New Hamster Cage Setup! (Time-lapse)

New Hamster Cage Setup! (Time-lapse)

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so it’s been a while since I actually
redid Honey’s cage and gave her a completely new set up so that is what
we’re going to be doing today and we are also going to be removing all of the
bedding but not actually throwing it away so honey is just going to go into a
playpen with her wheel and some toys while I completely redo her cage first
we got to start off by removing every single accessory in her cage so they type of cleaning method that I
am using today is by removing all of the bedding but not actually throwing it
away and you do that by getting two different garbage bags one is your clean
bag one is your dirty bag you basically sort through all of the bedding and you
pick up your clean bedding put that in the clean bag and your dirty bedding
goes into the dirty bag that way you get to remove all of the bedding in the
enclosure and that gives a chance for any poop or little small particles to
fall to the bottom so that you can end up cleaning all that out so the little
bottom stuff left in the enclosure I’m just going to scoop that out and throw
that away there’s like some sand because from the sand bath they’ll walk and get
stuck on their paws and then it falls to the bottom so it gives me a chance to
kind of clean the cage out but at the same time not stress my hamster out
because they’re going to have the bedding they’re familiar with back in
their cage then I’m putting back all of my
accessories the sand bath here I always get questions on
it’s from superstore it’s an acrylic tray then here is where we put all of
our clean bedding back into the cage but it’s still familiar to our hamster I just went ahead and moved her hideout to
kind of the center of the enclosure instead of a corner and then I am
putting in the IKEA knuff which I kind of customized by removing the bottom and
a side of it so that she can walk straight through it and I had such a
hard time figuring out where I was going to place this exactly then I’m just putting in some of the
other accessories to her cage like these wooden slats that I made myself and then
some rocks for different texture as well as some sphagnum moss and pillow moss just
to give it a pop of color it doesn’t hurt the hamster and it gives them
another texture to walk on we have to of course add in our herbs because a cage
wouldn’t be complete without them and then I actually got some fresh willow
today so I went ahead and put that in her enclosure and then I’m just putting
her litter box back into her chamber and adding some more fresh bedding to there then I’m adding in some wheat flax and
oats sprays for her to forage and filling up the water dish and then sprinkling
food all over the cage so that she can forage and last but not least I’m adding
in the wheel to the sand bath and the cage is complete so I hope you guys have
enjoyed watching this and now you guys can enjoy honey exploring her cage

100 thoughts on “New Hamster Cage Setup! (Time-lapse)

  • Victoria Raechel Post author

    This was filmed at 9pm so I was in my Pj’s and had just showered and braided my hair ? I know a lot of you like timelaspe cage videos like this and since I don’t actually fully clean my cages very often I hope you can enjoy this and maybe it can give some ideas or inspiration for your cages! ??

  • Sra. Ginder Post author

    Moss not miss

  • charité • Post author

    hello! i’m planning on getting my first hamster soon (a syrian) and i just want to make sure i have all the correct info and wasn’t misinformed/am not missing anything important that i’ll need to know.

    i’m planning on purchasing a 40 gallon breeder tank and making the bedding (aspen) seven inches deep to give them burrowing room. i’m planning on getting a 11/12" silent wheel, higgins sunburst food + mazuri pellets but i’m not too sure what the pellets give them or how necessary they are which is something i’m curious about but i plan on getting it anyway. a water bottle obviously. deep clean their cage once a month and spot clean as needed always leaving some old bedding in, change the water bottles water every couple of days, clean the cage with water/vinegar mix when deep cleaned, never bathe them in water! sand baths only and i don’t know if that’s something i’ll need on hand right away or can wait to get when needed??? they need to be kept alone, i need to start a vet fund, feed them veggies/fruit three times a week and i personally wanna get a doggy gate for floor time but ik that’s not a requirement. i don’t know exactly how many toys and/or hides i’ll be getting at first but at least enough to clutter the cage until i can get enough to where it’s somewhat crammed? i’ve heard and read they like closed in spaces/a lot going on. is this all??? how much handling time do i give them daily once their used to living with me/being in a new enclosure?????

