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Hamster Home Reviews

he amount of suitable housing for hamsters is simply staggering. In this article we hope to compile a list of the many different options in their main distinct groups (wired, moulded, tank, modular). This will likely be always an ongoing list, forever being updated. If you were wondering what hamster cage to get then this list is sure to help you! For more general information on hamster care, please visit our General Care page.

Many homes come with accessories such as wheels, tubes, nest areas etc. For some large syrians, these may be too small. Warning of this is stated. This though is generally easily overcome by purchasing larger versions once you know the size is too small for your pet. The section on Wheels and on Toys can provide you with more information on this.

The homes are listed in no particular order. If you have a hamster home you would like to see listed please contact us and suggest it!

 

Wired

Moulded

Tank

Modular

 

Wired

Wire cages provide a hamster with bars to climb which they often love! They can though also chew these, which is usally not a problem but can be noisy. They do allow decent air flow, but can allow the substrate to be kicked out over the tray bottoms causing mess. This type of caging is quite popular. Levels can be used to increase floor space in this type of home, but do ensure that a young hamster cannot fall the total height of the cage. A piece of cardboard slipped across any opening will help to prevent this. Make sure the bars are narrow enough for your type of hamster. Some of these cages are not suitable for some Dwarf hamster species. The homes are listed in no particular order.

Savic Cambridge

Cambridge

Size: 59 x 36 x 43 cm

Features: Large floor space, multiple access points. Exercise wheel, platforms, ladders, food bowl and drinking bottle included. Though bigger than many, the wheel may be a bit small for some fully grown syrians. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

Savic Hamster Heaven Metro

Hamster Heaven Metro

Size: 80 x 50 x 80 cm

Features: Large floor space. Tunnels, platforms, slides, houses, exercise wheel, toilet, food bowls and drinking bottle included. Though bigger than many, the wheel and tunnels may be a bit small for some fully grown syrians. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

Skyline Tilo 100 1506 Rodent Cage

Tilo 100 1506

Size: 1010 x 530 x 459 mm

Features: Very large floor space with many access points, bar spacing suitable for hamsters. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

Ferplast Karat 100 Hamster Cage

Ferplast Karat 100

Size: 98.5 x 50.5 x 61.5 cm

Features: Very large floor space. Robust wire net structure with glass tank base. Includes wooden, liquid resistant shelves, ladders, hamster house, wheel for exercise, drinking bottle and feeding bowl. Deep glass base allows for plenty of digging and room for a bigger wheel. Included wheel may be too small for some adult syrians. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

Little Friends Mamble Hamster Cage

Little Friends Mamble Hamster

Size: 100 x 54 x 64 cm

Features: Very large floor space, plastic tray bottom, large door openings with 1cm bar spacing. Includes plastic tubes, shelf and water bottle. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

Little Friends Large Narrow Bar Hamster Cage

Little Friends Narrow Hamster

Size: 78 x 43 x 70 cm

Features: Large floor space, plastic tray bottom, with 8mm bar spacing. May include plastic shelves and tubes. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

Grosvenor Rat and Hamster Cage

Grosvenor

Size: 78 x 48 x 36 cm

Features: Large floor space, deep plastic tray bottom. Exercise wheel, wooden shelf & ladder, food bowl and house included. Wheel may be too small for some fully grown syrians. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

Ferplast Criceti 15

Cricetici 15

Size: 78 x 48 x 39 cm

Features: Large floor space, deep plastic tray bottom. Exercise wheel, shelf, ladders, food bowl and drinking bottle included. Wheel may be too small for some fully grown syrians. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

Ferplast Ferret Plus and Rat Cage

Ferret and Rat 1cm bar

Size: 78 x 48 x 70 cm

Features: Large floor space, deep plastic tray bottom.Shelf, ladder, food bowl and drinking bottle included. Though intended for other furry critters this cage has 1cm bar space so is suitable for most hamsters. Be careful they cannot fall from the top all the way to the bottom though! Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

Savic Ruffy 2

Ruffy 2

Size: 80 x 50 x 38 cm

Features: Large floor space. Includes play tube and water bottle. Bar spacing suitable for syrians and some dwarfs. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

Savic Hamster Sky

Savic Hamster Sky

Size: 50 x 80 x 50 cm

Features: Large floor spare. Includes coloured climbing tubes with easy-grip ridges, platform, food bowls, houses, exercise wheel and drinking bottle. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

