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Old 01-15-2020, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default From Terrarium to Bin Cage- Major Upgrade!

Hello Everyone!
I have been doing research for months on how to appropriately upgrade my Syrian hamster's home. I finally decided on a bin cage. While ideally I would like a large aquarium for Oreo, they are heavy and expensive- not ideal for my current situation.
I ventured into Home Depot and discovered the perfect bin for my project- a 200 quart Sterilite measuring 39 3/4" Length x 21 1/2" Width x 17 7/8" Height. This gives Oreo about 850 square inches of floor space which is a heck of a lot better than her previous 400 square inch terrarium!
It would barely fit in my car! After convincing my boyfriend to spend a day helping me build a hamster enclosure, we got straight to work.
The Tools and supplies I used:
-200 quart Sterilite bin and lid
-Retractable multipurpose blade
-Drill with bit about #2 Sized
-Multipurpose Shears
-80 Grit Sandpaper
-Wire Mesh (Found in Garden Section of store)
-Zip Ties (Found in Electrical Dept.)
-Duct Tape
-Four Multipurpose Clamps
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Old 01-16-2020, 05:27 AM   #2
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Default Re: From Terrarium to Bin Cage- Major Upgrade!

What's the duct tape for???

Also sounds great. Can we have a piccy?
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Old 01-16-2020, 06:15 AM   #3
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Default Re: From Terrarium to Bin Cage- Major Upgrade!

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What's the duct tape for???
Duct tape is for decorative purposes to put round the meshed windows or meshed lid.
Here's my latest rainbow creation which is now Edwina's home. It does have a meshed lid also.
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Old 01-20-2020, 03:14 PM   #4
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Default Re: From Terrarium to Bin Cage- Major Upgrade!

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Duct tape is for decorative purposes to put round the meshed windows or meshed lid.
Here's my latest rainbow creation which is now Edwina's home. It does have a meshed lid also.
Ah I see. It looks very nice Ria
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