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Old 02-25-2020, 10:26 AM   #1
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Hello all
I'm Rebecca and I only got my first Hamster last year, age 29! (Am a late bloomer!) He's a little dwarf called Peanut and is currently in a homemade 2-tier bin cage, each measuring 80x50cm, with a lower level extension connected by a tube at 50x40cm (his "bedroom!") All have meshed sides and top.
I adopted a little girl a few weeks ago, a Syrian (OMG She's huge compared to my little Peanut!) and she is in the Skyline Barney 100cm. I now have the opportunity of taking in another young Syrian (hamster, not refugee) that that someone is unable to care for and was wondering whether I could stack a 100cm cage on top of the other? I would ideally be stacking the Barney on top of either a Savic Plaza or a Mamble (they have much bigger side doors for easier access) and just wanted to know what everyone's thoughts were on this...would it stress out the Hams one being on top of the other? Would the lower cage take the weight without bowing? I would separate the 2 with a thin sheet of plywood to prevent any potential nibbling from the bottom cage, but yeah - stress and weight concern me...

Sincerely hope that makes sense - any input much appreciated!!
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Old 02-26-2020, 06:02 AM   #2
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Default Re: Stacking Cages??

Lots of people stack cages & the hams seem to do fine so it should be ok.
Stacking the Barney on top of the Plaza would probably work ok but I wouldn't stack anything on top of the Mamble as it really isn't the most stable cage & the bars might just collapse!
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Old 02-26-2020, 06:17 AM   #3
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Hi and welcome to HC!

I stack bin cages but personally wouldn't stack barred cages. I'd get a shelving unit or an ikea coffee table with a shelf to place one cage with front opening shelves on the bottom shelf and another cage on the top shelf or table top.
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Old 02-26-2020, 08:12 AM   #4
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By the time I put a load of bedding in my Savic Plaza let alone all the other items, it weighs a ton, I would not be happy with stacking it on top of another cage. I think having some sort of shelf in between them would be better.
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Old 02-26-2020, 11:43 AM   #5
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Default Re: Stacking Cages??

Thank you for all your insight guys. The Barney I currently have isn't particularly heavy...quite a flimsy base if I'm honest So I'm glad you've been able to shed some light on the Plaza for me
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