Dear Hamster Place readers, I must apologize for my long absence from the site. I had exams and commitments that temporarily put The Hamster Place in the back seat for a while, but not to worry, as I’m back again, with my full attention!
In recent news (or possibly not so recent) I have connected the two Ferplast Duna Fun cages together, via the hamster tubes to create a great big cage! It’s great for Alfie, my hamster, because he is much more of a climber, than toy-player, so having a smaller cage with lots of toys wasn’t a good option for him, as it might be for a dwarf hamster who loved to hide and run around things!
It cost me nothing to do this as I already had the cages, but it takes up quite a bit of room! I’ve also mixed the cages up a bit, taking out one of the plastic levels, replacing it with a multi-level wooden toy, which is great for climbing and wearing down nails and teeth (as are most wooden toys). I also have a wooden bridge, and a massive wheel (both new) to go in his new cage. I might have over-indulged him slightly, looking back, but at least I know he’ll be happy! I will be updating my Hamster Toys page soon, with my new purchases, and other tips I’ve collected, so keep an eye out!
Even more recently, I went away on holiday, and had to leave Alfie with a relative. Obviously, I couldn’t transport him in the two cages, and travel cages are much to small to keep a hamster in for more than a day or so, I converted his two cages into one tall one. Using the wire from the other cage, I could make one regular cage bigger, so he was still in one cage (easy to transport and clean, helping the inexperienced hamster carer) but was still big enough that Alfie wouldn’t be cramped.
I think this is a great way to improve your hamster’s life. If you feel your hammy’s cage is too small, you don’t need to save up to buy a hideously overpriced bigger cage, you can buy add-ons for your existing cage. These are tubes, small boxes, other cages, and wheels, that are designed to be added to your existing cage. The big hamster cage brands supply endless amounts of these, relatively cheaply, but you may have to buy online. Also, if you have a wire cage or a cage made by small company, you not be able to buy add-ons specifically designed for your cage.
Anyway, I’ll update my hamster cages page to include this info, and always feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions, and I’ll get back to you straight away.
Well, that’s all the news here, I think. Alfie has learned to scale the curtains, arm chair, and stairs, so there’s no denying his climbing ability! Apart from that, all is calm in Hamster Place world, so I will say goodbye for now, but be sure to check out the site, as it is going through an update.