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A mansion for a Dwarf Hamster!,
This review is from: Rotastak Small Animal Housing Maxi Tunnel of Fun (Misc.)
My Daughter recently got a baby Dwarf Hamster and wanted to get him a Rotastak cage as the more traditional cage with bars is unsuitable as they can squeeze themselves out for between them. She decided on this model and it is just great for little Mikki. As he is so tiny (he's smaller than my thumb! so cute!) the cage is made up on the same level as he cant climb up the tubes but we put the tunnel the same but just on the level and now he can zoom (and he does!) between the 2 units, we will eventually get a ladder to reach the little bedroom above the round unit. The larger unit is perfect to put a deep layer of shaving in so he can tunnel under it. the only thing I don't like about the Rotastak range are the water bottles as they all seem to leak and little Mikki seems to have trouble drinking from it as does our Syrian Hamster who has his own Rotastak Rotastak Mission Pod
The Rotastak range has improved vastly since I had Hamsters over 20 years ago and they are much more secure. (quite often had to round mine up after an escape) I like the bungs better as in the older ones doubled as a food bowl and it was easily lifted off and the occupant could tunnel out! During my Nursing Training my naughty Hammy got herself out, and her sister and travelled down a flight of stairs (we had a 3 story house) and made her home under my parents bed! My poor Mum on her way to bed one night saw my little creature dash across the landing with a mouthful of bedding on her way to her new home. By the amount of bedding in the new nest we reckoned it must have taken the 2 of them several trips! They are much more intelligent than we give them credit for so be careful you secure the tubes well or you might just have a little Hammy on the loose!