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What size cage should you get for a Syrian Bear Hampster? .

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Sorry if this is late :) but what I do is connect a couple of smaller CritterTrail cages. That way it's like a burrow for them and they have room to run around. Another option is to search "Bin Cages" and make one of those. I would go with the first option, though. Have fun with your furry friend!
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how much would a medium size rat cost and everything i would have to buy for it

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Well first off, if you only have one rat, you either have to spend almost every second of the day with it, or else it will get depressed and can actually die of loneliness. So you would have to get two. Rats where I shop are about 7-10 dollars, so that's $14 at the least. And then the cage. Decent cages provide at least two square feet per rat and are all metal wiring so your rats' chewing habits won't damage it, and they cost at least $100, but are typically more. If you're smart, you'll shop the sales. I got my multilevel all metal cage for about $100, but without the sale it would have been $190. So now you're at at LEAST $114 if you're lucky. Food is roughly $7 a bag and you'll need a new bag at least once every two months depending on how many and how hungry your rats typically are. Bedding can be expensive. It can be between $14-$34 a bag, but you can overcome this by shredding your junk mail or newspaper and using as bedding. I recommend this because some pet bedding can be damaging to their respiratory systems. With all the cage accessories and supplies to clean the cage with (water bottles, toys, places to sleep, treats, and cleaning supplies etc) your grand total would run a little over $200 if you were lucky and got everything on sale. It's very hard to spend that little and get a happy, healthy rat, so honestly, you'll probably end up spending hundreds of dollars. You also have to keep in mind that every other month you'll need to buy new food and bedding and occasionally new toys because they chew on everything, so you'll ALWAYS be spending money on your rats. That's why if you're getting a rat, you have to take this seriously and understand that no pet is something cheap. But also keep in mind that when given the proper care, rats are very rewarding pets. They were probably one of the best investments I've ever made.
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what are some good things to buy for baby bunny?

Cage, Bedding, food, toys etc..
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lots of toys to keep them occupied such as play tubes, and hay. I have a baby bunny and I have a foam mat under her (that babies use) so that she doesnt sleep on the floor.
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what cage should i get for my chinese dwarf hamster??

I really want to get her a large cage but not sure what to get
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Chinese dwarf hamsters are quite small, but energetic. This means you can get them any cage you want, but if you get them a big cage, put lots of toys in it so they do not feel intimidated by it, since they are in fact prey animals. Just keep in mind that ALL hamsters need a minimum of 360 square inches!
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Would the WALE Living Room Series Ferret Home work for two guinea pigs?

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if you get the pigs as babies they will use ramps but work needed to provide slip proofing on the ramps
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No. Guinea pigs do not like ramps, believe me. Try to find a cage with 1 level. Plus, if there's little holes for tubes or anything, guinea pig are too big to fit through most of them.
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what is the cheapest guinea pig cage?

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I would recommend building a DIY cage there so Cheap! Just go to the store and look for the storage cube grids they're around $20-$25. You can look up videos on the internet of DIY GP Cages. :D
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Then Kaytee Complete Guinea Pig Kit
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what cage should i get for a robo hamster

what cages should i get for 1 or 2 robo hamsters
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Well for one hamster the min. floorspace for a cage is 360 square inches. Robos are smaller so they will need a smaller wheel (make sure that it's not wire or mesh it can cause bumble foot) or you can get the flying saucer they sell those at Petco). But Robos are VERY Energetic Hamsters So they need More Floor Space. I Recommend a 20 Gallon Tank Or Bigger (Wait Til Petco Has There Dollar Gallon Sale). Or you can build a DIY Bin Cage. Lok up videos on good and bad hamster cages. :D and remember that if you get 2 Robos dubble up the size of the cage. :D
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I'm trying to convince my parents to let me get a rabbit, but, we need a cheap but good quality cage. Any recommendations??

I'm really open minded about this, but i need to be able to fit a good sized rabbit in a CAGE!!! I can't use a hutch. What is a good, CHEAP, recommendation?
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Rabbit rescues recommend that you have at least 4x4 feet of floor space for your rabbit, so any of the petstore cages you will see are too small. But you can make one using NIC grids or as other people call them storage cube grids. Or You can buy a dog x-pen those can be cheap depending on where you get them ( I know that Petco sells them :) ). But be shure that if you get a x-pen that it's at least 36" high. Or you can just let your rabbit free range your house and/or your room or wherever your planing on keeping your rabbit. :D
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I recommend a C&C cage! These are not actual cages - you have to make them from wire shelving grids called cubes and corrugated plastic called coroplast. These are much cheaper than the cages you can buy, and so easy to build and customizable.
Make sure the cage is large enough - 10sq ft should be sufficient for 1 or 2 rabbits. Also, rabbits need hours of exercise daily - make sure you can commit to this! I think Petco have runs avaliable to buy that are big enough, but free range floor time around the house should be even better.
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I would recommend a dog crate as a rabbit cage. I know it sounds weird but it works. All you need to do is put blankets down instead of bedding. It is cheaper anyways to use blankets instead of bedding, you will save $220 a year. Dog crates tend to be bigger for less money. You can spend $30 on a small dog create and only get a gerbil cage for that price.
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Rabbits make great pets. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a "good cheap quality cage". You either get cheap or quality. This is the cage I would recommend and with the holidays coming I'm sure you'll be able to find sales, which is where you can get the quality cages for less:
http://www.petco.com/product/113412/Trixie-Natura-One-Story-Rabbit-Hutch.aspx

