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Old 07-01-2020, 10:03 AM   #11
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Default Re: Geriatric dwarf hamster housing

Do you mean the one I had for our ageing Syrian or a current one?

These aren't very good but this was for our older syrian with everything at floor level. He still had a shallow step up to his house roof at this point but that was removed later so he couldn't climb and fall. The roof hammock is just so it isn't too exposed - to give some overhead cover - he couldn't actually get up there.

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Old 07-01-2020, 11:46 AM   #12
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Default Re: Geriatric dwarf hamster housing

Actually, I just recommended this video to someone else! You might benefit from watching this, as I did myself when my hamster Latte got older.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnHA0BNkN9M
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Old 07-01-2020, 11:52 AM   #13
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Default Re: Geriatric dwarf hamster housing

The above is in a 100cm cage - this is an 80cm cage for our current syrian but not all at floor level as he isn't old This cage would actually be good for an ageing dwarf and if I was going to make it into a retirement bungalow I would remove the sputnik and roof tube. And add more at floor level. It's the Lixit Mickey 2XL in the US but a bit expensive in the US. It's a very good cage though and suitable for all species of hamster so fairly futureproof. It's good for a dwarf as it is fairly low height and only has 7mm bar spacing. It also has that lovely big front opening door so really good for interacting with your hamster. It makes a big difference to top opening. If you don't mind spending the money I would say that is a much better buy than the Fop Tamburino - it's a slightly better size and can be used for other hamsters in the future in varying set ups. It comes with a dwarf sized wheel and a short tube run as a floor toy. The metal grid shelf needs removing though. The hanging sputnik can be used upside down at floor level. Size wise it is not too big, not too small.

https://www.amazon.com/Small-Animal-...3631087&sr=8-1

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Old 07-01-2020, 12:39 PM   #14
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Default Re: Geriatric dwarf hamster housing

Another video for you Setting up a cage for an older hamster. This is how I began with our Syrian's retirement bungalow - before he got really frail and then the steps were removed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIxHqvr9wTY

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Old 07-01-2020, 05:15 PM   #15
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Another video for you Setting up a cage for an older hamster. This is how I began with our Syrian's retirement bungalow - before he got really frail and then the steps were removed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIxHqvr9wTY

Good informative videos. Thanks everyone for the advice/info/help.
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