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Old 03-22-2022, 03:45 PM   #1
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Default Wheel messup and customizing platforms…

So I got my package today, a huge box of hamster goodies. Very pleased with the size of the rainbow bridge from rosewood aswell as the bendy bridges! For the price I paid I was thinking they would be much smaller.

But as the title suggest they messed up my wheel order, I ordered the 28cm Trixie silent wheel, and got the 33cm one! It is HUGE!!! I am thinking it might be too big? I dont know if it will fit in the cage even! xD

Also the design of the cage makes it impossible to fit the platforms in the corners so I will have to customize them, I think chopping the corners off will mend that. They are wooden so should be able to borrow hubbys multi cutter and just slice em off. Might slap some plastikote on them aswell if my Amazon app would just stop glitching and let me order it.

I will present a pic of the cage once I am happy with the overall look, it looks a mess right now. I might chuck out that large green monster of a platform that came with the cage, it takes up so much space! And it is hardly practical. Also such an eyesore with the nice natural theme I got going on with the wooden stuff. I would like two smaller platforms in each corner instead, wooden ones to go with the look of the cage.

So I need to scramble and get everything together before we get Shaun on friday, I want everything to be perfect for him before he arrive as I would hate to upset him by making adjustments while he is trying to settle. The wheel is not something of priority if its too big because acording to the breeder he should not have one until he is 4 months old? O.o
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Old 03-22-2022, 04:15 PM   #2
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Default Re: Wheel messup and customizing platforms…

Yes, the wooden corner shelves needed chopping to fit the corners of my Alaska cages as well.

I've never heard of waiting till 4 month old to give a hamster a wheel. Some of my Syrians were 8 weeks old when i got them and they always had a wheel.

Considering that my tiny Robos can run very comfortably and fast in the 28cm Trixie wheel, a young Syrian should be fine in the 33cm wheel.

If you think that it is too big for the cage then you can always use it in a playground and order the 28cm wheel. I think that it should fit though. It's handy to have a spare wheel though, in case one plays up.

Also, a pedigree hamster from a breeder is often bigger and chunkier than a petshop hamster.

Totally get what you mean by the big plastic shelf being in the way. First thing i do when setting up a new cage is to remove all the plastic shelves, ladders, tubes etc and then start off with a nice, empty and spacious cage.

Looking forward to see your set up and of course, meeting Shaun.
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Old 03-24-2022, 05:30 AM   #3
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Hmm maybe he can have it before she said then. It fits the cage, just gotta get the stand off, been trying for days but it hurts my hands xD

The cage is looking abit bare fully set up so I will have to shop some more, also, it is a tall cage and I feel alot of the space is not being used so mabe we can make som full shelves for the cage to make a safe two story cage… gotta ponder some on it xD
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Old 03-24-2022, 10:38 AM   #4
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Default Re: Wheel messup and customizing platforms…

Did you have a look at the thread "Let's see your cages" on the Forum under Housing?

There are some Plazas and high cages where members have very cleverly and safely utilised the height.
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Old 03-24-2022, 01:59 PM   #5
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Did you have a look at the thread "Let's see your cages" on the Forum under Housing?

There are some Plazas and high cages where members have very cleverly and safely utilised the height.
I havent yet, heading over there now Thanks!
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