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Old 07-12-2019, 01:24 PM   #1
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Default Little Friends Langham Two Tier Rat and Hamster Cage

The Little Friends Langham is the taller version of the Little Friends Grovesnor, reviewed here: Review: Little Friends Grosvenor Rat and Hamster Cage

It is 77cm length, 47cm width, 57cm height. It comes with two wooden platforms, and two ladders. It also comes with a house, wheel, and bowl, but they were not so useful so I threw them out straight away. It was around 56

Pros
  • Decent sized cage, especially given the height and two platforms. I managed to fit a large wheel in up on one platform, as well as lots of toys, and a sand-bath and further toys on the second level.
  • It's a sturdy cage, and well built.
  • Flatpacks, so great to store, or travel with.
  • The base is reasonably deep, and I managed to get about 14cm of substrate in. Obvoiusly more would be better, but for a plastic base cage it's quite good.
  • The top access door is great for getting in to spot clean, and really easy to safely get hammy out.
  • My hamster seems really happy in the cage. He loves exploring around, doesn't bar chew or show any other kind of stress behaviour.

Cons
  • Whilst you can fit a lot of things in, I find myself wanting a little bit more floor space for my hamster to run around.
  • It is a pretty tall cage. I am lucky that I have a hamster who doesn't dive off tall platforms. To make it safer I have added a hammock, and also altered where the ladder sits on one side so that it is flush with the cage. I have also added some hanging toys on the other open side so my hamster can't climb up the bars. He's not too much of a climber there days, but did climb a bit more when he was a baby, and would get a bit scared. I don't think it would be very good for a dwarf hamster.
  • If you like side access, the small door is not so easy to get around the cage (though as mentioned, the top opening is huge and great).

Overall I have been very happy with the cage, and I think my hamster would be happy in there for a while longer. I am currently upgrading to a 120 x 60 cage though just to give some added space to create a more varied environment for him.

This is the cage
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This is my set up
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Old 03-15-2020, 02:37 AM   #2
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Which wheel have you got in there? Just bought this cage for our new hamster.
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Old 03-15-2020, 04:08 AM   #3
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That wheel is the Rodipet 27cm wheel https://www.rodipet.co.uk/exercise-w...ise-wheel.html

I've also had the Trixie 28cm wheel in the same position https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trixie-6101...4270468&sr=8-1

The Rodipet wheel is much smoother, and quieter, but a lot more expensive. The Trixie wheel is reasonably quiet, and easier to clean.
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Old 03-15-2020, 05:00 AM   #4
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Lots of stimulating and interesting things in there to keep a hamster busy.

My only concern would be the safety of that high ledge.
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Old 03-15-2020, 06:53 AM   #5
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The height of this cage would worry me a bit. I think it needs to be set up very carefully with fall risks constantly in mind.

Stan's cage is wonderfully and thoughtfully set up and i can see that it can work when set up right.

I have a Syrian who doesn't borrow at all but loves heights. I have added degus shelves from Amazon at different heights so he can climb from one to another safely and sit on them. He lives in the Alaska which gives more floor space and is lower though. The 55cm long, bendy Trixie bridges are very versatile too.

Could you show us your set up please once you've completed it RachelB?
I'm really curious to see how you are going to set it up plus i'm always looking for ideas and inspiration.
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Old 03-15-2020, 11:35 PM   #6
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Slightly freaking out a bit at the moment! We bought this cage as the base fits well on to the cupboard we are putting it on, a lot of the other cages are a bit too wide, and bought the taller one so we could fit a large wheel on a shelf without losing too much floor space (they do a lower height model). We set it up with two shelves really low down, just above the base, while our hamster is still little and we didn’t want her climbing all over the place just yet. Well within 24 hours of us bringing her home, she has twice climbed the bars right up to the top of the cage (at least I only saw her so it twice, who knows what she did while we are in bed!), climbing on top of the tunnel, the little house and wheel like some crazy little daredevil! Need to make safety alterations ASAP!!!
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Old 03-16-2020, 02:37 AM   #7
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I changed that cage out for a Living World Eco, mostly because I prefer tank cages. That cage worked safely for a good 5 months though. New hamsters are more likely to climb as they are stressed. Mine also enjoyed climbing for fun and carried on here and there, but usually to get somewhere (e.g. his hanging coconut when it was where the wheel was - I'd even given him a bridge to get there safely). I used some metal hooks to screw into the shelf so that I could shift the ladder on one side flush against the bars. This meant he couldn't fall more than half the cage. I also hung the big chew toy to get in the way of his climbing journey the other side. He never jumped off the top shelf, and I kept the content there as far from the edge as possible. The hammock was a fun route from one shelf to the other, and stopped him being able to monkey bar across.

It can be set up safely, and even now my Syrian loves a good climb, so I have set up his tank with that in mind. With this cage, you just need to make the climbing safer.
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Old 04-23-2021, 03:26 PM   #8
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I just got this cage! Love your set-up, it looks like an amazing environment for your little ham.

Thanks for the hammock tip. Teddy is not a bar-climber so I'm not worried about him falling off the roof. But he has been looking thoughtfully over the edge of the platforms and I feel like it is only a matter of time before he decides to jump off.
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Old 04-24-2021, 03:22 AM   #9
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I feel like it is only a matter of time before he decides to jump off.
He will jump. Hamsters are reckless daredevils.

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Old 04-24-2021, 08:40 AM   #10
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There are height/fall risk issues with this cage. It needs setting up very carefully. Ideally it needs a full level. It's difficult finding cages at the moment I know. Ideally thought hamsters do much better with a larger floor area but less height. Max about 46cm tall with 5 to 6" deep bedding to cushion any falls.

It is possible to make it safe (they can climb to the roof and drop from a height and have injuries). But can be a fiddle and mean having to buy extra items. So in the long run it's better to spend more on a cage that's a good height! Sometimes!

Make sure there is nothing hard at floor level that can be fallen onto. So any hard items at floor level need to be under a shelf. I put hemp mat on the shelves to the edges are soft - they can bounce off the edge of the shelves when they fall from a height too.
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