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Old 06-19-2016, 11:53 AM   #51
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Default Re: Guide to Buying a Cage

The Mamble is a nice size. It's a bit tall so shelves/platforms or a full level will reduce the risk of injury from falls.
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Old 06-19-2016, 01:06 PM   #52
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The Mamble is a nice size. It's a bit tall so shelves/platforms or a full level will reduce the risk of injury from falls.
Thank you, I have put some shelves in and intend to build up the lower levels. I have also put in a substantial amount of substrate for her if she falls.
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:46 AM   #53
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Thank you so much for your post!

I'm thinking of buying 2 bin cages for my hammies, and they are a robo and a russian dwarf. Should the storage bins be, at least 75cm x 40 cm? What size do you think I should aim for?
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:51 AM   #54
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75 x 40 is a good size to start with. But you may find your hamsters prefer a bigger or smaller space.

It can be a bit of trial and errors, until you find out what each hamster likes/doesn't like.

You could post photos and ask for suggestions.
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:31 AM   #55
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Okay, thank you!

If my hamster finds the bin cage too small, will I be able to notice? For example, when I first had him, his store bought cage was too small, so he chewed the bars and such. What do stressed hamsters usually do in bin cages?
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:34 AM   #56
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Generally you tend to see pacing,chewing,corner digging,leaping,and general obsessive behavior when cages are inappropriate no matter what type of cage is being used.
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:36 AM   #57
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Generally you tend to see pacing,chewing,corner digging,leaping,and general obsessive behavior when cages are inappropriate no matter what type of cage is being used.
oh okay, thank you!
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Old 07-20-2017, 02:17 PM   #58
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The 78cm Samla bin from Ikea would be a good size to start with
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