Hamster housing

The minimum sized housing we adopt Syrian hamsters out to is 100x50cm floor space, for dwarf hamsters minimum 80x50cm. Ideally though dwarfs also need at least 100x50cm floor space. If you're starting out with an 80x50cm please upgrade them at the earliest opportunity!

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

Savic Mickey 2XL: 80x50cm

Starter cage for dwarf hamsters. Narrow bar spacing so also suitable for robos

Ferplast Mary: 80x50cm

Starter cage for dwarf hamsters

Bar spacing may be too wide for Robos

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

Ruffy 2: 80x50cm

Starter cage for dwarf hamsters

Bar spacing may be too wide for Robos

Alaska: 84x48.5cm

Starter cage for dwarf hamsters

Bar spacing may be too wide for Robos

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

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

Maxi Duna Multy: 99x51.5cm

Great for all hamsters

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

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

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

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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

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