In the wild, hamsters spend a lot of time gathering their food. Hamsters as pets often get food in a bowl. As a result, they often miss enrichment, something that stimulates their instinct. Enrichment stimulates the hamster’s natural behaviors such as digging and hoarding. A hamster has to be challenged, as it were. In this blog I will show you how you can make snacks yourself in an easy and cheap way. Because of these snacks your hamster has to put in more effort for his food, so his instinct is naturally stimulated.
What do you need
- Potato starch or flour
- Seeds, dried herbs or anything else your hamster likes
- Gnawing sticks, sterilized pinecones, toilet rolls or other products from your hamster cage.
To make the “glue”, put 2/3 water and 1/3 potato starch in a bowl and mix well. It is important that it is runny and a bit sticky. So not too thin and not too thick. So it takes a while to experiment with the structure of the “glue”.
Fill the bowls with the ingredients you want to use. Here I use a dried flower mix, a dried herb mix and Bunny Nature Hamster Dream Expert.
Now dip my chewing sticks in the glue and then in the Bunny Nature Dwarf HamsterDoom Expert. And put it on a plate to dry. I also repeat this with the other stuff and ingredients. In this way I make all different enrichments. I put them on a plate to let them dry and then they are ready to give to your hamster.
Watch Harry enjoy his tasty snacks!