  • dizdevil1 Post author

    Hi there Miss Victoria! Where do you usually get your sand for the sand bath? The one they sell at petco is a small size and it’s $5-ish.

  • positive.dasha Post author

    so my friend has 2 critter trail cages and she thinks its ok to let them live in that if you have the number of cages to add up to 450sq inches of floor space. so she wants me to ask you. honestly i still think its cruel to make them live in the but is it ok

  • reema Post author

    you taught me everything about hamsters i went from a tiny tales to a detolf and helped me make a healthy hamster seed mix like thank you.

  • Emmie Wood Post author

    ? honey is just the cutest! Xx have you got any tips for if your hamster keeps chewing it's water bottle??

  • Keegan M Post author

    I love the name Honey for a hamster. I call my hamster Pop Tart “honey, baby, sweet boy” all the time lol

  • Lil' smart Bunny Post author

    Such a impressive cage! You did a great job?.

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  • Andi Dean Post author

    Your videos always put me in such a good mood, thank you!!!!

  • Taehyung _Biased Post author

    Excuse me ❤️?, I have a question I don’t have the money ?to but a detolf or an aquarium since my parents said the accessories, cages is what I’ll be needing to buy on my own. Soo bin cages is what I go with ? and I was wondering what if I make a detolf/ aquarium size bin cage by cutting and adding whatever is necessary. it should be the same right? Just way cheaper and if there’s anything else I could do it’ll be great for you to reply. Me and my coco ?? both love your channel ?

  • Grace Fillebrown Post author

    Honey is super cute and has an awesome cage!!!

  • Riley Jones Post author

    So my hamster is SUPER skittish and is VERY hard to hold, but i still hold him for very little amounts of time, and a couple times at night, while he’s awake. I’m scared to hold him anywhere but over his cage, bc I’m too scared he will slip through my fingers like he usually does. Do you have any tips to help me to get him used to me? And not so skittish? I love your videos, thanks!

  • Watermelo Studios • 10 years ago Post author

    Hey, I have a question. I found diy wooden cage that’s spacious. and I just got my hamster a bin cage couple months ago should I stay at a bin cage or change?

  • Colt Murgio Post author

    I love your videos I have learned a lot about hamsters from you. THANK YOU!!!

  • Britney Lewis Post author

    I got a new hamster today and the lady said no one wanted him because he had a bad eye that was squinted so I adopted him

  • Laura Blanco Post author

    lol i do the bag system as well

  • Feisty Fox Post author

    Great video! Sorry I'm late!

  • Sofia Upesleja Post author

    Omg I love honey she is soooooooooo cute

  • Nia Vake Post author

    Your such a good pet owner ❤️❤️❤️ I think all ur pets are so great full for you???

  • Ciela Ermilio Post author

    Yayyy love this ❤️❤️

  • Elizabeth Beville Post author

    i literally can’t express how much i love your videos!!! now when i see people keep there hamster in a small cage i always encourage them to watch your tutorial on making a bin cage!! i love how you prove that you also don’t need to have a lot of money to own a happy healthy hamster!!

  • Jeremy's Wild Studio Post author

    I like your cage aesthetic. I’m not a fan of really loudly colored bedding and whatnot and I like how you don’t use that stuff.

  • bluekittygirl53 Post author

    I just got my hamster a Ikea detolf today, thank you so much for for doing this for hammys and there owners!

  • Sara Vlogs Post author

    This is totally amazing and it’s inspiring me to change my hamsters set up and get her a bigger cage!! ❤️ tell honey I love her ?❤️❤️❤️

  • Sheryl Cunanan Post author

    Were using the same method

  • Delaney Sall Post author

    I'm wondering if a 132 quart storage box is big enough (Its clear and I want to do a diy cage) Will it be big enough or over because i want my hamster the best quality of life and a good cage.

