Could I use a large Sterilite container (the 51 liter one) for a Hamster cage? I want a new hamster, but I won't have a ton of money to get a cage, and the only cage in my price range is pretty small. Also, the light weight of the plastic would make it easier for me to clean, and the hammie would have more room to run around. Thoughts? I know we kept rabbits in them TEMPORARILY when I was younger, and they couldn't chew through them. Thanks!
Actually, plastic bins make very good cages for hamsters :) My mom never let me use one because they weren't "pretty" but they're an easy way to provide enough space. Just google "hamster bin cage" and you should find a ton of results as to how to modify it.
Yeah, my hamster died about a year ago, also. I had her for 2 years. I traded an opaque bin of mine for one of my mom's clear bins. Now I just need more bedding, a bottle, wheel, food dish, ball, and of course, another hamster. =)