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Old 01-11-2019, 11:13 AM   #61
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Thanks mangoandmimi, that does look a nice cage but very expensive and the urine would get into the wood and stain it?
Maybe the fish tank is my only option then. ��
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:01 PM   #62
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Get the maxi duna multi the water bottle hole is no problem at all because there’s an easy fix - most people put a screw in wood chew in the hole which blocks it off (you can get carrot shaped ones or even a small ledge. Or a big nut and bolt would do the same. Then attach the bottle to the inside/side with Velcro - or you can make a floor standing bottle stand quite easily. The Marrakesh tank on Zooplus is about the same size (the wood is pretreated to be wipe clean with a waterproofing paint)

The wood ones linked are pretreated on the base with waterproof paint but the sides inside would need painting with plastikote.
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:05 PM   #63
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Thereís the 160L RUB Clear Trunk which I have for one of my Syrians, itís 100 x 50 and has loads of space for deep bedding and a 30cm wheel. The only issue if you have a chewer is thereís raised plastic where the wheels are but itís quite an awkward shape for them chew tbh.

Iíve seen some good tank/detolf lid tutorials on Youtube and the other hamster forum (i feel bad saying its name lol but its initials are HH).
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:37 PM   #64
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Thanks for those tips with the Maxi Duna Multi (good idea). And that trunk looks good, only those raised plastic bits where the wheels are could be a problem. Shame they don’t do one with no wheels.
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:40 PM   #65
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These are the kind of things used to block the hole - with that blocked it’s fine There’s also a nice little wood ledge you can get with a screw and bolt fitting.

http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pe...gnawers-2-pack
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:42 AM   #66
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These are the kind of things used to block the hole - with that blocked itís fine Thereís also a nice little wood ledge you can get with a screw and bolt fitting.

http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pe...gnawers-2-pack
Thanks for that I never knew you could get such things and that would do the job perfectly.
Iím now thinking of a wire cage after all as I quite like the Savic Plaza Hamster and Rat Cage. But if I do go with the Duna maxi these chews would be perfect to fit the hole.
Which cage would you have out of those two.
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:39 PM   #67
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Definitely the Plaza I prefer cages anyway - more interaction with the hamster, good ventilation and you can make the set up interesting attaching things to the side bars and roof bars. The Plaza has a lovely big front opening door - it’s on the tall side, but not massively tall - but filling the base as full as possible with substrate will cushion any falls and reduce the internal height a bit. It’s the cage I would get if buying one now. I already have a Barney cage from Zooplus so can’t justify getting the Plaza.
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:40 PM   #68
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Assume it’s for a Syrian?
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:46 PM   #69
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Have a look at the “let’s see your cages thread - lots of setups in cages on there.
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:10 PM   #70
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Definitely the Plaza if you’re getting a Syrian! It’s a much better height for a Syrian size wheel and toys
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