How to choose cage for your hamster?

Selection of the correct cage for a hamster will have a positive effect on its health and quality of life in general. The pen is probably the most important investment you make for the sake of your hamster. There are different types of cages with varying designs of design, and when choosing them you must take into account some specific factors (for example, the hamster breed, the safety of the cage itself, its size), so before choosing a pen, you need to spend time exploring possible alternatives to find the best option for your hamster.

Pick a  hamster cage or chinchilla cage of the right size. The recommended minimum cell parameters are 30 cm wide, 30 cm high and 45 cm long. However, the larger the cage, the better, since the hamster needs a lot of space for running, climbing and games. Your hamster will also need separate places for a toilet, sleeping and storing food, which requires a reasonably spacious cage.
If you keep several hamsters in a cage, then it should be even more so that each hamster has enough space.
Dwarf hamsters can settle in pairs of the same sex to prevent unwanted breeding.
Remember that Syrian hamsters are very territorial and should never be co-located. However, they can be lodged in individual cells standing nearby.

 

Top 10 hamster cages with photos:

1.Living World Deluxe

For small animals

Not huge, but very roomy cage. Durable frame and excellent ventilation. Comes with a bottle for drinking and a plastic shelf with a ladder: comfortable feeder and great design.

 

Positive sides

  • Strong design
  • Easy to clean
  • Air ventilation
  • 2 exits

Negative sides

  • For one humster

Expert opinion

  • Strong wire
  • The joints of plastic and metal are not durable

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Price:

Standart – 49,46
Large – 84,99
X-LArge – 178,99
X-Large used – 117$

Size:

Standart – 30.7 L x 18.9 W x 19.7 H in
Large – 37.8 L x 22.4 W x 22 H in
X-LArge – 46.9 L x 22.8 W x 24 H in </p

Our point of view


Very easy to use and maintain. It can be easily assembled and disassembled without the use of tools. The upper part of the metal bar cage is fastened to the pallet on both sides with snaps and is easily removed when the cage needs to be removed.

2. Kaytee CritterTrail

Large cage for hamsters, and other pets to the interior accessories is also very cozy.

The cage comes complete with a nest, a feeding trough, a trough, and a wheel. For easy cleaning of the pen, the pallet can be easily detached from the grill.

 

Positive sides

  • Large front door
  • Polished plastic tray
  • Easy to clean
  • Feeding trough, drinker and hay tank integrated into side panels

Negative sides

  • Lot of plastic elements
  • Place for one hamster

Expert opinion

  • Strong wire
  • Easy to assemble.    
  • Lattice upper fixed with snaps
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Price:

Standart – 39,53

Size:

Standart –
Roughly 16″ Tall x 16″ Long X 12″ Wide

Our point of view


A good choice is when you have one hamster, and for some reason, you cannot afford a stationary cage. This cage is very convenient to use for you and your hamster.

3. Cristal Hamster Cage

 

Cage for hamsters, allowing you to keep small pets in complete safety. Made of plastic, it has a transparent roof with a mesh grille to provide internal ventilation and is equipped with all the comforts: a feeding trough, a nest, a wheel, a trough, and also plastic tunnels for more entertainment for your pet.

 

Positive sides

  • Modern pastel colors
  • Complete with accessories
  • Easy for clean
  • Accessories included

Negative sides

  • Small for few hamsters

Expert opinion

  • Ideal for active hamsters    
  • Good choice for one hamster

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Price:

Standart – 129,98

Size:

Standart –
16-inch length by 10-inch width by 9-1/2-inch

Our point of view


This is an excellent choice for your child. The cage consists of a classic construction made of steel wire and a plastic pallet, as well as a vertical plastic playing area with a transparent front part in which a wheel, a small house, shelves and ladders for recreation and games are located.

4.Ferplast Hamster Cage

Plastic hamster cage with metal grill and doors that can be opened from the outside. The limited depth of the pallet allows the gerbils to dig and dig in sawdust. The clear glass from which the lower part of the cell is made provides a good overview of the internal contents of the cell. All cages are equipped with a metal shelf with a ladder and a steel bowl, as well as a drinker.

