Questions tagged [cage]

A cage is an enclosure for keeping pets.

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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.
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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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Is my hamster's (fancy dwarf) cage too small?

It's not trying to escape or anything, but I'm just wondering if the cage is too small. Please look at picture provided.
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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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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 ...