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Old 07-08-2012, 09:04 AM   #31
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Hi i sorry to pester but i found these boxes will they be good enough LARGE PLASTIC STORAGE BOXES CROC 54LTR - SET OF FIVE: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:10 AM   #32
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Still on the small side at 60x40cm i'm afraid. Would be alright for a single dwarf though i guess. However the sides do look to slope in quite a bit. Personally i'd find something else.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:38 AM   #33
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ASDA do a nice big one at 110 litres- it's well priced as well
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:47 PM   #34
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You could buy a 64L Really Useful Box. Very good size, I'm getting a second
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:53 AM   #35
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I'd love some advice on this. I just build my first bin for my first hamster, a Syrian male. He's a sweetheart. I knew as soon as we got home that the store-bought "hamster cage" I had on hand was too small, then I googled "DIY Hamster Cages," found this tutorial (Bin Cages - DIY Hamster!) which linked me to this site. Once I started reading up on cages, I really got the itch to break my hammy out of that take-out box they call a home.

So anyway, I made a bin cage out of a 100 liter bin, put in a little second-level and fit the spinner onto the side, got the mesh lid filed off and held in with plastic ties, and everything is fine. But two things are bothering me that I want to clear through you guys before I let Magellan have a go in his new home.

1) I used 100 pure silicone to secure the second layer/shelf. Is this a concern? Do hamsters try to ingest silicone? The job is pretty slick as I've been forced to fix up aquariums before, but thoughts?

2) I rigged up a ladder to the second-story from bamboo. Then I thought, "wait, will Maggie try to eat nibble this and WHEN he does, is bamboo a bad chew toy? I've seen sticks at sale in the stores but bamboo is pretty fibrous, so I wanted to check it out with you guys.

I am sorry. I tried to take pics but my camera (phone) is rather dreadful and my photography skills are even worse.

Best.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:12 PM   #36
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Where do you get the mesh from? Trying so hard to find some! (in the uk)
I get mine from Wickes it's really cheap and you can get different guages
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Old 07-16-2015, 05:03 AM   #37
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Is it 1/2x1/2" or 1/4x1/4" mesh?
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Old 07-20-2015, 05:05 AM   #38
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Is it 1/2x1/2" or 1/4x1/4" mesh?
1/4x1/4"
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:53 AM   #39
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Can I keep the lid of my bin cage open instead of doing windows?
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:58 AM   #40
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You always need a lid on a bin cage, preferably with a large section meshed for ventilation.
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