  • Lacel Ria Barreda Post author

    may i ask what hideout you used with the removable lid! thank you so much!!

  • Coby Post author

    Have you ever dealt with rust on the detolf metal parts? I did a complete clean and just noticed rust in the corner where my ham would normally burrow.. I know why it probably rusted but I'm just curious if this has happened to anyone else?

  • Makayla Wanamaker Post author

    I'm am getting a hamster in October and I can't find a good cage;( please help (I hate tiny tales)

  • Camila Scamaro Post author

    Love your hamsters so much??

  • Samantha lopez Post author

    does anyone know where or how to give away a 10 gallon tank ? please let me know?

    also someone let me know of a great cheap bin for a cage!!

    tysm <3

  • Jamilya Zhaicybekova Post author

    I love it

  • Alexa Rose Post author

    How much sq does a hamster need?

  • Hamtron Post author

    Great new set up! Honey is such a lucky hammy getting fresh willow! 😀

  • Emmy Sparrow Post author

    Where did you get the herbs you used? I need to get my baby some.

  • everything aesthetic Post author

    i loved this ❤️

  • everything aesthetic Post author

    would you say the alaska hamster cage is suitable for a syrian hamster?

  • Rand elle Post author

    honey is living the best life❤such a cutie!❤

  • Chibis Tv Post author

    Hi I think I did a mistake I gave my hamster a bath without soap and I’m freaking out please please please help ?????

  • MeriMine Post author

    Yaass a new setup for Honey!!
    You are the best hamster-owner ?

  • reinaloveschanlix Post author

    Honey is living her best life ❤️❤️

  • poololy Post author

    do u know how to make your hamster play with toys?? cuz my hamster hates toys and only like to borrow

  • Charlie Shin Post author

    How often do you sprinkle more food around the cage or refill the food dish?

  • Cliff Foulkes Post author

    Aww ur hamsters are so cute coz am on holiday I get to go and meet exotic animals on Saturday !

  • Moonlight wolf Studio Post author

    Honeyyyy, a lil cute gal??

  • Hannah Post author

    i think its lovely
    you are very creative?????

  • Figofox Post author

    I always love these vids because it gives me lots of inspiration for my own setups ^^

  • it's Starlight Post author

    Victoria Rachel your hamsters are so adorable ?

  • delicious cheese! Post author

    Yay Your hamster will love you new cage setup!

  • Rose Briana Post author

    I was about to order the detolf when I was looking in my garage and found exactly the same as the detolf an older version but just a bit bigger than the detolf! Very happy i didn’t have to buy. Cage looking great!

  • Netsky Music Post author

    Victoria, i have a question. What size wheel do robo dwarfs need?

  • AudrinaIDK RANDOM! Post author

    I’m getting a hamster soon, maybe in a couple weeks! I got most of my information from this channel. When I was younger a 20 gallon tank was the minimum. But I realized they changed it, so I am getting a 40 gallon tank.

  • Mel Munioz Post author

    I now know more information about hamsters,you’ve inspired me to upgrade my hamsters cage into a 50 gallon.

  • Tayler Day Post author

    That hideout is so good! Did you make it yourself or have a video about it? I’m looking for something similar

  • Annabell Marchetti Post author

    My moms friend got her 7 yo 2 male robo hamsters with the right size cage but in the same cage are robos solitary or not?

