There are lots of different hamster cages on the market and choosing the right cage for your Hamster will depend on not only your budget but also your hamster's personality.

The National Hamster Council recommends a minimum of 1000cm2 of useable floor space x 19cm high for Syrian hamsters and 800cm2 of useable floor space x 17cm high for Dwarfs but that is not to say that you can't go bigger and many owners have chosen cages much larger than this to allow for the addition of more enrichment through the addition of a range of toys. However it is worth mentioning that all hamsters will have different needs in their caging and some hamsters may feel more settled in a smaller space whilst others would benefit from more space.

Here are some of the most popular choices you will find on the market:

Ferplast Mini Duna Hamster Cage
Size: 55 x 39 x 27cm
This cage with a clear perspex top and plastic base comes in at 2145cm2 which is over twice the NHC's minimum and because of its enclosed design is often used for dwarf hamsters and babies. The enclosed design also allows for a greater depth of substrate. As there is a pre-drilled hole in the base for the water bottle, owners will have to make sure that the substrate is kept clear of this to prevent blockages.
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Savic Rody Hamster Cage
Similar to: Pets at Home Medium Plastic Hamster Home
Size: 55 x 39 x 26cm
This cage with a clear perspex top and plastic base comes in at 2145cm2 which is over twice the NHC's minimum and because of its encolsed design is often used for dwarf hamsters and babies. The enclosed design also allows for a greater depth of substrate. This cage comes with a shelf which has a holder for a water bottle so owners will need to make sure that the substrate is kept clear of the spout when using this to prevent blockages.
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Ferplast Milos Large Wire Cage
Similar to: Pets at Home Large Wire Hamster Cage
Size: 58 x 38 x 30.5cm
This cage has a wire top and plastic base and at 2204cm2  is over twice the NHC's minimum. The wire spacing on this cage is sufficiently narrow to be able to contain most adult dwarf hamsters but baby dwarfs may be better suited to a more enclosed cage.
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Ferplast Duna Multy
Size: 71 x 44 x 31cm
A larger version of the Mini Duna, this cage comes in at 3124cm2 which is over three times the NHC's minimum and because of its encolsed design is often used for dwarf hamsters. The enclosed design also allows for a greater depth of substrate. As there is a pre-drilled hole in the base for the water bottle, owners will have to make sure that the substrate is kept clear of this to prevent blockages.
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Savic Hamster Heaven
Size: 80 x 50 x 50cm
This large wire cage has a deep plastic base to allow for a deep substrate depth and features a large front door to allow for easy access. At 4000cm2, this cage comes in at four times the NHC's minimum. The wire spacing is narrow enough to contain most adult dwarf hamsters but baby dwarfs may be suited to a more enclosed cage. The tubes that come included with this cage are often too narrow for a fully grown Syrian hamster and are better off removed and the holes blocked off with the provided caps (spares are available to purchase).
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Ferplast Mary Rat Cage
Size: 80 x 50 x 37.5cm
This large wire cage has a deep plastic base to allow for a deep substrate depth and features a larger top door to allow for easy access. At 4000cm2, this cage comes in at four times the NHC's minimum. The wire spacing is narrow enough to contain most adult dwarf hamsters but baby dwarfs may be suited to a more enclosed cage.
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Ferplast Duna Maxi
Size: 99 x 51.5 x 26cm
A larger version of the Mini Duna, this cage comes in at 5876cm2 which is over five times the NHC's minimum. The enclosed design also allows for a greater depth of substrate. Unlike smaller versions of the Duna family, this cage does not have a pre drilled hole for the water bottle so owners will have to find a suitable method of attaching this.
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