Pet Hamster

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DS7 got a female syrian hamster for his birthday. They are notorious for being hard to keep happy. They need a large habitat and a lot of enrichment. Its tempting to buy all the things for a huge beautiful cage, but I'm trying to be a good example for DS7 and use the opportunity for him to make things.

We have a dwarf hamster size aquarium (gifted from a friend), some dwarf hamster supplies (purchased second hand for previous hamster). So we have a lot of work to do to keep this new not-dwarf hamster happy!

DS7 and I made a cardboard cage divider and cardboard ramp so we could add a sand bath. His hamster loves digging and sleeping in the sand.

We cut some bottles and cans from the recycling bin to make a new hide. We tried making paper mache forms over a soda can, but DS7 doesnt like the feeling of paper mache and gave up.

DS7 grated a carrot to dehydrate for her feed blend. His idea! 😍

Next up is making a larger running wheel. And growing a hamster garden (sorghum, wheat, millet, quinoa, amaranth, sunflower, etc).
 

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Sleeping in her sand bath
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