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A cheap, good, tall hamster cage?

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Flissy, Aug 15, 2009.


  1. Flissy

    Flissy PetForums VIP

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    My friend is getting a syrian hamster but she has limited space to put it in. I suggested a savic cambridge that I saw on ebay but she said it wouldn't fit on the table she has cleared for the cage.

    At the moment she's looking at this one Rydon Chateau Hamster Cage - White | Small Animal Cages/Carriers | CH10971, has anyone seen it/know what its like?

    She has a limited budget as well and wants to spend around 25 pounds so I've had a look on ebay but can't really find that many tall cages... so I was just wondering if anyone has any ideas? :)
     
  2. CharleyRogan

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    Personally I think that cage is a bit small, and I wouldn't really use it even for a dwarf. If she doesn't have the space then she shouldn't ge tone. You have to think about the animals needs before the space you have.
     
  3. srhdufe

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    I dont really like that cage.. it seems a bit small...
     
  4. Flissy

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    Hmm... maybe it is a little small but its hard to tell without actually seeing it! I'm worried its the sort of cage that looks bigger than it actually is in real life... :(

    I suggested the imac fantasy as that looks quite spacious and she could add more levels as she can afford it so I'm looking out for one on ebay... not getting very far though!!!
     
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    If there is one in preston, liverpool or southport, I'll buy it and send it to you!!
     
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    Hahaha thanks but there seems to be a lack of second hand ones on ebay... they are all around 35 pounds plus postage! Maybe no-one wants to get rid of them :p
     
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    I wanted one as well, Cherrie B has loads but she is using them all for her hammys at the moment.... but they will be mine :D

    If there are any cages, I'll even go into Manchester for it, its not that far away.

    I'm trying to find a big rat cage thats cheap as I don't think mine is really big enough!
     
  8. u-look-like-a-hamster

    u-look-like-a-hamster PetForums VIP

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    1st of all that cge is to small for a syrian OR a dwarf.

    2nd If she doesnt have the space she cant have them hasmter, you need to think of that hamsters well being you cant just have a hamster just for the sake of it, hamster are cheap pets to but but if she cant buy the housing she cant afford the upkeep of the hamster. so tell her DONT GET A HAMSTER!!

    Also, she has to think that she needs:

    Cage £30-£50
    hamster £6-£10
    food £3 per kilo-ish
    wate bottel £1.20
    decent wheel(big enough for a syrian) £5-£7.99
    hamster ball £6-£8
    chews £5
    toys £5
    bedding £1
    shavings £5
    house £3

    so its around like tops its like £100 :)
    thats just a for a person starting out with 1 hamster, i have 15 and have spent around £2000 now on my animals in about 1 yr and 7 months :)

    x
     
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    Well said!!

    They aren't as cheap as they are made out to be!

    I have 3 dwarfs and 2 rats and they have cost me quite a bit over time! They have cost me £70 this week including toys, the actual animals and vet fees!
     
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  10. Flissy

    Flissy PetForums VIP

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    Yes i agree they are more expensive than they seem.

    Sausage was £7 lol

    His savic cage (slightly too small) was £45

    The rotastak cage luckily was given to me by a very kind tdm so it only cost me £5

    I've probably spent about 15 pounds on food and bedding so far

    Sputnik was about £4

    The rotastak bedroom thing was about £8

    I have just bought a plastic box for a bin cage £15 plus £4 for the mesh

    £3 for the mite treatment

    etc... so thats... over 100 pounds and thats not even all of it as I have other toys and stuff that I haven't counted :O

    It averages out to be about 20 pounds a month lolll but he's worth every penny :D:D:D
     
  11. u-look-like-a-hamster

    u-look-like-a-hamster PetForums VIP

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    My weekly up-keep is about £20 its not that bad, but

    monthly

    its like

    £65 for dogs
    £30 for cat
    £5 for fish
    £80 ish for hamsters
    and
    £20 for snails

    esactly £200 a month
    :)
     
  12. srhdufe

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    I'm not even going to start adding up how much my 6 (plus babies) cost me... I will no doubt get a shock :blush2:
     
  13. Flissy

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    lol probably best not to...

    its like when i started adding up how much i had spent on driving lessons... but i had to stop because it was too painful!! :(
     
  14. CharleyRogan

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    driving lessons..... I have spent over £1000 since last year on them!... and still cannot drive!
     
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    Driving lessons are the one thing i didnt spend much on..
    I didnt have many lessons really..

    Plus i bought my car when i still had a provisional and got in loads practice in that
     
  16. Flissy

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    omg well i spent over 2000 pounds :blushing:

    and i passed 2 years ago and dont have a car... lol! i haven't driven since the day of my test...
     
  17. CharleyRogan

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    I have a car, but no license, but the insurance is about £3500! I stopped because it was expensive, and I can't manoeuvre a car, and I have a problem determining space between cars...... resulting in a little crash... ooops!
     
  18. Flissy

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    ouch that is a lot!!! just get a tractor and then u wont need to judge spaces between cars... just drive over them :D

    or maybe a monster truck?
     
  19. CharleyRogan

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    doubt monster trucks are road worthy.... don't think they have mirrors LMAO
     
  20. rainbow.nicola

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    I have had my hamster for about 1 week and 3 days now.

    The cage i bought was Hagen LivingWorld Rodent Home Exercise Dome: Great Deals on Rodent Cages at zooplus

    Altogether i've spent about £150 in the last two weeks on her. The cage i have is the smallest cage i WOULD buy for one Syrian!

    A siamese fighting fish can live in a tiny puddle of water, it doesn't mean keep it in one! It's the same with everything, A person could survive living in a bathroom but would you?

    =] I love my little hammy and can't wait to buy her more things! It's Hamster first! Everything else second =] She's too cute not to have it that way!
     
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