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Old 04-24-2016, 01:40 AM   #1
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Default Mamble 100 Hamster/Rat cage review

I upgraded my lovely marina from her DIY bin cage/pets at home medium wire cage to this in January. I haven't looked back. My reasons for changing were; the bin cage, despite two mesh panels, got stinky pretty quickly, and the pets at home wire cage had a small hole which was steadily getting bigger every night that my hamster was in it. I will attach pictures of both cages in the comments section. As much as I did love her original housing system I just found it difficult to clean and, well, I wanted to spoil my girl.

I ordered the Mamble 100 from amazon UK for 39.99. it arrived quickly and I was shocked at the size of it, the box it came in was massive and I began to wonder if I even had the room for it ( I did). Putting it together was difficult, it is flat packed and the wire top is fiddly. I did it wrong the first time without realising and ended up closing big gaps with wire, a few weeks later I realised my mistakes, took off the wire and re-built the cage. PERFECT!! Marina, my 15mo Syrian hamster loves her cage. It came with four large rat size tubes, a shelf, a litter tray, a bottle and a food dish. The litter tray currently hands off the cage as another platform/sandbath. The shelf that came with it has a lip all around so can hold bedding.. I cover this with carefresh.

The cage is massive. I easily fit in one of the 12'' Trixie wheels (from amazon, a fab wheel and basically silent) two suspension ladders, a few hammocks, and an array of toys. Also, because of the size and fantastic ventilation of the cage, it rarely smells. I empty out her potty every four or five days (it is a dish of chinchilla sand, and it works wonders for controlling the scent) and clean her cage when it needs cleaning. For cleaning I just lift off the top cage part, empty and disinfect the plastic base and then re fill. Easy! The top wire cart is very heavy and difficult to lift, but I just about manage.

Marina is much happier. I was initially worried because it is such a tall cage, but with well placed hammocks and extra wooden shelves we are doing well so far!! The clips are also quite flimsy, I broke a few but managed to get a replacement from an online pet store. Another point worth mentioning is that a lot of the gaps between bars, especially under the doors, are quite big, over 1cm. Marina hasn't escaped from these, and the only escape we've had so far was when my sister left the cage door open. We found marina sleeping in my wardrobe, in her old bin cage.....

Point is, mamble 100 is fab and for 40, go for it!!
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Old 04-24-2016, 02:00 AM   #2
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That sounds like a great upgrade! Glad Marina is happy in it. I like cages for the ventilation as well Are you in the Uk? The Barney cage from Zooplus is also a good 100cm cage. Costs a little bit more (usually about 49.99) but is a bit lower as well. It sounds like your set up is a lovely hammy habitat though! Can we see some photos?!
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Old 04-24-2016, 02:12 AM   #3
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current mamble 100







This is the old cage she had!!

took me a while to work out how to upload pics, lol !!

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Old 04-24-2016, 02:28 AM   #4
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It makes a big different doesn't it! Loads more space. I like the idea of the cage mounted litter tray making another platform. You need to be a bit careful with ladders with rungs though. Filled in ones tend to mean a few less accidents. You could easily fill in a runged ladder by sticking a hard piece of cardboard or thin piece of wood to the back though I also worry a bit about chains with rings. Hammies can get their toes caught in them and end up hanging by a leg. It could be an idea to get hold of some sisal string or paper string to use instead of the chains, if you can get some.
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Old 04-24-2016, 02:35 AM   #5
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It makes a big different doesn't it! Loads more space. I like the idea of the cage mounted litter tray making another platform. You need to be a bit careful with ladders with rungs though. Filled in ones tend to mean a few less accidents. You could easily fill in a runged ladder by sticking a hard piece of cardboard or thin piece of wood to the back though I also worry a bit about chains with rings. Hammies can get their toes caught in them and end up hanging by a leg. It could be an idea to get hold of some sisal string or paper string to use instead of the chains, if you can get some.
I am so glad you have said this because I've been worried about this for the past few weeks and not had a clue how to solve it!!! Will be removing the chains and swapping for string as soon as I get the chance. It's so silly they sell hamster products that are dangerous thank you for telling me this hopefully she doesn't chew through the rope though!!! Not that I will mind, safety first !
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Old 04-24-2016, 02:38 AM   #6
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Lots of space for Syrian sized tubes, toys and hideouts. Makes for a happy hamster.
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Old 04-24-2016, 02:52 AM   #7
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I know it's a pain! Yes the string could be chewed through I guess - depends if you have a chewy hamster lol. Normal string wouldn't be safe to chew but string made from sisal is ok and craft shops tend sell paper string which is quite strong. I don't think she would chew it if she has plenty of other things to chew on - you'd just need to keep an eye out for chewing I guess - and unlikely she would purposefully chew all four corners at the same time lol!

This stuff looks good to me - I might get some myself

https://www.amazon.co.uk/East-India-...s=paper+string

A lot of things sold for hamsters aren't suitable (usually too small) but with having a rat cage you have rat sized things which is great! I have to buy rat sized toys etc for our Syrian.

She should have a nice soft landing if there's plenty of depth of substrate too It looks like a great fun home for her!
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Old 04-24-2016, 03:02 AM   #8
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Amazing setup! I was considering getting this for Willow but she is a very precarious climber and would probably hurt herself - don't want that happening!
Loving all of the hammocks and the flower garland is just too cute - might have to get one myself Marina, you're a lucky girl!
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Old 04-24-2016, 03:04 AM   #9
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I know it's a pain! Yes the string could be chewed through I guess - depends if you have a chewy hamster lol. Normal string wouldn't be safe to chew but string made from sisal is ok and craft shops tend sell paper string which is quite strong. I don't think she would chew it if she has plenty of other things to chew on - you'd just need to keep an eye out for chewing I guess - and unlikely she would purposefully chew all four corners at the same time lol!

This stuff looks good to me - I might get some myself

https://www.amazon.co.uk/East-India-...s=paper+string

A lot of things sold for hamsters aren't suitable (usually too small) but with having a rat cage you have rat sized things which is great! I have to buy rat sized toys etc for our Syrian.

She should have a nice soft landing if there's plenty of depth of substrate too It looks like a great fun home for her!
Yeah i already have and use sisal string in the cage, mainly for tying up treats but looks like I've got an even better use now!! I'm a bit worried though that it won't be as sturdy and if she does chew it, it may fall with her in or on the ladder/tubes. I'll have to see if I can't work around it somehow. She is quite a chewer, she's great with the hammocks (they're all still intact) but she still gnaws at the bars if the cage!! No idea why she still does this as she can't be bored !! And she has plenty of chew toys!

She has plenty of deep substrate, I use carefresh and softwood shavings. No problems with these so far!!
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Old 04-24-2016, 03:07 AM   #10
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Amazing setup! I was considering getting this for Willow but she is a very precarious climber and would probably hurt herself - don't want that happening!
Loving all of the hammocks and the flower garland is just too cute - might have to get one myself Marina, you're a lucky girl!

Thank you I'm glad you like it!! I was (and still am sometimes) concerned because marina can be quite the daredevil, I've placed the hammocks and shelves so if she ever drops it will be onto these to break her fall a bit
The flower garland is from wilko (if you're from the UK!!) she loves chewing this. I've put it there to hide her little toilet hehe.
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