Ferplast Kios

Ferplast Kios

Size: 70 x 47 x 28 cm

Features: Large floor space, deep plastic tray bottom.Food bowl and drinking bottle included. Ready to be attached to other rodent cages through suitable tubes (see other Ferplast options). Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

Ferplast Duna Fun Large

Duna fun Large

Size: 71.5 x 46 x 40cm

Features: Large floor space, additional bar section and level to increase floor space and provide added stimulation. Includes nest, bowl, drinking bottle, wheel, tube, ladder and shelves. Wheel and tube may not be large enough for a large Syrian hamster. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

Ferplast Karat 80 Hamster Cage

Ferplast Karat 80

Size: 78.5 x 50.5 x 52.5 cm

Features: Large floor space. Robust wire net structure with glass tank base. Includes wooden, liquid resistant shelves, ladders, hamster house, wheel for exercise, drinking bottle and feeding bowl. Deep glass base allows for plenty of digging and room for a bigger wheel. Included wheel may be too small for some adult syrians. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

Riviera Varazze

Riviera Varazze

Size: 70 x 40 x 40 cm

Features: Large floor space. Tunnels, platforms, houses, exercise wheel, food bowls and drinking bottle included. Tubes and wheel may be too small for some adult syrians. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

Ferplast Hamsterville Hamster Wooden Cage

hamsterville wooden cage

Size: 60 x 34 x 49 cm

Features: Decent floor space. Robust wire net structure with sustainable wood, liquid resistant shelves.
pull-out tray for cleaning. Includes hamster house, wheel for exercise, drinking bottle and feeding bowl. Wheel may be too small for some adult syrians.

 

Ferplast Karat 60 Hamster Cage

Ferplast Karat 60

Size: 59.5 x 39 x 52.5 cm

Features: Decent floor space. Robust wire net structure with glass tank base. Includes wooden, liquid resistant shelves, ladders, hamster house, wheel for exercise, drinking bottle and feeding bowl. Deep glass base allows for plenty of digging and room for a bigger wheel. Included wheel may be too small for some adult syrians.

 

Ferplast Duna Fun

Duna fun

Size: 55 x 47 x 37.5 cm

Features: Decent floor space, additional bar section. Includes nest, bowl, drinking bottle, wheel, tube, ladder and shelf. Wheel and tube may not be large enough for a large Syrian hamster.


Rosewood Eco Pico Hamster Home

Eco Pico Hamster

Size: 58 x 40 x 31 cm

Features: Decent floor space. Made with sustainable and biodegradable bamboo fibre resin which also resists gnawing. 4 - 8 mm bar spacing. Exercise wheel, two levels, wooden bridges, food bowl and drop-in glass bottle included. Wheel may be too small for some fully grown syrians.

Ferplast Criceti 11

Cricetici 11

Size: 59 x 32.4 x 16.8 cm

Features: Decent floor space. Exercise wheel, nest house, food bowl and drinking bottle included. Wheel may be too small for some fully grown syrians.

 

Imac Fantasy

Imac Fantasy

Size: 58cm x 38cm x 38cm

Features: Decent floor space, loft area increases this. Includes internal tubing and play wheel. Extentions can be purchased. Tubes may be too small for some fully grown syrians. Not suitable for dwarfs living together.

 

Rotastak Natro 200 Green

Natro 200

Size: 51 x 46 x 30 cm

Features: Decent floor space. A standard exercise wheel, food dish and a water bottle included. Ready to be attached to other rodent cages through suitable tubes (see other Rotastak options). Wheel may be too small for some fully grown syrians.

 

Rotastak Genus 300 Starter

genus 300

Size: 54 x 45 x 30 cm

Features: Decent floor space. A standard exercise wheel and a water bottle included. Ready to be attached to other rodent cages through suitable tubes (see other Rotastak options). Wheel may be too small for some fully grown syrians.

 

Rosewood Pico Hamster Cage, Extra Large

pico xl

Size: 50 X 36 X 47 Cm

Features: Decent floor space. Available in Silver and Pink (and now Teal) Includes shelves, a loft den,  water bottle, food dish, and exercise wheel. Tubes and wheel may be too small for adult syrians.

