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A Rotastak Home For Your Hamster

Aug 3, 2008
Rotastak is a type of housing for hamsters, although it can easily be adapted for other small rodents.
When constructing a Rotastak you should put into consideration a hamster's natural habitat. Their natural habitats are mainly underground burrows in the desert. The most common materials needed to make a Rotastak home for a hamster are plastics bottles of all shapes and sizes, the idea being to try and make a playing room and a resting place for the hamster. Try to make them as pretty as possible by using different colours especially attractive to children. This also makes it look beautiful and fit in with the home setting.

The resting room should have a diameter of around 15 centimetres and should be made up of two pieces of plastic that are dish shaped and that are able to twirl together. The piece at the bottom should be made of solid plastic. The other one should be made of coloured clear plastic that enables the owner to see the hamster. This also enables the hamster to see through as well. Make sure when making the homes that they have exercise areas on various levels so as to encourage mobility. Hamsters are known to love exercising, by running round in circles inside their homes.

Your hamster will adore discovering his new home and will have so much to do that he will never be bored. The bedrooms should have a hole for one tube on the bottom or on the side and connected to a tube that connects two rooms together. Another room is the maxi division. It is a tank in the shape of a kidney that is quite large and the hamster can use it to play around and rest as well. It can be made of clear plastic and should have a plastic lid with hinges for easy access for the pet. On the front part of the structure, two holes can be seen and three others on the lid. This allows one to build round rooms in an upward direction and another one in the part of the lid that has the hinge.

Other rooms include the dining area where the diameter is the same length as the one of the round room. It has two tubes on the side and one hole on the floor. One hole is used for putting a bottle of water. This allows the hamster to always have sufficient water available. Make sure this is topped up daily with fresh water. Make a sliding drawer on the dining room wall in order to make feeding times easy. Always make sure to plug in all the holes of the Rotastak, or the pet will easily wander off.

Since the Rotastak is small and portable, it can be placed in any room of the house. This will not hinder the hamster from exercising. Another advantage of the Rotastak is the material that is used for its construction. Hamsters would gnaw on wood and thus the manufacturers use a kind of plastic that the hamster cannot chew through, so your hamster home should last for many years.
About the Author
Derek Rogers is a freelance writer who represents a number of UK businesses. For information on pet supplies, he recommends Seapets, one of the UK's leading suppliers of Rotastak Hamster Cages.
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