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Old 02-05-2016, 03:17 PM   #11
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Old 02-07-2016, 03:02 AM   #12
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That`s how I have my shelf! You have two things I wouldn`t use. The small purple house (possibly put it on top of the shelf as a little eating area?) but not as a sleeping hut as it`s too small. The food dish is too narrow, so use something like a plant pot drip tray? A ceramic one works well as they won`t tip over and the hamster can sit inside it. Poundland have garden stuff in so you might find something there as a low sided food dish.

Under the shelf, if you can get a long tissue box, turn it upside down (so the floor is open) and cut a few doors at each end or one at the front. These are spacious and cosy. My Russian dwarf spend a lot of time digging about in his and nesting. They make easy, chewable nest boxes and are light enough not to harm the hamster. The box will also help hold up the end of the shelf that isn`t supported. x
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Old 02-07-2016, 03:03 AM   #13
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That`s how I have my shelf! You have two things I wouldn`t use. The small purple house (possibly put it on top of the shelf as a little eating area?) but not as a sleeping hut as it`s too small. The food dish is too narrow, so use something like a plant pot drip tray? A ceramic one works well as they won`t tip over and the hamster can sit inside it. Poundland have garden stuff in so you might find something there as a low sided food dish.

Under the shelf, if you can get a long tissue box, turn it upside down (so the floor is open) and cut a few doors at each end or one at the front. These are spacious and cosy. My Russian dwarf spend a lot of time digging about in his and nesting. They make easy, chewable nest boxes and are light enough not to harm the hamster. The box will also help hold up the end of the shelf that isn`t supported. x
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Old 02-07-2016, 03:15 AM   #14
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Yes the shoebox house would be great under that shelf. It would extend the shelf to the edge as well and be a good nesting box. Agree with RH about the plastic house and food dish. Ideally they need a house that is open underneath onto the substrate. They can dig down a bit when nesting and like to bury hoards in their house too. Plus it makes spot cleaning easier and the plastic ones sweat and aren't easy to keep hygienic with a solid floor. I love the little ceramic hide
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Old 02-07-2016, 04:39 AM   #15
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Thanks I have plenty of toys so can easily change things around that aren't being used. I agree with you on the plastic dish was only put there to show scale really. All my rodents have ceramic dishes because they are easier for them to use and easier to clean. My mouse has a dish that's lower so it's easier for him to reach his food but haven't found one this size yet for my new ham. Pet shops don't sell things like this so have to scout the charity shops
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Old 02-07-2016, 04:41 AM   #16
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A possible shelf platform you could use.

BEKVÄM Spice rack - IKEA
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Old 02-07-2016, 04:43 AM   #17
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Ooh that spice rack is brilliant CMB! It would make a good wheel stand to raise the wheel off the substrate.
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Old 02-07-2016, 04:48 AM   #18
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Wow That would be perfect! :-/ I can't drive though and my nearest ikea is miles away
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Old 02-07-2016, 04:52 AM   #19
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I'm a bit limited as only have a savings account so can't online shop
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Old 02-07-2016, 05:08 AM   #20
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I haven't checked, but IKEA probably do deliveries and probably would take payment by cheque or debit card.
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