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Old 10-16-2012, 04:23 AM   #1
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I chose the Alexander cage for my very active young Syrian longhair,Humphrey(call him Hum or Mouse!) and it's made him so happy.I read the housing forums here before I got it,and to anyone choosing a cage,do consider it as it's so spacious and versatile,and beautifully made,with max space for running,playing and exercising.
It easily fits a big wheel,and Hum loves using his Wonderland Bogie Wheel 20cm diameter,which is another thing I can hugely recommend,it's ideal for a Syrian longhair,20cm is an ideal size and the wood is very smooth for his feet,and it spins very quietly.Hum wouldn't use a wheel before this one.
I got Hum free from a student who had him 6 months in a small basic Savic cage approx 37x54cm with just one small balcony.He was very bored and never used the too small wheel (6cm diam)and did lots of bar chewing and searching for ways out.
When I got the Alexander,approx 97x48cm,with its many safe upper levels,nice wide ramp with non-slip treads,and 3 amazing houses to sleep or play in,he was so content.It was such a big cage I fitted his old Savic base in,as it had a good water-holder and a house area,which he now actually has designated as his loo! Having the familiar old cage base helped him settle in to the new cage well as it must have smelled nice to him.
The security of the Alexander is excellent.The cage has one large top door and 2 side doors.I normally use the top door.
As a relatively inexperienced owner I know I was very grateful to read reviews of cages,to help me find the best,and I can say that from the hamster welfare point of view this is one of the best.It isn't a shiny exciting-looking cage but it's a quality cage with masses of freedom and happiness for your hamster.I think if Hum could decide,he'd choose the Alexander himself!
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: Alexander Cage - recommended and review

Looks great! Thank you for sharing I do love Alexanders
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:45 AM   #3
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Thanx for nice comments Leesha,sorry Hum wasn't in the pics..he was fast asleep in his nest,exhausted from rushing about probably!
I am attaching some pics of Hum when I first got him (in his tiny cage then) with my Burmese cat Henry,who was my reason for getting Hum..Henry was pining so much for his companion cat who died a month before I by chance found Hum.And Hum has cheered him up alot.
I knew Henry wouldn't accept a new cat,but he was glad to have some animal life around.
I did wonder how it would go,and at first Henry gave a growl when Hum came out,then he was fascinated,and so was I, as Hum showed off to him,climbing upside down,swinging on his rope.
He wasn't a bit bothered by Henry.In fact although I'd never trust Henry to have access to Hum,I think they quite like each other.
The Alexander's bars are narrow enough to protect from a straying claw,though Henry hasn't tried that.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:50 AM   #4
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Default Re: Alexander Cage - recommended and review

I really want to invest in an Alexander, looks like a proper hamster mansion!
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:53 AM   #5
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Yeh I got two of them and they really are fab cages
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:05 AM   #6
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Hi Susie You won't be disappointed with the Alexander cage,it's amazingly spacious and very safe.Hum loves it.
He stopped bar chewing completely after he moved in.You can set it up and use it in various ways,it's got 2 beautifully made separate houses with it,and I've set mine up to give 3 levels.
The base is big and I put the base of Hum's old cage into the Alexander base for a familiar smell.It's still in there and provides another extra compartment for him to run in and out of.
A hamster can do alot of running about in the Alexander.I also got a Karlie Wonderland bogie wheel (smooth wood) 8",which Hum loved..he never ever got into his previous wheel which was too small I think.
Even tho it's a huge cage,I still like to take Hum out every eve..he lets himself be picked up for a cuddle,and then a big run around my bedroom (have to watch the little monkey all the time or he tries to take up the carpet and find a hole in the floorboards!)or a play in his old cage-top,I use things like Pringle tubes and mince pie boxes to make it interesting!
Good luck with your cage,I bought mine online from Zooplus,think I paid around 72.You may be lucky and find a cheaper one or a used one,but it's well worth the money.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:08 AM   #7
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More pictures would be great, we have one but are setting it up on christmas day!
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:10 AM   #8
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How lovely to be setting up your new cage on Xmas Day..enjoy! Sorry I haven't any more pics but did you see my pics of my cage posted in October? It's v easy to set up but be careful of the plastic holders each side of tray,I snapped one when setting up,but it doesn't affect the security.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:07 PM   #9
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Hi guys,
I am planning to buy a good cage for a post Christmas hamster present and it looks like the Alexander is a good idea. My question is can it fit a good wheel in? The problem I have with my current cage (an old Rody Trio) is that it can't fit my 8.5" Silent Spinner without it not working properly - the bottom of the silent spinner rubs against the side of the plastic bin it's based on causing the wheel to slow down every time my little Ducky uses it. As a result of this she hardly ever uses her wheel which means she doesn't get any exercise done!!
Anyway, could anyone owning the Alexander cage give me a rough idea of whether it would fit or not?
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:08 PM   #10
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I've got 12 inch wheels in both of mine no problem. They're fab cages
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