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Old 11-08-2015, 06:04 PM   #1
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Question Size for Tote Bin Cage?

Hello!

I have two hamsters -- a Syrian named Tyrion and a little robo dwarf named Sugar. I upgraded Sugar into a bin I was able to find at Walmart. It is a decent size for her and she is very happy with it at around 317 square inches. But with Tyrion, I am anxious about switching from his basic cage, which is the biggest size I've personally been able to find (unmodified). His is almost 300 square inches and not nearly large enough for mine or his taste.

(If I could, each would have their own entire room )

My question is, what size tote would be good for a hamster? I want more floor space than I have, for sure, but I'm looking for somewhat decent height, as well. If anyone has any links to storage bins/totes with great space (more than what I have), I'd be pleased. I don't like that Sugar has more space than my Syrian hammy!
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:00 AM   #2
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Default Re: Size for Tote Bin Cage?

Is this in the US? I'm not sure where you find them but Christmas tree bins are supposed to be big!

Or there's a detolf! $60 and 163cm long - you just need to make two lids with 2 x 4 pieces of wood, some 1cm mesh and a stapler.

DETOLF Glass-door cabinet - IKEA

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ha...IVwRUPCh1d4gIN

Or - if you can spend $99 there's a very good Syrian sized cage available - the Marchioro Goran. It's classed as a rat cage, but bar spacing is fine at about 1cm and the rat tube it comes with is great for a syrian - means they don't get stuck or block it up with food or nesting material. It's about the biggest cage you can get in the US, has a really nice large front opening door, so excellent access. Virtual Keith has one for his Syrian and he has a great set up in it after buying some small extra shelves. Have linked his thread so you can see it.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=25921

Mr. Carlisle's Thread

I'd say - get a detolf if you have the space - if not, get the Goran cage - it's a great habitat for a Syrian and nice and spacious at 32.25 inches wide and 20 inches deep which is 645 square inches - it will be a bit less as those are maximum measurements and the base curves in a bit, but it is still an excellent size and not too high like a lot of rat cages.

If it's not affordable then the Christmas tree plastic bins might be good.
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:42 AM   #3
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Default Re: Size for Tote Bin Cage?

The bin I usually point people towards is the IKEA Samla, it's almost 80x50cm or 31"x20" so it's just a bit smaller than the Goran there but it's still an okay size. Most people have an IKEA somewhere nearby so they're widely available but Christmas tree bins are a good idea too if you're not close to an IKEA and its the right time of year for them too!
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:00 AM   #4
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Default Re: Size for Tote Bin Cage?

Target has the Christmas Tree bins out (at least the one near me does) if that's any help. It's ~$30
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:58 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, I'll look into it
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