Post by tokyoandhazel on Jun 19, 2021 4:26:54 GMT -8
Hi there, i’m back! As some of you know, I have my two girls, Tokyo and Brownie. They live in a cage 60x40x35 centimeters (quite small, i think). My question is, is it better an aquarium or a wood cage? I’m afraid they would chew the wood and get out. I found an aquarium which is 80x35x40 cm (31”x14”x16”), should it be larger than that?
Post by LilyandDaisy on Jun 19, 2021 4:39:15 GMT -8
Wood cages can be fine but it depends on how they are designed. If the sides are completely smooth with no exposed edges that can be chewed, the risk of them chewing out is very low. If there are bits of wood sticking out where they could start chewing, that might be an issue. You could post a link to the cage so we can give our thoughts.
80x35x40cm is an ok size and it would certainly be a very nice upgrade from their current cage. I think they would love the extra space! Aquariums also allow for much more burrowing than a barred cage which will benefit them greatly.
I definitely would put a lid on top. When I change my gerbils tank I take them out and put them in a Home Depot bucket with a little bit of bedding while I spray the glass down and I put their topper on one day and they managed to hop into the topper which is about a foot and a half.