    Edit: her argument is that they have been together all there life

  • Melissa :-D Post author

    Looks amazing. I really like the background as well very cute and pretty

  • Animal_antics_ 56 Post author

    Omg i just saw somethimg that made me sad and i was talking about it to my parents and they got annoyed at me and said i was going on so im gonna tell you i know you will understand Tori.
    I was in pets at home for some fish food and i was walking to the fish section and i saw a women with a tiny pink hamster cage and she was holding a leaflet and looking at Dwarf hamsters i was like OMG! That is tiny.
    It was taller than it was long and had like no room for bedding i was shocked it was litterely has long as my 7 yr old sisters head and as long as half her arm.
    All through this im thinking about what you would have said to her if it was reacting to subscribers hamster cages.
    She definitely would not have room for a suitable size wheel.
    If i can find a picture of it i will tweet it to you bye Tori hope you read this

  • Mackazinie Post author

    ur hair is so cute braided ?

  • Kim Taehyung Post author

    Hey Victoria. So you have helped me a lot with my hamsters! I was wondering does your hamster cage stink??? BC what makes it stink? Is it the bedding? Also are wood shavings OK for hamsters? If so what kind? You are so inspirational! You help me to understand my animals and inspire me to give them their special needs!

  • Lily Flower Post author

    I love the cage setup, I also love how Honey explored the cage, she's just so CUTE!!!!! I literally kept watching it over and over again ??

  • Wixard Post author

    I'm getting my hamster Tommorow I'm so excited I'm making a bin cage which is 20×30 so it's roughly around 580-600 square inches and I just wanna say thank you if it weren't for your amazing channel I would know what's good for a hamster I'm sure Jim will be very happy

  • Izzy Anderson Post author

    Honey is so cuuuutttteeeee

  • Charlotte Fleet Post author

    What kind of hamster is Honey?

  • Tnz Roblox Post author

    Omg! Your awesome Victoria! I believe in what you say, and when my older sister said I shouldn’t always believe what other people say, I said to her I believe she knows what she is doing. You give my hamster a chance To live one more day, and I thank you, everytime I wake up and see my hamster is still alive! Thank you

  • Hermione Tudor Post author

    On your 5 ways to keep your hamster busy and and not bored
    I tried the one by taking the bowl away and scattering the food and my hamster Marble liked it but I think she like's the bowl better.

  • Isolde Dijkema Post author

    I have a question about my hamster cage. I really want a new terrarium for my Russian dwarfhamster and I found one that is 150 x 50 x 45 cm(l x w x h) is that a good hamster residence?
    Xxx from the Netherlands

  • David Bunning Post author

    What wheel do you use and what is the size please?

  • Jillian Sabin Post author

    My hamster has been biting a lot recently and I don’t know why she’s never bit me and it not just nips of curiosity she will bite my finger and she won’t let go she wants to come out and she’ll crawl out of the cage door is open but then when I try to put her back in she’ll bite me or when I try to take her out by hand do you know how to stop this problem

  • Emma Davies Post author

    We're did you get your cage from

  • Kaitlyn Davis Post author

    When r u going to post on your other channel VictoriaRaechel2?

  • Chrumply Post author

    my hamster is don't use her wheel.
    what is the problem?

  • Akira McBride Post author

    makes cage beautifully
    Her hamster:

    im gonna ruin this girls whole career
    starts making a mountain of wood shavings

  • Luna The Hamster Post author

    So darn cute when she is eating everything.

  • Kinga Roberts Post author

    I’m getting a hamster tomorrow and I’ve been watching your videos for the past week and I realised I’ve been doing everything wrong with my 3 hamsters I had (not at the same time) all wrong and you’ve helped me a lot. Thank you so much

  • Dana Manint Post author

    What size is your hamster cage in this video? I have my first ever hamster right now and i want to give him more space than what the pet shelter provided us with ?

  • DayMay Oh Post author

    Why does my hamster go to my hand every time I put my hand in the cage

  • Pixelpanda YT Post author

    I love your vids could you make a video about turning honey's cage to pirate themed

  • Karina Playz Post author

    Where do you get your sprays from and what type

  • Bun Bun Post author

    I love honeys new cage! Also thank you so much for the heart on the last video and it said hilighted comment (I don’t know what that means I hope it’s good!) I edited my comment to fix the grahmer and spelling but they went away whoops sorry about that. Anyway I hope all your pets are doing well! ????

