So you are looking for Hamster Cages but which one is right for your Hamster?
Traditional Hamster Cages have two main advantages, one being that the traditional wired hamster cage has wired sided and hamsters love to climb, they also provide good ventilation for your hamster, which helps respiratory disease. If you choose to purchase a wire cage make sure it has a good deep base the deeper the better. This will also enable you to fill the base with substrate so that the hamster can burrow better and help forfill the hamsters burrowing instincts.
However if you have a cat at home it maybe better to look at aquarium or glass so that your cat does not hook its paws through the bars and hurt the hamster.
Aquarium or Glass Hamster Cages
Glass or aquarium style tanks also provide a good hamster home providing they have a good secure and ventilated lid, they provide good visibility are cat proof and easy to clean, they also provide a good depth of shavings for the hamster to burrow in as well and prevent spillage. Do be aware that ventilation is limited in these types of cage. The aquarium style also needs frequent cleaning as its important to keep down the smell of urine as it contains ammonia and is harmful to your hamster. It is also important to provide toys in there for your hamster to climb and keep active and healthy.
Stacking or linking tube Hamster Cages.
These extendable hamster homes are made from linked up plastic sections designed to mimic a hamsters natural burrow, you can connect as many rooms to these as you can with the plastic tubing enabling your hamster to have a seperate bedroom, dining room and larder or playroom, these can be on different levels just like his burrow in the wild! Older hamsters occasionally grow too big for the tubes to manoueuvre through them in comfort, but fit young hamsters will benefit from the excercise oppurtunities.
When locating a hamster cage do not stand it in direct sunlight, or in a draught. It should not be placed on the floor either instead use a sturdy table, shelf or stand. Choose a peaceful quiet place so that the hamsters daytime sleep won’t be disturbed by noise. Temaperature is also important – a comfortable living room temperature for humans suits hamsters just as well, if it is too cold say in a shed the hamster will tend to hibernate.