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Barbie
12-24-2010, 06:00 AM
Finally, we've completed the refurbishment - so our next hamsters will be put on the shelf :mrgreen:

My husband built this cage from an IKEA Gorm shelf (I guess it's called Gorm in the UK too?), using acrylic glass as flooring, boards to go round and wire (it's aviary wire in German - is there an English word for it?) for the sides, back and doors. :)
Since the mice have shredded a good part of the corners, I had to clean it very thoroughly and give it another two coatings with varnish. Dirk made the new doors (there was no need for doors for the mice) and - lo and behold - we managed to complete it the other day :)

Next week the new hamsters can move in - I've already found a shelter in the area where they have hamsters at the moment. I'm all happy and hope Dirk will allow for two hamsters to move in... :mrgreen:

Now here's the pictures (still empty, of course). The size is app. 60'' in width and 19'' in depth, the boards are app. 8'' high to allow for at least 6'' of bedding.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a343/Barbie-Barbie/Hamster/Regalfertig1_resize.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a343/Barbie-Barbie/Hamster/Regalfertig3_resize.jpg

HarrieMooch
12-24-2010, 06:12 AM
That's sooooo cool! :D

SnickersTheFirst
12-24-2010, 06:54 AM
It looks great :D Is each door a new cage? or is the whole level for one hamster?

We sometimes call it Aviary Wire here but it's usually called Mesh. :D

gellerbing
12-24-2010, 07:20 AM
wow that looks so cool, wish we had room to do something like that

mrnibblesmommy
12-24-2010, 08:24 AM
completely brilliant! i love it!! those are going to be some very spoiled hams!

princess-rhi89
12-24-2010, 02:37 PM
wow thats brilliant :) I love it, you are going to have some very lucky hams xxx

Barbie
12-25-2010, 07:28 AM
Mesh!! *duh* could've thought of that :D

It's one level per hamster, so the measure is per hamster. :) I'll post pictures of the interior as soon as it's done.

Malorey
12-28-2010, 04:35 AM
That is awesome! Can't wait to see more pictures of it!

Ellie
12-28-2010, 04:49 AM
WOW that is absolutely brilliant, I would LOVE something like that!! I thought you were putting 4 hams in there, so those 2 hams are going to be very very lucky!

Barbie
12-29-2010, 04:56 AM
I've finished with most of the interior! We'll pick up the new inhabitant this afternoon from the shelter, I'm all excited :mad:
I'll also fill the level up with more bedding, I ran out of it and the shop was closed when we got there yesterday evening :( The bedding will come up to at least half of the little sand bath tank and by tomorrow I can add the WW platform as well. *happy*
Now here come the pictures:
The upper level
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a343/Barbie-Barbie/Hamster/GehegeDez2010oben5_resize.jpg

close-up left hand side
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a343/Barbie-Barbie/Hamster/GehegeDez2010oben4_resize.jpg

close-up right hand side
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a343/Barbie-Barbie/Hamster/GehegeDez2010oben6_resize.jpg

half-finished WW-platform
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a343/Barbie-Barbie/Hamster/Etageinthemaking6_resize.jpg

Hannah
12-29-2010, 09:38 AM
That's looking brilliant. Your hamsters are sooooo lucky. I need to try my hand at some DIY. XxX

KutButLykee
12-29-2010, 11:12 AM
WOW<3
Thats Fabulous:D!

fluffymunchkins
12-29-2010, 12:21 PM
Wow that really is fabulous!
The new hamster/s is going to be so lucky :D