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Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Saria, Apr 12, 2011.


  1. Saria

    Saria PetForums Member

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    It's Zenith (my hamster) first birthday soon and I want to get him a new cage, do you think this would be okay if I took the wire grid off the floor, and replaced the wire shelves with wooden ones?
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    It's secure enough that he won't be able to get out. I just want him to have more space :)
     
  2. borderer

    borderer Guest

    why dont you ask him:D
     
  3. Cherpi

    Cherpi PetForums Senior

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    I would say yes, it's a good cage except the doors open inwards.
     
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  5. Saria

    Saria PetForums Member

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    The doors can be taken off and put back so that they open outwards instead :)

    I considered a zoozone, but I want something that I can add levels to aswell just to give him more room :/
     
  6. Cherpi

    Cherpi PetForums Senior

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    I'm not disagreeing with you but maybe you could say why it's a bad cage? :)
     
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    They rust and retain smells, they're hell to clean, and a danger to put together/take apart, I've been covered in scratches down my arms and even my stomach, caught my fingers etc. I have had a critter 3 too - I'd rather put a hammie in a Zoozone personally.
     
  8. Saria

    Saria PetForums Member

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    I wouldn't have thought a hamster could cause that much of a problem in terms of rust, specially as he's litter trained :p
     
  9. Jazzy

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    There is one here that has smaller bar spacing at the top for hamsters..

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  10. Argent

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    Just washing it can help the rust along tbh - mine rusted in places the rats never touched!
     
  11. blade100

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    agree with argent,i had 2 rats in one and even when cleaned thoroughly it stunk and rusted.

    but if its just for a hamster i can't see why it would be a problem.
    u could maybe even get a ferplast grey shelf to go in where the wire one was.
    a large wheel,some plastic tubes,little hide out houses,a hamster hammock or two.
    think its 70cm long isn't it?
     
  12. Saria

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    Yeah it's about 71cm long, so plenty of floor space :)
    I was planning on getting 2 or 3 wooden shelves rather than the wire one.
     
  13. siberiankiss

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    Critter cages are horrible. I had a Critter 3 (and have a Critter 2 in the attic) and we threw it on a skip after a couple of weeks. It's a nightmare to put together and dismantle, the access is appalling (so appalling that I dislocated a shoulder cleaning mine) and as has been said, they stink.
     
  14. B3rnie

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    I have to say I have some of these cages, and I hate, hate them. They are a pain to clean, they rust even in places that doesn't get pee'd on, the doors are crap, the springs stretch and break.
    There are far, far better cages out there than those things.


    How about getting a tank, and the putting on levels and a dig area, I have one of my Syrians in a tank and he loves it :tongue_smilie:
     
  15. catz4m8z

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    I got my lad a Savic Ruffy (with added ferplast shelf) and he loves it. There is also the Freddy2 if you want to add lots of shelves. They both have a really big floor space area and are easy to clean.:)
     
  16. blade100

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    remember this is for the critter 1 cage not the 2 or 3 so it will be much better.
    and as hamsters only wee in corners of the base i'm sure it will be fine.

    but there are a lot more better hamster cages out there.
     
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