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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-23-2006, 02:35 PM
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I don't about about everyones experience with bin cages, i made a kick *** one for my hamster muffin once, and within a week of being in it he died. I figured it was old age, so i mourned and moved on. i cleaned the bin out and put my hamster girl, batty, in it. well, SHE died within a week of being in it too. of course there was air circulation, i'm a bio geek. my concern was the plastic stink killing them? ventilation or not, that stink never leaves. i freaked out and threw the bin cage out, i wasn't sacrificing any more critters to it. building a cage is fun, and you totally DO NOT have to be handy, just swing the hammer, let that pent up stuff out! it's fun!

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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-23-2006, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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well i've made a storage bin cage before for my male mouse loucas he's still living in it and there's loads of room for more toys even though it's small lol, i agree making cages is fun its just finding the time with me lol


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post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-23-2006, 07:21 PM
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Natalie,I am sorry about your hammies dying,but if there was proper ventilation,I doubt the bins killed them.I have housed mice in bins many times with no problems.

Tina,that Jenny cage looks wonderful! I would love a cage like that,but for now...just stick to what I have access to.





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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-23-2006, 08:52 PM
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ventilation was the only thing on my mind, it just seems a little odd that they both died in the bin cage, maybe chewing the plastic poisoned them or something. i'd think a general plastic smell would eventually kill. i've heard of small pets and birds dying from scented candles. i dunno

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