6 room hamster mansion for Roborovski dwarves and other small rodents
Multi-room house made from untreated birch plywood: Our Rodipet® house maze DaVinci. The size of the house and its entrance holes (ca. 5 cm / 2 inches) have been chosen especially for Roborovski dwarf hamsters and pets of similar size like mice and lemmings.
Rodipet® The product video:
In his Rodipet® house maze, Roborovski dwarf hamster Arthur has enough rooms to feel perfectly comfortable: A cozy nest chamber, a main hallway, a sizeable store room, a bath room and even a separate hallway below the rooftop entrance.
Why is the roof removable?
Dwarf hamsters and most other small pet rodents tend to store food in their houses. A removable roof allows the human to check and remove any fresh foods that may go bad in storage (e. g. fruit and veg) without destroying the nest. Moreover, if there are babies about they can be checked on without too much disturbance.
Rodipet® brand quality
All of our wooden products are made with a lot of love for animals. This implies precision craftsmanship and careful finishing. Splinters and traces of glue on the surface are removed. Nails, staples and other potentially hazardous aids are not used in Rodipet® products at all. To make sure that sensitive little noses and paws are perfectly safe with Rodipet® wooden items we check each and every single item before it leaves our workshop.
Why are there so many rooms?
Our Rodipet® house mazes are made with our pets' natural behaviours in mind.
This house permits your pet to live out their natural behaviours in the smallest possible space. Your pet will assign purposes to the six rooms according to their own individual preferences to give the house a pleasantly home-like feel. Individual rooms with separate bedroom and larder also make things easier for yourself: Thanks to the removable roof, you can just look in and for instance remove anything that may go off from your pet's stores. As the nest will most likely be in a different room, you will not need to disturb it at all. Thus, you can keep the house clean and hygienic with minimal disturbance to your pet.
Eyes in the sky?
Rodents are prey animals and thus have a strong flight reaction. In the wild, birds of prey pose a serious threat from above. Therefore, the moment they notice something quick moving above (even if it only one of their familiar humans), their first instinct will always be to scramble for the safety of their burrows. We kept this in mind when designing the Rodipet® maze houses: Through a hole in the roof your pet can disappear into the safety of their home in a twinkling without the need of detours.
Room for a corner toilet
Most rodents "do their business" in corners, particularly within their favourite hideout. While finding ones pet has "messed" inside their house may be annoying, this trait can also come in very handy when it comes to cleaning the cage and improving hygiene: Simply fill a corner toilet with a little sand and place it in one room of the house. Most animals will instinctively use this as their bathroom and leave the rest of their home clean.
Why are the entrances 5 cm wide?
A fully grown Roborovski dwarf hamster with full pouches can be up to 5 cm wide. If the entrances to the house are too narrow, the hamster has to squeeze in. This can cause the tips of grains to scratch or pierce the mucosa inside the pouches, which can lead to pouch abcesses. If a hamster finds the entrances too large, he or she will partly close them up with soft bedding or hay to make the inside really cosy.
Prime materials and loving, careful workmanship make the Rodipet® maze houses high class home for dwarf hamsters and other small rodents. We use quality birch plywood for this house. The wood being layered in the way it is ensures that a little moisture or even temperature fluctuations will not warp the wood. This is of particular importance with the roof. What's more, birch wood is very breathable, making for a healthy living environment, and being a soft wood it is particularly wholesome for rodents.
Measurements and details
Entrance: Ø 5 cm (ca. 2 in)
Rodipet® recommends this product for
Roborovski dwarf hamsters, fancy mice, steppe lemmings and many others