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Cage size and options

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by MillieT, Nov 23, 2018.


  1. MillieT

    MillieT PetForums Newbie

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    In the UK the RSPCA minimum is 80 X 50 cm. If I squashed that and had it 100 X 30 cm would that still be suitable? Also I would like a tank, as the sizes are a lot more flexible but my dad thinks it's cruel, what pros and cons to a tank are there?
     
  2. Tiggers

    Tiggers PetForums Senior

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    What animal in particular are you planning to keep in this enclosure?
     
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    MillieT PetForums Newbie

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    A Syria hamster
     
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    Tiggers PetForums Senior

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    I would think that a Syrian hamster would be more than happy in an enclosure of these dimensions. Environmental enrichment is also an important aspect. Hides, toys, safe items to chew on and various levels to play on.
     
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    anachronism PetForums VIP

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    80x50cm is 4000cm2 while the other cage would only be 3000cm2. I would go for a cage, it gives opportunities for climbing and you can pick up an alaska very cheaply :)
     
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