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Old 08-22-2018, 10:52 AM   #1
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Default Cage for Syrian recommendations/experiences

hi all, getting our first hamster soon and keep reading reviews and am no further forward. Any solid recommendations for me? The latest I was looking at was the Mamble 100. thanks in advance for any help x
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Old 08-22-2018, 11:28 AM   #2
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I have the mamble but found the doors were too small for getting wheels and houses in and out of which was very annoying. Also it is very tall so could really do with an extra level to prevent falls.

I like the look of the savic plaza, it would need shelves. It has a lovely big opening front door.

I also have the barney from zooplus and like the size but again found the two small doors on the front a bit annoying although it does have a good big door on the front.

The main thing for me is does it fit a lovely silent runner wheel?! The barney does and I expect the plaza would too.

Good luck with your choices. How exciting.
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Old 08-22-2018, 11:29 AM   #3
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Default Re: Cage for Syrian recommendations/experiences

I’ve never heard of the Mamble 100 but it sounds pretty good tbh.

The most popular choices for 100cm cages are the Alexander (£70) and Barney (£55) cages on zooplus. Most people go for an 100cm cage for Syrians but if you’re short on space I’d recommend the Alaska (80x50cm, £32) over any other 80cm cage since most arent tall enough for a Syrian wheel.
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:16 PM   #4
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The Mamble is a good cage but it is tall so takes some care in setting up & not the sturdiest of cages either really.
The Barney or Alexander are probably the most popular cages for Syrians.
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Old 08-22-2018, 02:59 PM   #5
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Agree with Barney, Alexander and Savic Plaza being the popular ones for a Syrian. The Mamble was very popular for a while but there are safety risks with the height - it can get expensive fitting lots of shelves to avoid this - and have heard it's a pig to put together! But mainly there are other choices. The Savic Plaza is a great cage for a Syrian - not as tall as the Mamble and has a large front opening door. It costs £75.

http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pe...r-and-rat-cage

The Barney is the cheapest 100cm cage at £45 ish which is good value and it comes with a good shelf and a good sized house for a Syrian. The wheel is also 8" so ok as a starter wheel but a bit flimsy. I think it works out cheaper than the Alaska as the Alaska needs a house buying and maybe even another shelf as the plastic one is supposed to be a bit flimsy. I have the Barney for our Syrian but if I was getting a cage now I'd get the Savic Plaza. The Alexander is also great and not as deep/bulky as the Barney. The Savic Plaza and Alexander are basically the same dimensions but the Alexander has the sloping top.
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:55 PM   #6
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The Barney is the cheapest 100cm cage at £45 ish which is good value and it comes with a good shelf and a good sized house for a Syrian. The wheel is also 8" so ok as a starter wheel but a bit flimsy. I think it works out cheaper than the Alaska as the Alaska needs a house buying and maybe even another shelf as the plastic one is supposed to be a bit flimsy. I have the Barney for our Syrian but if I was getting a cage now I'd get the Savic Plaza. The Alexander is also great and not as deep/bulky as the Barney. The Savic Plaza and Alexander are basically the same dimensions but the Alexander has the sloping top.
I wouldn’t quite say the Alaska platform is flimsy but it certainly is a pain to get into place! Plus its kinda ugly and quite low down so inconvenient with deeper substrate. I just don’t use it anymore tbh. Overall its a really good cage tho
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Old 08-23-2018, 02:25 AM   #7
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I have the mamble and whilst its fine I probably wouldn't buy it again.

Its a good big size but tall and the bars are a bit wobbly when moved. you have to lift the whole cage part off to clean and get big toys in and out.

Looking now i'd probably go with the Alexander considering all the stuff that comes with it.
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Old 08-24-2018, 04:06 AM   #8
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A second hand Ferplast Mary in good condition is also a nice cage. 80 by 50 cm and high enough to hold a proper wheel.

Good quality cage.
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Old 08-25-2018, 03:14 AM   #9
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many thanks for all your help! we have gone for a savic plaza, hopefully she will love it! x
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Old 08-25-2018, 02:35 PM   #10
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The savic plazza sounds so good. Will be interested to hear how you and your hamster find it. Lots of pics needed too ofcourse!
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