Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Awesome hamster homes

One of my favourite hamster pastimes is looking at other people's hamster cages. Recently, I found this awesome Ikea Expedit hack, built for a little Winter White fellow called Fred.

Rotlichtmilieu - Under a red lightPlanungsphase - planning phaseGrundgerüst - skeletal structureGesamtansicht - overall viewTiefstreubox und Aufgang links - Diggingbox and staircase leftTiefstreuhäuschen - House in the diggingbox
Innenleben Tiefstreuhäuschen - Interior of the house in the digging boxObere Etage, links - Upper level, leftObere Etage, rechts - Upper level, rightOben links, Detail - Up left, detailOben Mitte, Detail - Up middle, detailOben rechts, Detail - Up right, detail
rundes Häuschen mit fertigem Dach - round house with finished roofDach im Detail - Roof in detailDas runde Häuschen - The round houseTränkehalter - Holder for the water bottleTränkehalter mit Deko - Holder of the water bottle with decorationAufgang rechts - Staircase right
Aufgang rechts neu - The new staircase on the rightSteinhäuschen im Detail - Stone cottage in detailSandbereich - Sand areaSandbereich rechts, Detail - Sand area right, detailSandbereich Mitte, Detail - Sand area middle, detailSandbereich links, Detail - Sand area left, detail
Hamsterheim, a set by Ljossa on Flickr.

While I doubt I'll be able to pull off a hamster habitat to this scale any time soon -- money and space being the two huge obstacles -- it definitely is food for inspiration!

6 comments:

  1. I had a hamster up until a yr ago. It was syrian that lived for three years, I loved him so much, but then I got my dog (who actually can pull off the hamster looks quite well) looking forward to learning more about your wonderful blog. I love these cages.

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    1. I know many people keep hamsters and dogs in the same house successfully. I myself am planning to have cats in the future, but that doesn't mean I'm planning on getting rid of the hamsters! I just have to find cat-proof hamster cages ;)

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  2. That is an absolutely amazing cage! I have visions of something similar, but small of course for my rat. The nice thing about this one is that it's not ugly and it actually would look nice in the house. Very neat.

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    1. If only I could buy one ready made... And a huge house to put it in!

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  3. Oh I love doing this too. Amazing what people make!

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    1. It really is incredible, isn't it? :D

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