Grass house for a Caribbean flair in your pet rodent’s home
Grass nests are a favourite with many hamsters, gerbils and other pet rodents, and not without reason: The curved inside walls resemble the rounded walls of a subterranean rodent burrow and do not need much cushioning to make a cosy nest that smells pleasantly of hay. Moreover, the plaited grass is fairly breathable and neither heat nor damp can build up inside.
Caribbean decorating tip:
Particularly in summer, when many of us humans wish ourselves to be by a pool or at the beach, hamsters and other small pets also long for some way of cooling down and appreciate a cooler secondary residence. So why not put some cool sand down as bedding in part of the enclosure and place one or two Grass Nest Houses there as hideouts? A hazel bridge placed upright makes for a pretty palisade and separates the sand area from the “normal” bedding, and that is all that is needed to create your pet’s very own private beach.
Our Rodipet® Grass Nests and Grass Nest Houses are plaited from natural grasses and contain neither wire nor plastic frames – bamboo framework and a little coarse cotton string are all we need to keep the nests in shape.
By the way, there is a piece of cotton string fixing down the roofs of our Grass Nest Houses – this can be cut to allow for the roofs to be lifted off for a nest inspection.