Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Navigation
Front Page
Forum
Gallery
Wiki

Ads by Google


Go Back   Hamster Central > Hamster Central Forum Topics > Cage Reviews

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-30-2021, 02:43 AM   #1
rubyshah052
Newborn Pup
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 14
Default Can you tell me if this cage is ok?

Hi all
Im looking into getting my first every hamster soon and I've ben doing some research on cages
I think I've found one within my budget and suitable.
I would love to know you opinions!
It's called the Little Friends Mayfair Gerbilarium Cage
and it would be for a robo dwarf hamster.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Frie...73H3HRYZ6NWJ6N

I look forward to hearing from you all!
Ruby
rubyshah052 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2021, 06:12 AM   #2
Petite
Senior Hamster
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Scotland
Posts: 459
Default Re: Can you tell me if this cage is ok?

The cage you suggest is rather too small for a hamster of any description. A robo will need a minimum of around 50 x 80 square centimetres of unbroken floor space. If budget is a problem, you could try a bin cage, which I believe can be picked up quite cheaply, although you will probably need to make a lid (there are examples on line re how to do this) and cut out a window. Also, please be aware that the cage bars (if you go for a cage with bars) need to be closer together for a robo than for other hamsters.
Petite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2021, 06:52 AM   #3
rubyshah052
Newborn Pup
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 14
Default Re: Can you tell me if this cage is ok?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Petite View Post
The cage you suggest is rather too small for a hamster of any description. A robo will need a minimum of around 50 x 80 square centimetres of unbroken floor space. If budget is a problem, you could try a bin cage, which I believe can be picked up quite cheaply, although you will probably need to make a lid (there are examples on line re how to do this) and cut out a window. Also, please be aware that the cage bars (if you go for a cage with bars) need to be closer together for a robo than for other hamsters.
thank you for you reply, I'll look into getting a bigger cage!
rubyshah052 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2021, 07:27 AM   #4
LunaTheHamster1
Cosmic Hamsters
 
LunaTheHamster1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 2,164
Default Re: Can you tell me if this cage is ok?

Hi, as Petite stated, that cage is not big enough and for a robo I would consider the gaps too big. I can't seem to find the bar width but it does look quite big. For a robo I would be looking at 6-7mm bar widths. They can get (or try to get) through the tiniest of gaps.

Going by your link, I presume you are in the Uk?

This thread that I did re all different types of cages might help you,

UK Hamster Cages 2021

Unless you are buying 2nd hand or going to make a cage, I think the zoozone large is probably about one of the best buys at the moment, you would still need to mesh the top part.

Bin cages are also a cheaper option, if you have the tools to make them. They need meshing, drilled holes is not enough ventilation.

Hope this helps.
__________________
Cosmic Hamsters YouTube Channel
LunaTheHamster1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2021, 07:30 AM   #5
rubyshah052
Newborn Pup
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 14
Default Re: Can you tell me if this cage is ok?

Quote:
Originally Posted by LunaTheHamster1 View Post
Hi, as Petite stated, that cage is not big enough and for a robo I would consider the gaps too big. I can't seem to find the bar width but it does look quite big. For a robo I would be looking at 6-7mm bar widths. They can get (or try to get) through the tiniest of gaps.

Going by your link, I presume you are in the Uk?

This thread that I did re all different types of cages might help you,

UK Hamster Cages 2021

Unless you are buying 2nd hand or going to make a cage, I think the zoozone large is probably about one of the best buys at the moment, you would still need to mesh the top part.

Bin cages are also a cheaper option, if you have the tools to make them. They need meshing, drilled holes is not enough ventilation.

Hope this helps.


thank you so much
I will definitely check that out!
I don't want a bin cage but I was thinking maybe a large skyline Marrakesh? such as the Marrakesh 100 or 120- would that be ok?
rubyshah052 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2021, 07:33 AM   #6
LunaTheHamster1
Cosmic Hamsters
 
LunaTheHamster1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 2,164
Default Re: Can you tell me if this cage is ok?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rubyshah052 View Post
thank you so much
I will definitely check that out!
I don't want a bin cage but I was thinking maybe a large skyline Marrakesh? such as the Marrakesh 100 or 120- would that be ok?
That would be a great cage, I have the Marrakesh 100 for my robo, but I haven't see them for sale online since Brexit.
__________________
Cosmic Hamsters YouTube Channel
LunaTheHamster1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2021, 07:35 AM   #7
rubyshah052
Newborn Pup
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 14
Default Re: Can you tell me if this cage is ok?

Quote:
Originally Posted by LunaTheHamster1 View Post
That would be a great cage, I have the Marrakesh 100 for my robo, but I haven't see them for sale online since Brexit.
thank you so much for all the feed back , ill see what I can find!
rubyshah052 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2021, 07:36 AM   #8
sushi_78
Senior Hamster
 
sushi_78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: London
Posts: 559
Default Re: Can you tell me if this cage is ok?

The Marrakesh is very good, but the 100 hasn't been available for several months. I know a Marrakesh 120 exists in theory but I 've never seen it for sale. Have you found it for sale in the UK?
__________________
Bramble (Russian dwarf) and Lily & Daisy & Storm (gerbils)
sushi_78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2021, 07:37 AM   #9
rubyshah052
Newborn Pup
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 14
Default Re: Can you tell me if this cage is ok?

Quote:
Originally Posted by sushi_78 View Post
The Marrakesh is very good, but the 100 hasn't been available for several months. I know a Marrakesh 120 exists in theory but I 've never seen it for sale. Have you found it for sale in the UK?
no I haven't. I didn't realise it was so hard to get a hold off! might have to rethink.
Any other cage recommendations?
rubyshah052 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2021, 07:41 AM   #10
sushi_78
Senior Hamster
 
sushi_78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: London
Posts: 559
Default Re: Can you tell me if this cage is ok?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rubyshah052 View Post
no I haven't. I didn't realise it was so hard to get a hold off! might have to rethink.
Any other cage recommendations?
I agree with Luna that a Zoozone 2 with a meshed lid is a good option. There's also the Ferplast Maxi Duna Multy which doesn't need the lid meshed but it's twice the price.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Zoozone-620...5064023&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ferplast-Ma...5064023&sr=8-4

You could also look for a second hand fish tank on Gumtree, Facebook Marketplace etc. Look for one 80x50cm bigger, and you'll need to make a mesh lid for it.
__________________
Bramble (Russian dwarf) and Lily & Daisy & Storm (gerbils)
sushi_78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cage, hamster, friends, mayfair, love

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.43 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2003-2020, Hobby Solutions
All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:01 PM.