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Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Cherpi, Apr 30, 2011.


  1. Cherpi

    Cherpi PetForums Senior

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    Hey, I'm looking into bin cages for when I get hamsters. I have the mesh (for the syrian, if I pick dwarfs I haven't yet found any. I was wondering if there was a place online where I could buy a good sized plastic container.

    1. For a single syrian
    2. For two dwarfs

    Thanks :D
     
  2. Lady Sol

    Lady Sol PetForums VIP

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    Don't know about online.

    I buy 110 litre plastic storage tubs from Homebase to make my bin cages. They're £12 each. They're about the same size as a Hamster Heaven, but taller.

    I've heard great things about Really Useful Boxes as they have smooth sides and stack well, but they are far more expensive.
     
  3. Cherpi

    Cherpi PetForums Senior

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    Crystal 110 L Box with Lid (Clear) | eBay UK Is this the box you're talking about? Can't find it on homebase website so had a google-shopping look and this was the box that I found. Had a look on the RUB website but none that I could use.
     
  4. Lady Sol

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    Yes that's it.

    I don't bother with any cutting or anything. I just take they lid off and fold the mesh over the top.
     
  5. Cherpi

    Cherpi PetForums Senior

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    HA! I think I will stick with the usual method as the mesh I have is hard to bend, it's very very strong. I hope the gas aren't too big (Don't think they are) How big can a dwarf hamster escape through?
     
  6. Lady Sol

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    Depends on the dwarf hamster.

    Acorn the robo escape artist is fine with 7mm spacing. Spice my russian lives in a normal barred cage 10mm spacing. Chinese hamsters can squash their heads pretty flat, but if it's squared mesh I think they'd still have problems getting out as once their heads squash in one direction, they get longer in the other direction. I think my mesh is 4mm squares.
     
  7. Cherpi

    Cherpi PetForums Senior

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    It's like 15mm bar spacing, squared but ye, I guess that idea is out the window. is 15mm square spacing OK for Syrians? It is right? Because I bought a P@H Degu/chinchilla cage at Christmas but got a bigger cage and i trashed it so I have loads of the mesh from it.
     
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    thanks for the link to small mesh aswell :D
     
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