Have you tried at one point or another to set your hamster’s IQ level? Well, you can do this by building a maze. This is a great way to have fun with your hamster.
Ideally, a hamster maze is a box-shaped structure that has an open top and is characterized by very thin walls. It is made in such a way that the hamster cannot see beyond the wall. A critical point to consider when developing a maze is to have only one path the hamster can use while trying to find a path through it.
Using a maze to determine your hamster’s IQ can be fun. You can do this by placing food in some strategic points and the hamster will have to look for it. It does this by using its sense of smell. Also, because the hamster moves around the cage, it also becomes a form of exercise.
Exercise is critical to your hamster’s health. This is most especially for bear hamsters. By exercising, they will be able to live longer. You should know your hamster very well before trying new things, like putting him in a maze.
Characterized by heavy fur, bear hamsters are very solitary creatures. Therefore, if you place them in a maze together with another hamster, there is a chance that they will fight regardless of whether the hamster is male or female.
Hamster mazes can be bought or done at home. The choice that is made will largely depend on the creativity and financial situation of the person. This is because it takes a lot of creativity to create one. Hamsters are intelligent creatures and if you don’t do a good maze, you end up boring otherwise interesting creatures.
Homemade mazes are advantageous because you can make them any size and design you want. In addition to this, after use and the hamsters have mastered the maze, then there is room for reconstruction or better yet a complete overhaul of the maze. Also, you can customize it to fit the available size.
The tools required to build a maze are quite few. One of the necessary materials is a large flat piece of wood to serve as the base. Then thin pieces of plywood for the wall. Plywood is the preferred option as it can be easily cut to fit the size of the walls. Other supplies needed are a saw, hammer, and nails.
You can start construction by hammering the exterior wall so that a closed rectangle is formed. After this, fix on pieces of wood in the design you want. The width should be enough to allow the hamster to pass through. Make sure there is only one path and that the walls are high enough. The glue is not very necessary since the walls can contain the pieces of wood.
Change the path as many times as you want. Check online the different route designs available. This way you will have more fun with your hamster.