 

Ferplast Laura Cage

Ferplast Laura

Size: 46 x 29.5 x 37.5cm

Features: Acceptable floor space, shelf helps to increase this. Tubes, shelf, wheels and nest house included. Tubes and wheel may be too small for some fully grown syrians.

 

Ferplast Criceti 9

Cricetici 9

Size: 45.4 x 29 x 15.8 cm

Features: Acceptable floor space. Exercise wheel, nest house, food bowl and drinking bottle included. May not be large enough for many hamster species. Wheel may be too small for some fully grown syrians.

 

Superpet Critter Trail 2

critter trail 2

Size: 40.5 X 26.5 X 40.5Cm

Features: Acceptable floor space. Includes shelves, a 10oz water bottle, food dish, exercise wheel and climbing tubes. Tubes and wheel may be too small for adult syrians.

 

Superpet Critter Trail 3

critter trail 3

Size: 40.5 X 25 X 57Cm

Features: Acceptable floor space. Includes shelves, a 10oz water bottle, food dish, exercise wheel and climbing tubes. Tubes and wheel may be too small for adult syrians.

 

Superpet Critter Trail-Z

trail z

Size: 26.7 x 49.5 x 47 cm

Features: Acceptable floor space. Includes a removeable Exercise Ball, a 10oz water bottle, food dish, climbing tubes. Tubes and ball may be too small for adult syrians.

 

Moulded

Moulded cages are gaining in popularity, due to their large floor size, the protection from other pets (such as cats and dogs) due to the secure sides (which also keeps substrate in), good ventilation as they often have a wire panel door set into the moulded lid top, and the ease of access they often provide to the hamster. Care must be taken as some have too wide a gap in the bars on the wire panel lid. This is easily overcome by attaching 1cm x 1cm wire to this panel. The homes are listed in no particular order.

Zoozone 2

Zoozone 2

Size: 100 x 51 x 37 cm

Features: Very large floor space, secure design. Includes nylon water bottle holder and feeding dish made to fit. Large access point for ease of entry. Wire lid may require mesh. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

Ferplast Maxi Duna Multi

Maxi Duna Multi

Size: 99 x 51.5 x 36 cm

Features: Very large floor space, secure design. Large access point for ease of entry. Wire lid may require mesh. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

Zoozone 1

Zoozone 1

Size: 72 x  46 x 32.5 cm

Features: Large floor space, secure design. Large access point for ease of entry. Wire lid may require mesh. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

 

Ferplast Duna Multi

Duna Multi

Size: 71 x 46 x 31.5 cm

Features: Large floor space, secure design. Large access point for ease of entry. Wire lid may require mesh. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

 

Ferplast Duna Fun Large

Duna fun Large

Size: 71.5 x 46 x 40cm

Features: Large floor space, additional bar section and level to increase floor space and provide added stimulation. Includes nest, bowl, drinking bottle, wheel, tube, ladder and shelves. Wheel and tube may not be large enough for a large Syrian hamster. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.


Imac Bingo

Bingo

Size: 70x45x29cm

Features: Large floor space, secure design. Large access point for ease of entry. Wire lid may require mesh. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

Ferplast Mini Duna

Mini Duna (available in blue also)

Size: 55 x 39 x 27 cm

Features: Decent floor space, secure design. Includes nest, bowl, drinking bottle, wheel, ladder and shelf. Wheel may not be large enough for a large Syrian hamster.

 

Ferplast Duna Fun

Duna fun

Size: 55 x 47 x 37.5 cm

Features: Decent floor space, additional bar section giving added stimulation. Includes nest, bowl, drinking bottle, wheel, tube, ladder and shelf. Wheel and tube may not be large enough for a large Syrian hamster.

Rosewood Abode Dwarf Hamster Home

Rosewood Abode Dwarf hamster home

Size: 55 x 39 x 26.5cm

Features: Decent floor space. Shownn here in silver, but also available in White with Blue and Pink. Includes shelves, ladders, solid wheel, food dish and 'drop in' water bottle. Designed with dwarf hamsters in mind. Wheel may not be large enough for a large Syrian hamster.


Rydon Mill House

Mill House

Size: 55 x 38 x 27cm

Features: Decent floor space. Includes Hamster house, Platform, Ramp, Exercise wheel, Food bowl, Water bottle. Wheel may not be large enough for a large Syrian hamster.


