Best Type Of Cage For Roborovski Dwarfs?

@trickiwoo (2702)
United States
May 20, 2008 11:58pm CST
I am thinking about getting a Roborovski Dwarf hamster in the near future, and I was wondering what is the best type of cage to get? I used to have Syrian hamsters that would chew right through any cage I bought. I ended up getting glass aquariums for them because they were the only cages they couldn't escape from. After that I had Russian Campbell's dwarf hamsters and they were great with any plastic cage. None of them ever chewed through any cage or escaped. So have any of you guys ever owned Robo Dwarf hamsters? If so, what kind of cage did you find to be the best? Are there any types of cages you would or would not recommend? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
3 responses
• Philippines
4 Dec 08
Before my Roborovski are on a cage with bars on it. I prefer this because I was able to install different tubes so that they could have plenty of space to run. But recently, my female roborovski got pregnant and I have successfully take care of them. I have moved the males in my spare aquarium and they are great! Just make sure you have proper ventilation for them. Hope this helps. FYI. I only bought two robos but not I have 8. =)
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• Philippines
4 Dec 08
I mean I have 8 robo's now. Sorry for the typo.
@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
26 Aug 08
I think the local hamster rescue uses aquariums for this type of hamsters.
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• Singapore
22 Sep 08
I think the cages with bars would be better. You mean your Syrian hamsters would just chew through the metal? It sounds kinda scary, actually. Anyway, I prefer buying cages with bars as it's better air circulation for the hamster. I also try to buy those ones with plastic tubes attached to it. Hamsters' natural homes in the wild are usually tunnels. Glass cage is also okay, but I'm not sure about the air circulation. There's also less possiblities for add-ons. Note : NEVER buy circular or round cages! Due to the hamsters' poor eyesight, it is difficult for them to perceive boundaries without shadows which round corners do not cast. It will cause them great dizziness or discomfort. I've had a Robrovski dwarf before and had quite a hard time handling it when it was not tame. It ran very quickly and I had to catch it fast.