Aug 03

Learn How To Make A Hamster or Gerbil Maze

How To Make A Maze for your Gerbil or Hamster (courtesy of

Looking for a pet project? Have your gerbil or hamster stop spinning their wheels, and make them their very own maze! You will need:

A ruler
A pencil
Non-sugary cereal
A gerbil or hamster

Optional: Duct tape, construction paper, stickers or markers

Step 1 – Lay out a flat piece of cardboard to use as the maze’s floor. Choose a piece as large as a labyrinth you want to make. To increase the maze area, attach 2 pieces of cardboard together with duct tape.

Step 2 – Cut 6 inch high strips from flat cardboard, the same length and width as the maze floor. Glue the strips around the perimeter to create the structure’s walls.

Step 3 – Draw a design for the labyrinth on the maze floor. Include divergent paths and dead ends to challenge your gerbil or hamster.

Step 4 – Cut additional 6 inch high cardboard strips and glue them over your design. Make sure all of the pieces are attached sturdily so that your pet can run through the labyrinth without knocking them over. Decorate your maze with construction papers, stickers or markers to give the project a personal touch.

Step 5 – Cut 6 inch high cardboard strips, sized to use as barriers that fit tightly in the path at the beginning and end of the maze. Push them down into the path to create separate start and finish paths.

Step 6 – Place your gerbil or hamster in the start pen, and a few pieces of non-sugary cereal in the finish pen. Then, lift up both barriers and watch your furry friend find their way!

Did you know? According to a 2009 survey, 62% of all households in the United States own a pet!



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