Purchasing a safe and appropriate habitat for your pet syrian hamster is one of the biggest decisions you will make for their well being. In this article, we will discuss basic cage safety, general habitat requirements, and show you some of the best options on the market for your pet syrian hamster.

General Cage Size Requirements

You will need a cage that provides at least 2 cubic feet of space for syrian hamsters. Syrian hamsters are solitary and should not be housed together once they become juveniles, so plan to have a cage for each syrian hamster that you own by the time they reach 2-3 months of age.

There are many benefits of having an appropriately sized hamster cage. An appropriately sized cage will not get dirty as quickly, which will create less of an ammonia build up and keep your hamsters healthier. Hamsters are less prone to becoming cage aggressive and feeling like they have to defend their space if they have plenty of it. A large cage will also reduce the chances of your hamster developing a compulsive behavior from boredom and aggitation, such as bar chewing that can lead to broken teeth or circling/pacing behaviors.

Basic Safety Requirements

There is a huge variety of hamsters cages on the market, but not all cages are created equally. Most of the cages that are sold as 'hamster cages' are actually suitable for dwarf hamsters and don't provide enough floor space for the larger species of syrian hamster, or have components that aren't safe for a larger hamster. Hamster cages offer different amounts of useful space and many popular cages that look great on the shelf aren't very user friendly once you have them at home with your hamster inside. Here we have collected some basic requirements and safety guidelines to help you make an informed decision on your hamster's cage.

Not all cages are as secure as they look, pay attention to bar spacing and escape points

Hamsters can squeeze through very small spaces, and are prone to finding the one place in the cage where they can either chew a hole or pop open a cage latch to make their escape. Your cage should be rock solid so that you don't have to worry about your hamster getting out and getting lost in the house. You should look for a cage with 1/2 inch or smaller bar spacing for adult syrian hamsters, and baby syrian hamsters may need to be in a cage with glass or plastic walls as they may be able to slip even the smallest bar spacing. As a general rule, if their face can fit through a gap the rest of them will follow.

When you are looking at a cage with bars, you should check further beyond making sure that you have a 1/2 inch space between the bars and look for any areas where this measurement might be slightly larger. Corners where the cage folds, or areas where the bars may not be straight by doors or other connecting areas could provide the escape route your hamster will be looking for. If you have any doubts about your cage's security, place it in a large plastic bin (if it fits) or in a bathtub with the drain plugged for the first week. If there is an easy way out, your hamster will likely find it in a matter of days but you won't have to search the whole house for them.

The base of the cage should be a solid surface, no wire grates for poop to fall through

While it might seem like a good idea to have wire floors so that pet waste falls through and your pet doesn't live next to their poop, hamsters don't do well walking on wire surfaces. While they are light enough that it is rare for a hamster to get bumblefoot from walking on normal wire, hamsters rarely watch where they place their feet and will continually plunge their feet through open spaces. This means a hamster who is running or walking down a ramp may be able to stick their leg through the wire and fall, breaking a very small bone. If your cage has wire levels or ramps, we recommend covering them. You can use a plastic material like coroplast, laminate flooring purchased from the hardware store, cardboard or cardstock.

The cage should be made of safe materials that can be cleaned easily

If you invest in a good quality cage, your cage will last for the entire lifetime of your pet hamster and with good care can be used for many more years if you continue to keep pet hamsters. Look for a cage that has sturdy plastic if you are choosing a cage with a plastic pan or parts, as you will be able to scrub or bleach the plastic without worrying about it cracking. It is more ideal to look for the metal cage components to be powder coated or PVC coated, which will protect the metal from rusting. Keep in mind that PVC coated cages are susceptible to the finish wearing or cracking, but they will last much longer than a galvanized metal cage with no treatment applied. Some people opt to house their hamsters in aquariums, which are largely impervious to wear if they are kept clean and not dropped. You may also choose to make your own home made hamster cage out of a plastic bin, which provides a high level of durability without the risk of dropping and breaking glass.

You should have easy access to all parts of your hamster's cage

When you are choosing a hamster cage, pay close attention to all of the access points such as doors and lids that open to see how they are organized. The cage doors should be suitably large for an adult to reach in and take out your hamster. You should not have to bend your wrist to make it around a corner or reach in an awkward way to any part of the cage. Make sure that the door closure method is secure, a good way to test this is by closing the cage door and giving several firm tugs on the bars in the center of the door. If the door pops open, your hamster may be able to pop open the door with enough effort. Ideally, the cage should be fairly easy to disassemble so that you can easily clean sections.

