View Full Version : Homemade Digging Tower!

05-09-2010, 05:53 AM
OK, its not really a how too its just sort of showing you :) its made out of playmobil (sorta like Lego)...

i just clipped it together to make a box! easy if you have some playmobil!
heres some pics :)





05-09-2010, 05:54 AM
Oops sorry the last one was an accident :L

05-09-2010, 05:55 AM
wow that is real nice :D
Hope he likes it!

05-09-2010, 06:09 AM
Lol! Thanks for that last picture, even if it was an accident. I had to stop and figure out what I was looking at...then I laughed:)

Love the tower, btw! Did you cut a hole in the plastic at the bottom to make it easier for your hamster to get out or does he only go in and out through the top? I'm going to go look for that playmobile stuff. Not having kids, I'm kinda out of the loop on these thing;)

EDIT: Just looking on the ToysRUs website. They've got lots of playmobile but so far I don't see anything like what you've got there. Do you remember what your parts are from? ~Thanks!

05-09-2010, 06:12 AM
there isnt any bottom i dont think he will go out of the bottom tho ;)

05-09-2010, 06:13 AM
That looks brilliant and your cage looks fantastic! I've gotten sick of the way Carefresh looks and it's nice to have a reminder on how lovely woodchips look!

05-09-2010, 06:30 AM
I loves it! What was the stuff you used? Playmobile? I'll google this :D x

05-09-2010, 07:36 AM
i don't think you can buy the parts i used on there own :( i looked at some of the sets, i got mine with the zoo one from when i was younger :) i'll keep looking, i'll post a link if i find any

05-09-2010, 07:47 AM
Hmm...I typed Playmobil Zoo into eBay.ca and got a whole bunch of stuff, including parts that look like castle walls, which might also work. But no clear panels. I'm thinking of trying to build an enclosure out of corrugated plastic sheets, also known as hollow plastic board. I used to work in a hardware store. I can't remember what they called it but it's cheap and would work great I think! It is also supposed to be non-toxic according to the sites I just visited and comes in a variety of colours.

Thanks for the idea!

05-09-2010, 07:51 AM
thats ok :) also i think lego have see through bricks, you could try and make one out of them?!

05-09-2010, 08:08 AM
Lego has see-through bricks?!?? What have I been missing out on!? I loved lego as a kid, I need to get back to building stuff with it. In a fit of nostalgia I actually went out and bought a couple of second-hand tins of Tinker Toys but I've been too busy to touch them. Maybe I should give them to my hamster:p

05-09-2010, 08:12 AM
yea same i sold all my lego like a month before i got smudge i was really annoyed coz i could of made some stuff for him :( oh well...

05-10-2010, 03:17 AM
This looks great! I'd be constantly watching Jesse tho to make sure she got out again! :mad:

05-10-2010, 04:39 AM
It looks fun.
I wondered if he climbed in, dug to the bottom and compressed the shavings would he be able to get out again OK? Maybe put a ladder inside too? Or maybe it isn't that deep?

05-10-2010, 05:44 AM
That looks great! Maybe hell dig down the bottom, and sleep down there :)

05-10-2010, 08:11 AM
about the getting out.... i have taken some wood shavings out and made the rest less compressed but i haven't really seen him in it :S but its not that deep anyway so i thik he will be fine :)

05-10-2010, 12:49 PM
On second thought, my hamster's not much of a digger but my gerbils would love it! I'll just have to build it out of something other than plastic because they'll eat it:p

05-15-2010, 10:57 AM
May just make one of lego , Not see through for my robo and make a lego ladder . Ill post it when its completed !

05-15-2010, 11:40 AM
Good Luck :)

05-15-2010, 12:00 PM

05-17-2010, 10:24 AM
I made my lego area its fitted for a robo but ive
some peices of its food a the bottom she loves it

Guess What my mum likes Syrians and so does my dad im getting one on June 5th

05-17-2010, 10:28 AM
Congats on your soon to be addition!!!! Glad to hear your rob likes it :) any pics?! :D

05-17-2010, 10:28 AM
*robo, not rob xD

05-18-2010, 09:13 AM
Lol ill get pics soon as possible i may be getting a cinnamon banded ior a golden

05-18-2010, 09:13 AM
WOW very hard choice :S lucky!!! xD