Since small pets are prey animals they enjoy having things to hide in. Besides providing easily accessable protection from whatever domestic animals are afraid of, the Hide’n’Seek Cube is perfectly safe for your pet to destroy.
For this project you’ll need:
- Cardboard, any thickness.
- A ruler
- A writing utensil, a dark marker works best.
- A craft/box knife
And then you get to choose from:
- Tape or hotglue, personally hotglue is easier.
- A template or drawing compass
- Using your box/craft knife, ruler and marker create six squares of cardboard. Mine are 5 inches by 5 inches, and that should work for Hamsters, Gerbils and Mice. You may want a different size due to your specific pet.
- On four of the squares draw/trace a doorway in the middle. 2 1/2 or 3 inches in diameter should work for most Hamsters, Gerbils and Mice.
- Cut out the doorways using your box/craft knife (I don’t want to imagine doing this with scissors, so a knife is recommended!).
Now your six pieces should look like this.
And now the final step, gluing/taping.
- Glue/tape the four holed squares onto a solid piece.
- You will need to trim the edges as you go to make everything fit.
- Glue/tape the final solid piece on top.
- Trim it up to look nice, and you’re done!
The Hide’n’Seek Cube is awesome for many things, including:
- Free roaming
- Cage accessory
And different sizes can be for different animals and purposes:
- A smaller version for rabbits to fling around.
- A larger version for cats/rabbits.
I hope your pets enjoy this toy as much as mine do! If you’re interested in more hamster-related content be sure to like this post and follow the blog, and I’ll be back on Tuesday with more small pet care, DIYs, recipes, cage setups, stories and more, have a ham-tastic day!
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