The Best Hamster Cages

Hamsters are some of the most popular pets around, with the seriously cute rodent being very low-maintenance and one of the more affordable pets. They require a nice home to live in, which is typically a reasonably sized cage.

To ensure your pet is healthy and happy, it’s important to get the best possible cage for that particular hamster. There are quite a few options available mind you, and there is plenty worth considering before making the purchase!

Affordable Options

Trixie 6400 Hamster Cage

This hamster cage covers all the basics and comes with a great price, making it a fine option for anyone looking for something affordable. It’s a classic metal wire cage with a plastic base, so there is plenty of air flow to keep your hamster cool and comfortable.

Measuring 40 cm x 38cm, it offers a good amount of space for most species, and various accessories are also included.

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Trixie 64011 Hamster Cage 62  46  36 cm Cream / Brown
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Trixie 64011 Hamster Cage 62 46 36 cm Cream / Brown
  • Tub and accessories kit made of robust plastic
  • Black wire grid made of metal, powder coated, door at the front and the top
  • Also suitable for keeping a group of mice, special deep tub for species-appropriate digging
  • Incl. 3 aired tunnel systems, exercise wheel, 2 bowls, 3 platforms, height adjustable
  • With non-slip feet
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Trixie Exercise Wheel, 28 cm Dia (colours may vary)
366 Reviews
Trixie Exercise Wheel, 28 cm Dia (colours may vary)
  • For hamsters and degus
  • Plastic wheel
  • Hanging on the cage wall
  • Will not fit Small Hamster Cages

Last update on 2017-03-09 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Habitrail OVO Home Edition Hamster Cage

For a cage that is under £20, this colourful number still has plenty going for it. A plastic modular cage, its compact size makes it suitable for smaller breeds, and it comes with a water bottle, food dish, and even an exercise wheel!

One drawback of modular cages if a lack of airflow, but this features air vents that provide lots of air flow while simultaneously preventing drafts.

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Habitrail OVO Dwarf Hamster/ Mouse Habitat Cage
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Habitrail OVO Dwarf Hamster/ Mouse Habitat Cage
  • Innovative sliding doors allow easy access to your pet and makes feeding and cleaning a breeze.
  • Air vents provide air circulation while preventing drafts.
  • Front and back locks ensure your pet remains securely inside the home.
  • Rounded corners help prevent gnawing and make cleaning easy.
  • Contains water bottle, food dish, exercise wheel and transport unit.
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Habitrail OVO Home Edition Hamster Cage, Blue
33 Reviews
Habitrail OVO Home Edition Hamster Cage, Blue
  • Innovative sliding doors allow easy access to your pet and makes feeding and cleaning a breeze.
  • Air vents provide air circulation while preventing drafts.
  • Front and back locks ensure your pet remains securely inside the home.
  • Rounded corners help prevent gnawing and make cleaning easy.
  • Contains water bottle, food dish and exercise wheel.

Last update on 2017-09-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Habitrail Twist Hamster Cage

A nice blend between plastic and metal, this cage from Habitrail is a well-rounded product with an affordable price.

The bottom half of the cage is curved plastic, making it easier to clean as well as protecting from chewing damage. The top half is made from traditional metal wire, helping to offer nice air flow, and there is also an elevated feeding area and exercise wheel included.

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Habitrail Twist Hamster Cage, 48.5cm x 19cm x 24cm
38 Reviews
Habitrail Twist Hamster Cage, 48.5cm x 19cm x 24cm
  • Habitrail Twist is a complete Hamster habitat with a unique cage design, it has rounded corners that prevents gnawing and makes cleaning easy!
  • The twist has an oversized transparent door that provides an aerial view of your pet and habitat, the door fully opens for easy access to your pet and feeding area.
  • Twist provides an elevated feeding area that encourages your hamster to search for his food and also keeps litter and waste away from food.
  • The Twist provides a 360 degree view of your pet hamster as all of the componemts are transparent which enable a clear view from all angles.
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Habitrail OVO Mini Maze
52 Reviews
Habitrail OVO Mini Maze
  • Innovative sliding doors allow easy access to your pet and makes feeding and cleaning a breeze.
  • Air vents provide air circulation while preventing drafts.
  • Locks ensure your pet remains securely inside the home.
  • Rounded corners help prevent gnawing and make cleaning easy.
  • Contains 3 chewable cardboard inserts - replacements available.

Last update on 2017-02-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Spacious Options

Savic Hamster Heaven Navy Blue Hamster Cage

Whether you have several hamsters or a large breed such as the Syrian hamster, this cage offers more than enough space to keep them happy. It has a classic metal wire and plastic bottom design, just with an impressive amount of space.

Comes with all the works too, including tunnels, water bottle, sleeping shelter, feeding bowl, exercise and a platform!

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Savic Hamster Heaven Navy Blue Hamster Cage, 80 x 50 x 50 cm
125 Reviews
Savic Hamster Heaven Navy Blue Hamster Cage, 80 x 50 x 50 cm
  • Hamster Heaven Metro cage
  • Size : 80 x 50 x 80 cm
  • Fun and colourful design
  • Carrying handles for easy portability
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Savic Hamster Sky Navy Blue Hamster Cage 80 X 50 X 50 Cm
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Savic Hamster Sky Navy Blue Hamster Cage 80 X 50 X 50 Cm
  • Hamster Sky Metro cage
  • Size : 80 x 50 x 80 cm

Last update on 2017-09-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Rosewood Pico Hamster Cage, Extra Large

This cage from Rosewood impressively large, making it great for Syrian hamsters in particular, although smaller breeds will still appreciate the massive space available!