Look for more horizontal space than vertical space, and minimize any areas your hamster can fall from

Hamsters are very good at climbing up in their cage, but they are not good at climbing down and will generally hit the top of where they are going and fall back down to the ground floor. Pay attention to how the cage is laid out and try to minimize any vertical drops or hard places your hamster could land badly. Your hamster will appreciate more flat running space versus vertical climbing room in a cage, so it's best to look for a shorter cage with a broader footprint for your hamster.

"Tube" cages and special considerations

Hamster cages with tube connectors, such as Crittertrail, Habitrail or Critter Universe cages can provide a fun, expandable habitat for young syrian hamsters or syrian hamsters on the smaller side, but it's hard to predict how large your syrian hamster will end up and they may grow too large to be able to comfortably or safely fit through the tubes. Many owners have had the bad experience of having a hamster get lodged inside of a plastic tube, either because they tried to squeeze their robust figure somewhere it just wouldn't fit or because they were trying to drag nesting material in with them and got lodged in place. A syrian hamster getting lodged in a tube can become a dangerous situation for them very quickly, as the tubes have the poorest ventillation of any part of the cage. We generally don't recommend tube cages for syrian hamsters at all, but if you are set on using one we recommend only using them with short haired hamster breeds that are less likely to get stuck, and making sure that you keep the cage in a highly visible area in your home so you'll notice right away if your hamster gets themselves into a tight spot. Syrian hamsters are the strongest chewers of the hamster world, so keep in mind these cages with all of their ridges in the tubes or connection points can be easy targets for a dedicated hamster who wants to break out.

Buying a "Starter Cage" versus a "Cage to Grow Into"

Baby hamsters grow so quickly that there is never a point where your baby hamster will need less room than an adult. Baby hamsters can only leave their mother as soon as four weeks of age, and by two months they double in size, so they will need just as much space as a full grown adult hamster. Plan to buy a cage that meets the minimum guidelines of space for the number of hamsters you plan to house from the start. If you start with a smaller cage, you can always use it as a travel cage, carrier or temporary holding area for your hamster while you clean their regular habitat.

Watch out for spots your hamster can chew open

When you are choosing your cage, look at any ridges or surfaces that are not absolutely smooth that your hamster will be in contact with. Any ridge or bump on the inside is a potential area your hamster will be able to chew and create an opening in. You'll want to consider how much that particular part of the cage would cost to replace if you started noticing your hamster chewing on it, and if it seems to be a very thin part of the cage, the liklihood that you will have to replace that part more than once if you have a hamster who is a persistant chewer.

You will reduce the chance of your hamster focusing in on one area to chew if they have a large habitat that provides enough room for them to entertain themselves. Bored hamsters become obsessive chewers. If you end up with a hamster who is wearing out their habitats, you may want to consider opting for a chew-proof habitat such as an all-metal enclosure, chew-proof cage like the cages from Martin's Cages listed below, or an aquarium.

Take action if your hamster starts bar chewing

You might have provided a great, spacious habitat for your syrian hamster and still find they are starting to persistantly chew on the bars. Besides causing a lot of noise, bar chewing will put your hamster at risk for breaking their teeth and can cause some serious medical issues. A syrian hamster's teeth grow continuously throughout their life, so if they break one tooth the other one will continue to grow and can cause mouth injuries or prevent them from eating. A hamster with a broken tooth should go to the vet to have their teeth trimmed back so they grow back in evenly. If you notice your hamster starts bar chewing, try adding some hanging chew toys over the area where they are chewing, but if the behavior doesn't stop with some extra toys you should move your hamster into a cage without bars such as an aquarium or bin cage. Cages with rectangular openings in the bars will deter many bar chewers, but aren't 100% effective at stopping a hamster with a persistant bar chewing habit.

Features to Look for in Special Situations

Depending on your situation, you may want to look for a cage with specific features that will make it easier to house and care for your hamsters in the long run.

Do you have a shy hamster or a hamster who startles easily? Look for a wide open floor plan

Some syrian hamsters are more anxious about being picked up than others, or may be prone to becoming aggressive if they feel like they are being cornered or someone is too close to their safe nesting area. You can avoid this problem by choosing a cage with a wide open floor plan where your hamster has plenty of room for privacy and little to no areas where they will end up feeling cornered. A wide open cage that is easy to reach in also means you'll be able to place your whole hand comfortably inside the cage and let your hamster come to you, building trust and helping a shy or nervous hamster feel more comfortable being handled.

