Habitrail Cages

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Habitrail Cages

Post by Phillip Harriso » Mon, 05 Jan 1998 04:00:00



I have used Habitrail cages for 2 years now, and have had to replace them
many times. My hampsters just chew through the plastic, and scratch until
holes begin to appear. Does anyone else have this problem. Seeing as how
expensive they are, I may resort to using glass cages.

 
 
 

Habitrail Cages

Post by JILE » Mon, 05 Jan 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>hampsters just chew through
>. Does anyone else have this problem.

Well- I've had him and his Habitrail for only 2 weeks and he's begun to chew
down the opening to his wheel- which also looks like it's going to wear out
pretty quickly.
I had no idea this was going to happen- doesn't look like it's gonna last very
long......
and I worry about him injesting the plastic....

JILEE- who just Loves her little Hammy- boy

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Habitrail Cages

Post by spice » Mon, 05 Jan 1998 04:00:00


My first hamster cage was a habitrail; it had the skyscraper, the treehouse,
and tubes everywhere.  Sure it was fun to see how the hamster would adapt to
its environment but the time (and frequency!) it took to clean the cage was
not worth it.  That also doesn't take into consideration, the poor quality
of the parts such as the "tube connectors" which wear down and causes the
tubes to wobble.  One time my hamster nearly escaped by popping out the
clear plastic ends with his nose.  So in my opinion, get rid of it!  It will
save you time and money in the long run.  At the moment I use both a wire


Quote:
>I have used Habitrail cages for 2 years now, and have had to replace them
>many times. My hampsters just chew through the plastic, and scratch until
>holes begin to appear. Does anyone else have this problem. Seeing as how
>expensive they are, I may resort to using glass cages.

 
 
 

Habitrail Cages

Post by David LaVig » Tue, 06 Jan 1998 04:00:00


: >hampsters just chew through
: >. Does anyone else have this problem.

Well, I probably have more Habitral trails than most people.  Hamsters
chew on the 5way and the 3way connectors.  They also love to chew on the
wheel connectors.  They usually don't chew on the tubing.  They do scrape
their teeth on the end connectors either pushing them out, or making them
hard to see through with the scratches.

Sometimes, depending on the hamster they will even sleep in the tubing.
Though, you can disconnect the tubing until they start to sleep in their
cage again.  Then reconnect it.  This has worked on several occassions
as I'm more stuborn than the hamsters that I've been helping to take
care of.  They also like to sleep in the wheels which makes it difficult
for them to run in.

I have probably 40 or 50 ft of tubing with plenty of T's and 5ways and
curves.  1 30gallon, 1 10gallon, and 1 Habitral cage.

 
 
 

Habitrail Cages

Post by Jeremy » Mon, 12 Jan 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>Beware of Habitrail cages with Russian Dwarf Hamsters.      My hamster got
>his lower teeth stuck in the tip of the Habitrail water bottle, and hung
>there by his teeth until he drowned.  I have received an e-mail from one
>other person who had the same experience.

I find Habitrail's design of the water bottle poor. It is very difficult
for a hamster to drink from vertical below the sprout. I did not buy one
myself. Does the sprout have a ball barring design?

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Post by David LaVig » Mon, 12 Jan 1998 04:00:00


:
: I find Habitrail's design of the water bottle poor. It is very difficult
: for a hamster to drink from vertical below the sprout. I did not buy one
: myself. Does the sprout have a ball barring design?
:

It's a suction thing.  Not a ball bearing thing.