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Trixie Small Rodent Wood Tunnel

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Brand: Trixie / Type: Wood Tunnel

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      25.08.2011 17:24
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      Full marks from me for this nifty little tunnel

      I use this Trixie tunnel for my Chinese dwarf hamster Peanut, and he loves it. I often find him curled up asleep in it, or he moves all his bedding up and around it to create a real little den (despite have a lovely little corner house!) I have also seen them used for small snakes.

      It is made from natural wood, so is nice and safe for chewing and looks gorgeous in my opinion - I am a huge fan of natural decor instead of plastic wherever possible. It is available in two sizes, 20cm and 30cm; the one I have is the smaller one. It has holes all over it, randomly placed so your pet can pop in and out wherever s/he wants! The main thing to note with this product, is that it's really only suitable for small rodents like dwarf hamsters and mice, and other more unusual critters that are totsy. The holes are too small for Syrian hamsters and I would be far too paranoid about using it for clambering over and chewing in case they got a little ambitious, resulting in them getting stuck.

      It is sturdy and you can see from the pic how thick the wood is around the holes. This is great, it means that even with a lot of chewing it's gong to be a long while before this is actually unusable. I have found this to be true, as I have been using it for almost a year and despite there being chew damage it is nowhere near ready for the bin. I don't think my hamster is altogether a huge chewer though and it may last less time with those that are. I frequently find bits of chewed wood in his cage, but not as much as one might expect.

      It can even be placed carefully at an angle, to provide access to higher cage areas since it is so easy to climb up or through. I did this for a while, using twisty cable tie to secure it against the cage side but changed it back when it became apparent Peanut would rather sleep in it!

      I bought this from Surrey Pet Supplies online for the price of £1.24 (the 30cm is £1.90). I think given it was such a bargain, the fact it is still gong strong is excellent! I have seen the same basic product under a different brand name for around £3 in shops for the smallest size available. Of course, buying online comes with postage costs, but if you buy a few things then it's better value. I would thoroughly recommend it for keepers of the smallest small furries everywhere!


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