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Old 06-04-2017, 10:55 PM   #81
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Also, can anyone tell me whether this wood is suitable for use in a hamster cage? Thanks.

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Old 06-06-2017, 05:21 AM   #82
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How high up should the platforms be? The cage is 50cm tall in total (the base accounts for about 16cm of that).
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Old 06-06-2017, 05:37 AM   #83
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That wood is fine, any kiln dried pine is ok.

There's no right height for shelves really, it depends what's above & below them, about half way up might be ok but it's hard to visualise, just make sure there's no big drops anywhere he could fall.
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Old 06-06-2017, 08:36 AM   #84
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Thanks Cypher. Do you mean halfway up the bars (which would be a height of 33cm), or halfway up the total height of the cage (which would be 25cm up)?
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:59 AM   #85
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Would 33cm be too high up for a platform?
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:06 AM   #86
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The platform height would also need to take into account the depth of substrate in the base of the cage and how big Mushu is. He needs to be able to stand on his back legs in the meerkat pose.
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:08 AM   #87
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Thanks CMB. So, that would be 25cm from the floor of the cage - or 25cm up from the top of the base of the cage (33cm total)?
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I would start with approximately 33cm from the base, depending on toys etc to be used in the base.
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:19 AM   #89
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Awesome Will do 33cm up then. I just worried that might be a little tall so wanted to check. They will be nice wide platforms, so hopefully that’s ok!
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Show us a picture once done so we can assess the fall risks etc. Having deep substrate will help cushion any falls.
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