Paw Talk - Pet Forums banner

Bin cage?

2725 Views 3 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  lindsay84
My son's hamster is getting 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! :)
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
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.
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.
Thanks for the replies :) I'd never heard of them before and thought they looked neat, so just wanted to get some input!
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.