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Old 10-24-2012, 05:00 AM   #11
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Hiya, thank you for posting this (think I read it first just on internet) - brilliant for a first timer like myself who wants to give my hamsters a decent, happy, respectful life and home!!
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:20 AM   #12
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Thanks - this is really useful
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:16 PM   #13
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Thanks for this info! I was in the market for a new cage and now I feel much more prepared.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:41 PM   #14
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I have read this and am now choosing between cages for my Syberian Hamster I will receive in March. But as they are more a Dwarf Hamster, would an Alaska cage do or is the barring space too big? Otherwise I might go safe and go for a ZooZone2.

Many thanks

Been strolling on the forum for a while for information but want to make sure I buy the right cage straight away
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:25 PM   #15
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I hav a robo. He is in a tank. When we go 2 visit people want 2 take him if staying a few days. Wat wud b a suitable cage 2 purchase?
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:05 PM   #16
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In fact if we look at all of the RSPCA's recommendations many if not most of us are at risk of being accused of cruelty to our hamsters:
  • Stainless steel bars or mesh sides preferable to solid sides and must have a raised lid
  • No wooden cages
  • An area of i.e. sand or peat which is deep enough for the hamster to burrow
  • Bedding material deep enough to allow the hamster to dig
  • A shelter which is large enough for the hamster to comfortably move around, set up a larder and which is dark inside. Best is one which has an angled tube entrance to prevent light entering.

And so it goes on. Well, my Savic Hamster Heaven Metro is totally out. I'm looking at cages right now. Can't do a tank
Environment - Hamsters - Pet rodents
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:01 PM   #17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by StarlightSerenity View Post
The RSPCA recommend cages be at least 75cm by 40cm
Can anyone please post a link to that information on the RSPCA website because I can't find it? Or else quote an RSPCA written publication because I can't find that either?
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:53 PM   #18
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Quote:
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Can anyone please post a link to that information on the RSPCA website because I can't find it? Or else quote an RSPCA written publication because I can't find that either?
If you Google "RSPCA recommended hamster cage size", the first link that pops up is a PDF (http://www.rspca.org.uk/servlet/Blob...bheader=applic...) made by the RSPCA and on the second page of the PDF document it clearly states that, and I quote:

Quote:
It [the cage] should be at least 75 x 40 x 40cm (30 x 15 x 15 ins) – the larger
the better!
So, there you are. I didn't have to do very much digging, if at all to find this info.
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:42 AM   #19
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My problem is that page won't load for me and hangs and I've tried it on both my Linux and Windows 7 computers. But I would love to know the date it was published.

As I posted in another thread that page is not linked from the main RSPCA website so we must regard it as old information which has been discontinued and revised.

RSPCA Hamsters main care page:
Hamsters - Pet rodents - Our pets

RSPCA Hamsters Environment page:
Environment - Hamsters - Pet rodents

RSPCA Home Cage page
http://www.rspca.org.uk/ImageLocator...25483&mode=prd

As can be clearly seen, a cage size is not given anywhere in the current information on the RSPCA website and neither is a link to the page alleged to quote a cage size.
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:51 AM   #20
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Anthorn, mine loaded, its not using the internet, mine loads as a PDF file and it clearly states 75x40x40.. On the publication it doesnt say what date..
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