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Critter Cottage Crew — Hamster

Made by Ellie K, Faith S, Kenzie L, Sophia A, Finley P, and Michaela R, 5th grade students at Ocean Breeze Elementary

House Materials

Our critter cottage is the perfect home for your Hamster or little fuzzy friend. This home is all hand painted. It is made from a discarded night stand and all recycled materials. We used wooden boards to add a roof and drilled/screwed it together then painted it with some fun rainbow designs. We had a little bit of help from Mrs. Mentillo but just with cutting the boards with a circular saw since it was not safe for us, however we did use the drill. We replaced unsafe hardware cloth with plexiglass and drilled holes into it for increased airflow.

Hamster Preferences

Hamsters would prefer warm temperature so we made things nice and cozy. We know hamsters chew, so our team included chew toys. We used certain material that we think it wouldn’t chew on and materials we thought that the hamster would like to play with.

The home also has the hamsters water container from a plastic water bottle, straw, and a parmesan cheese cap. It can detach and reattach using velcro so you can refill it.

Hamster tested

About The Crew!

Finley was our interior designer, Faith specialized on the website, Ellie, Kenzie, and Michaela mainly worked on the interior and exterior building of the house, and we all painted and made our own toy. It was team effort!

Trail and error : old designs

Oreo the hamster approves

One thought on “Critter Cottage Crew — Hamster

  • Thank you for noting the old designs and the final ones. Part of the engineering design process is figuring out what does not work and how to improve it. Well done!


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