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Here are some entry-level ideas, best done at the end of summer, when you have a supply of ice-cream sticks generously donated by yourself or your family! Of course, they can be bought en masse at any craft store, but that’s not nearly as delicious. What you can build is only really limited by your imagination, so go nuts!
7. DIY Popsicle Stick Toys for Hamsters
Credit: Tiny Furballs
6. DIY Hamster Platform
It almost looks like a wrestling ring for rodents, but this is a platform fit for a hamster king or queen. All it needs is some spare popsicle sticks from #7, and you could make a little Iron Throne.
5. Diy Hamster Bath
This is for the hamster of discerning tastes, who values luxury and privacy while bathing. Throw a couple of rocks and a tiny rake in it for a multitasking Zen garden!
(Props to the Dwarf Hamster Blog for making the list twice!)
4. Home-made Hamster Elevator
From here on out is utter madness. Let’s ease into it by watching a hamster learning to use a home-made elevator.
3. IKEA Expedit Cage
You’re looking at a spacious bit of converted IKEA furniture from a site called IKEA Hackers. It resembles a fish tank but is actually the final form of a shelving unit. The remaining shelves are to be used for filing, and honestly, I’m a little disappointed that there isn’t a hamster-sized work cubicle, as this all sits in someone’s study!
2. iMac Hamster Home
At one point, it was widely known that the internet is run by a series of tubes. Self-confessed Apple fan boy, nicknamed Sunder, has taken this to its logical extreme and put his hamster inside an iMac monitor, with food accessed by a series of tubes. This group of pictures really says it all, but Sunder also provides a detailed guide to doing this DIY project yourself!
Credit: Awesome Hamster Home
1. Human Hamster Wheel
Uncontestably and completely the most ambitious DIY hamster project. A human hamster wheel. That can cross bodies of water. Let that sink in. A human hamster wheel.
The builder/inventor/apparent madman, Chris Todd, stated that this monstrosity took 11 months to construct and almost resulted in divorce. No word yet on what could have caused the marriage strain, though I suspect it was too much wheeling and dealing on Todd’s part.
Credit: Daily Mail
James has two rodent pets, George the hamster and Mildred the rabbit. He enjoys seeing them play together and when he’s not busy tending them he works as electrical instructor at Ableskills.co.uk .