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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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Bin cage?

My son's hamster is getting massive...to the point that he is getting stuck in the tube connecting his cage to his sleeping area lol I did some searching, and came across a bin cages...has anyone used one of these before? Without adding a ton of mesh, does it provide enough ventilation? Any input would be great!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 10:30 AM
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I've never used them for hamsters, but I do use them for my hedgehogs though. As long as the top is well ventilated, and the bin itself is kept very clean so ammonia didn't build up, I'm sure they'd have enough ventilation. My biggest concern would simply be that every hamster I have ever had was a voracious chewer. They could have a hole big enough to escape from a soft plastic bin in under 10 minutes if they set their mind to it - and having smooth sides and rounded edges is not always an effective deterrent. You'd definitely have to find the right bin, and have plenty of distractions in his cage so he chooses to chew on other things instead of trying to sample the bin itself.

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My four campbells hamsters use bin cages. As Ravnos said, the top is well ventilated and we keep the cages clean. We've never had a problem with them.


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies I'd never heard of them before and thought they looked neat, so just wanted to get some input!
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