Handsome hamster cages
The most important accessory that you will purchase for your pet, the right hamster cage is a must-have. Keeping your pet safe, happy and comfortable, the hamster cages at Time for Paws have been carefully chosen from leading brands to provide the optimum environment for your diminutive furry friend. All you need to do is decide whether you favour a wire cage or a plastic hamster cage.
Which hamster cage best suits your species?
It is vital to choose a cage which is suitable for your particular hamster. The cage should be large enough to afford them space to move around and to keep active as this prevents boredom. It should be well ventilated, secure and easy to clean while being deep enough to enable your pet to burrow.
Wire Hamster Cages and considerations for dwarf & syrian hamsters
Wire cages feature a plastic base and wire top which is simple to remove when it is time to clean. This type of cage offers excellent ventilation but must be kept way from drafts. The wire bars should be no more than 1.25cm apart for Syrian hamsters and no more than 0.7cm apart for dwarf and Chinese hamsters. If you are not sure which breed of hamster you have or are about to buy, seek expert help as you must make the right choice between Syrian hamster cages and dwarf hamster cages. Otherwise you may find that your pet is able to escape.
Cheap hamster cages
Plastic modular cages are draft proof and more secure than wire models. Many enable you to add further compartments, but these additions may be poorly ventilated, causing condensation. The more compartments you feature, the more time it will take to clean the cage. But a large hamster cage or multiple compartments will offer your hamster an enhanced lifestyle. Tubes and small compartments are unsuitable for pregnant hamsters and you should ensure that your pet cannot fall from raised platforms.
Need a large hamster cage? Well, we've got you covered!
You will find an outstanding cage at Time for paws, whatever breed of hamster you have chosen. Our large hamster cages and dwarf hamster cages provide living spaces which are tailored to your pet’s requirements. Our cheap hamster cages ensure you will find a style within your budget. Hamsters may be small, but they have specific needs which must be met and not all cages are born equal.
Creating the ideal home for your hamster
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Gerbils are an excellent starter pet for a family, but if they are not kept in the right gerbil cages, they can become stressed, depressed and terribly upset little creatures. They are small, but they are some of the most active rodents around! They have needs for their care and their cages, and you need to ensure that you buy a large gerbil cage so that they have enough space to move and play. Not only do you need to have enough room for gerbils to run around, but you also need to make sure that your gerbils have enough room for a great pile of bedding in which to burrow right down. The good news is that you do not have to spend a lot of money to get the right gerbilarium, you just need to know what to look for.
Gerbil Cages: What To Look For
As sociable animals, gerbils need to be kept in pairs. This means that you need to have a large gerbil cage so that they are more comfortable and happier. It would help if you considered that you need a lot of space for them to run, plenty of depth for burrowing into their bedding and the right materials to ensure that they can be healthy in the cage. Some of the things that you need to consider when you are shopping for gerbil cages include:
Two gerbils together need to have at least 12x12x14 inches of space. More space is a good thing, too, but less than this and you can have two grumpy little pets in your house. Gerbilariums are the preferred option as they have glass around the sides and mesh on top. This leads to the right amount of security for your gerbils and plenty of space in which to run.
As most rodents do, gerbils like to try to get through the tiniest of spaces. Now you know why you should get a gerbilarium and not just a standard cage if you can. Pick a cage with the smallest holes and gaps and make sure that there is a secure top so your gerbil cannot climb out.
Things To Do
While you are shopping for cages, make sure that you shop for the accessories to go in it. You need a nesting box for your gerbil as well as a large enough exercise wheel and some toys. Gerbils like to run and play, and they can only do that if you provide the right environment.
Gerbil Cage Maintenance
Gerbils are one of the lowest maintenance pets around, but they do rely on you for their care. It'sIt's up to you to ensure that they have clean cages, and some of the best maintenance tips include:
- 2-3 inches of bedding is perfect for your gerbil. It should be deep enough for your gerbil to dig down into it to burrow. You should replace the dirty bedding often so that your gerbil does not get sore paws.
- Every two weeks, empty and wash the cage and only let the gerbils back in when it is completely dry. Use a play ball for your gerbils so they can exercise while you clean.
With the right, clean cage, your gerbils will be happy and healthy!