Supplies you’ll need:
- Toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls
- Pet-safe tape (brown tape or masking tape)
- Hot glue and glue sticks
- Natural jute or sisal string
What to do:
- On a flat surface, line up multiple toilet paper rolls (or paper-towel rolls) in a straight line.
- Apply strips of pet-safe tape vertically, connecting the ends of one roll to another. We used 3-4 pieces of tape per connection.
- Starting at one end of the tube, apply a dab of hot glue, press on the rope, and hold it in place for a few seconds while it dries. Work your way up the cylinder, applying hot glue, and then the rope.
- Allow the glue to dry overnight
This tunnel can be replicated with larger cardboard cylinders, such as empty food packaging or containers, for pets who won’t fit through the rolls above.
Small animal pets need exercise, mental stimulation, environmental enrichment, and the ability to express normal behaviours, just like cats or dogs. Although small, pocket pets need plenty of space to run about and play, and to express their normal behaviours like running, exploring, playing, stretching, foraging, gnawing, and jumping.
Make their environment interesting with different levels and areas to explore. You can use things like ramps and boxes, or even make a ‘forest’ out of fleece strips tied to the roof of their enclosure, so the strips dangle down and your pets such as guinea pigs can push and run through their fleece forest!
Explore RSPCA World for Pet’s range of Pocket Pet toys here.