Help In Finding the Perfect Size Hamster Cage
The National Hamster Council suggests that your hamster should have at least 150 square inches of floor space that they can play in, and a cage height of 17.5 inches. You can go on the internet and find a hamster cage calculator to better understand the smallest that you can go.
Also searching on the internet, you will find a plethora of sizes for hamster cages. The largest one with over 3000 sold called a beginner hamster cage – I would call it perfect for a child to live it – it is that huge. This hybrid cage, consist of an upper wire frame as well as a bottom base of plastic, offering a large, safe, comfortable, and well-ventilated place for your hamster. This also has a balcony with an “access ramp” and a feeding dish that is secured to the balcony floor.
Need lots of room
But of course, there are many more – ones for a single hamster, larger ones for an entire family. There are also tunneling and funnels that connect various size cages together making a place that is designed to extend a safe area for curious pets to explore and will also promote more exercise.
A mini-exercise ball is good to have as you can put the hamster in it while you clean the pet cage. Most pet cages come with water bottle, food dish, removable petting zone, and activity wheel.
Of course, whoever you got your hamster from will advise you to get two as companions and that is your decision you will have to make. Our family was sold two females, and what a surprise did we get months later when one of the hamsters became pregnant. This really was great for a lesson in reproduction as well as some unusual behaviors of hamsters after the babies are born.