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Old 10-15-2018, 03:13 PM   #1
Issy2017
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Default What kind of play pen does everyone use for their Russians?

For bonding sessions but also wanting it for somewhere for her to play during cage cleaning? I don't like putting her in a ball and I'm sure I read somwhere before that they dont like it either? Xx
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: What kind of play pen does everyone use for their Russians?

You have a few options with Russians, the metal ones like this are fine or this wooden one or you can make one like this.
I wouldn't use the ball at all personally but certainly not while cleaning the cage, balls can be dangerous & you need to watch all the time which you can't do while cleaning the cage. If you have to leave her better to use a carrier with plenty of substrate & maybe a treat or two.
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:40 PM   #3
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Default Re: What kind of play pen does everyone use for their Russians?

For playtime I will use a large cardboard box or a dog playpen (these are expensive). Bathtubs are also a great way to have out time. I put my hamster in his dog playpen while I’m cage cleaning. The playpen is in the same room were I’m cleaning so I can monitor him.
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Old 10-17-2018, 08:09 AM   #4
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Default Re: What kind of play pen does everyone use for their Russians?

I made one out of thick project board. Hope the pic shows up.



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Old 10-17-2018, 08:57 AM   #5
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Default Re: What kind of play pen does everyone use for their Russians?

I've also got the wooden & metal playpens cypher linked. Both are good but I do prefer the metal one slightly, just because you can add another one on to create a much larger playpen. Gives you room to sit in there if you need to.
I also accidentally knocked one of the doors in the wooden one while dismantling it the other day, and it almost fell out. Now that the door's taped back it's usable but I wish they didn't make push out doors!
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