Hamsters are very popular pets. Children adore it. Member of rodent family, a hamster generally lives for around two years. However, your pet can grow bored and dull if it does not take part in activities.
Hamsters are really playful animals. They enjoy running around. So, keeping them in cages is already limiting for their motor skills. Use this simple idea. Take a roll of toilet paper (minus the toilet paper). Paint it with bright colors and suspend it in the cage using wires. Watch as your hamster swings on it, trying to maintain balance.
Rock n Roller
For some reason, hamsters also enjoy hiding. Take a cardboard, and roll it (a little bigger than the size of the hamster). Paste the ends firmly, so that the roll does not open up. Paint it if you'd like to, and just keep it in the cage. The hamster will be happy hiding inside and running around it, rolling it from one side of the cage to another.
Home Sweet Home
This idea is for the really creative ones. If you have the time and patience, make a lovely two-storeyed house, with plastic or cardboard. Make some tiny swinging doors and a slide for the hamster to get from one level of the house to another. You'll enjoy the running around of the hamster more than it does, I'm sure!
My Comfy Bed
Take an empty cereal box and take off one side. Make a tiny cushion using cotton wool, or get a tiny cushion to fit into the box. Place this bed into the cage.
One of the favorites among hamster toys is the spinning wheel. Just get a small wheel on which the hamster will be able to perch himself and suspend it from the roof of the cage.
Make your hammy exercise his gray cells a bit. Construct a simple maze using small cardboard pieces, tubes and flipping doors. Keep some treats at regular intervals. Place this maze into his cage. Now sit back and watch how he runs around the maze, trying to get from treat to treat. Reward him with a bigger treat when he reaches the finish line!
Playing with your pet and loving him is the most effective care that you can provide him with. These tips are sure to help you make their lifer interesting. Take care and have fun!