|How to make a Storage Box Home|
How to make a Storage Box Home
Converted storage tubs are growing in popularity amongst breeders. Large clear (though you can use colour tinted if you desire!) plastic storage tubs with secure lids are used. Rremember to measure the floor space to make sure it is at least the minimums NHC suggested! These homes are easy and cheap to make and fit well onto shelving or in stacks.
Really Useful Storage Boxes are a popular box choice, in both the 84lt and 64lt size (both have same floor space but differing heights). There are though many suitable storage tub options, some available in multi packs.
Underbed storage boxes can be used for dwarf hamsters as they require less height. Really Useful Storage Boxes have a 50lt option that some like to use. As with syrian options, there are a wide range of types that can be used, some available in multi packs. Just make sure you have a suitable wheel (or maybe flying saucer) that will fit. Please see our article on Wheels for more details.
To make one:
These are very easy to clean, protect the hamster from pets, can be stacked, provide easy access to the hamster and are often very cost effective, though they do require time and tools, and often a little skill!
Whatever hard materials you put in for them to chew, the odds are that they will prefer to chew the bars of the cage, or the edges of any plastic. This is all quite normal. A commercial wood chew or a dog biscuit bone can be provided to help prevent this. For more information, see our info sheets on hamster housing. and general care.
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