As promised, I bought the hammy’s some new toys – as if they weren’t spoilt enough!
I shall post about each toy in turn over the next few days as I dont want to ramble on for too long on one post! 😛
The first toy I shall review/bitch about is the “Sammy’s Indoor/Outdoor Playpen”
At £15.99 from Pets at Home, its not cheap and certainly not exactly value for money!
They are all attached to form a relatively large playpen for your pet to exercise in.
Note: Its only suitable for mice, hamsters and apparently gerbils however by the end of this post you will know why I highly doubt any rodent, a gerbil especially, would enjoy this toy.
When put all together, it does create quite a lot of floor space for hamsters to run around in without fearing escape!
I tend to think its quite a good idea because its more interactive than letting them run around in a ball and gives them a change of scenery aswell.
So we put a few toys and treats in the pen and put Eve in to test it out.
She certainly appreciated the amount of space she had to run around however seemed to be more interested in running along the edge of the bars than play with any of the new toys I had spent lots of money on!!!
Despite her favouring her freedom over the new toys, it was nice to watch her exploring and getting acquainted with us owners.
Sorry for the crappy photo quality in this picture; I’ll blame the lighting which wasn’t very good so adjusting the brightness afterwards has left it looking pretty naff.
After about 5 minutes of sniffing the floor and nibbling the carpet she turned her attention to escaping.
As we have discovered Eve likes to climb stuff.
But we don’t need to worry as shes smaller than an iPhone and there’s no chance of her climbing over 9 inch high wall is there…
In her first attempt, she scaled the bars and would have escaped into the big wide world had I not been sat there snapping away!
Now Eve is TINY and these bars are supposed to keep all sized hamsters in???
Mice and gerbils are much more nimble than hamsters and would have absolutely no problem climbing out of its so the chances of escape must be nearly 100%
I now understand why the phrase “Do not leave pet unattended” is slapped across the packaging 6 times!
For the novelty, 8 out of 10
but for sheer practicality and purpose a big fat ZERO out of 10.
For £15.99 I would expect a little more than a pointless waste of metal….
Don’t waste your money people!
What do you think??? Do you own one? Were you thinking of buying one even??? Let me know 😀