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Shmoo
09-27-2010, 04:39 PM
I was reading through some threads and there was a mention of giving a hamster an egg carton as a toy. I did some searches on here, but couldn't find what I was looking for. I was just wondering how you spice it up a bit for your hamster pleasure? lol. Put holes in it or something? I'm going to have an empty one soon, and thought it might be fun to experiment.

Pictures are always appreciated. :)

Thanks in advance!

Amethyst_ice
09-27-2010, 04:55 PM
heya, i dont have any pics but i used to stand it on its side, cut a few holes out and push toilet tubes through it :) also you can just push a few pen holes, put some smelly food or treats in and close and watch hammy destroy it to get inside! x

Sammybingo
09-27-2010, 05:17 PM
put some smelly food or treats in and close and watch hammy destroy it to get inside! x

This! Watch me try to eat a 6 egg scrambled egg in the morning so I can do that hehe! x

souffle
09-28-2010, 02:23 AM
It has to be the paper/cardboard ones you use. You realy just lay them in and let them climb around and chew them.
It is recommended that you put these in the microwave on high for 30secs just in case there are any bird mites or germs on them as this sterilises them.

Shmoo
09-28-2010, 07:38 AM
Awesome! These are great ideas! Thanks everyone! :)

wofunny
09-28-2010, 08:42 AM
I will be trying some of them too :D

couchy
09-28-2010, 09:13 AM
i think ill try that for the girls hehe

Sammybingo
09-28-2010, 09:18 AM
It has to be the paper/cardboard ones you use. You realy just lay them in and let them climb around and chew them.
It is recommended that you put these in the microwave on high for 30secs just in case there are any bird mites or germs on them as this sterilises them.

Thank you! I was wondering in class this morning (it was a pointless class!) how to make sure it's clean - that does it. Woot! And hams like scrambled eggs too, don't they?

fluffymunchkins
09-28-2010, 10:23 AM
Peggy loves egg cartons!
She ripped all the inside out and used it for her nest :mrgreen:

If a carton has egg white on it from an egg cracking then i'd probably avoid using it though.

Faerydae
09-28-2010, 11:24 AM
aww I'd love to do this... can't though as I get my eggs from iceland cos we go through a lot so get the big plastic carton of them for 1 :(

souffle
09-28-2010, 11:57 AM
Maybe a relative, friend or neighbour might have a cardboard one to spare fairydae?

Faerydae
09-28-2010, 12:04 PM
my OH's gdad who we live with occasionally buys em, so I can hope he does soon :p

Womblehands
09-30-2010, 05:16 PM
I don't like eggs.... :( i may have to buy them anyway...i could cook them and feed it to the birds...

Nelly
10-01-2010, 01:43 AM
You can buy a pack of egg cartons from pets @ home I buy them as I have 3 chickens so I get all my eggs for free :D