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DIY Cardboard Tunnel

Today we’re going to be making a very simple DIY tunnel for hamsters, gerbils and mice! Tubes are a very popular toy, and can be used for many purposes, such as a burrow starter.

For this project you’ll need:

  • A hot glue gun
  • Box/craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Using pink duct tape was a personal preference.

  • Using your box/craft knife cut slits in the cardboard. Don’t cut all the way through, and if you go with the wavy ridges in the cardboard it will be easier.
  • Now curl up the cardboard with the slits on the inside; the slits make it easier to bend the cardboard.
  • Curl up the cardboard to how big you want the tube to be.
  • Trim off the extra cardboard.
  • Glue and/or tape the tube together.

And you’re done! Tunnels are very handy toys to have, and since they’re so simple to DIY it never hurts to have a few. You can make tubes in different sizes for pretty much any pet if you have a big enough piece of cardboard.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and if you’re interested in seeing more hamster-related content be sure to follow us, see you on Tuesday!


Published by Laura Grace

An artsy pet-enthusiast.

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