Cool clay house for hamsters and other small rodents
Our Rodipet® EasyClean Ceramic Burrow for pet rodents was designed on the model of Mother Nature. Observations made during Rodenti® Expeditions to Mongolia in 2008 and 2016 were essential in developing this species-appropriate high quality product. The shape resembles the natural burrows of gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus), and the product's properties are chosen to meet the particular needs of this species. However, many other pet rodents also love the hide-out design. To find out more about Rodenti®'s research, please visit rodenti-forschung.de (currently available in German only).
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The Rodipet® EasyClean rodent burrow makes for a cozy, durable pet home that can be completely hidden in bedding. Thanks to its top entrance, this species-appropriate burrow can be covered in 13-14 cm of bedding.
EasyClean: truly easy to clean
The lower part of the Rodipet® EasyClean Ceramic Burrow is glazed, so your rodent's urine will just flow off it. instead of soaking in as it would with wooden or unglazed ceramic houses. Moreover, the houses can be thoroughly cleaned by hand or in the dishwasher, giving them an extraordinarily long lifespan.
By applying glaze to the bottom part of the house, moisture cannot soak in as it would with wooden or unglazed ceramic houses. By leaving the top part unglazed, the house remains breathable, keeping the living climate inside the nest healthy.
Nail care par excellence
Our pets' wild cousins run over sticks and stones and dig tunnels, which naturally shortens their nails. In human care, this natural process usually happens at a much smaller scale, if at all.
Why is the entrance 7 cm in width?
A fully grown Syrian hamster (or Teddy bear hamster) with stuffed pouches can be up to 7 cm in width. If the house's entrance is too narrow, the animal has to squeeze through. During this process, grains or other carried materials may prick and injure the pouches, potentially leading to pouch abscesses. Thus, we recommend an absolute minimum of 7 cm for all entrance holes - if your hamster chooses to partly close them up with soft bedding that is alright.
Also, if a pair or a small group of gerbils call this house their home, they can slip past each other without having to fight over who can go first.
Rodipet® EasyClean Burrow setup
When combined with a Ceramic Tube and a second Ceramic House or Burrow (not included), species-appropriate burrows can be created: in those, our pet rodents can live in a subterranean burrow made up of several tunnels and chambers, similar to what they would themselves dig in the wild. Many pets enjoy using those multiple chambers to create separate sleeping and storage rooms. If the tube is buried in a thick layer of bedding with the side entrance facing sideways, your pet can even use the EasyClean Ceramic Burrow system as the beginning of their very own home-dug bedding burrow!
Measurements and details
Width x Length x Height: 22 x 16 x 13 cm (ca.8.7 x 6.3 x 5.1 in)
Rodipet® recommends this product for
gerbils, degus, Syrian hamsters, large dwarf hamsters, fancy mice, spiny mice and many others