My Russian Dwarf Hamster, Munch, was very spoiled this Christmas and one of the gifts me and partner were most excited to give him was this burrow box. It is a natural instinct for hamsters to want to burrow and we have definitely seen that in our hamster. We often build up large areas of sawdust and bedding for him and he really enjoys burrowing in and creating a little safe haven for himself so we assumed that he would love this item.
On first look the item looked great - the wooden design matches other items we have and I prefer it to the plastic toys available as it is more natural and Munch enjoys nibbling on his wooden toys. This in turn is good for keeping his teeth at a healthy size. Two sides of the box are see through and are nice and sturdy which would work really well for seeing through to peak at your hamster burrowing through.
All of that is in theory however as our hamster hasn't seemed to grasp the concept of the burrow box! He tends to pull himself up instead of using the ladder as I think the ladder was designed for animals slightly larger than a dwarf hamster - he tends to fall through the rungs. He really enjoys sitting on top of the sawdust in his box but, despite us hiding treats amongst the sawdust, doesn't seem to have any desire to burrow into it.
The product looks lovely and is a relatively good price for the size of it but our hamster just doesn't seem interested!
Play tower for hamsters and gerbils where you can watch your small pet through Plexiglas panes while he burrows.