Clay tunnel for small rodents to hide, explore and climb
While hamsters and gerbils originally come from warm places, these small rodents do not bear great heat well at all. In fact, wild hamsters generally sleep through the day in their cool burrows underground, and even gerbils can rarely be found above ground during hot noontide. Most of our pets still keep to the same biorhythm as their cousins out in the wild, but they do not have cool underground dens.
Hidey-holes made from stone or ceramics can help: these materials conduct heat much better than wood, so even in summer heat cannot build up inside. They can even be sprayed with water to provide additional cooling.
Rodipet® ceramic tubes can be used on their own as hideys, for running through and to structure your pet’s home, or they can be connected to GOBi Ceramic Houses or Burrows. It is even possible to connect GOBi and TERRA tubes to create longer tunnels. Especially in this case the side entrance comes in handy, as your pet will be able to leave the tunnel to the side (or you can connect a Ceramic Burrow to it). By the way: the clay tubes have the handy side effect that as your pet runs over or through them, they gently wear down his nails. And even when it comes to cleaning, there could hardly be a material more pleasant than clay: the tubes can either be scrubbed with hot water and a brush, or they can just go in the dishwasher.