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Old 03-24-2016, 06:03 AM   #1
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Hi everyone! After waiting almost 6 weeks, my 2 Ferplast Duna Multy cages have arrived! I wanted to move the boys into them after I have finished work tonight when they are awake. I will move all their substrate from the old cages to the new and will keep a similar set-up. I will add a thick layer of substrate but I have one concern. The water bottle hole is very high. One of the boys has got a new house which has a flat roof and has slopes for him to get up. Can I place that under the water bottle for him to reach? I have one sanitized stone for the other and I hope that helps them reach along with a thick later of substrate.

I'm hoping they will be okay finding their water bottle. Has anyone else had this cage and what did you do as the set-up? I want to make the transition for them smooth and easy so I'm trying to plan the set-up ahead. I suppose the only concern is them reaching and finding their water bottle

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Old 03-24-2016, 06:08 AM   #2
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If the house is wooden I wouldn't recommend it, I put a bendy bridge under a water bottle and it got very damp, I put a puzzle playground block with on of their ramps under mine seems to work
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:20 AM   #3
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You could place the water bottle there but should put something on the roof of the house under the water bottle to catch any drips. You could use a flat stone or stone/tile coaster or something along those lines. Here are some slate coasters from Tesco: Coasters that would work for example. I would maybe have a look at charity shops, you'd probably find something that will work and you only need one
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:46 AM   #4
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Thank you! That is a great idea RubyDG
I won't put the house under it alone. I think I will have a look in the shops and find something suitable. I can't wait until tonight to see the boys explore their new cages. I will keep an eye on how they are getting on over the next few days and will leave them in peace to let them settle. I don't think Weaver will have any problems... he is such an adventurer. Pope is shy so I will give him extra hiding places so he feels safe in his new home. I'm so happy they have arrived... the wait was worth it! In a few days I will post some pictures when they have settled down
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:11 AM   #5
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I often use shallow ceramic plant pot saucers under bottles, it keeps the water in rather than something flat where the drips just tend to roll off & the hams like to drink any drips from the saucer too.
Look forward to seeing your new cages when the boys are all settled in.
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:18 AM   #6
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Thanks, cypher I never thought of that.
I'm going to have a look before I go to work. Thanks for all the great advice everyone! And for helping me pick these cages in a previous thread. I couldn't have done it without you!
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:38 AM   #7
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Exciting! How come they took 6 weeks to get to you? Did you get them from Miscota? Just wondering, if the substrate was deep enough would the water bottles be accessible without needing anything under them?
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Old 03-24-2016, 03:35 PM   #8
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I'm not sure why it took 6 weeks and I did get them from Miscota. I found slated coasters to put under the water bottles. They aren't too rough but it will keep their nails trimmed. I have probably put about 5-6 inches of substrate in their cages so the water bottle is a good height. I loved seeing them explore their cages! I was surprised because Pope, the shy Robo, was so excited and was playing with all his toys and really enjoying using the extra floor space! Weaver is a bit unsure which I found unusual for him but I will let them settle for a few days as it must be strange for them. The water bottles are taped on at the moment... very strong tape and they are secure but I can't seem to find a way to attach them properly! I'm very pleased with the space these cages have
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Old 03-24-2016, 05:05 PM   #9
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I've heard they can take a while from Miscota - they come from Spain I think, but they're a good price on there!
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Hi everyone! After waiting almost 6 weeks, my 2 Ferplast Duna Multy cages have arrived! I wanted to move the boys into them after I have finished work tonight when they are awake. I will move all their substrate from the old cages to the new and will keep a similar set-up. I will add a thick layer of substrate but I have one concern. The water bottle hole is very high. One of the boys has got a new house which has a flat roof and has slopes for him to get up. Can I place that under the water bottle for him to reach? I have one sanitized stone for the other and I hope that helps them reach along with a thick later of substrate.

I'm hoping they will be okay finding their water bottle. Has anyone else had this cage and what did you do as the set-up? I want to make the transition for them smooth and easy so I'm trying to plan the set-up ahead. I suppose the only concern is them reaching and finding their water bottle

Thanks

Hi! I have this cage! I stuck the water bottle in with velcro Lol. You could put a bendy brige under it? I will post some pics tomorrow ... I ahevaa Syrian hamster, so find that hardly anything fits in because it is all so big! But I love that I can have deep substrate without it spilling everywhere! Plus, NO BAR CHEWING!!!
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