Basic Hamsterscape 100 x 40 cm
Basic Hamsterscape 100 x 40 cm # 1
The Basic Hamsterscape is an entry-level scape that you can use as a base. A thick pack of bedding with a support structure by means of a platform, an exercise wheel and a spacious hamster house give the scape the foundation it needs. The terrarium is a 100 x 40 x 40 cm terrarium with bars. This scape is suitable for a dwarf hamster.
Cotton and Cotton
We have opted for cotton ground cover for this scape. This ground cover absorbs very well, absorbs odors and makes digging tunnels possible. The tunnels in particular are easy to dig and remain in place. Especially when the animals make the tunnels against the glass, you can really look at the inside.
The dried moss has a decorative function on the one hand, but on the other hand it can also be used as nesting material for the animals. They can pick pieces of moss as needed and take them to their nest. If you prefer not to let the hamsters pick the moss along, give the animals extra nesting material so that they leave the moss alone. In general, they dig under it and leave the moss.
Wooden Exercise Wheel
We have used the Forest Looprad here . This is a robust running wheel from the Trixie brand. Wood has the great advantage that the nails also wear out when the animals walk on the surface. A disadvantage is that wood is a natural product and can work. If you have a "walking wheel pusher" at home, the CSI Spray is a good tip! The running wheel is 20 cm, which is a good size for a mouse and a dwarf hamster. For a Syrian Hamster (Goudhamster) an exercise wheel from 28 cm is good.
Wooden Igloo House
We advise to place at least one house in the residence. Many hamsters like to burrow, but when they are above the ground they also like to have hiding places where they can quickly hide in case of an emergency. It is good to know that houses give the animals a sense of security and an animal that feels safe will be calmer and more open to its caretaker.