Keep your hamster happy and healthy by providing lots of fun hamster toys for him to play with. Chewy has some great hamster toys for sale, including hamster chew toys, wheels, balls and tunnels, activity centers, treat toys and more. You can also find lots of hamster toys for cheap prices if you’re on a budget. Here are a few things to consider before adding new toys to your hamster’s habitat.
The best hamster toys will all be chew-proof, since hamsters like to work their teeth out as much as their muscles. You can find toys made of twigs, wood or natural grass that are made for healthy chewing, including a few made of tasty apple wood or timothy hay. All toys should be made of sturdy, non-toxic materials and free of small parts or stuffing that can break free and be swallowed by your hamsters. Activity centers for small animals often feature chewable wood and rope construction, and these can make great pet hamster toys, as well.
Hamster wheels provide an essential outlet for exercise and play and come in many styles and designs to keep your hamster moving. Get a freestanding wheel or one that fastens onto the cage, and look for a solid surface to provide sure footing and reduce the risk of foot injury. Avoid wheels with spindles if you have a longhaired hamster and be sure to choose a wheel that’s large enough for your hamster to avoid spinal stress. Exercise balls can provide a great way to let your hamster run around safely outside the cage. Just be sure to get a large enough ball and always supervise any out-of-cage play closely.
Fill your hamster cages with lots of different activities, incorporating chew toys, hamster hideouts, toys that dispense hamster treats and hamster food and toys you make from safe household items like cardboard tubes, as well. You can also look into hamster playpens to give your hamster extra time out of the cage for play. Chewy has all the hamster supplies you need to make your hamster’s home a stimulating and healthy environment. Shop our great selection of hamster toys and start creating the perfect play environment for your pet!
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I keep my hamster entertained?
Keep your hamster entertained by including lots of different toys in your hamster’s habitat. An exercise wheel, lots of chew toys, balls and more will provide your hamster with lots to do. You also want to make sure your hamster gets lots of quality time outside the cage and with you. A hamster playpen will provide a safe place to play and let you interact more with your hamster, and a hamster exercise ball will let them adventure safely around the house with you watching. Giving treats or making your hamster work for them using a treat-dispensing toy is also a good way to get your hamster playing.
What kind of toys do hamsters like to play with?
Hamsters like to play with chew toys, balls, and tunnels, and they have a great time running in wheels, too. You can also get an exercise wheel for you hamster that lets him run around safely without escaping. Dangling toys or activity centers for small animals are popular with hamsters, too. Experiment and see which toys your hamster prefers and switch things up from time to time to keep him interested.
What is the best toy for a hamster?
The best toy for a hamster is a safe toy, so avoid toys with stuffing, loose pieces or choking hazards because hamsters will chew anything you give them. Every hamster will have different toy preferences, but you can find lots of great hamster-safe toys on our site and just see which ones are a hit. Try hanging toys, rolling toys, chew sticks and balls in addition to an exercise wheel and hideouts, which are essential gear for any hamster habitat.