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Old 10-19-2013, 09:39 AM   #1
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Hello, hamsters! This is my first cage review so apologies if I do something wrong, please tell me and I'll fix it right away. I was looking for a new cage for my Russian ham Cloud and I noticed nobody had reviewed this cage. So, I took a chance and here we go...

I ordered this cage from Amazon and have tried a couple of different set ups. Here is the link to the seller:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Here is my current one (if anyone wants an accessories breakdown, I'll post one). Feel free to skip the pictures, I just included them so you get an idea of how many toys are needed to create a full environment that doesn't look like it was taken straight from the pet shop:

















On to the review!

Stats:
Price: 42.60
Size: 70cmx40cmx40cm
Bar spacing: 7mm (although they look more akin to the bars on my Ferplast Mini Duna, which I think is 6mm.)
Comes with:
  • Two shelves.
  • Hole stopper.
  • Hamster house.
  • Solid ramp.
  • Four tube pieces which join together to make two curved tubes.
  • Two tube connectors.
  • Two food bowls.
  • Four cage clips to secure the body of the cage to the base.

Pros:
1. The size combined with the bar spacing means it's suitable for Syrians and dwarves. Roborovskis may perhaps still fare better in a tank style cage, however.
2. Two access doors (one on the front, one on the top).
3. Stackable
4. Attractive colour scheme (chocolate base and shelves with cream bars and accessories. It even comes with a white Liberta brand sticker on the front of the base!
5. Shelves are relatively easy to attach and, unlike some accounts I've read, not flimsy at all.
6. Bars are very strong but the horizontal bars still have some give, which is helpful when attaching bottles/wheels etc.

Cons:
1. As with most hamster houses and accessories, the tubes and house are better suited in size for dwarves than Syrians.
2. It's not the cheapest cage out there.
3. There are four holes in both platforms and only one tube and tube stopper. The remaining two holes have to be covered with the food bowls. If, like me, you don't use food bowls, this is a pain. They are also lightweight enough for the hambeast to tip them over and fall through the hole anyway, although this is less of a problem for my poor, puny dwarf

Value for money:
In terms of value for money its closest relative is the Alaska. I got free shipping for my Liberta which makes it slightly cheaper than the Alaska with shipping from Zooplus. However, the Alaska is significantly longer (too big to sit on top of my cage stack of Mamble 80s) which is why I chose the Liberta Varazze. However, if you have the room for the Alaska, access to your ham will be far better as the doors are much bigger.

Would I recommend it?
Personally I love this cage, my ham is much happier and more active since being moved from his horrible temporary cage. The colour scheme is the most attractive one on the market in my opinion, and it makes it very easy to accessorise (as I have) with wood toys for a natural look.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:43 AM   #2
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Very nice review .
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:21 PM   #3
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Thankyou! I've just switched some more wooden toys across from my other hams' cages and now it looks like a foresty palace.
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Old 04-27-2014, 01:26 PM   #4
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Great review !! I would definitely consider I I had a dwarf as the cat head in the Alaska freaks me out!! Its a big contrast to my hamster iMac fantasy !!
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Old 04-27-2014, 02:03 PM   #5
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Nice cage and review! I live in the US but I noticed we have Liberta cages being sold on our Amazon. That would be nice if this one sells there too (it's not on there now though).
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:27 PM   #6
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Nice review, and cage!
Great for hamsters who prefer smaller spaces...like my Bella! x
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