How to Choose Good Cages for Your Pets?

How to Choose Good Cages for Your Pets?

Which Cage is Good for Hamsters?

1. Hamsters Need Large Space

Wild hamsters live in the wild and have a very large space to move around. Although the hamster has been domesticated and become a human pet and no longer lives in the wild, the hamster's love of sports habits has not changed. If the cage space is very small, the hamster will feel depressed, and can not "exercise", and over time, this will affect the hamster's health. Therefore, hamsters should choose a larger cage.

2. Sturdy Material

The material should be strong, good permeability. Hamsters will sometimes bite the cage because of teeth grinding, hunger, boredom, and other reasons, so it is best to equip the hamster with a strong, bite-resistant iron cage.

3. Complete Living Supplies

To be equipped with a variety of living supplies and toys in the cage. Living supplies are food bowls, water bottles, huts, matting materials, teething stones, etc. Toys are running wheels, slides, climbing ropes, etc.

a wooden hamster cage

Where to Place the Hamster Cage?

Hamsters in the wild like to live in shady burrows, and after they become pets, they still like to live in shady corners, so it is best to place the cage in a shady place, and never let the sun shine directly on it, let alone expose it to the sun. However, hamsters do not like humidity, so it is best not to put the cage directly on the ground. In addition, the cage should be placed in a location where the air can circulate, but not in the wind, so as not to cause a cold.

Hamster Cage Cleaning

1. The Supply of  Water and Food

Once a day to replace, and observe the water bottle outlet whether there is something blocked, clean up in time, because the food bowl and the water dispenser are essential for hamsters, so be sure to ensure the cleanliness of these two appliances.

2. Bedding Replacement

Rats usually urinate in a relatively fixed place, generally a corner of the cage, so every day when the water change, by the way, the corner of the urine-wet bedding clean out, and replaced with clean bedding. At the same time, 2-3 days to clean the bedding of the sump once, and replaced it with new.

3. Nest Cleaning

Hamsters will generally hide their food in the nest, but also gripping some wood chips laid in their nest for warmth, some hamsters will poop in the nest. Pay attention to observation, such as the odor in time to clean up.

4. The Whole Cage

After the local cleanup is done every day, the whole cage cleanup, and water washing is generally in 5-7 days once can.


What is a Good Rabbit Cage?

1. The Appropriate Size

The size of the cage depends on the size of the rabbit. Dwarf rabbits mixed with rabbit genes, about 2.5-3.5 pounds. They are very small but very energetic, so if the owner comes home after a long time to play with them.

It is not necessary to choose a cage with too large a length and width, 65-85cm is about right, space allows the height of 4-6 layers can be chosen, but more toys to spend time with it.

Like meat rabbits and panda rabbits, pendulous rabbits will grow to be very large, 4-7 pounds are possible, so it is best to choose a cage of 100cm or more so that they can move as much as possible.

2. Equipped with Drawers

For easy cleaning, professional rabbit cages usually come with a large drawer underneath for shredded forage and droppings to fall.

3. With piggy bank

If the bottom of the cage is wire mesh, then we should have a piggy board for it. The advantage of a piggy board is that it is not afraid of rabbits gnawing and even larger poop can be leaked down.

The placement of the cage is also very important. In addition to the noisy sounds that can easily bring pressure, people's steps will also make the rabbit unable to quiet down. Like TV, stereo, telephone, etc., can make a sound next to the object is also not suitable.

4. The Cage Material

Rabbit cage materials are wooden rabbit cages and professional pet rabbit cages. Wooden rabbit cages are made of natural wood, which is not harmful when bitten by rabbits, and the wood is warm in winter and cool in summer.

Domestic use of wooden rabbit cages is mostly rabbit farms or rabbit hutches, locally sourced materials, easy to make. Professional pet rabbit cages are very "rabbit-friendly" in design, with thick steel wire for the fence part and washable resin plastic for the chassis.


a rabbit wire cage

What to Lay in the Rabbit Cage?

1. In general, you can lay thin grass in the cage and rabbits are very much like it. It needs a small blanket if it’s in the open.
2. In summer, it is recommended that the rabbit hutch be covered with an anti-mosquito screen cloth to prevent mosquito bites. Because it can cause septicemia and death of the rabbit cubs.

In hot summers, months must maintain the temperature of the rabbit hutch. Consider building a pergola for the rabbit hutch and keep the hutch ventilated, and those who have the conditions can spray cold water on the rabbit's body surface to cool down when the outside temperature exceeds 30 ℃.

Rabbit Cage Cleaning

1. Daily Cleaning

Remove any uneaten fresh food from the cage daily, rinse the food bowl, and wash and refill the water bottle. Clean the water outside the litter box.

2. Weekly Cleaning

Remove all accessories and toys from the cage. Wash and scrub well with water and detergent. Remove and wash all fabric bedding from the cage.

