When you have a pet as cute as a hamster, it’s only natural you want to spoil it a bit.
However, when I got my Syrian, Mr. Bubbles, I simply got overwhelmed by all the options out there…
… and I ended up buying stuff that seemed like a great idea, but in the end, Mr. Bubbles didn’t play with it.
Looking back, I made some horrible mistakes in buying hamster toys and hamster accessories – mistakes I don’t want you to make.
So in the article today, we give you all the answers when it comes to hamster toys as we review the 7 best hamster cage accessories that you need to spoil your hammy.
One of our favorite hamster toys is without a doubt this small flexible wooden bridge (click to see the price on Amazon).
The reason we love these is you can bend them to make any shape which your hamster will love.
Further, as it’s made out of wood, your hamster can chew on it – but don’t worry, it can chew on these for many months before the wood spoils!
We recommend getting a few of these. This ensures you can always alter the look of the cage which will stimulate the curiosity of your hamster.
These wooden bridges work great for both Syrian and Dwarf Hamsters.
Hamsters are rodents which means their teeth are always growing. As such, they need some good chew toys to keep their ever-growing teeth in check.
For that, wooden hamster toys are an ideal solution, however, you can’t just pick any wood – you need to make sure it is pesticide and chemical free.
That is exactly what this knibbler wooden toy does and with lots of surface area to explore, it is perfect for both Syrian and Dwarf Hamsters. Here are the highlights:
Hamsters love to have little sleeping areas in their cage, so if you haven’t already, you should definitely get a hamster hideout where it can feel safe and protected.
For that, we especially love the NiteangeL Natural Living Tunnel System which is not only a fantastic hut but also a fantastic tunnel system for your hamster.
And as such it serves a double purpose as your hammy will also love to explore these tunnels.
And don’t worry if you have a Syrian Hamster – it is big enough for both Syrian and Dwarf Hamsters!
Whenever you need to clean the hamster cage, or you just want to get your hammy out of its cage, a playpen is a great solution.
Serving as a fence, it allows for the hamster to safely explore your house to peak its curiosity.
There are many playpen options out there, however, some of them are not very stable or have bars that are too wide apart meaning your hamster can squeeze through them.
To avoid any of these ails, we recommend the Prevue Multi-Color Small Pet Playpen (click here to see the price on Amazon).
With its 9 panels that are all 9 inches tall, you are sure your hamster won’t escape. And with those panels being 13 inches long, it creates a total play area for your hamster of 36 inches in diameter.
Or in other words, a very nice and safe play area.
In the wild, hamsters bury deep underground where they have their little hideouts.
To mimic that behavior in their cage, you should have some wooden tunnels they can explore.
Besides the mimicking, wooden tunnels also serve as great way to explore the cage.
And finally, hamsters love to hide in enclosed areas. We have had great experiences with these wooden tunnels (click to see the price on Amazon).
If you want some variety or something that the kids will love, we also really like this little train design (click to see the price on Amazon).
One or two of these in the cage will give your hamster a lot of ground to play on.
If you don’t have one already you should go out and get a hamster wheel right now.
And even if you already have one, we just want you to read the next paragraph to ensure, your hamster has a wheel that is not unsafe for it to use.
So, what do you want in a wheel?
For us, it means saying yes to the following:
There are few wheels, where we can say yes to all of the above. However, we have found three presented below, that works great for all kind of hamsters (i.e. big enough for both Syrian and Dwarf Hamsters)
If you are not into a playpen, it’s a great idea to get a hamster ball.
Why, you ask?
Because it allows the hamster to explore the entirety of your hamster from a safe hiding place.
And in addition, hamster balls double as a great option for keeping your hamster safe while you clean its cage.
Now, which hamster ball to get depends on whether you have a large Syrian Hamster or you have a Dwarf Hamster.
For Syrian Hamsters, we recommend the Kaytee Giant 11 1/2-Inch Exercise Ball (click here to see the price on Amazon). While marketed for chinchillas, it also works great as a hamster ball.
For the smaller Dwarf Hamsters, you can’t go wrong with the 5-Inch Clear Mini Exercise Ball (click here to see the price on Amazon).
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