View Full Version : How to add another level to a cage

04-11-2010, 05:19 AM
I almost bought wood to do this, but think this is much easier


Basket (size is up to you)
A pair of scissors (preferably sharp ones, or something hot to melt plastic)
Cable ties ( the bigger the basket the more cable ties you need)
A ladder or bridge (optional)

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk182/Louise_81/homeimprovements003.jpg my cage to begin with

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk182/Louise_81/homeimprovements001.jpg the basket can be any size, but I like this smallish one, cos it was hanging around the house

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk182/Louise_81/homeimprovements002.jpg cut out a small hole in the basket, leaving the side intact, this is so the hammy doesn't roll or fall out. Also straighten the top and bottom so that hammy doesn't hurt himself on the way n and out

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk182/Louise_81/homeimprovements004.jpg Attach at what you see is a reasonable height for your hamster.

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk182/Louise_81/homeimprovements005.jpg Add ladders or a bridge to help hammy get up there.

I have also seen that you can attache wheels to the sides to help prevent noise, so I have done that too

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk182/Louise_81/homeimprovements006.jpg just attached with a couple of cable ties. due to the design of my box I have had to ut it a little higher that I liked, but put a bridge to help Flora get up there

04-11-2010, 08:55 AM
Aaaa, thats a nice, cheap, easy idea! :D

04-11-2010, 08:57 AM
I would think it could be done with certain wire cages too

04-11-2010, 10:59 AM
Yeah, it would probably be easier if anything.

04-11-2010, 01:27 PM
will try this one day :)
useful though cause no ones ever explained it, i've just sen pics.

04-11-2010, 05:11 PM
how great!!!! thanks for posting!

04-12-2010, 03:21 AM
love it! archie has got some room for it too:mad:

04-13-2010, 02:26 PM
I think Spud would like some.....do you think he'd like pink?

04-13-2010, 02:49 PM
I've seen this done also the other way up with a door cut in the basket and the base of the basket used as a level with a nice nesting area underneath which is good and airy too :)

04-14-2010, 12:28 AM
Fabby! I've seen this done in mouse cages too!

04-14-2010, 01:44 AM
That's a really cool idea I tried it yesterday it works well but not up to your standard! :D

04-14-2010, 01:48 AM
does any type of basket work???
I'm not sure what to use!

Since peggys no longer using her bin cage i might aswell modify it ready for a new ham :)

04-14-2010, 02:08 AM
New ham????!!!

Is there something you wanna share with us FM?

04-14-2010, 03:15 AM
i'm not getting one yet hope, don't worry XD
My mums much more dtermined to not get any then that!

But i'm just preparing so that she has no excuse.
This is the bin cage i plan to attach to the new ebay cage i hopefully will get

04-14-2010, 03:34 AM
Oh ok! Sorry I just get so excited :-) I can't help it, I'm a little insane :-)

Anyway, I'm kinda in the same postition as you, juast preparing for possible new furry family members!