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Old 06-26-2018, 12:29 PM   #1
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Default Best bins for bin cages?


What's the best bins for bin cages? Do they sell bins big enough for as Syrian hamster? And how big do they need to be?

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Old 06-26-2018, 01:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: Best bins for bin cages?

A good one for a Syrian is this one - it's a really good size and doesn't slope in too much. It's not that cheap but supposed to be easy to cut. Only thing is you can get an Alaska cage for less money!

It's 81 cm x 62cm

Go Shopping - Really Useful Boxes - 145 litre Really Useful Box

Alaska cage is 84cm by 48.5 cm so the RUB box has better floor area but the Alaska is cheaper

Hamster Cages | great selection at zooplus

If it was for a dwarf hamster there's the 78cm Ikea Samla box which is cheap but I don't think it's big enough for a syrian as the floor area is quite small - it slopes in a lot at the bottom.
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:58 AM   #3
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Default Re: Best bins for bin cages?

The Really useful boxes are good because they're completely flat in the inside.

If you want to go for the RUB you might want to measure out the dimensions with string or something as its surprisingly large in person. although the next one down - the 85l - is too small for a Syrian hamster.

I've got one of my gerbils in one after they de-clanned and she's doing well in it. I'd recommend ear defenders for when you're cutting out the holes for ventilation as the noise was awful when i did it.

After having Luna, my hamster for i while i'd say go for an Alexander if you can afford it and have the space as even in a 100 x 50cm cage (like the alexander) i feel like my hamster could do with more floor space. I wish i'd gone for that as the included houses and full second level would have been really good.

Wishing you all the best in your DIY.
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