 

Positive sides

  • Suitable for connecting with tunnels or other cells
  • The opening plastic wall for easy cleaning
  • Accessories included

Negative sides

  • Not perfect ventilation
  • Unreliable plastic connection

Expert opinion

  • Ideal for active hamsters    
  • Good choice for one hamster

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Price:

Standart – 129,81

Size:

Standart –
23.6 x 14.4 x 11.8 inches

Our point of view


This cage has a broad base of colored plastic, on which is mounted the top of a metal grid. The grid is covered with a special anti-corrosion coating. The front part consists of two parts, which are fully raised for easier access. It also simplifies daily cleaning. For more thorough cleaning, remove the base by eliminating the side latches, designed for extra security.

5.Midwest Deluxe

 The cage has a classic shape, is equipped with a high plastic tray that will not allow the filler to crumble around and ensure cleanliness in the room where the pet is located — equipped with durable chrome grille. The metal grille is attached to the pallet with strong clips that prevent the cage from accidentally opening, protecting the hamster from a free exit. Thanks to the clips, you can always quickly detach the cage grille from the pallet for regular cleaning and pet care. Also, the kit includes two wooden shelves, creating a “second floor” in the cage, where the animal can climb with pleasure. All parts of the enclosure are made from high-quality, environmentally friendly and non-toxic raw materials..

Positive sides

  • Comfortable
  • Spacious
  • Many entrances and exits
  • Mobile

Negative sides

  • Fragile wheels

Expert opinion

  • Ideal for active hamsters    
  • Good choice for few hamsters
  • Cage need additional package of hamsters toys.

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Price:

Standart – 124,99$
double cage – 234,29$

Size:

Standart -23.6 x 14.4 x 11.8
Double – 23.6 x 14.4 x 11.8 inches – X2

Our point of view


This is a useful and reliable cell. Great choice if you have a private home. The cage is mobile, convenient for your hamster and incredibly loyal.

6.Rodent cage

If you are going to have a hamster or other similar small rodent, you should take care in advance of providing your pet with everything necessary for a comfortable life. The most important thing a hamster need is his house, a special cage, equipped with everything needed: a wheel for games and entertainment, a feeding trough, a water bowl, a home. It is also highly desirable that there are various moves in the cage imitating burrows…

Positive sides

  • Ideal home for small hamsters
  • Comes complete with tunnels
  • Made of plastic pallet and metal grill
  • Mobile

Negative sides

  • Unreliable plastic part

Expert opinion

  • Ideal for active hamsters    
  • Good choice for one small hamster

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Price:

Standart – 39,95$

Size:

Standart -18″ L x 12 W x 15″ H Tight 3/8″

Our point of view


For this price you will get Wire Spacing. 2 Removable Ladders. 2 Removable Shelves. 1 Water Bottle 1 Exercise Wheel 1 House 1 Feed Bowl Clear plastic tubing( Diameter:2″) 1 Front Opening Door. We think – this is a good choice.

7.Penthouse cage

This brand new NEW STYLE Penthouse 2 Storey Pink Hamster Cage is delivered flat packed and is easy to assemble. This hamster cage is equipped to fulfill all of your pets’ needs. There are two tubes, one wire platform, one feeder dish, one hamster house, one plastic ladder, and an exercise wheel to keep your pet in good shape. All of these items can be easily adjusted to create various heights and missions for your hamster.

Positive sides

  • Pleasure items
  • Comes complete with tunnels
  • Made of plastic pallet and metal grill
  • Nice design

IceNegative sides

  • Unreliable plastic part
  • Small for few hamsters

Expert opinion

  • Ideal for active hamsters    
  • Good choice for one small hamster
  • Good price for this cage

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Price:

Standart – 64,95$

Size:

Standart –(H) 30 x (W) 40 x (D) 27 cm

Our point of view


As you know, all the hamsters love to hide in the burrows, look for adventures on their furry ass, this cage best suits their needs.
There is a house in the cage, a pipe for powering down, a wheel silent, a toilet, a second floor, an angular toilet. We thing this is nice choice for beginner!

8.Critterville Arcade Hamster Home

The Critterville Arcade Hamster Home is the perfect multi-level hamster habitat! This fun and unique cage has everything you need to make your hamster feel at home. Each Critterville Arcade comes with an exercise wheel, water bottle, food bowl, circular cubby, and interior play tubes.

The easy-to-clean plastic base is designed to be deep enough to contain messes and give your hamster room to burrow and run. The wire top provides proper ventilation for your pet and allows you to enjoy watching your hamster play.

