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Old 06-07-2021, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default Tell her to throw the cage away?

Would you rehome a hamster to someone who do sell small hamster cages for people to use as toilet for cats etc, or would you tell the person to throw it away if the person is going to get a hamster from you?
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Old 06-07-2021, 05:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: Tell her to throw the cage away?

I'm not quite sure what you're trying to ask.

Are you saying this person who used their hamster cage as a cats litter tray is planning to re-use that same cage to rehome the hamster?

By all means, throw the cage away and get a 450 sq inch cage, hamsters should not live in a small cage and judging by how it's an old cage that was used as a litter tray (because it's small enough) that is definitely not ok to keep a hamster in.

Hamsters require a big environment and a substrate depth of 15-20cm to burrow and carry out natural behaviours.

As with that "litter tray" as well, do not use it since cats can carry germs and bad bacteria in their faeces that may even possibly kill a hamster. Things like feline influenza (cat flu) can't be passed on to hamsters since it's well, cat flu. But things like worms (tape worms) CAN be passed on to hamsters as well as other various diseases. And please take this seriously, I'm a former graduated college student who has an A level in Animal Management (care of animals) and studied all sorts of things from diseases down to biology of how their bodies work and genetics of breeding so please do NOT use that cage!

I recommend researching into basic hamster care and making sure they know how to look after a hamster properly before selling/giving to someone.
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Old 06-08-2021, 04:29 AM   #3
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I'm not quite sure what you're trying to ask.

Are you saying this person who used their hamster cage as a cats litter tray is planning to re-use that same cage to rehome the hamster?

By all means, throw the cage away and get a 450 sq inch cage, hamsters should not live in a small cage and judging by how it's an old cage that was used as a litter tray (because it's small enough) that is definitely not ok to keep a hamster in.

Hamsters require a big environment and a substrate depth of 15-20cm to burrow and carry out natural behaviours.

As with that "litter tray" as well, do not use it since cats can carry germs and bad bacteria in their faeces that may even possibly kill a hamster. Things like feline influenza (cat flu) can't be passed on to hamsters since it's well, cat flu. But things like worms (tape worms) CAN be passed on to hamsters as well as other various diseases. And please take this seriously, I'm a former graduated college student who has an A level in Animal Management (care of animals) and studied all sorts of things from diseases down to biology of how their bodies work and genetics of breeding so please do NOT use that cage!

I recommend researching into basic hamster care and making sure they know how to look after a hamster properly before selling/giving to someone.


No, the person who do want hamster from me, have two small hamster cages who have been out on facebook marketplace for exmpl. She told me that she were going to sell the cages as parts as some would use the bottom as toilet for bigger animals. It does make me insecure.
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Old 06-08-2021, 04:33 AM   #4
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Default Re: Tell her to throw the cage away?

I gave the plastic base of small cages to my neighbour to use for plant seedlings in his greenhouse so nothing wrong with using the base as a cat litter tray and then throw away the wire or plastic top. I'm surprised that she bothers to sell the base because its only worth a very small amount of money.

You are obviously worried that your hamster could end up living in a small cage or you wouldn't be asking people's opinions.

My advice would be: No, don't rehome your hamster to this person because you are not 100% sure.
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Old 06-08-2021, 04:42 AM   #5
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I gave the plastic base of small cages to my neighbour to use for plant seedlings in his greenhouse so nothing wrong with using the base as a cat litter tray and then throw away the wire or plastic top. I'm surprised that she bothers to sell the base because its only worth a very small amount of money.

You are obviously worried that your hamster could end up living in a small cage or you wouldn't be asking people's opinions.

My advice would be: No, don't rehome your hamster to this person because you are not 100% sure.

No, it bothers me that I first found it on facebook and she told me that she did forget to delte it, then I found it on another place and then she she told me that the cages are only 4 cm smaller then minimum off what it should be.

Its kinda weird.

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Old 06-08-2021, 05:53 AM   #6
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I wouldn't rehome a little one in this situation.
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Old 06-08-2021, 06:03 AM   #7
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I wouldn't rehome a little one in this situation.

Because it seems a little weird?
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Old 06-08-2021, 06:05 AM   #8
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Because it seems a little weird?
Personally, if I was rehoming I would ask for proper proof of where the hamster would be staying to make sure it is good. I wouldn't trust just words. I would need solid communication and have a good feeling. If you feel it is off, it probably is. (:
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Old 06-09-2021, 04:44 AM   #9
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Personally, if I was rehoming I would ask for proper proof of where the hamster would be staying to make sure it is good. I wouldn't trust just words. I would need solid communication and have a good feeling. If you feel it is off, it probably is. (:


I did get pictures of the cage today. But I`m still insecure as she had the other cages who was 78 cm long out for sale.
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Old 06-09-2021, 04:46 AM   #10
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I did get pictures of the cage today. But I`m still insecure as she had the other cages who was 78 cm long out for sale.
So she's shown you a cage you'd feel comfortable with?
Maybe she has improved her cages like many others. I think you just have to go with your feeling or against it.
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