Is this cage ok?

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Looking at cages online to buy and I have found 4 did post in another topic about three but I've found an even better one (the website is having a sale aswell so it's cheap)
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It is 90.5cm tall, 64cm wide and 46.5cm deep. I read on a website (please correct me if I'm wrong) that the minimum size for a chinchilla cage for a single chin is 90cm high, 60cm wide and 45cm deep. The other cages I found where all smaller than this. Does it look ok?
Thanks :)
P.S If the ledges are unsuitable I will replace them for wood and I will provide bedding aswell.
 

Mandy

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Is the floor wood? I'd worry about urine soaking into it over time...bedding or not.
 

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The bar spacing looks pretty big too. You want it to be 1 inch or smaller for a full grown chin, half inch for young chins.
 

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Just a note- it kinda looks like one of those small bird cages to me. I'm sure the dimensions and everything are what you say, especially with the ledges. It's just a weird style for a larger cage so my brain cant process it as bigger.
 

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The wires look quite thin and would probably break easily if you attach a wheel or shelves. The weight of a chin running on a wheel or bouncing on the shelves will probably eventually snap those wire bars.
 
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Yeah you're all actually right as I went to see a breeder and was told that the wires were too wide. I've decided not to get this one.
 

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Have you considered building one? :)

You can get more of what you want, size, width, height, wire spacing, etc... And from my experience are often a lot cheaper than the pet store ones.
 

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cant zoom in to see obviously, but im guessing you could make something nice outta that. Covering up the bottom wire, add some shelves maybe a second floor even. Nice hut. could be a chin resort in the making!
 

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Are the wires/bars on that cage thick enough? Thin wires they will chew and snap. Even thick wires/bars mine often try to grind there teeth on. So you want something that can withstand that.
 
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Yes the wires are quite thick. I thought the same but now I've put it together I can see they aren't thin. Also I have put a fleece hammock in there, is that ok or is it dangerous for them?
 

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Anti-pill fleece is okay. The kind you get in pet stores that can be pulled apart and looks like pillow stuffing is not.
 
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