Questions tagged [cage]

A cage is an enclosure for keeping pets.

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How long of silence/calmness to reward when crate training (9 week old dachshund)?

Just a quick question about crate training. He quite likes his crate and being in it, but he doesn't like being separated with the door closed, which I know is normal. I'm trying to teach him that ...
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Large DIY Dissassemblable Cat Cage?

In order to bring a cat to university as an emotional support animal, the school is requiring me to keep the cat in a cage while I'm not in the room. I don't think this is fair to the cat, but since I ...
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Plants suitable/safe for a hamster?

I am trying to create a 'natural' looking hamster cage. I want to create as much enrichment as I can by using rocks, moss, wood, leaves, sand, dirt and other elements that would be natural to a (dwarf)...
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How to put rabbit in cage without scratching me?

We've had our rabbit for just over a week, he is 15 weeks old. Handling him is going well, except when I put him back in his cage. He is scared and kicks out, which I've learnt to handle by holding ...
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Bird sensitivity to metals

What metals cause poisoning or bad reactions in pet birds such as cockatiels, cockatoos, parrots, parakeets, finches, and such? I am looking for authoritative sources of scientifically-known toxicity,...
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How big does my robo hamster cage have to be?

So I bought a cage on amazon for around $70 and you can see the specs in the image so anyway, it was pretty expensive and if its too small i dont think i want to give it up. If you think its too ...
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How big should my hamster cage be? [duplicate]

I would like to get two hamsters and I would like to know how big the cage needs to be so they have plenty of space to eat,sleep,and play.
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Replacing bottom of a bird cage

I inherited an old parrot cage and its base needs to be replaced. The cage is pretty much a steel box, ~2 feet long and wide and ~3 feet high. The metal part of the cage doesn't have a bottom grate - ...
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What size of hutch would be right for two mini lops? [duplicate]

Warning, I am completely new to owning rabbits! Have had guinea pigs/hamsters in the past but no rabbits. I am interested in buying two mini lop rabbits and have a large garden but a small budget. ...
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Is my hamster's cage too small? (fancy dwarf)

It's not trying to escape or anything, but im just wondering if the cage is too small. please look at picture provided.
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Space between bars of bird cage guidelines

For either making or buying a bird cage, are there any standards or conventions specifying the space between bars appropriate to each species ( cockatoo, cockatiel, parakeet, finch, etc.)? In a ...
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What are good substrates for parrot cages?

I'm looking for a substrate to use in a parrot cage. It needs to be safe (firstly), but then also not to bad looking and easy to clean.
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How do I heat and/or build multiple snake enclosures?

I am starting to get setup for snake breeding (balls) and I am lost on the process of multi enclosures. It is hard to find information about getting started with them and best practices/equipment to ...
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Cardboard box for a cockatiel

Does it make sense to hang the bottom of a cardboard box in a cage for a cockatiel? I am thinking of cutting the bottom of small cardboard box, or half-gallon milk carton. The idea is to make a tray ...
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Cage for Parakeets

We've recently added two parakeets to our family. I've been doing tons of reading and research, but I still have much more to do. Based on my research I've determined that the cage that the pet shop ...
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Should I get a larger cage for my two dwarf hamsters? How large?

I have two Russian female dwarf hamsters and they share a 25 x 30 x 50cm wired cage from pets at home which was highly recommended for two dwarfs. It seemed cramped with all the chews and toys, so I ...
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My baby mice is getting out of her wired cage what shall I do?

I have 2 female (100% female) mice, the one I had first absolutely hates the new one. (Which is weird because they are both definitely females) I went ahead and brought the exact same cage for the new ...
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How can I prevent my mouse from escaping the cage?

My mouse found a way to get out by using her head and body to force the bars further apart and then escape through the gap. She has been doing this for the past two days. How do I make her stop or ...
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What kind of bedding should I use for a mouse's home?

The problem appears that I can't find any sort of proper bedding for my mouse. I tried using ripped newspaper. It was fine until smells began coming out. I knew she was hiding her excrement down ...
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Can a hamster and a tortoise/land turtle coexist peacefully?

We're interested in keeping a hamster in the house, and I know my wife is fond of small reptiles. Is it possible to keep a tortoise and a hamster in the same enclosure? I'm thinking this is ...
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What are the benefits and risks of a wire bottom cage for my pet rabbit?

Often when you see rabbits on TV, they are in cages with wire floors. It seems to be made out of half inch hardware cloth (wire). We know from this question that rabbits can be litter box trained, ...
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How can I help my rabbit be more comfortable with my influence on her cage?

My pet rabbit is very protective of her cage. I just got her a bigger one, but even if I am putting hay down in the cage for her to eat she will growl at me. She doesn't bite me and allows me to pet ...
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Is it safe to use tung oil to waterproof a rabbit enclosure?

I'm thinking about building my own wooden rabbit enclosure and want to waterproof it for ease of clean-up. If I use tung oil to waterproof the wood, will it harm the rabbits (as long as the wood is ...
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What kind of paint is safe to use on a bird cage?

My bird's cage is starting to show its age a bit and could use a fresh paint job. I've heard that you have to be careful with the type of paint you use since birds will pick at the bars of their cage. ...
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Is there a reason guinea pigs need a cage without a wire bottom?

I picked up a pair of guinea pigs this weekend and I noticed that all of the guinea pig cages I find for sale in the stores and online have solid bottoms, as opposed to a wire mesh bottom many rabbit ...
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How much space does a hamster need in its cage?

How much space does a hamster need in its cage? My friend's always tries to get out, and I think he might be a bit cramped.