the third.
- Do this with the other three bent sticks.
- You got two arches, they will be the basis for the bridge.
- It's time to use other sticks for ice cream. Put the resulting two arches parallel to each other and attach them to the crossbar of the remaining sticks.
Video: how to make a hand-made bridge for your hamster
Field for games of animal you can organize outside of the cell. This will block off a portion of the room cardboard boxes, connecting them with tape. Be sure to check the reliability of the design, so you don't have to catch the baby throughout the apartment.
On the ground lay different toys and any household items that are safe for the animal. Watch the animal, what toys he likes. Equip a Playground with ladders, wheel, bridges, sandpit, rope, and flower pots and children's toys. Some of them can then be transferred into the cell.
Video: a games room and an obstacle course for your hamster
Toys in the stores
If you have any difficulty in making toys, you can buy various accessories in the pet stores. Focus on the size of the pet: toys for Syrian hamsters are larger than their dwarf counterparts.
Organizing space Pets with the help of toys, you keep them health and fill your life animals new experiences.