You’ll love watching your hamster in action, zipping from the lower level, up the tube, and into the cool multi-level Vertical PlaySpace. Your hamster will love exercising on the wheel, running on the ramps, and relaxing in the elevated circular cubby. If you want to add play tubes or connect multiple cages, Critterville Arcade comes with a port and connecting rings. .

Positive sides

  • Includes accessories to get you started: exercise wheel, water bottle, food bowl, and circular cubby
  • Comes complete with tunnels
  • Made of plastic pallet and metal grill

IceNegative sides

  • Hard to clean
  • Small for few hamsters

Expert opinion

  • Ideal for active hamsters    
  • Good choice for one small hamster
  • Perfect price for this cage

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Price:

Standart – 54,95$

Size:

Standart –18.11L x 11.61W x 21.26H Inches

Our point of view


This cage even includes a port with connecting rings that allow you to expand the home with tubes or an additional cage (sold separately). When this cages just started for sale, we bought 15 cages for the test. All of them show a great result!

9.Lazy Bones Cage

Three-story cage with colorful decorations on both sides, suitable for hamsters. It has everything for a comfortable stay and entertainment.
The cage is very easy to use, you can open a large door in the cage lid, through which it is easy to get your pet, to replenish stocks of feed and perform other actions. This cell is also provided and conceived as part of a modular system.

Positive sides

  • 3 stages
  • Comes complete with tunnels
  • Mobile
  • Solid construction

Negative sides

  • Small for few hamsters

Expert opinion

  • Ideal for active hamsters    
  • Good choice for one small hamster
  • Perfect price for this cage

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Price:

Standart – 89,99$

Size:

Standart –16 x 10 x 21 inch.Inches

Our point of view


Transparent, very convenient for observing animals, cage for hamsters, mice, gerbils and other small rodents. The design of the cage prevents litter scattering around the cage, prevents the spread of odor.

10.Westminster Hamster Cage

Cage comes flat pack so you can arrange it any way you like. This hamster cage comes with everything your hamster will need to be happy: a house, wheel, tubing and plenty of platforms. Collors do vary. + free hamster ball with every cage. The cage is made from materials that are safe for animals. Access to the inside of the cage is provided by door 2, located at the top and front of the cage. The bottom of the cell is solid, plastic, the upper part is made of black wire mesh.

Positive sides

  • 3 stages
  • Comes complete with tunnels
  • Mobile
  • Solid construction

Negative sides

  • Small for 3 hamsters

Expert opinion

  • Ideal for active hamsters    
  • Good choice for one small hamster
  • Perfect price for this cage

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Price:

Standart – 200,18$

Size:

Standart L21.25 x W14 x H23.5 inches

Our point of view


Westminster Hamster Cage hamster cages are real rodent houses made of high quality steel and equipped with everything necessary for the comfort of your pet. Available in 4 different models, divided into 3 levels and having a metal grille at the bottom.

Principles of hamster cage selection

When choosing a material for a cell, the main differences between:

wire cage;
plastic modular cage (with a large number of departments and tubes);
aquarium (with a protected clear cover).

Each species of hamster cage has its advantages and disadvantages.

In general, the wire cage into which the plastic tray is inserted is most comfortable to clean. Aquariums are also not difficult to flush, but they can be cumbersome and uncomfortable to move during cleaning.

A wire cage is the best option in terms of ventilation. Pipes and closed sections in plastic cells can lead to real problems with air circulation. Similarly, aquariums also have insufficient air circulation.

What should fit in the cage

Before choosing a cage for a hamster, it is worth considering that all the things necessary for the hamster fit into it:

bedding;
feeding trough;
drinking bowl;
wheel;
hamster house;
toys

Bedding should not be made of cedar and pine chips. Poplar is a safer option if you want wooden linens, but many prefer to use paper or other fabric-based materials.

A shallow but heavy bowl (anything that cannot be quickly turned over) is perfect as a hamster bowl. A small ceramic or porcelain plate is a good choice, as they are strong and the hamster will not chew them.

A small hanging water bottle with a stainless steel faucet is the most commonly used water container in a hamster cage. The bowl is too often spilled, polluted or filled with other materials, but you can use both sources of water to maximize the ability of the hamster to supply water.