Building a DIY hamster swing has been at the top of my to-do list for the longest time. I knew in my heart of hearts that Fido would love it and yet, there were always more pressing matters, more blogging deadlines and more social media posts to be posted!
The end result was our furry little friend getting left at home. Then it happened…it was late one night, yet another social media post had to be blogged and Fido was being unusually quiet. It was then I made the executive decision;
Fido needed some entertainment if I was going to keep up with all these blog posts!
Much as cats have their trees and dogs like nothing more than a good walk to the park, hamsters need places of their own in which to frolic; this DIY hamster swing is a great way to build a little play toy for your furry friends. It does, however, require a little bit of work! The best part about the swing is that it will remain sturdy and strong for your pet hamster’s entire life.
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1. DIY Wood Hamster Swing
One of the simplest methods of building a hamster swing with wood is this. All you have to do is to cut two triangles of wood and cut a hole at the center of each triangle. Then cut another piece of wood for the platform and make ridges along the edges of the platform.
After that, add a wooden dowel to both sides of the triangles. Cut two wires and attach each to the sides of the platform before hanging them on the wooden dowel. After this, you’re good to go. If you want you can cover the swing with waterproof sealants. petdiys
2. DIY Hamster Playground With Swing
Make a simple hamster swing with popsicle sticks, a hot glue gun, and scissors. Start by getting 8 popsicle sticks, lay 7 of them together side by side, and cut the 8th piece into two. Glue each of the pieces to the widths of the 7 popsicle sticks (as the swing platform). Then make a square out of 4 popsicle sticks (as the base of the swing). After that, make two triangles and add them to the base.
3. DIY Hamster Swing Set
You can make this hamster swing set with a couple of nontoxic popsicle sticks, glue, and strings. Take 4 popsicle sticks and set them in a square and glue them. Add additional popsicle sticks to the square to reinforce the base. Then, assemble two triangles for the swing frame. After that assemble the swing platform using different colors of popsicle sticks. Assemble all the parts together and you’re good to go.
4. DIY Hamster Swing Toy
If you want something more extraordinary, you should check out this hamster swing toy tutorial. The swing comprises three different areas. The first area is the treats hide; it is made from wood and you can put millet, treats, or seeds in and close it. The second area is the chew toy hanging on one corner of the frame while the third area is the swing set.
5. DIY Swing For Hamster With Popsicle Stick
This is another simple hamster swing made from lollipop sticks/craft sticks, a wooden dowel, and a hot glue gun. Make the swing platform and the frames from the lollipop sticks. Then, use the wooden dowel to connect both frames together. Attach a string to the platform and hand it on the wooden dowel. With this, your hamster swing is ready.
6. How To Make A Hamster Wheel
This hamster wheel is simply taking the hamster swing set to another level. The wheel is made from cardboard, wooden dowel, and popsicle sticks. Cut a circle and a triangle from the cardboard box. Remove the outer layer of the triangle such that the cardboard is flexible and easy to roll. Use the triangle to form a circle around the circular cardboard. After that, connect the wheel rolling system with popsicle sticks and a wooden dowel.
7. DIY Hamster Playground
Do you know a hamster playground is not complete without a hamster swing set? If yes, then check out this amazing swing set tutorial and make one for your pet. All you need to make this is a couple of popsicle sticks, a hot glue gun, and a chain. Start by making the swing platform; assemble some popsicle sticks and glue them together with another popsicle stick attached across each of the widths. After that, make the swing frame and you’re good to go.
8. DIY Hamster Swing
All you need for this hamster swing include popsicle sticks, paper straws, wooden dowels, strings, and cardboard. Take the cardboard and add enough glue all over the surface. Place the two ends of a string on one side of the cardboard (top and bottom).
Then, add popsicle sticks to the cardboard and attach another string to the other side of the cardboard before placing the last popsicle stick. With that, you have your swing platform. Then, assemble the square base for the swing and watch the triangular frame to it.
9. DIY Hamster Swing With Glue Gun
You can make this hamster swing with a hot glue gun, small wooden tiles, rope, and popsicle sticks. Assemble the wooden tiles to form a small swing chair. After that, assemble the swing base and frames from the popsicle sticks. Attach a rope to the chair and hang it on the frame. You can check out the full details of the swing set by clicking the link below.
10. DIY Hamster Playground
In a hamster playground, there must be a swing, a slide frame, a climbing frame, and a see-saw. The materials needed include lollipop sticks, wooden craft cubes, non-toxic glue, and wooden craft beads (for see-saw).
All these playground components are very easy to make. To make the seesaw; lay a couple of lollipop sticks together side by side and glue them together with four other pieces over them as shown in this video.
Then, attach two wooden craft beads to the middle of the craft sticks. For the swing; make the swing platform from some lollipop sticks and four wooden crafts cubes. Assemble two square frames for the sides of the swing and connect them with a wooden dowel. Hang the platform on it and you’re good to go.
11. How To Build A Hamster Swing
You need 9 jumbo craft sticks, 8 mini craft sticks, skewers, popsicle sticks cutter, glue, and hamster-safe string. The first step is to line up seven craft sticks and cut the remaining one in half. Use each half to hold the seven others in place with glue. Glue one craft stick each at an angle on all sides of the platform. After that, join the craft sticks on each side at the top to form an angle of 60. Then, prepare the base and frame of the swing and you’re good to go.
12. Cute Fairy DIY Hamster Swing
The materials needed for this cute fairy hamster swing include food coloring, popsicle sticks, stickers, toilet paper tubes, strings, and cotton pads. Start by painting the toilet paper tube and popsicle sticks. Use the cotton pad as your brush to rub to coloring in both materials. The food coloring is safe from your hamster. After that, add stickers to the toilet paper tube and popsicle sticks to give it more decorations. Once you’re done with the decorations, you can start building the swing as explained in this video.
13. DIY Hamster Bamboo Swing
Make a 10cm circle on a piece of cardboard box, trace, and cut out the circle. Draw a 20cm circle and cut it out as well. Then, cut two 20×9cm squares on cardboard paper. Roll both squares to take the form of a cylinder and, finally, roll each piece of paper up and glue as shown in this video.
After that, attach each of the paper rolls to the sides of the 20cm circle. Get a wire and make small rings out of it. Attach the small rings to the sides of the 10cm circle. Check the link for the full instructions.
14. DIY Hamster Swing
All you need for this hamster swing is a cardboard box, strings, and some fabrics for weight. A small cardboard box will work well or depending on the size of the hamster. Cut one side of the box and that would be the front of the swing. Punch one hole each to both sides of the box and attach a string through the holes. After that, gather some fabrics and tie them together, put them inside the swing as a weight to make it stable. Hand the swing somewhere and you’re good to go.
15. Quick Hamster Swing Tutorial
Make a quick, and super easy hamster swing with just popsicle sticks and chains. Gather some popsicle sticks (the number depends on how wide you want the swing panel to be), lay them side by side, and glue one popsicle stick across the top edge to hold them together. Stick another one to the bottom edge to secure them firmly. After that, attach one chain each to the panel on both ends. Then, make the swing arm and make both stands. Now, hang the swing panel to the arm through the chains.
A hamster playground is never complete without a hamster swing set. The hamster swing set is very easy and cheap to set up because the most common materials used for the swing in this guide include popsicle sticks, wooden dowels, hot glue, and strings. The hamster swing set can be completed within a few hours.