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Discussion in 'Rodents' started by alyssa_liss, Jul 28, 2009.


  1. alyssa_liss

    alyssa_liss PetForums VIP

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    right currently i have 2 russians in a 3ft tank
    A robo in a mini dunna
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    im getting fed up with how hard it is to clean the tank compared to the proper hamster cage

    what would people recomend ??
     
  2. Neza

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    That's why I switched exclusively to aquariums a long time ago, except for my male mice. More floor space, nice ventilation, much easier to clean, and the best view of the animals inside. :)
     
  3. alyssa_liss

    alyssa_liss PetForums VIP

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    im confused are you saying the fish tanks are easyier to clean ??
     
  4. Jazzy

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    I must say I prefer cages to tanks to clean.

    Get an Habitrail ovo loft - my russians love it and you can get add-on's to make it bigger.:D Fantastically easy to clean too.;)
     
  5. thedogsmother

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    I prefer cages to tanks as allmy rodents have enjoyed climbimg the bars.

    I have two Hamster Heavens for Buffy and Angel (the Syrians), they are a lovely big cage but are quite expensive and P@H are discontinuing them so they might be hard to come by and they take up a lot of space.
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    For Spike, Cordelia and Willow (Campbells Dwarfs) I have an Imac fantasy with extra floors, they are a lovely cage and although not as big as the Hamster Heaven, they are very interesting for the occupants.
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    For the mice I have a huge imac thingy that I got off Ebay, its excellent and but takes up loads of room and I haven't seen one for sale since.
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    I also have two spare Cambridges for.......erm......well, well you never know when someone will turn up needing a home:rolleyes:. They are excellent cages for a single hamster and there is plenty of room for toys and they don't take up loads of room.
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  6. Jazzy

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    Aww why are pets at home discontinueing Hamster heaven - I think they are the best cages for a Syrian. They discontinued the Cambridge too which is another good cage. I don't like that silly new one that they have got out with all the wooden bits in - it's so small.:(
     
  7. cassie01

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    i have robos in tanks and cages, i dont really notice a differentce, if anything though, tanks are probably easier, take the stuff out, hoover out the rest, give it a wipe with some disinfectant and bobs your uncle its done!! cage isnt much more difficult as its the same things with just a bit more to wipe down. i can get the three robos cleaned out and back in in half hour. and thats while watching the telly. Merlin in the rotastck though takes a bit longer but hes worth it. :p
     
  8. alyssa_liss

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    Are the fantasys ok for dwarfs ?
    I can't Hoover the tank I have to scoop it and it goes everywhere, what is the bar spacing I need for a dwarf ?
     
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    My Campbells Dwarfs are in a fantasy and they are far too big to squeeze out. I think the bar spacing is about 1cm but I can't find a ruler:rolleyes:. Spike is fully grown and Willow and Cordelia and nearly fully grown so I don't know about very young Dwarfs.
     
  10. alyssa_liss

    alyssa_liss PetForums VIP

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    there about 7months i think, i wont have to worry about stir hes massive lol

    would be the robo id be worried about but he can stay put in the duna
     
  11. thedogsmother

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    I got that fantasy off Ebay for £40, they are quite expensive to buy new but they come up on Ebay all the time.
     
  12. alyssa_liss

    alyssa_liss PetForums VIP

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    will have to keep a look out , thanks
     
  13. alyssa_liss

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    found one but its in brighton :(

    what other ones are there for dwarfs that are a resonable size

    some on ebay are mega small
     
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