Replace clean bedding. Each rabbit cage should have two sets of bedding/blankets for your convenience. Wipe urine deposits with hot water.

3. Trash Rabbit Box Cleaning

The litter box should be checked daily and spot cleaned. Not only does this help with the reason for cleaning, but it is also important because it allows you to monitor your rabbit's urine and fecal output.

4. Cleaning Supplies

Vinegar is an excellent tool for cleaning your rabbit's cage, especially the litter box. If your litter box has more stubborn deposits, simply soak it in vinegar for 10-20 minutes and you should wipe them off.

 What to Do If Rabbits do not Enter the Nest?

1. Snack as Bait
Put the snacks that rabbits like to eat in the nest to lure them to eat inside, and do not give them snacks outside the nest. Over time, they will know that they can only have snacks inside.

2. Massage Assistance
You should always pet the rabbit inside the nest and give it a massage, but ignore it when it comes out of the nest.

3. Provide Enough Teething Utensils
Provide enough teething utensils every day to reduce or avoid rabbits chewing on the litter.

4. Keep the Litter Clean
If you find a rabbit in the nest, please clean it promptly. Make sure the litter is dry and clean so that rabbits do not get sick.

Bird Cage Selection

1. Spacious Enough

You do not want your bird to be crammed into a cage that is too small. Choose a cage that is at least twice the height and twice the width of the bird's wingspan. Get the most spacious cage possible so that it fits perfectly in your house.

2. Make Sure the Strips are Properly Spaced

Different kinds of cages require bars with different spacing, such as inch (2.54 cm) spacing for parakeets and lorikeets. Do not ignore the spacing because a bird may get its head stuck in a bar that is too far away from them and may even escape, injuring or killing itself.

3. Choose a Cage Made of Sturdy Materials

Bird cages are usually made of wire, metal, or stainless steel. As time passes, some cages may rust or lose their surface finish, so choose stainless steel if you want something that will last for years.


4. Look at the Workmanship

Every detail should be looked at. Bamboo bars straight, even gap, top, ring, bar, door, legs, good touch, no angles, stumbling is good.

5. Look at the Interface

Interface mode, the length of the bottom circle interface, whether the interface is tight, there is no obvious black line. Pin processing is in place, there is no dark pin. The interface is tight, hard to distinguish with the naked eye, and is good. If the two sides of the bamboo material texture can still be on, for the best.

6. Look at the cage bar

The green must be good, and the thickness is consistent. Such bamboo strips have toughness, are not easy to break, and are fast coloring. Can not use the machined cage, the biggest feature of the machine strip, leaving the green childless, poor flexibility, basically no toughness, and very difficult to color. Even if the color, there is no room for appreciation later, worthless.

a bird cage

Birdcage Placement

1. Do Not Put in the Bedroom

Not to talk about some odor problems of the bird cage, some bacteria and parasites will also have a bad impact on people, so do not put it in the bedroom.

2. Do Not Put in the Kitchen

Birdcage if you put the kitchen, then unless your home does not cook, it is fatal for the birds! Because the birds are very sensitive to the fumes, if too many fumes, then the birds will be smoked, serious, and even die.

3. Do Not Put It Next to the Heating

Although the heater can give the bird enough heat in winter, if placed next to the heater for a long time, it will have a bad effect on the bird, will make the bird's hair too dry, and some serious will also appear hair loss, death.

4. Do Not Put in a Too Cold Room

When arranging the bird cage, it is best to choose a place where the sun can shine, because if the room where it is placed is too cold and damp, then the bird will be very susceptible to disease.

5. Avoid Places with Large Temperature Differences

In some northern, the weather climate will be very abnormal, the temperature difference of ten degrees is also relatively common, and the most taboo for ornamental birds are the temperature difference is too large, which will make the bird's metabolism problems.

Birdcage Cleaning

1. Daily Cleaning

Change the cage liners daily and make sure you change the bird cage liners daily to avoid these problems. Clean the food and water dishes and remove the bird's food and water bowls daily and clean them with a mild dishwashing detergent. Wipe down surfaces, using a damp rag or paper towel, and clean the surface of the cage.

2. Weekly Cleaning

Decide on a day of the week to complete a weekly cage cleaning. Wash the cage tray and scrub with a damp rag and cage cleaner. Scrub the grate and scrub it once a week to remove any dried feces that may have collected on it. Clean and replace perches, soaking and scrubbing them once a week to remove any bacteria that may be hiding outside of them. Clean rotating toys; birds will use their beaks to explore and play with toys.


3. Clean Monthly

If it is not too big, the easiest way is to remove perches, toys, dishes, grills, and trays and place the entire cage in the tub. If the cage is large, you can put it outside on the deck or patio and spray Long Creek with a hose. Use a good scrub brush, rinse thoroughly, and ensure it is dry.

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