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Old 03-30-2020, 11:52 AM   #1
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Default Front opening cages

Does anyone have any front opening cage recommendations that would be suitable for a syrian? Thank you!


Edit: I'm getting a refund from a cancelled festival, what do you think the start-up cost for a syrian would be? I'm looking to adopt but most things I have are dwarf-sized so I'd need a wheel, hides, cage ect. (I will have around 70 when I eventually get the refund but I will end up buying more stuff each week until I have everything I need.)
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Old 03-30-2020, 12:44 PM   #2
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My Syrian happily lives in the Alaska cage from Zooplus. It's a great cage with a large front opening door and a top door. I think your 70 festival refund could cover a set up but it depends on how much you want to spend on a big wheel. You could get a 8.99 28cmTrixie wheel for a start and upgrade to a better one later. The Alaska is only 32 or so delivered. You can get a Ferplast guinea pig house for a tenner, a big bag of substrate from Amazon, you can make cardboard hides and toys, get a bowl and bottle and bendy bridge, Pringle crisps tubes make good tunnels for Syrians and some degus shelves from Amazon to hop on and off are handy and so are the 55cm long Trixie ladders. Look out for offers on Amazon because the prices vary.
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Old 03-30-2020, 03:35 PM   #3
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My Syrian happily lives in the Alaska cage from Zooplus. It's a great cage with a large front opening door and a top door. I think your 70 festival refund could cover a set up but it depends on how much you want to spend on a big wheel. You could get a 8.99 28cmTrixie wheel for a start and upgrade to a better one later. The Alaska is only 32 or so delivered. You can get a Ferplast guinea pig house for a tenner, a big bag of substrate from Amazon, you can make cardboard hides and toys, get a bowl and bottle and bendy bridge, Pringle crisps tubes make good tunnels for Syrians and some degus shelves from Amazon to hop on and off are handy and so are the 55cm long Trixie ladders. Look out for offers on Amazon because the prices vary.
Honestly I've spent more on hamsters than my self since I got my dwarf pair in october but they make me too happy lol. I just hate seeing all of the syrians stuck in tiny cages and I'd love to have one. I didn't realise the Alaska had a front opening door so thank you for clearing that up! I also have a price-tracking extension for amazon so I'm always keeping an eye on the things I want to get lol. I'm going to order Fitch sometime this week, so if I get on well with that I'll probably order the big 10kg bag and that should be enough bedding to start with.

I'm probably going to save for a good wheel like a carolina storm or something because wheels were a massive pain in the beginning so I'd rather get one that lasts even if It costs more. Thank you for the help though!!
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Old 03-30-2020, 04:07 PM   #4
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Default Re: Front opening cages

Apart from the Alaska there is the Hamster Heaven (80 x 50) and the Savic hamster plaza (100 x 50). I have the Savic plaza and the Savic Mickey 2xl (which is basically a hamster heaven with narrow bar spacing). The Alaska is a better height for fitting an 11” wheel although it will fit in the Hamster heaven. I have the wood trixie wheel screwed to the top bars to make the most of that cage shape and size.

That’s about it for barres cages with front opening doors. There is the Borneo cage from Amazon.de but it is very tall and shipping could be an issue from Germany at the moment.

Pets at home sell the Savic plaza - if you have the space it’s a good cage for a Syrian but you need extras for it really - a good sized house for one. And the green shelf really limits what you can get in the cage. I didn’t use mine and put wood shelves in instead.

Not sure if Zooplus will still be shipping the Alaska or Hamster heaven still but you can get the Hamster heaven in a few places for about 60. I like my Savic Mickey 2xl because it is future proof - will the narrow bar spacing it is suitable for any species of hamster and not too tall for dwarf hamsters. You can only get it on Amazon and it costs about 86 but I think it’s a good investment.

Our first Syrian was in it for a while, then I had a Robo in it and currently another Syrian.
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Old 04-07-2020, 04:00 AM   #5
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Default Re: Front opening cages

For Syrians there's the Alaska like the others have mentioned and I've ordered the savic plaza. I don't know what it's like as it's not here yet but I'm excited lol
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