It is really easy to clean as all accessories are connected to the upper metal section, so you simply need to detach this section to clean the plastic area below.

Comes with an elevated home, exercise wheel, various platforms, food dish and water bottle.

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Rosewood Pico Hamster Cage, Extra Large, Silver
101 Reviews
Rosewood Pico Hamster Cage, Extra Large, Silver
  • Large and feature packed home for syrain and russian hamsters and mice.
  • High quality design and finish.
  • 50cm wide, 36 cm deep and 47cm tall; 8.5mm bar spacing
  • Supplied complete with unique loft den (improved design), water bottle, food dish and solid wheel.
  • Easy clean design: all components are fixed to the wire top, so as you lift this off everything is removed leaving you with an easy clean base.
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Rosewood PICO Hamster Home, Extra Large, Translucent Teal
108 Reviews
Rosewood PICO Hamster Home, Extra Large, Translucent Teal
  • High quality home for hamsters and mice available in three stylish colour options.
  • Easy clean design: all components are fixed to the wire top, so as you lift this off everything is removed leaving you with an easy clean base
  • Supplied complete with unique loft den (improved design), 'drop in' water bottle, food dish and solid wheel.
  • Suitable for syrians; plus dwarf hamsters and mice from 6-8 weeks of age.
  • 50cm wide, 36 cm deep and 47cm tall; 8.5mm bar spacing

Last update on 2017-09-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Little Friends Grosvenor Hamster Cage

Spacious and stylish, there is a lot to like about this luxurious cage from Little Friends. The overall quality of this cage is much higher than most, with a wooden platform and connecting ladder being a great spot for the home, exercise wheel and food bowl.

The metal wires are sturdy with 1cm gaps, and this top section can be easily removed to clean the plastic base, which has good depth to it and should prove to be a great area for digging. Can also can be collapsed for storage.

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Little Friends Grosvenor Rat and Hamster Cage with Wooden Shelf and Ladder, Large, 77 x 47 x 36 cm, Silver/ Black
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Little Friends Grosvenor Rat and Hamster Cage with Wooden Shelf and Ladder, Large, 77 x 47 x 36 cm, Silver/ Black
  • The grosvenor cage is ideal for rats, hamsters, chinchillas and other similar sized small pets
  • The cage comes with a wooden shelf and ladder.
  • All accessories shown included. house, wheel and bowl. super narrow bar spacing 1cm.
  • This cage is part of our space saving range and is easily collapsible for storage.
  • Measures l: 77cm w: 47cm h: 36cm
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The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses
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The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses
  • Universal Pictures (05/17/2015)
  • Amazon Video, Universal, suitable for all
  • Running time: 81 min
  • Camryn Manheim, Michael Clarke Duncan, Anndi McAfee, Tress MacNeille, Cree Summer-Francks
  • English

Last update on 2017-09-12 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Ferplast Favola Hamster Cage

Another wire top and plastic base cage, the Ferplast Favola comes with a bottle, wheel, house, and feeding dish, all of which will fit comfortably.

Narrow spacing between bars makes if suitable for a number of different species, particularly dwarf hamsters.

The bottom section is pretty deep too, making it great for adding sawdust for the hamster to burrow through.

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Ferplast Favola Hamster/ Mouse Cage
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Ferplast Favola Hamster/ Mouse Cage
  • Easy to use
  • Hygienic
  • 58x35x29cm
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Ferplast Hamster Cage, Black
  • Structure on two-floors
  • Made of robust plastic with transparent base
  • Wire net upper part
  • Fully accessorized

Last update on 2017-04-16 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Buyer Tips

There are many factors worth taking into considering when looking for the perfect hamster cage. It should be safe and secure, as well as being big enough to offer enough space. That’s not all of course!

Style

The most popular styles of hamster cage are wire and plastic, although an aquarium with a mesh wire lid can also be used for certain breeds. Wire cages are the most widespread and affordable, while plastic cages tend to come with more extras such as tubes and compartments for exploration.

Ventilation

Hamsters need as much fresh air as possible to keep healthy and comfortable, so be sure the cage has enough ventilation! Plastic modular cages (and to a lesser extent aquariums) often look more stylish, but this comes with the setback of offering poorer ventilation in many cases.

Wire cages offer the best ventilation, which is one of the reasons they are so popular. A downside to this however is that when it gets too cool, there isn’t as much protection from drafts, so be mindful of the conditions inside your home to ensure you get the best option.

Cage Size

Certain breeds of hamster require more space than others. For example, the Syrian hamster is massive in comparison to the diminutive dwarf hamster, so it’s important to consider the size of the hamster when thinking about the size of the cage!

So, Syrian hamsters will need a larger cage than most (around 24 x12 inches is recommend), and plastic modular cages might be too small for them too!

Be careful not to buy cages that are too large for smaller hamsters too, as they might be able to escape because there is too spacing between wires.

Accessories

Most good hamster cages come with the typical accessories like an exercise wheel, food bowl, water bottle etc. Whether you want to buy these separately is entirely down to personal preference, but be sure things like wheel size is suitable for your hamster when opting for a cage that includes accessories.