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Cavy Cage for Syrian Hamster

crisma1974a

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I have a guinea pig cage collecting dust. One day we put in our hamster and right in from our eyes, he managed to squeeze out. How can I made the grids smaller/narrower? Can I use hardware cloth or is this too thin and he could chew himself out?
 

1frankie7

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I'm pretty sure you can you metal hardware cloth, like the kind they use for bin cages.
 

lalallama

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I was thinking about making a C & C cage for my hamster, and I figured I would just make the coroplast walls really high.
Then I read they would chew through the coroplast, which is something I will believe as I had a hamster chew through three of the bars in her cage.

So, are you planning to use coroplast?
 

Crystal520

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Overlap the grids?
 

brindyzoeycandy

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Mesh grids, maybe? Whatever you come up with I would like to know. I have a dwarf hamster and I would like to make something of a C&C for her.
 

crisma1974a

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I wrapped the cage up with hardware cloth. I used zip ties all around. I will try to upload a picture. George has been in his cage for a week now and we haven't had an "escape" issues. If any of you plan to use hardware cloth, make sure you do the door too. I will try to upload a picture.
 
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