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Old 07-19-2019, 08:38 PM   #1
CharlieHamHam
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Question New cage, but some new issues.

Lately I have been feeling a little guilty cause Charlieís bin cage was a few inches too small. Today when I was at Target I saw that 90qt plastic bins were 10 dollars, so I bought it. I finished drilling holes in the lid and transferred all of Charlieís things. (I forgot to mention. He is a Syrian.)

Later on tonight I made a popsicle stick picnic table for his new home. I am pretty pleased with it . I knew he would chew on it, and I donít mind. But when he chews on it, he gets little pieces of wood, chews them up, and eats them (I think). Maybe he will realize it isnít food or maybe I just need to take it out. Maybe Iím just paranoid

Additionally, this is probably nothing, but Charlie has been digging in a corner of his new cage. At least, trying to dig. He keeps going back and trying to dig, but his paws just slip on the plastic floor. Itís quite funny, but I am a little worried something is troubling him. Maybe itís just his bad eyesight. Iím just making sure
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Old 07-20-2019, 01:22 AM   #2
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Default Re: New cage, but some new issues.

Honestly I’d be removing the lolly sticks if they’re being chewed up like that as it’s thin wood that can splinter. Digging in the corner is generally a sign of stress, probably from the cage moving.

I hate to say it but the 90 qt bin is still very much on the small side for a Syrian. A better size would be the 50 gallon one to be honest but even that would just be a good minimum size. It is not the external dimensions you are looking at but the internal floor space near the bottom of the cage, and unfortunately bins tend to slope downward and reduce the area of the living space. I would seriously think about upgrading again at some point - maybe after he has settled some more.
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