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Old 07-27-2017, 05:52 AM   #1
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Default Best Toys?

So, I'm going to buy lot's of toys for my little hamster as she is coming out of her shell and it turns out she is very hyper and has a lot of energy. This is both good and bad as she not only wakes me a lot through the night but my dad as well and wakes up super early for work.

So, I need toys that she will keep entered all night long. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 07-27-2017, 06:05 AM   #2
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I've found that the best toys are the simplest ones. Toilet paper or kitchen towel rolls are always a good choice. There are multiple tutorials on how to turn them into toys. My Marti loves them even in the original form.

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Old 07-27-2017, 08:13 AM   #3
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Have a look through this thread, it might give you some ideas.
Top 5 buys?
Also have a look here for things to make. Some of the photos have gone now but it still might give you some ideas for freebies!
Hamster toys and accessories from recycled household items thread
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Old 07-28-2017, 06:35 PM   #4
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what species is she? Egg cartons make good mazes for dwarf hamsters but Syrians are too big

My hamsters like when I hide food under substrate for them to dig around and find which keeps them entertained for a while. Another thing all my hamsters like is these chew toys made of wood and loofahs (they're a few 's at P@H), my friend's Syrian likes when you get one of the wooden ball toys (the kind that are made of wood woven together, idk how to describe them?) and stuff food in through the gaps so she have to chew the balls apart to get the food inside.
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Old 07-28-2017, 11:06 PM   #5
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Honestly, the number one best toy (which is more of an essential really) is having a big enough wheel. The 12 inch silent runner is definitely Quigley's favourite toy! You mention that your hamster keeps you up at night. The great thing about the silent runner is that it is truly silent.

The Arizona Skyline Ranch playpen from Zooplus was also a brilliant purchase. It's big enough to sit in with your hamster so they can climb all over you and improve your bond, and its escape proof. Not something you can put in a cage but I thought I would mention it.

Skyline Ranch Arizona Indoor Run | Free P&P £29+ at zooplus!

Quigley loves his sand bath too. That's relatively cheap to make. Just get some chinchilla sand (not dust!) and put it in a tray or bowl of some sort.

Whimzee dog chews are popular with most hamsters. You can buy them from Pets at home.

The Savic Rat tube is awesome. It's actually big enough for an adult syrian hamster to fit through, unlike most hamster tubes. I have two joined together attached to the top of Quigley's cage so he has a sort of tunnel bridge joining one platform to the other.

Savic Play Tunnel Giant Tube | Great deals on small pet accessories at zooplus!

Wooden bendy bridges are great for climbing on or under and for gnawing too.

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There are plenty of chews and such that you can buy and, as already mentioned, lots of toys you can make, for example from toilet tubes. You can put some food inside a toilet tube and wrap it up in paper so your ham has to chew into it.
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