Hamster Training with Blueberry the Roborovski
The video below shows Blueberry the Roborovski hamster learning how to go up his new toy. We put sunflower seeds on the steps to make him climb on it one by one.
At first, there were sunflower seeds on the lower steps (orange and green) they were removed after he learned how to go up them.
The first few steps were easy but he had a bit of difficulty with the last two as you can see in the video below ^_^
The training was done over two days although we had already put the toy in his cage for a while for him to get used to.
Previously, we trained our winter white hamsters to go up the rainbow steps as well and they learned it much faster — almost immediately without falling off as much as Blueberry did. If you haven’t, watch this video of Oatmeal the winter white dwarf hamster going up the platform (this was her first day with the toy!).
Oatmeal the winter white using the steps to escape her bin cage
I’m not sure if the species of the dwarf hamster had anything to do with how fast they learnt how to climb the steps but our other robo dwarf hamster, Ichigo, had difficulty with it as well.
All the colorful wooden toys you see in the video are available at Hamster.sg. However, shipping is only available within Singapore at the moment.