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Old 12-06-2018, 03:17 PM   #1
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Exclamation what are some good travel hamster cages for a week or more?

Happy holidays everyone! This will be my first Christmas with a hamster, and I will be driving to go stay with family over the holidays. The trip will probably last about a week or so, and I will want to bringing my hamster, Rory, with me.
What cages can you recommend for an overnight stay of a week or more? preferably a cage that is not too huge and comes with a bottle, food bowl, wheel, and hideout.
The cage must be available on Amazon and can ship to Canada.
This is quite urgent as I need to get the cage within the next couple of weeks and I don't want to wait until the last minute.
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:10 PM   #2
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I was just about to suggest one and then you said about it shipping to Canada! I am not sure if this does ship to Canada but I have this is a holiday cage and think it's really good - not too big, not too small, has a nice large built in house that hammies like - room for a big nest and also for a litter tray at one end (they use it if you put it in the house at the door end!). You would need a wheel for it. Could you not take the bottle and food bowl from your regular cage with you? It helps if they have a few familiar items.

Our hammy spent a week in this cage when we were staying in a holiday cottage and he was happy as pie. I took 2 or 3 of his toys from his regular cage and I also bagged up some bedding/substrate from his regular cage so it smelled familiar.

Except - it is no longer for sale! Doesn't seem to be on Amazon Uk or German Amazon any more. It was the Skyline Ted. Sorry! It measured 67cm by 45cm and wasn't too tall so the bars nested in the base and it hardly took up any space for transporting.

I'll see if I can find something similar or suitable ....
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:31 PM   #3
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I would suggest this - if it's not too expensive. It comes flatpack and you put it together - the bar panels fix together with the edge pieces. It's a good cage. Maybe a bit bigger than you want though. It comes apart again for transporting.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ferplast-57...76%3A419158031

Or this - costs slightly more but is slightly more compact as well. It's about the same size as my Ted cage. Again the top nests in the base for travelling.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ferplast-Du...rds=duna+multy

Suggest getting an 8" Trixie wheel as well which will fit in either - you can always keep it for out of cage playtime in future and it's not expensive.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trixie-Exer...xie+20cm+wheel

You will also need a pet carrier if you don't have one. The Hamster can't travel in the cage - it's not safe - if you had to break they would fly across the cage and hit the side and everything would come crashing down.

I put the unassembled cage in the back of the car and inside it I put the bagged up bedding and toys etc (so old bedding and some new). Then the hamster in the pet carrier with lots of bedding and a little house and some cucumber and bits of food and treats.

I have the pet carrier on my knee (as a passenger) with a blanket over the top so it's dark. If you're the driver you could wedge the pet carrier behind a seat on the floor if it's well wedged in and can't move.

This one is good

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ferplast-Al...carrier+medium


The advantage of the Criceti cage is it comes with a shelf - they like a shelf to feel safe. The advantage of the duna multy is it's more compact. And a large shoe box house would do instead of a shelf.

For a hide - a shoebox will do. Cut the base out and a hole in one side for a door and keep the lid as a lift off roof so you can check inside. Do take a few familiar toys though it helps them settle to have familiar smelling things in it and the same food bowl etc.
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:58 PM   #4
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I don't know if this company ships to Canada - you could ask them - but if they do this might be the best option. The Fop Tamburino. It's the same size as the duna multy but has a long house built in and presumbly easier and cheaper to ship from the US. I would take the hay rack out though.

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