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Old 09-08-2016, 04:49 PM   #1
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Hey every one

I just a adopted 3 hamsters 2 days ago..2 of them I'm sure they r girls the last one I'm not so sure they don't trust me to touch them yet
They came in a small cage they r syrian so I know I need to separate them
I will try to get them a bin cage but now I can't get 3 big bins is it okay to just move all 3 to a bigger cage just till next month
they were always together
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:50 PM   #2
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No,it is not okay.Syrian hamsters have to be housed alone,and if it not will at some point cause severe injury or even death to one or all hamsters involved

Also it doesn't have to be bin cages.You can make all sorts of DIY cages,for example a potential idea would be a stacking square meter system could work too.Bin cages are very limiting,since you can't really increase the actual floor space easily and they're limited to under half a square meter which is far from ideal.

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Old 09-08-2016, 05:06 PM   #3
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I found some big bins that can be made into 2 or 3 level cage I'm getting them next month along with bigger wheels for them
I will try to get 2 cheap cages for now
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Old 09-08-2016, 05:11 PM   #4
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Levels honestly aren't doing anything to change the floor space.You could do bin cages for now,just to get them separated and into something which is at least not tiny,but it does not mean that you should simply never think about further upgrading to a larger single level cage such as a square meter cage or even larger if possible!

For now focus on getting them separated though,that is definitely the biggest problem you have at the moment

For wheels Silent Runners are very good,they do have to be ordered online though.They're much safer than any other wheel on the market,as they lack a spindle which is a risk for hamsters with long hair and those who like to climb(especially Chinese hamsters)and the stand is solid which makes it impossible for a hamster to get trapped behind the wheel as long as it is positioned in a safe place.They have a solid front which can help for insecure hamsters as well as make sure hamsters don't go flying off,which would happen with something that has an open front such as a bucket wheel or flying saucer or even a Silent Spinner or comfort wheel!
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Old 09-09-2016, 09:59 AM   #5
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Thanks Amityvillehams ..The fights started today hopefully they will be okay till tomorrow I'm going to a pet shop for 2 more cages just temporary till next month and 3 houses I don't think they ever had a pice of fruit or veggies or even a hide out
The girls are sleeping most of the time I think my bedroom maybe too cold for them I'm keeping the ac on 24C
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Old 09-09-2016, 11:03 AM   #6
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You really do need to seperate them immediately and not next month. I'd say your better to have 3 smaller cages and have them separated them than risk staying together while you save for big cages. Especially as one is potentially a male. Put the females on pregnancy watch just in case. Square metre cages are huge and I don't personally think you need to go that big but you may wish to upgrade them or DIY some bigger bin cages down the line when you've assessed their personalities and see what they need but for now get them seperated, let them settle and then decide what sort of space would suit each one best. If they've been in a tiny cage they may get weirded out by a big cage too soon or they prefer to stay in what you move them too. Poor things though so well done for adopting them.
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Old 09-10-2016, 06:22 AM   #7
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I finaly got 2 more cages today and moved the 2 girls out
I left the mommy in the original cage for now but she will have a new cage soon
The girls r chewing the tissue paper I gave them for bedding
The wheels that came with the cage are abit small but those need to wait

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