Find the Perfect Cage for Your Pet

Use our guide to find the best hamster cage for your pet. If you already know how to use this guide, scroll to the bottom to see the entire list of cages. Otherwise, read on to see what features you should pay attention to when choosing a cage.

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How big should my cage be?

  • Hamsters are happiest when they have plenty of space to move around in. As a rule, you should get as large a cage as you can afford
  • The RSPCA’s recommendation for cages are as follows:
    • Plastic cages are better than metal ones and wooden cages should not be used
    • A cage with stainless steel or mesh sides are preferable to one with solid sides and should have a raised lid
    • The cage floor should be solid
    • They also used to recommend a cage size of 75 cm x 40cm x 40cm but have since removed that recommendation
  • Many experienced hamster owners recommend at least 2322 cm squares (360 inch sq) of floor space for a hamster to be comfortable
  • You can also get cages with a smaller floor space but are expandable with tubes and add-ons
  • Syrian hamsters need a cage that’s large enough to fit at least an 8 – 10 inch wheel so they don’t arch their backs while running on it
  • A larger cage is more fun than a small one since you can put a lot more toys and accessories in it

What type of cage is the best?

It really depends on your preferences, but here are a few tips:

  • Wire-top or bar cages with a removable tray have better ventilation and are easier to clean. Hamsters may also bite on cage bars
  • Plastic modular cages such as Habitrails are expandable and come with a wide range of add-ons and tubes so you can build your perfect hamster cage. But they are harder to clean and have poorer ventilation
  • Aquariums and glass tanks allow you to see your pet easily but are heavy so you can’t move them easily. They also have poorer ventilation than wire-top / bar cages

List of hamster cages

  • Sort the table by name, floor space, average rating, and price range
  • Floor space is estimated from outer dimensions and do not take into account multiple storeys
  • New cages are added periodically. You can also suggest a cage
£ = Below £25, ££ =£25 ~ £50, £££ = £50 ~ £75, ££££ = Above £75
Name
Photo
Dimensions
(Cm)
Floor Space
(Sq Cm)
Average
Rating
Price Range
NamePhotoDimensions
(Inches)
Floor Space
(Sq Inches)
Average
Rating
Price Range
Savic Hamster Heaven Navy Blue Hamster Cage80 x 50 x 50
40004.2£££
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Savic Cambridge Navy Blue Hamster Cage62 x 36 x 4322324.6££
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Ferplast Duna Fun Hamster Cage with Accessories55 x 47 x 37.525854££
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Ferplast Combi 1 Hamster Cage40.5 x 29.5 x 22.51194.754.1££
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Harrisons Westminster Hamster Cage 3000g55 x 62 x 3834103.8££
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Home N Play Deluxe Hamster Cage43.4 x 32.4 x 13.21406.163.3£
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Imac Fantasy Hamster Habitat58 x 38 x 38
22044££
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Habitrail OVO Suite Hamster Habitat17.8 x 25.4452.123££
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Rosewood Pico Hamster Cage, Pink50 x 36 x 2918004.3£
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Tower Hamster Cage with free hamster ball55 x 38 x 6220903.9££
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Ferplast Circus Fun Hamster Cage35 x 35 x 4312253.6££
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Know an amazing cage that we should add to the list? Let us know in the comments below!

  • keltic

    I would like to switch to a wire cage for my little robo Petal, but to be honest, most of the cages pictured here appear to have too much space between the wire for a dwarf hamster. I understand that they can squeeze through very small openings and I can’t afford to have her escape (we have a cat and a dog in the house). She is in a large glass aquarium with a mesh top and although I have had no problems with this setup yet, I am worried about the summer temps we’ve been having and whether or not she may be too hot. I have a small fan setup that is circulating air around her cage, and thus far she has not shown any odd behaviors that would indicate she is having any kind of trouble. I’m just thinking that it might be better for her to have a more open cage. Suggestions?

    • http://dwarfhamsterblog.com/ Sarah

      You’re right that robos can squeeze through very small openings so I think a glass tank with a mesh top is fine in your case. If you can do a bit of DIY, a DIY bin cage would be great too. And if you’re worried about the summer heat, you can try some of these methods to keep your hamster cool: http://dwarfhamsterblog.com/keep-your-hamster-cool

  • Emily Shaw

    Bin cages are good. Hamster tubes and small cages are not at all good. This is the worst guide i have seen.

  • Loveforthesmallones

    I have a small robo dwarf named muffin. She is so far, very shy. I currently have a crittertrail with levels, and then a smaller one that we are going to attach. I hope that she enjoys her setup when it is finished, as we tried our best. She is settling in pretty good, but man, that wheel makes a lot of noise! My friend has a silent spinner that she is giving me, hopefully it’s the right size.

    • http://dwarfhamsterblog.com/ Dwarf Hamster Blog

      I’d love to see a photo of your setup, it’s always nice to see what other people are doing with the hamster cages! And I hope the silent wheel works out for you

  • http://besthamstercage.com/ David
  • Max

    Savic Hamster Heaven is the BEST Hamster Cage avaliable today.. – http://besthamstercage.com/shop/lixit-animal-care-savic-hamster-heaven-metro-cage/

  • Max

    I’m looking for a new hamster cage for my Winter White Hamster.. which one do you recommend?

  • Max

    I’m looking for a new hammy cage for my Winter White Hamster.. which one do you recommend?

  • Iain

    Dwarf Hamsters are great! I especially like the Winter White hamsters because they are the cutest

  • Iain

    I love Dwarf Hamsters because they are cute and they are able to live with each other. Syrians will fight if you put them together.

  • Iain

    I love Dwarf Hamsters because they are cute and they are able to live with each other. Syrians will fight if you put them together.

  • Iain

    Dwarf Hamsters are really great because they are cute and they are able to live with each other. Syrians will fight if you put them together.

  • https://sites.google.com/site/happyhammys101/ Maddy Marx

    I used a Crittertrail 2-level habitat with one of my Robo dwarves Percy. Because of the constant climbing up and down in his tubes, he ended up badly injuring his leg for the rest of his life. So if you’re going to get a Crittertrail or other plastic modular cage, please only do the one level with an extension going to the side. Even better, use a tank! They are heavy, but give your hamster way more space to run around, and they can’t injure themselves on any tubes :)

  • David

    Can you recommend a good cage for my dwarf hamster? he’s quite chubby and cute haha