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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-07-2006, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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K, so I am officially cage shopping for the new kit I plan on buying soon. What kind of cage would be best? We have a My Super Pet cage right now, with the wire body and nice thick plastic base. I eventually want to mis them and get them in the same cages. Anyone have any ideas? (And I want to keep it relatively cheap!)
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-07-2006, 11:48 AM
 
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When I was in the pet shelter I saw that they had the kittens in a big cage and it was very nice. They told me these were bird cages. Well they were so huge and they said they bought them at Petco. Really nice cages with lots of room for adding things. I did see woodworking plans on how to build a condo for a rat one time on the internet but I do not know where that was. Maybe you can find it in a search. It was a pretty nice three floored arrangement.
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Is this cage one you want as a temporary cage till you get these two to be friends or is it one you want them to live in once they are together?

All my chin and degu cages are metal with solid metal bases. Personally with chins from what i have read solid metal bases are better then plastic because chins gnaw and they are good at it and can easily get through a plastic based cage (i know this from experience with degus is definately true) and also if they ingest plastic it can cause serious problems so metal bases are always a good choice. As to what size it depends on if this is a cage for the two or just a temporary one till you get them together?

I'm not from the US but i know people rave about Martins Cages and they do cages for chins. They are simular to the cages my degus are in and i've never had any problems with this kind of cage. With chins the only thing i would do is remove the metal shelves and replace them with solid wooden ones as they are much better for the feet

www.martinscages.com

If they are out of your price range as i noticed you said you wanted something cheap the site might still give you some ideas and maybe you could make your own or look for a simular cage. Have you tried ebay? Lots of bargains to be had on there, my friend recently got a brand new cage for half the price of anywhere else she had tried and that included the P&P

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-07-2006, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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It will be for both of them eventually. She does not bite at all on the plastic part of the cage. The metal wires of this brand really cover it so she can't. I do want them both together eventually, and I guess these cages can be combines somehow. Which would make one large cage. But I do want a nice big one and that way they would have a nice home. I never thought about making my own. I have chicken wire, I guess I could.
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I'm a fan of martins cages.But definately not for chinchillas.As mentioned,the wire.I put carpet on the wire for my rats feet.

www.qualitycage.com

[EDiT to add] : http://www.qualitycage.com/chinchilla.html There you go.I would highly recommend that site for chinchilla cages

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I'm a fan of martins cages.But definately not for chinchillas.As mentioned,the wire.I put carpet on the wire for my rats feet.

www.qualitycage.com

[EDiT to add] : http://www.qualitycage.com/chinchilla.html There you go.I would highly recommend that site for chinchilla cages
Yeah, the shelves where my main worry thats why i said i wondered if you could take the shelves out and replace them with solid wooden ones I have done this in my degu cages but they aren't Martins cages as i'm from the UK so they are a different make

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Another vote for qualitycage here, too.

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