My cat Phoenix managed to knock one of my roborovski hamster's cage off the dresser on Friday, so this weekend my boyfriend Matt and his parents endeavored to make a shelving unit that would allow the hamsters to be visible yet inaccessible to my cat. I think it's cat-proof, but we shall see when I bring him home this evening.
The hamsters are all moved in to their new cages. Ender, the one who was almost killed on Friday, is on the top. Bean, the one we just moved into his new cage this morning, is on the bottom. (FYI, each cage consists of two small units connected together with tubes and attachments.)
Close-up of the doors. The top one swings up, the second door opens downwards. They close on the sides.
The whole unit before the hamster cages were in their final set-up.
It took a lot of time and money, but I am so pleased with it!
-Graco baby changing table
-Attached plastic mesh to the sides with staples
-Made doors out of poplar frames, mesh, brass joiners in the corners, hinges, hook and eye latches on the sides and brass handles