Home Sweet Home Clear-n-Fun

Clear and fun cage

Size: 58 X 38 X 25cm

Features: Decent floor space. Includes shelf, ramp, plastic bowl, playing wheel and water bottle. Wheel may not be large enough for a large Syrian hamster.

 

Liberta Riviera Palmaria

Liberta Rivirera

Size: 56 x 38.5 x 25.5 cm.

Features: Decent floor space. Includes platform, tubes, feeding bowl, house and wheel. Tubes and wheel may be to small for some fully grown syrians.

 

Ferplast Combi 1

Ferplast combi 1

Size: 40.5 x 29.5 x 22.5cm

Features: Acceptable floor space. Tubes, wheel and nest house included. Tubes and wheel may be too small for some fully grown syrians. Great for use as an addition to the other Ferplast cages by their tubes to help increase floorspace (though modular caging may not be suitable for cohabitating Dwarf hamsters).


Tank

There are some glass tanks made for rodents. They provide a secure home for your hamster, similar to the moulded plastic options. They keep the substrate in, stop any other pets getting a claw in and can have good ventilation. They can be rather heavy to move and clean out! Glass or plastic aquariums designed for fish can be used but a lid made with 1cm x 1cm wire mesh is required, as the standard hood has little or no ventilation, and so condensation can form. The lid can be made by making a wooden frame that just fits outside the tank and fixing the wire to this. Remember, if you have anything hanging in the tank the hamster is liable to climb this and push the lid off if it is not secured in some way. The homes are listed in no particular order.

 

Critter's Choice 1

Critter's Choice Small

Size: 40 X 30 X 35cm

Features: Secure design. Single glass shelf.

 

Critter's Choice 2

CC 2

Size: 50 x 40 x 40cm

Features: Decent floor space. Secure design. Two glass shelves.

 

Critter's Choice 3

CC 3

Size: 60 x 30 x 45cm

Features: Decent floor space, shelving helping to increase this. Secure design. Three glass shelves. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

Ferplast Karat 60 Hamster Cage

Ferplast Karat 60

Size: 59.5 x 39 x 52.5 cm

Features: Decent floor space. Robust wire net structure with glass tank base. Includes wooden, liquid resistant shelves, ladders, hamster house, wheel for exercise, drinking bottle and feeding bowl. Deep glass base allows for plenty of digging and room for a bigger wheel. Included wheel may be too small for some adult syrians.

 

Ferplast Karat 80 Hamster Cage

Ferplast Karat 80

Size: 78.5 x 50.5 x 52.5 cm

Features: Large floor space. Robust wire net structure with glass tank base. Includes wooden, liquid resistant shelves, ladders, hamster house, wheel for exercise, drinking bottle and feeding bowl. Deep glass base allows for plenty of digging and room for a bigger wheel. Included wheel may be too small for some adult syrians. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

TecTake Large Rodent Cage

Tectake Wooden

Size: 113 x 60 x 54 cm

Features: Very Large floor space! Three wooden levels with ramps. Natural materials. Easy cleaning draw. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

Ferplast Karat 100 Hamster Cage

Ferplast Karat 100

Size: 98.5 x 50.5 x 61.5 cm

Features: Very large floor space. Robust wire net structure with glass tank base. Includes wooden, liquid resistant shelves, ladders, hamster house, wheel for exercise, drinking bottle and feeding bowl. Deep glass base allows for plenty of digging and room for a bigger wheel. Included wheel may be too small for some adult syrians. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

Modular

Modular cages are often popular with owners, but may not be as popular to the hamsters! These are homes that comprise of a number of compartments linked by tubes. These look attractive and will stop draughts, although it is expensive to buy enough modules to provide a suitable sized cage. Many 'kits' are often required to approach a suitable floor size. Even when this is accomplished there is no good open area for the hamster to roam about in. The cage may need to be taken apart to get the hamster out until it gets to know its owner and will come to the owner's voice. These cages can provide protection against claws of other pets.

CAUTION! Many Syrian hamsters can grow too large for the wheels and tubes of this type of caging. Dwarfs may need to be kept alone within it as the seperate areas encourage territorial behaviour.

The homes are listed in no particular order.

