Published on April 18th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Ikea Expedit Three-Story Hamster Habitat

Materials: Expedit 5-by-5 bookcase

Fred is probably the P. Diddy equivalent of Hamsterville, with a 5×5 Expedit megahome all to himself. Katja, Fred’s dotting owner, removed dividers on two “floors” to create large spaces to stretch Fred’s short little legs. She also decorated the space with hamster luxuries like wooden ladders, bubbly cork goodness for Fred to dive in and play.

See more of the Expedit Hamster mansion. [via Pawesome.net]

~ Sonia Zjawinski

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8 Responses to Ikea Expedit Three-Story Hamster Habitat

  1. MoNkeY? says:

    Wow… the glass panel only cover a portion of the hole.. Wont the hamster jump or climb out of it?
    And… i was wondering whether the hamster would bite through those expedits bookshelf? You know.. the inside of those bookshelf is hollow. And hamster could even bite though solid wood..

  2. Astrid says:

    Cool! We joked about doing that with fish… but hamsters is much more possible!

  3. How cool is that? Makes my own hamster’s cage look like a prizon in comparison.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Fred’s house is bigger than mine (but I do live in a dorm). That’s one lucky hamster!

  5. Kalleguld says:

    Damn, now I want a hamster!

  6. Lili says:

    I’m speechless! I almost wish I lived in that thing, LOL!

    Relatable Style

  7. Anonymous says:

    It looks great! Only, how do keep it clean?

  8. La Tendedera says:

    w-o-w! no hamsters here, but how cool is this? very.

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