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Discussion in 'Rodents' started by alyssa_liss, Aug 13, 2009.


  1. alyssa_liss

    alyssa_liss PetForums VIP

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    Well after my idea of making a new hammie cage I've just found some boxes that would be perfect to stack , there abit bigger than a mini duna and reasonably deep

    they were only £4 , I bought 5 although only 3 are for hammies
    where can I buy mesh ???
     
  2. Akai-Chan

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    Try a local builders merchant, they're usually good for stuff like that. If you go skip searching you can find decent sizes of it for free :p

    Peace
    Akai-Chan

    Also you double posted :p
     
  3. alyssa_liss

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    Sorry for double posting , stupid iPhone

    Wooo skip searching lol
     
  4. Akai-Chan

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    Do you have anything like a Howdens or builders warehouse near you? just have a look round there every few days and you'll find something soon enough :)

    Peace
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  5. srhdufe

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    I got my mesh from the range for my bin cages
     
  6. alyssa_liss

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    What's the range ? Yep we've got a howdens I think :) will have a look
     
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    Ooooh I'm excited about making my bin cage now :D

    No idea where I'll get the wire mesh from... do they do stuff like that in Wilkinsons I wonder?
     
  9. srhdufe

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    Yes they do... at least in my local one they do...
    It's cheaper too :D
     
  10. Flissy

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    I think I have seen plastic storage boxes in the pound/cheap shop in Faversham... if not I expect Wilkinsons have them too :)
     
  11. srhdufe

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    hehe yes they sell everything dont they ;)

    Just make sure its a big box with lots of room to run round..
    Or are you adding it on to sausages cages?
     
  12. Flissy

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    Yeah I'm adding it onto his peggy metro + rotastak pod, so I'm going to get quite a big one but not a MASSIVE one as I already have 2 cages for him :D

    I need room for his new toys :D :D :D

    Do you think it would be ok if I draped the mesh over the top, rather than making a hole in the side...? and then tighten it round the top using some string/elastic or something.
     
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    Yes sure...
    Or you could cut out the lid and put it in there...
    Remember that you'll need access to the box so dont fix it down permanently.
    Some boxes are deep enough for him to not be able to climb out though..

    Just read this on the rspca website about sneezing...

    If a hamster is sneezing, breathing slowly and has a sore nose, it may have an infection that could develop into pneumonia. Keep the hamster warm and improve its diet, but seek veterinary advice if symptoms continue.
     
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    What do you mean cut out the lid, do you mean cut a square in the lid and put the lid back on the box? I probably will cut a hole in the side as well actually as I might need to stack the cages on top of it :) I was going to try and get a really deep one so there are no escapes :D

    I read that a while ago, thing is he's sneezed for months so surely he would have died/got worse before now? Also I *think* he's improved as I didn't notice him sneezing nearly as much last night and not scrathing so much :)

    But I have 4 days off now (yay) so I am keeping a close eye on him and if he hasn't stopped then I will be taking him to the vets :)

    I'm going to see if hes awake now so I can check how he is :)
     
  16. srhdufe

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    I meant cut a square out of the lid, and insert the mesh... Or you can do it on the side instead.. :D
    So you are back from your bf's?
    Did you have a nice time? ;)
     
  17. Flissy

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    That castle thing does look rather cool :p

    Yes I got back on tuesday... now he is in the caribbean grr!

    I spent a lot of the time worrying about my poor Sausage after he bit my mum lol... Apparantly all she did was put her hand in the cage for him to sniff, he sniffed it and she thought oh thats ok then, ill lift him out and she tried to scoop him out and he turned round and bit her... ouch!

    I just got Sausage out and he is running around in his ball... he seems fine as the last few times I've put him in it he's sat there scratching but he seems better :)

    Well he still sneezed a few times when I woke him up.. but thats *normal* for him I think :D

    Yes very sorry for hijacking your thread... lol :blushing:
     
  18. srhdufe

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    haha.. i still cant help but chuckle that he bit her :blushing:
     
  19. Flissy

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    :O How rude! She is on antibiotics lol :D
     
  20. srhdufe

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    hehe sorry :blushing:
    I shouldnt laugh really, i know how much it hurts :D
     
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