How to Make Hamster Mazes

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How to Make Hamster Mazes
Test your hamster's IQ by putting him in a maze. (Creatas Images/Creatas/Getty Images)

Homemade mazes give pet hamsters, gerbils and mice an opportunity to exercise their bodies and minds. Hamsters have fun using a well-designed maze, and children often conduct experiments with hamster mazes for science fair presentations. You can make a hamster maze with recyclable household objects. To train the hamster to use the maze, place a treat at the end and in strategic spots within the maze.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Graph paper
  • Cardboard box
  • Cardboard pieces
  • Empty toilet paper tubes

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  1. 1

    Plan a maze using a piece of graph paper. To make things easier, you can trace a maze in a puzzle book.

  2. 2

    Draw a scale outline of the maze inside a cardboard box. Make each section of the maze wide enough for your hamster to comfortably run through.

  3. 3

    Cut pieces of cardboard as long as the sections in your maze. Cut holes in a few of the pieces big enough to slip a paper tube through.

  4. 4

    Glue the edges of the cardboard pieces inside the cardboard box over the outline drawn earlier.

  5. 5

    Slip paper tubes into the holes cut through the cardboard pieces. The maze is now ready for your hamster.

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