  • Taylor Conley Post author

    Gosh, my hamster passed away this past weekend. Thanks for making me feel a little better. 🙂

  • Amir Wilson Post author

    If u want a baby hamster I have 3 that need a home

  • C and K’s Pet channel Post author

    Haha I love Honey in this video

  • Silence Baller Post author

    I have a hamster named nugget and she looks just like honey she’s so cute

  • Daisy Flores Post author

    Hi everyone I’m trying to raise some money for my hamster Elsa to get her tumor removed. She’s a winter white and i want to be able to help her. Just wanted to try and reach out to all the hamster lovers for any donations and prayers, thank you so much! And hope all your hamsters are happy and healthy.

  • S M Post author

    I know this video was posted yesterday, and I watched it. I just really need to say this to feel better. So I have a robo hamster. And I was working on taming. Tonight was the first time I've ever held him. I was so happy. Until he climbed up my arm a bit a got out of his cage. He fell a few feet off my dresser, and was running around with me trying to catch him. After 5ish minutes I lost sight of him. I panicked, I decided to get my mom. We spotted him again, then he went into the blanket that was blocking the room. We didn't see him for a while after that. I have a free roam bunny, and a bunny who lives in a pen for now in my room to make matters worse. We sat down and were silent for 5-10 minutes, hoping to hear him. We didnt, so we started tearing apart my room. Still no luck. I had already gone and looked outside of my room. But I had had no luck. My mom went out of my room to look about 5-10 minutes after me. Then out side of my door a hear her walking around quickly, and then my mom says "open the door" I get it quickly, and we put him back in his cage. I also have 6 cats. Though 5 of them go to closed up rooms for the night so my 20+ years old cat has access to food all night. But if we hadn't found him tonight he would probably have been killed. In total he was out of his cage for about 45 minutes. Thank God he's back and ok. I love him him so much.❤

  • Fins&Whiskers Post author

    I saw the calendula ?

  • *.-ωσlƒ gιяl-.* Post author

    I bet she'll get 250,000 by the end of the year! Who else was here around 170,000?

  • Lily xoxo Post author

    Is it normal for a hamster to try sleeping were their hideout used to be in the cage every time you change around the setup?

  • Animal_antics_ 56 Post author

    Were can i get those adorable pj's

  • EuropeanChopChop Post author

    My hamster just died.. but you really make my day a little better

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  • Georgie A Post author

    I owned sirians hamsters 2 boars 2 sows , I had three in a span of 9 years all lived up to their respected ages of 2/3 years. One sadly had to be put down due to Tumor but she was 2 years old still pretty good. My first one was Mr marbles, (brown banded with spoches on his back) he was older and used to contact with humans since before I got him he had wet tail he lived up to 3. 2nd was misty, she looked thin even though I fed her, she was grey, she was noisy and kind of aggressive she squealed a lot lived up to around 2 and a half.
    3rd one was marbella, (also a brown banded) she was sweet also very talkative also very adventures lived up to 2 since she was the one with the Tumor also had a infection on her eye.
    The one I got now is oreo (yet again a brown banded), he was bigger then his brothers for 8 weeks but he seems to be okay with me picking him up.

  • Amy Brennan Post author

    I’m just wondering if you have any advice as I’m saving up to get a hamster as I know supplies are expensive and I’ve been watching ur videos but is there any tips for when I finally get my hamster?

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  • Roland Aparre Post author

    Can i use diy bedding

  • Do It Like Addi Post author

    I have some bad news. Chipy passed on the 18th my mom found her but she looked like she had a very peaceful death she looked like she just left in her sleep she was just very peaceful.

  • Wixard Post author

    Please can someone tell me if snowflake woodshavings are ok for hamsters because if not I brought I bunch ?

  • Ella Swan Post author

    Do you have to change the sand bath or not?

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