 

Rotastak Creepy Castle

Creepy Castle

Size: Approximate assembled size 62 x 51 x 35 cm

Features: Multiple Areas, tubes, wheel, nest area. Ability to add addiitional Rotastak modules, though modular caging may not be suitable for cohabitating Dwarf hamsters. Wheel and tubes may be too small for your hamster.

 

Rotastak Pink Palace

Pink Palace

Size: Approximate assembled size 53 x 48 x 58 cm

Features: Multiple Areas, tubes, wheel, nest area. Ability to add addiitional Rotastak modules, though modular caging may not be suitable for cohabitating Dwarf hamsters. Wheel and tubes may be too small for your hamster.

 

Habitrail OVO Loft Hamster Cage

OVO Loft

Size: 33 x 50.8 x 27.9 cm

Features: Wheel, water bottle, cardboard maze. Ability to add addiitional OVO modules, though modular caging may not be suitable for cohabitating Dwarf hamsters. Wheel and tubes may be too small for your hamster.

 

Habitrail OVO Dwarf Hamster Cage

OVO dwarf

Size: 30.5 x 35.6 x 30.5 cm

Features: Water bottle, food dish, exercise wheel and transport unit. Ability to add addiitional OVO modules, though modular caging may not be suitable for cohabitating Dwarf hamsters. Wheel and tubes may be too small for your hamster.

Rotastak Natro 200 Green

Natro 200

Size: 51 x 46 x 30 cm

Features: Decent floor space. A standard exercise wheel, food dish and a water bottle included. Ready to be attached to other rodent cages through suitable tubes (see other Rotastak options), though modular caging may not be suitable for cohabitating Dwarf hamsters. Wheel may be too small for some fully grown syrians.

 

Rotastak Genus 300 Starter

genus 300

Size: 54 x 45 x 30 cm

Features: Decent floor space. A standard exercise wheel and a water bottle included. Ready to be attached to other rodent cages through suitable tubes (see other Rotastak options). Wheel may be too small for some fully grown syrians.

 

Ferplast Kios

Ferplast Kios

Size: 70 x 47 x 28 cm

Features: Large floor space, deep plastic tray bottom.Food bowl and drinking bottle included. Ready to be attached to other rodent cages through suitable tubes, though modular caging may not be suitable for cohabitating Dwarf hamsters. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

Ferplast Duna Fun Large

Duna fun Large

Size: 71.5 x 46 x 40cm

Features: Large floor space, additional bar section and level to increase floor space and provide added stimulation. Includes nest, bowl, drinking bottle, wheel, tube, ladder and shelves. Wheel and tube may not be large enough for a large Syrian hamster. Ready to be attached to other rodent cages through suitable tubes, though modular caging may not be suitable for cohabitating Dwarf hamsters. Great for filling with many toys and accessories to provide execellent stimulation for your pet.

 

Ferplast Combi 1

Ferplast combi 1

Size: 40.5 x 29.5 x 22.5cm

Features: Acceptable floor space. Tubes, wheel and nest house included. Tubes and wheel may be too small for some fully grown syrians. Great for use as an addition to the other Ferplast cages by their tubes to help increase floorspace (though modular caging may not be suitable for cohabitating Dwarf hamsters).

 

Ferplast Duna Fun

Duna fun

Size: 55 x 47 x 37.5 cm

Features: Decent floor space, additional bar section giving added stimulation. Includes nest, bowl, drinking bottle, wheel, tube, ladder and shelf. Wheel and tube may not be large enough for a large Syrian hamster.
Ready to be attached to other rodent cages through suitable tubes, though modular caging may not be suitable for cohabitating Dwarf hamsters.

 

Ferplast Laura Cage

Ferplast Laura

Size: 46 x 29.5 x 37.5cm

Features: Acceptable floor space, shelf helps to increase this. Tubes, shelf, wheels and nest house included. Tubes and wheel may be too small for some fully grown syrians. Ready to be attached to other rodent cages through suitable tubes, though modular caging may not be suitable for cohabitating Dwarf hamsters.


Imac Fantasy

Imac Fantasy

Size: 58cm x 38cm x 38cm

Features: Decent floor space, loft area increases this. Includes internal tubing and play wheel. Extentions can be purchased. Tubes may be too small for some fully grown syrians. Not suitable for dwarfs living together.

 

 

 

by A. Workman © 2014

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