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Old 04-08-2016, 04:20 PM   #101
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I made a several bedroom bungalow for my hams.

1.Take a large shoe box
2. Take a couple of washed out tetra packs that all fit into the shoe carton
3. Cut the bottom of the tetra packs so theres a wide entrance
4. Glue the tetraboxes into the shoe carton. Leave enough space so your hams can move between their "bedrooms"
5. Cut an entrance into the shoe carton
6. Put some holes into the carton top for ventilation
7. Put the top on the shoe carton.

Ready to move in!

My hams absolutely love it
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Old 04-08-2016, 04:34 PM   #102
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Hi Guys,

This 'how to' video demonstrates the easiest way to make a hideout for your little friend. I love this idea as you can make any size hamster hideout, that's totally safe for your hamster. My hamster loved his, he loves little hideaway spots. Perfect for shy hamsters and perfect for hamsters that destroy hideaways because you can make another one in so little time! They literally take minutes to make and don't require expensive products!

There's just something about making something for my own hamster that makes it a little more special than going out and getting a shop bought plastic one.

Here is the video anyways! Enjoy! <3 Hammy love <3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1nc0uWYrC8
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Old 04-12-2016, 01:56 AM   #103
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I made a several bedroom bungalow for my hams.

1.Take a large shoe box
2. Take a couple of washed out tetra packs that all fit into the shoe carton
3. Cut the bottom of the tetra packs so theres a wide entrance
4. Glue the tetraboxes into the shoe carton. Leave enough space so your hams can move between their "bedrooms"
5. Cut an entrance into the shoe carton
6. Put some holes into the carton top for ventilation
7. Put the top on the shoe carton.

Ready to move in!

My hams absolutely love it
I love this idea! I wish I had seen it before I'm not quite sure what tetra packs are though.
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:24 AM   #104
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I have been having a look at videos and reading on here and made a few things yesterday. I took some small boxes and cut holes in them to attach toilet role tubes and added more tubes to the original one. So the box is a little hide out with a maze of tubes. My Robo boys are having a great time playing in them
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Old 04-12-2016, 05:59 AM   #105
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I love this idea! I wish I had seen it before I'm not quite sure what tetra packs are though.
Packs that almond milk comes in and apple juice. It does sound good i must say.
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Old 05-23-2016, 01:06 PM   #106
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Gonna get two winter white tomorrow and I'm already making them toys! I've seen a video on how to make these, but I'll try to explain as best as I can.
1) flatten a used up toilet paper roll
2) cut the roll into strips (however thick or thin as you'd like, I like to stay around half an inch or so)
3) cross the strips over each other (this step is easy, hard to explain though so look at the picture!)
4) fill with treats
I do this for My hamster too, he loves it and usually break the whole "ball" he spreads the pieces all around his cage and break some.
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Old 11-13-2016, 12:56 AM   #107
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I'm not sure if this has already been suggested here, it definitely has been elsewhere on the forum. Today I decided to make treat tubes from toilet roll tubes.

1. Take one toilet roll tube and a selection of treats.
2. Fold in one end of the tube. It doesn't have to be too secure as hams will attempt to chew through the main tube rather than unfold it.
3. Put some treats in.
4. Fold up the other end of the tube.
5. To make it even more of a challenge, push your treat tube into another toilet roll. This way the hams can put their heads in either end and try to reach to chew, or work their way down the outer toilet roll tube first, or work through two layers of toilet roll tube!

It's as simple as that. I have given seven hamsters one each this evening, and they are all loving it!
I have a winter white sunfire hamster, and I made him similar treat tubes. I use toilet paper tubes and shredded white paper towels. You load these from the top. Hold the tube upright on a flat surface. Push enough paper in to fill the end, then add some treats. More paper, more treats, until the tube is full. You get the idea. It's up to you how tightly you pack the "filling." My hammie seems to like them packed fairly tight. He goes in there, pulls out some paper, gets his treats, then leaves it alone for a while. Later on he comes back for more. I've only had him a couple days but I've rescued lots of hamsters in the past. They go through the treat tube in a few days and like to nest in the shredded paper. They seem to enjoy it.
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Old 11-22-2016, 01:06 PM   #108
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Something I've discovered is that you can use the cardboard sleeves that starbucks use on their takeaway cups to protect you from the heat to make a short (or long if you go to starbucks a lot) but wide tubes. My syrian seems to like it but he's new so still a bit shy sometimes. He also has fun taking them apart and making a series of very short tunnels.
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Old 02-11-2017, 06:30 AM   #109
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I took one of the cardboard cup holders from Starbucks (the ones designed to hold four cups of coffee) and turned it upside down in Inky's playpen, before hiding a treat under one of the four cup holes. She had lots of fun pushing, lifting and trying to chew the cup holder in order to get to her treat.

I think hard mode would be putting it on carpet to make it harder to push around and get the treat that way!







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Old 02-11-2017, 07:32 AM   #110
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I took one of the cardboard cup holders from Starbucks (the ones designed to hold four cups of coffee) and turned it upside down in Inky's playpen, before hiding a treat under one of the four cup holes. She had lots of fun pushing, lifting and trying to chew the cup holder in order to get to her treat.

I think hard mode would be putting it on carpet to make it harder to push around and get the treat that way!







Sorry for the quality of the images, but hopefully you get the idea!
I love this toy! My hams were never crazy for it, but my gerbils absolutely adore it
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