Hamster housing

The minimum sized housing we adopt hamsters out to is 100x50cm floor space

Examples of suitable housing for hamsters:

(please note - some of these cages come with unsuitable accessories that shouldn't be used)

Savic Plaza: 100x50cm

Bar spacing may be too wide for Roborovskis. The tray isn't deep enough to provide Syrians with enough burrowing depth but could be modified

Ferplast Criceti 100: 95x57cm

Bar spacing may be too wide for Robos

Tray isn't deep enough to provide Syrians with enough burrowing depth but could be modified

Zoozone2: 101x51cm

Lid needs meshing

Allows for good burrowing depth

Barney: 100x54cm

Narrow bar spacing so suitable for Robos.

Tray isn't deep enough to provide Syrians enough burrowing depth but could be modified

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Maxi Duna Multy: 99x51.5cm

Great for all hamsters

Alexander: 101x52.5cm

Bar spacing may be too wide for Robos

Tray isn't deep enough to provide Syrians enough burrowing depth but could be modified

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Mamble 100: 100x54cm

Bar spacing may be too wide for Robos.

Tray isn't deep enough to provide Syrians enough burrowing depth but could be modified

Living World Eco Habitat: 98.5x58.5cm

Great for all hamsters

There's an even larger version too

IKEA Detolf: 163x43cm

These can be turned into fab hamster homes, just need to make a meshed lid

Read this blog post to find out more about alternative housing

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Borneo XL: 119x59cm

Narrow bar spacing so suitable for Robos too

Tray isn't deep enough to provide Syrians enough burrowing depth but could be modified

All types of hamsters love burrowing so like to have deep bedding. We mostly use Aubiose + Megazorb. Most pet shop woodshavings are unsafe.

Please read these blog posts by FiveLittleHams:  Choosing bedding    Choosing the best cage      Safe & Unsafe nesting material

Bedding/substrate

All fluffy types of nesting material are unsafe, even if they're marketed as 'safe'. Use teabag type nesting material instead or non-scented loo roll ripped up