At Us with pets you will find a large selection of activity games and toys for rodents. Whether you have a rabbit, guinea pig, hamster or any other rodent, it needs activation and stimulation – especially if it is alone in its cage for many hours at a time.
On this page you will find e.g. food balls, snack boards and snack rolls, which you can fill yourself with food or your rodent's favorite snack. You can also buy ready-made activation incl. feed under Rodent Snacks .
Why does my rodent need to be activated?
All rodents – and in general all animals – need activation and stimulation. If they do not get enough of it, they will quite naturally become understimulated, and this will typically lead to unwanted behavior such as an animal that starts to bite, an animal that gnaws manically at the bars, or attempts to escape.
Especially with animals that spend many hours a day in their cage and animals that are alone, there will be a great need for activation. Here you should buy several different types of activation games and snacks so that you can alternate between what your rodent is offered.
A happy and harmonious animal is typically a well-stimulated animal that gets its needs met. You should keep your rodent out of the cage as much as possible so that it has the opportunity to explore and investigate new surroundings. It is also stimulated by being offered snacks that are challenging to find and eat. It can be in activation games and toys, in the form of feeding tunnels with fillings or fresh vegetables, which it has to figure out to eat on its own.
Lock your rodent out in the garden
You can stimulate your rodent by offering activation and by being social with it. You can also (in some cases) offer the company of a fellow species, and then you can simply let it out in the garden, where your pet will have the best and most natural opportunities to be activated and stimulated. Here it can run, jump and jump, and it can dig and sniff and taste its way.
You should ensure that the garden is properly fenced - also downwards, so that your rodent cannot dig out and so that unauthorized guests cannot enter the garden. If your rodent is not used to being outside, you must also be aware of temperatures and keep an eye on it. If necessary, choose a run, especially for smaller rodents, so they don't disappear in the garden.