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Old 11-27-2018, 01:17 PM   #1
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Hi Iím new here, currently looking into getting a good setup for a Syrian hamster, looked at the Grovenor, zooplus Barney/ Alexander and also the Savic hamster plaza, think Iím going down the plaza road but I intend to remove plastic shelf and replace with wooden and replace with a bigger wheel, I would love to see some of your setups to give me ideas on furnishing the cage. Thank you in advance.
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:07 AM   #2
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Hi Nicky! Welcome! I'm in the US, and we don't have great access to larger cages, so I have out Teddy in a 55 gallon aquarium. It seems to be working quite nicely. Here is a pic!

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Old 11-28-2018, 03:30 PM   #3
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I can add some of mine later (on my phone at the moment). Also have you seen the “let’s see your cages” thread - quite a few ideas on there. I think it’s under the housing section.
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Old 11-29-2018, 01:37 AM   #4
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Printerest has some cool tube/tank cages! Some are too fancy but most are doable, that’s where I’m getting my ideas from
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:30 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, Iíve been out today and bought the Savic plaza plus loads of toys, not sure on best floor material, it used to be sawdust/wood shavings years ago when I had hamsters as a child but itís seems to have changed, suggestions most welcome, Iím panicking about as just measured furniture cage was going to sit on and itís not big enough as cage is ginormous lol, my friends all think Iím mad as they donít have anything like it for their childrenís hamsters but I want to do it properly, another question anyone whoís got a fuzzbutt stackafuzz what have you use to hang them please x
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:35 AM   #6
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Woodshavings are safe in the UK, I use them for most my hammies but avoid actual sawdust since itks very dusty and could cause respiratory issues. Fitch, Carefresh, and Kaytee Clean & Cozy are all good paper substrates. Fitch is the cheapest because you can order it in bulk but Carefresh and Kaytee come in lots of different colours. Avoided any scented substrates though since hamsters have very sensitive noses. You can also use hay in areas of the cage!

For the actual nesting material, it’s best to use torn up tissue strips rather than commercial nesting materials, and avoid any kind of fluffy bedding as it can cause serious injuries.

How much smaller is the furniture? Once the substrate’s in, the cage will be pretty heavy so it doesn’t matter if it sticks out over the edge of the furniture a little bit (no more than 20cm on each side though).
You can use sisal or hemp string to hang the Stackafuzz!
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:46 PM   #7
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Tarak's tank set up

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