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Old 02-26-2014, 12:13 PM   #11
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Default Re: Marchioro Goran 82 rat cage, great for syrians

So are the pictures you posted of the Goran or the Kevin? Doesn't the Goran come with a beige base? How is yours blue? I'm looking at the Goran as a possible cage for my daughter's hamster and I'd like to know what to expect if I order from drsfostersmith.
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:47 AM   #12
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the base of panda's cage is the blue base from the kevin cage. the green wire top of his cage is the goran wire top. the goran 82 is the best cage for a syrian for US owners. i highly recommend getting it. What kind of hamster do you have though? it has 1/2" bar spacing i'm not sure if that's suitable for a dawrf and it's too big for robo dwarfs. i was very impressed with my first order from drsfostersmith.com and impressed with the cage.
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:41 AM   #13
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fostersmith are very reliable - I don't have this cage but have ordered from them many times - good customer service.
The goran is a great cage but I would still go with a storage bin from target - my kids both have hamsters in their room and there is no dander or bedding mess at all because the bins keep the bedding all in one place - floor space of the large sterilite tote ( I think it is 110g) is approximately the same as the goran- maybe a little bigger and you get no bar chewing and no noise - I only cut an opening in the lid and cover it with wire or a part of an old cage wire and drill holes in addition to that and leave the bin intact so the hamsters can have a lot of bedding to dig- much less expensive and my kids love making things for the hamster ( ramps, houses, tubes ... The Goran is maybe the only nice cage to get here in the US but it is still pricy compared to our bin options ...
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:13 AM   #14
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Default Re: Marchioro Goran 82 rat cage, great for syrians

Thank you for the explanation Panda's mommy! Sammy is a Syrian.

Flybear - thank you for reminding me about the noise and possible mess. As Sammy lives in my daughter's bedroom those are important factors to consider. I better think about this a bit longer...
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:19 AM   #15
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Default Re: Marchioro Goran 82 rat cage, great for syrians

I don't ever have a problem with dust or anything. The base is deep and being never gets kicked out. Also I use carefresh ultra and it has no dust.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:43 AM   #16
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Default Re: Marchioro Goran 82 rat cage, great for syrians

I got the Goran 82 a couple of year's ago and I think it's one of the best cages. I added the 12" silent spinner and some shelves and ladders and my 2 year old Syrian seemed very happy with the space.

I got the Kevin 82 as well, took out the tubes etc. and added corner shelves. The Goran is definitely the best buy. Can't remember exactly how much I paid here in the U.K. but it was a reasonable price.
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:27 AM   #17
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Thank you all for the advice! We ended up going with a bin cage, mostly because it was MUCH cheaper. My husband built it this past Saturday and Sammy seems to be really happy in it. I have ordered him a bigger wheel and once it arrives and we get it set up the way we want I will post pictures.
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:02 PM   #18
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Default Re: Marchioro Goran 82 rat cage, great for syrians

The Goran does look nice. I have a large cage that I covered in wire cause the bars were too wide (guinea pig cage) but I decided to do the bin cage and I like it much more. It's so much quicker an easier to lift off the lid to get to things (including Penny) as opposed to unclipping the wire cage top or putting my arm through the hole. I also have unrestricted viewing of her overhead without the bars being in the way. Everyone has their own preferences for sure but I'm now a bin fan.

It's good to know there ARE some cage choices in the US though!

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Old 03-05-2014, 04:38 PM   #19
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the goran 82 has a HUGE door that makes it very easy to get to your hammy and everything in the cage!
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Old 06-30-2015, 05:37 PM   #20
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I have a stupid question do I have to use the shelf and can I move it up
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