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Old 03-10-2018, 09:06 AM   #1
Brianh96
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Default samla bin alternative

hey everyone.
im wanting to make a bin cage for possibly 2 robos or 1 Chinese , ive been looking at loads of different options but everywhere i look people love using ikea samla boxes, but when i go to buy one the delivery is £35, i would go and get it myself but there isnt a single ikea near me for miles. does anyone know of any alternatives that i could go for.

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Old 03-10-2018, 09:45 AM   #2
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Default Re: samla bin alternative

Have a look at the Really Useful Storage boxes. They are more expensive but are much better quality. They also have straight sides rather than sloping ones so better interior dimensions. Popular here for their quality. Size? - probably the 145L size I believe. I don't have one but this is what I would buy if I needed a bin cage. Don't know what delivery would be. Then the lid would need to be cut for ventilation and then meshed. Some also cut and mesh a front panel.
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:49 AM   #3
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Default Re: samla bin alternative

I would recommend the 145L RUB too, I have one of my Chineseys in one & he's very happy with it, I did start him out in a smaller bin but he didn't really settle happily until he was in the larger bin.
They are very good quality, much stronger than samla bins & as Coco said the straight sides give a lot more space.
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:52 PM   #4
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Default Re: samla bin alternative

thankyou for the help , ive looked and they are great butim looking for one that isnt expensive . i realy wanna get a dwarf but im looking to house one in a cheaper alternative.
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:22 PM   #5
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I think the only reasonable size one I've seen recently which is cheap is the one from asda that might be a better alternative if the RUB is too expensive.
It's not a bad size & could be ok although I haven't seen one other than online so no idea about quality.
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