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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tikkajazz94, May 17, 2008.
Can I put a chicks in a hamster cage?
Please help with this
Do you have a heat source to keep them warm in it? If so I would think so. Of course, if the hamster is still in it they may not get along.
I don't see why not as long as they have draft protection and a heat source in addition to food and water. I'm sure I would want to have them on a wire floor although I'm sure lots of folks do have chickens on wire floors. I did have my ducks in a rabbit cage with a wire floor in the shower because they were so messy but I got them out of it as soon as I could. I also had a towel to protect their feet but they didn't use it all the time. You could probably use a towel to protect the chick's feet.
What does the hamster think?
Chicks grow fast, so be prepared for a move to bigger digs real soon!
It's amazing how many times while I'm composing someone else is also doing it at the same time and saying almost the same thing.
Ummmmm....how many chicks are we talking about? Hamster cages are small. I wouldn't dream of putting more than two and then only for a few days...they are gonna grow fast.
What about a small old birds cage its big so they can grow?
Yeah, chicks grow so fast they tend to get stuck in the little tibes that connect the different sections. ANd they make so much noise on the wheel all nite!
Seriously, I kept my ducklings in a cage made for "small pets" they did fine till they got too big. I had the lids off the plastic bins I kept the chicks in on the sides for draft and splash control and a heat lamp on top.
I did take the wheel out, tho......