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Old 04-04-2011, 11:44 AM   #1
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Default Savic Cambridge Review

So i got the savic cambridge when Nibbles the syrian was about 7 months old and he needed a better cage than what he had (savic peggy metro). I ordered this cage off www.zooplus.co.uk for around 35.99 (i had 10 on paypal so 25.99) which is a good deal since all the other pet store's charge around 40-50 for it, unless you spot one on ebay. This cage measures around 62cm in length, 42cm in height and 36cm in width
I thought this is the right around size for a syrian hamster. By the way i dont reccomend this cage for dwarf hamsters as there are too many gaps where they could squeeze threw and if you want 2 there is also territorial problems anyway...
This cage can come in 3 different colours... red, light blue or navy blue
And the 2 shelves are red and yellow
The cage itself came with..
2 savic security clips to attach the bars to the base
Savic blue house
savic waterbottle
savic small green foodbowl
savic 6" wheel
2 green ladders
the shelves

So here is my cage


There are 2 doors in this cage
one on the side

and one at the top

These doors are big enough to get your hand threw and are secure (but i put my other spare savic clips on for extra security)

The bar spacing is good for all hamsters i think apart from roborovski's as they would be able to squeeze threw..

These are the savic clips that attach the bars to the base which havent even been chewed YET!

There is a big space in the middle of the top shelf and middle shelf which can be a problem if your hamster likes to jump (which Nibbles does) but this can be ressolved by putting a hammock or hanging toy there etc)

Also this is a savic fault on mine (dont know if its with everyone's)
on the top shelf its isnt in line with the bars if you get what i mean like in this picture the shelf is wonky

Another fault with this cage is at the top the bars kind of seperate and a dwarf hamster could easily escape from this.

And lastly the other fault is the actual tray/base isnt level so when Nibbles runs on the bottom the whole cage moves creating a horrible noise so ive had to make it level with bluetack


Pro's

Big enough for syrian hamster
Lots of exercise for your hamster
Good ventilation
Cheapish
Easy to clean
Good access to your hamster (2 doors)
can fit an 11" wheel if you take 1 shelf off
bars are good quality
Nice looking
Lots of colour variety


Con's

Dwarfs cant live in this cage
Accessories that come with the cage are useless
Can be pricey
Shelves are a pain to move and clean
easily breakable shelves
can be dangerous such as the gap in the middle
ladders can be flimsy

I hope this helps if you want to get this cage, i love this cage and so does Nibbles
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:01 PM   #2
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I had the same gap in the bars and wobbly base, it looks like the base has warped

Im personally not impressed with it and moved my syrian Pudding to a bigger cage after just 2 months. It is ALOT better than most cages though
Pudding doesnt like it much either and chews on her bars ALOT, shes currently on her holidays in the Cambridge and Ive been told she is going to town on the bars

Its pretty though, and alot better than some cages so I have to give it some thumbs up.
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:45 AM   #3
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yeh i agree, Nibbles chews on the bars alot but i dont think i will be getting him a bigger cage for the moment even though it would be nice for him to have more space..
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:23 AM   #4
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Its alot of money to spend just to move your hammy again isnt it, luckily I had an old rabbit cage and some wire mesh laying around so Pudding could move
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:48 AM   #5
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The Cambridge is too small IMO, its smaller than even the RSPCA recommended cage size.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:08 AM   #6
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Yes its not the best size you can get but its better than keeping him in his old cage which is like half the size. But i think its alright
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:42 PM   #7
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Hmm... I'm not a fan of the Cambridge but I know alot of people are on the fence about it. Also, do you have a new wheel?
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:32 AM   #8
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Hmm... I'm not a fan of the Cambridge but I know alot of people are on the fence about it. Also, do you have a new wheel?
yes i do, the 20cm karlie wonderland wheel
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:39 AM   #9
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Default Zooplus Cambridge

Hey, i have 2 Cambridge cgaes for 2 of my 3 syrians, and i have found them to be great. They're a good size, although not as big as the alaska, its not exactly cramped.

The hight gives them lots of climbing room, and different levels, although i only left one level in so they had more room for toys and climbing. The floor space could be bigger, but it suits my hamsters perfectly. ive never seen them so happy.

Its a good price, being 40, although i got mine on sale for 30
its a very good buy, i strongly reccomend it for anysyrian owner!
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:14 AM   #10
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I have a cambridge and while I would happily put a baby syrian in one, or a dwarf hamster, wouldn't use it for an adult now that I have an alaska and a mamble.The shelves drive me mad when cleaning and it really isn't big enough (I would consider it for an elderly hamster).You can't easily fit a 12 inch wheel in and for me the floor space is just too small.Yes some hammies are happy in them but I don't think I could honestly say it's a very good cage when you can get an alaska for the same price.I keep 2 mice in mine now as they are happy climbing the bars.It is however better than the smaller cages some shops seem to think are suitable
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