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Old 08-23-2018, 04:24 PM   #1
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Default Will thos work for a bin cage?

Iím looking at making a Bin Cage for Sunflower Custard but the only 100cm bin I could find is this Really Useful Box storage trunk (105 x 50 x 50cm) Buy Really Useful 160 Litre Heavy Duty Trunk with Handles | Plastic storage boxes and units | Argos

It seems like a regular Really Useful Box only on wheels and with a reinforced lid + handle so Iím assuming will work well as a bin cage?
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Old 08-23-2018, 06:20 PM   #2
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Default Re: Will thos work for a bin cage?

Don’t see why it couldn’t work. Potential messy mesh situation on the lid as the lid looks to have crossing plastic below the top which is not ideal. Additionally those raised wheel bits id keep an eye on if you have a chewy Syrian. I personally wouldn’t pay £30 for it when there’s a Barney for an extra £25 but it’s a possibility.
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Old 08-23-2018, 06:56 PM   #3
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Donít see why it couldnít work. Potential messy mesh situation on the lid as the lid looks to have crossing plastic below the top which is not ideal. Additionally those raised wheel bits id keep an eye on if you have a chewy Syrian. I personally wouldnít pay £30 for it when thereís a Barney for an extra £25 but itís a possibility.
Id probably completely replace the lid like I did for my old bin cage or just get someone else to mesh it for me haha Iím lookng into tanks but theyre all around £100+ which is a lot of money for a glass/plastic box.

Sunflower Custard loves to climb and honestly Climby syrians in barred cages terrifies me (one of my childhood hamsters caught his leg climbing and i found him the next morning hanging upside down with a broken leg having died of shock).
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Old 08-23-2018, 08:27 PM   #4
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They might chew the raised plastic where the wheels on the bottom are.
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Old 08-24-2018, 01:06 AM   #5
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They might chew the raised plastic where the wheels on the bottom are.
Yeah thats what Iím worried about. He doesnt seem like a chewy hamster but I havent had him for long either.
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Old 08-24-2018, 05:48 AM   #6
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Also one of my hamsters drags his top teeth on the walls of the bin and the plastic is quite rough. He has chews and toys but he likes doing it.
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Old 08-24-2018, 01:16 PM   #7
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Oh that sounds really stressful finding your poor hamster like that.

I find that the close bars like the barney seem less easy for hamsters to climb but I do understand your reservations about barred cages after something so traumatic.
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