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Old 07-03-2016, 05:30 PM   #1
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I was thinking about getting the Skyline Alexander cage for my hamster Milo. Is it good for him, have any of you had it? Is it big enough for my syrian hamster? Please tell me, I'd love to know!
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Old 07-03-2016, 05:44 PM   #2
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The Alexander is perfect and one of the cages frequently recommended here on the forum for Syrians alongside the Barney and Alaska cages from Zooplus. Your ham will be very lucky to have a cage like this
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Old 07-03-2016, 06:09 PM   #3
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It's a great cage and excellent for a Syrian Hamster. I nearly bought it but it was out of stock when I wanted a cage so I got the Barney instead. They're both good but the Alexander comes with all the shelves and houses you need really. I don't think I've heard of a hamster that didn't love all the space and levels in that cage.
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Old 07-04-2016, 12:28 AM   #4
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Is Skyline Alexander the same as the Alexander? (Sorry, that sounds dumb!)
I have the Alexander - or rather, Sweep does! LOL - and LOVE it! The shelves are fiddly to put in But it has plenty of room and comes with 3 beds - have never used the two small ones but the big one is MASSIVE! Plenty of room for a hamster to hide all their favorite things in, and sleep! One thing I don't like about it, though, is the wheel has to go in the very middle of the cage which means you can't put the plank-thing in to join the two shelves, as a large wheel won't fit under the shelves! One that attatches to the bars might fit under there. I had this cage previously and used different shelves - corner rat ones - so the wheel easily fitted under as I was able to move the shelf higher. (I use one of those long bendy bridges - with little hooks on - as a ladder to one shelf as the cage only comes with one ladder) But there is plenty of room for toys
*Just looked back at some old photos - the wheel that fitted under the shelves was the large comfort wheel. The Trixie wheel that I had after that, and have now, don't fit under the shelves, and I can't attatch it to the bars. It can attach to barred cages, but I think the bars are too close together for the Trixie wheel*

Here is the cage when it was first set up - you can see the big big bed! And what I mean about the wheel. It currently doesn't look like that LOL


Here is a picture of the shelves I used to use. They were so much easier to put in! Sadly they don't make them anymore


The big bed is great to put things on, so can be used like another shelf! (Here is a past hamster, Baby Belle, too!) You can put a bedny bridge over one of the entrances to make it darker inside and to use as a ranp to the top of the house, but it doesn't need one


I have the substrate right to the very top of the base, as Sweep loves to dig, but a lot of it gets taken into the big bed! LOL Sweep doesn't have the big bed at the moment, as he moved out when the weather got warmer, but he has a smaller one (which he isn't sleeping in!)
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Old 07-04-2016, 04:54 AM   #5
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Is Skyline Alexander the same as the Alexander? (Sorry, that sounds dumb!)
I have the Alexander - or rather, Sweep does! LOL - and LOVE it! The shelves are fiddly to put in But it has plenty of room and comes with 3 beds - have never used the two small ones but the big one is MASSIVE! Plenty of room for a hamster to hide all their favorite things in, and sleep! One thing I don't like about it, though, is the wheel has to go in the very middle of the cage which means you can't put the plank-thing in to join the two shelves, as a large wheel won't fit under the shelves! One that attatches to the bars might fit under there. I had this cage previously and used different shelves - corner rat ones - so the wheel easily fitted under as I was able to move the shelf higher. (I use one of those long bendy bridges - with little hooks on - as a ladder to one shelf as the cage only comes with one ladder) But there is plenty of room for toys
*Just looked back at some old photos - the wheel that fitted under the shelves was the large comfort wheel. The Trixie wheel that I had after that, and have now, don't fit under the shelves, and I can't attatch it to the bars. It can attach to barred cages, but I think the bars are too close together for the Trixie wheel*

Here is the cage when it was first set up - you can see the big big bed! And what I mean about the wheel. It currently doesn't look like that LOL


Here is a picture of the shelves I used to use. They were so much easier to put in! Sadly they don't make them anymore


The big bed is great to put things on, so can be used like another shelf! (Here is a past hamster, Baby Belle, too!) You can put a bedny bridge over one of the entrances to make it darker inside and to use as a ranp to the top of the house, but it doesn't need one


I have the substrate right to the very top of the base, as Sweep loves to dig, but a lot of it gets taken into the big bed! LOL Sweep doesn't have the big bed at the moment, as he moved out when the weather got warmer, but he has a smaller one (which he isn't sleeping in!)
Thank you! Very helpful information I think my Milo will love this!
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Old 07-04-2016, 05:10 AM   #6
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I'm guessing you're getting it from Zooplus? That seems the cheapest place to get it. If you have a look at customer photos on the Zooplus link you'll see a few different set ups. Yes Skyline is the manufacturer of the Alexander Pink Neon

I think Zooplus ship to Finland as well. Also have a look at the reviews maybe.

Great deals on small pet cages at zooplus: Alexander Small Pet Cage
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Old 07-04-2016, 05:52 AM   #7
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You can get it from Amazon too, though is more expensvie. Zooplus never put packaging - r enough packaging - in, and the first time this cage came it was damaged, so my little Sweep had to wait even longer for his new home!!
You might be able to get it cheaper on Ebay or a second hand website maybe, though am not sure!
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:00 AM   #8
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I'm guessing you're getting it from Zooplus? That seems the cheapest place to get it. If you have a look at customer photos on the Zooplus link you'll see a few different set ups. Yes Skyline is the manufacturer of the Alexander Pink Neon

I think Zooplus ship to Finland as well. Also have a look at the reviews maybe.

Great deals on small pet cages at zooplus: Alexander Small Pet Cage
Yes, it ships to Finland. I thought about ordering it from there and it seems to have very positive reviews!
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:03 AM   #9
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Occasionally a cage does arrive damaged but Zooplus have good customer service and will either replace it or say you can keep it at a discounted price if it's fixable (they usually like you to send a photo if it's damaged). I've not had a problem with a damaged cage - and I think the lack of packaging is the same wherever you buy it - it comes from the manufacturer like that. You'd be unlucky if one arrived damaged but most don't. I believe you get an option to choose the courier when ordering - DPD is supposed to transport things better and less reports of damage with them.
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Old 07-04-2016, 12:11 PM   #10
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Sign up to zoo plus first and sign up for email alerts you should then get a discount, which you may be able to use on buying the cage.
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