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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-21-2006, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up New Chin Cages!

I build some new melamine cages for my chinnies. 4 in one large cage and 1 in another smaller one. Im still going to add some smaller ledges otherwise I'm really happy how they turned out and hope they will last a long time!

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I love your cages,but wheels for chinchillas scare me.
Cute guinea pig cage as well


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Why do chinchilla wheels scare you?

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Why do chinchilla wheels scare you?
Thats what I want to know, too. LOL


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Nice job on the cages! I bet your chins will love them.

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What a nice set up! I have heard people tell me that Chins tails can get caught in wire wheels, so to alway buy the solid kind, but that's what you have. I guess this didn't make much sense, but I was just trying to help!
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Why do chinchilla wheels scare you?
Chinchillas are hoppers...chinchillas,like guinea pigs shouldnt have wheels.I've heard stories of chinchillas breaking their back from the wheels moving too fast,or suffering a painful injury.I know some people do have wheels but I wouldnt risk it when I had chins =/

That's just my two cents.Glad its not one of those saucer wheels,they shouldnt even be in stores! =X

When I had chinchillas I had a bunch of things for them to climb & hop on.Which they do a lot of =P


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I'm going to add on to this! I do not know if the wheels you have would be harmful to a chin or not.I know saucer wheels& wire ones are not a good choice.So I could be wrong if I said all wheels were bad,& if I am wrong here I apologize!


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I'm going to add on to this! I do not know if the wheels you have would be harmful to a chin or not.I know saucer wheels& wire ones are not a good choice.So I could be wrong if I said all wheels were bad,& if I am wrong here I apologize!
Your right here. Wire wheels, wheels that are too small, and plastic wheels are the bad choices. Wire can catch feet or tails.. Too small of a wheel can hurt their back.. and Plastic can be injested.

I got my wheels at Quality cages (the Chin Spin). Its a solid metal wheel, 15" in diameter. So its large enough for them to run in without hurting themselves. My chins LOOOVE to run.


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That's weird, I have only heard good things about the flying saucers.

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That's weird, I have only heard good things about the flying saucers.
I heard they were the worse...I never used any wheels with any of my chins.But when I first got a chinchilla few years ago I used to be on another forum & there was a link posted to a video that showed the saucer wheel going too fast the chinchilla losing its footing getting thrown off the wheel & you could hear a scrunch & then the chinchilla made an awful noise & I guess it died after..

Again,they could be the best thing since sliced bread,but after I read a few horror stories I decided not to get wheels of any sort,because with my luck something bad would happen& I didn't want to risk it.


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That's nice! Your guinea pig cage is a little small, but it is better than a tiny petstore cage! My guinea pigs run laps in their C&C cages.
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I like the way you build your cages, for the wooden floors, do you seal them with polyurethane or anything that prevents urine from being absorbed into it?


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