Keep in mind that is for an average or dwarf rabbit. The larger bunnies will not fit in there comfortably. I recommend getting a dwarf bunny they make great pets.
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My advice would be to get a rabbit playpen, clean living makes one with a cover so your rabbit won't escape, altogether this would be about 40 dollars, another option is a c & c cage which is a great cage you build yourself. for a 2 by 3.5 by 2 feet (which is the smallest size you should ever use for one rabbit) it costs 64 dollars which is really good for all that space. however if you will want to invest in a top which will cost about 12 dollars or you could make your own. Good luck!
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What cage is good for rats?

I have had rats for a few years. I currently have one doe and am planning on getting two more does very soon. I currently have a Rat Manor and it has been wonderful. It lasted for years. Now it's old and I'm looking to upgrade to a bigger cage. I can't seem to find any that are suitable for rats. They all seem to have bar spacing that is too big. I don't want my girls getting out! I'm very frustrated!
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I would recommend getting a Critter Nation or a Ferret Nation. Although a Ferret Nation has 7/8 bar spacing so if thats too big you can either get a Critter Nation or just line it with chicken wire.
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how much would it be for a teddy bear hamster and all it needs cost??

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103.00 dollars
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Cage-Crittertrail One hamster cage 29.99

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Well the actual hamster could be found in Petco or in rehoming ads for between 5-15 dollars. Then for a nice habitat, which i recommend using a 20 gallon long or bigger aquarium with a ventilated lid, another 30 dollars. Then for a few toys budget 20-30 dollars. for a good wheel, about 10 dollars. Food, bedding, water bottle around 15-25 dollars (i recommend carefresh-safe to consume and very absorbent-great for rabbits, guinea pigs, and others-it is more expensive, but keeps habitat clean which is important as teddys contract wet tail easier than other hamsters.) Keep in mind that the Teddy is actually just a version of the Syrian, and is a relatively large hamster and needs a large habitat-these hamsters can get stuck in tubey habitats like crittertrail. Also, do not buy your hamster hay despite what some might say. Sorry for the long answer-good luck with your new furry friend!
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80-100 dollars
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I am going to get two Chinese Dwarf Hamsters, but I need a cheap and good cage that they will fit in. Any recommendations please?

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http://www.petco.com/product/11499/Super-Pet-CritterTrail-Two.aspx?CoreCat=certona-_-ProductListTopRated_Small%20Animal_3-_-Super%20Pet%20CritterTrail%20Two-11499 go here
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first off DO NOT get a critter trail cage, much MUCH to small, I recommend aquarioms 10 gallon minimum size
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well i am going to get 2 dwarf hamsters soon and i need to know the best cage that is easy to cary and take on vacations

any kind
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Super pet MINI critter pet two i think
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how much does a guinea pig cost

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Hi New pet owner! Im glad you ask. Depending on where you get them they rang from 5$ to 20$. hope this helped
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What cage would be best for two female mice?

Also I need a cage that is inexpensive but high quality and I would prefer if the cage had a removable petting zone at the top and can easily be cleaned
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The Critter Nation is a little pricy but still one of the best rat cages out there. With 2 rats, you could get either the Single or Double.
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Does petco sell female robo dwarf hamsters?
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Yes, but it depends on your region.(Some regions sell male hamsters, and some sell females)
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How many adult rats can I fit in a Double Critter Nation comfortably?

I am going to get a double critter nation soon and am wondering how many rats will fit comfortably without overcrowding.
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I would say that you could probably fit in 3 to 4 rats, as the CN is a large cage.
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why is it most items here are online only? this makes for a bad shopping experience

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because the store can only be so big the warehouse is 10x bigger than than than the store thats why
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What's the best cage for a (fairly large) syrian hamster?

I want a cage, I was thinking of getting the Qute cage because of the good reviews, but when i searched it elsewhere the reviews were all horrible and to be honest i didn't know of the wires on that cage being the floor so I guess its a out for me. I guess its quite small too.
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20 to 40 gallon glass fish tank
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What is the best cage for a guinea pig that isn't that expensive but also a fairly decent size?

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Ware small animal habitat
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i have a 40 gallon tank and i am thinking of getting gerbils- how many would be apropriate

the humane society said 6 for a thirty gallon- does this sound right? I don't want to many 4 at MOST, will they be fine with a VERY large cage? Also I own rabbits, how much crossover in supplies do these two creatures have? Thanks!
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5 gallons per gerbil so 4 would be fine. Rabbit food is not suitable for gerbils.
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