Product Type: Rotastak small pet accessories
Newest Review: ... is poor , yes hamsters live in burrows in the wi;d. But they have cold wind blowing through making the tempratures perfect , however this c... more
The Hamsters Worst Friend.
Member Name: TommoNewton
Advantages: Has tubes for younger syrians.
Disadvantages: Expensive , Poor ventalation. To small. Bad for hamsters.
I used to have a rotastak cage for my old hamster , Harry. I had no knowledge on hamsters and just presumed what pets at home told me was correct. I noyl realised the problems with this cage once Harry had died. I just couldnt excpet that he died naturally and started to blame myself so i looked to the internet to find an answer and that is when i came across animal care at its best. I realised that this cage should never be used ofr hamsters and ill explain why.
First of all the ventalation is poor , yes hamsters live in burrows in the wi;d. But they have cold wind blowing through making the tempratures perfect , however this cage gets heated very quickly and im certain this is what killed harry. This kind of heat is dangerous for a hamster so being subjected to it constantly must be stressfull.
Secondly the wheel is far to small for a syrian and if a bigger wheel & and cage _ isnt provivded then the syrians back will bend in a unatural way , causing back pain and problems. But why does the hamster still use it ? because the chemicals produced in the brain cause addiction.
Thirdly the tubes are way to small for a syrian , causing them to struggle through them. Thus can seriously impact health and hamstyers will often get stuck.
This cage is just to small , i would recommend a cage if no less than 100x60 Cm to furfill a hamsters natural needs , i would never recommend a commercial cage , i would use a big tank which is cheaper than this plastic excuse of a cage.
When a hamster fully stands up it only just has space to accomdate them , Their is no room to jump and climb like hamsters do. Hamsters will chew at the plastic and hamsters wull get bored to easy.
Escpaing is also another worry , many a time hamsters have forced the water bottle out the way and got out of the cage and never been seen again , this is all to common and seems to go unnoticed by rotastak.
Lastly is cost , to get a average size space you need to spend big , when instead you could get a Ikea detolf cage for about £40. Overall its a big waste of money and i would recommend getting a tank like cage.
The only good point i can think of is the fact that very young syrians can mimic their natural habitat with tubes.
Summary: Save your money and buy a tank.