Carpeted floors around the cage? Look for a deep cage pan

Cage pans vary in depth from about 1" to 3" deep on cages with wire portions. If you are using a loose bedding substrate as opposed to a fabric bedding, your hamster will kick some of the bedding out of the cage. Having a deep cage pan will help keep more of your hamster's bedding inside the cage instead of on the floor around it. An aquarium or bin type cage will keep all of the bedding in the cage without room for it to get knocked out.

Do you have senior hamster? Look for a flat cage instead of one with multiple levels

If you are considering a cage with multiple levels, your aging hamster may find themselves at a point in their lives where a ramp to get to the higher areas is too much for them to undertake. You can either choose a cage with a flat floor plan from the start, or you can look to eliminate any steep ramps or inclines from existing cages to make them more senior friendly.

Our Favorite Hamster Cages

Now that you've read all about how to choose a good hamster cage, where do you go next? We've put together a list of some of our favorite hamster cages, along with the pros and cons of each cage.

The Best Starter Hamster Cages

20 Gallon Aquarium

20 Gallon Glass Aquarium with Screen Lid

The twenty gallon aquarium is the most common starter habitat used for syrian hamsters, and can generally be purchased very inexpensively locally. Providing a clear view of your hamster's activities, an aquarium can be an attractive habitat that is easy to add more interest to with accessories and cage decor. With a secure screen lid, an aquarium is virtually escape-proof as long as you take care not to provide anything for your hamster to climb high enough where they can reach the top and push the lid off or use clips to secure the lid. Syrian hamsters tend to be more likely to climb a water bottle or other fixture compared to dwarf hamsters, and are strong enough to lift an aquarium lid off, so we recommend looking for an aquarium with a slide on lid that won't pop off or purchasing screen lid clips to keep your lid safely in place. Aquariums are very heavy compared to other habitats, and plan to handle yours carefully as even a short drop can cause cracks or complete breakage. These cages also provide very little ventilation or air movement, so plan to keep them dilligently clean to avoid any ammonia build up in your hamster's airspace. Care should also be taken to keep them out of direct sunlight as the heavy glass panes will create a greenhouse effect and cause the temperature to go up quickly. A variety of lid types can be purchased for a 20 gallon aquarium, including a Basic Flat Lid, Screen Lids with Doors, Hinged Screen Lids and more. You will also need a water bottle hanger to secure your water bottle inside the tank. Keep in mind not all 20 gallon aquariums are created equally, you'll want a 20 Gallon Long Aquarium as opposed to one that is taller and provides the same volume. Ideally, look for a tank that is 30 inches long.

Quick Look:
Cage Width: 30"
Cage Depth: 12"
Cage Height: 12"
Material: Glass Aquarium with Metal or Plastic Base
Screen Material: Metal mesh in metal frame, or plastic with fabric mesh
Included Accessories: None
Cubic Feet: 2.5
Suitable Housing For: 1 Syrian Hamster
Average Price: $50-$80 Purchased Locally, $80-$120 Purchased Online
Pros: Simple set-up, easy to maintain, virtually escape-proof
Cons: Very heavy, prone to breakage, prone to heating up dangerously in direct sunlight

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* Note: Aquariums and screen lids tend to be much less expensive when purchased locally than online. Visit your local retail store, pet store or aquarium supply store to find a basic aquarium at a low cost. When buying a screen lid, pay attention to the dimensions to make sure it will fit your specific 20 gallon tank *

Hamster Bin Cage

Homemade Hamster Bin Cage

A home made hamster bin cage can be a great alternative to a plastic aquarium, as they can be made very large while remaining light weight and inexpensive. The cost of a bin cage will vary depending on the supplies you have on hand and what you use to make your bin cage, but they can typically be made for $20-$40 in materials and offer a great open and virtually escape-proof environment. You can pick up any sized Storage Bin, preferably one that is at least 11" tall, and add ventilation in the roof and/or sides protected with hardware cloth. Just make sure to keep any sharp points of hardware cloth covered if your hamster can get in contact with them. Visit DIY Hamster Cage on Instructables for great straight forward instructions and examples of how you can make a bin cage. While we've listed the bin cage as a starter cage, if you choose a very large bin this can be one of the best cages for your hamster and will never need to be upgraded as you'll have tons of room to add new toys and accessories.

Quick Look:
Cage Width: Varies
Cage Depth: Varies
Cage Height: Varies
Bin Material: Clear Plastic
Screen Material: Typically galvanized metal hardware cloth
Included Accessories: None
Cubic Feet: Varies
Suitable Housing For: 1 Syrian Hamster
Average Price: $20 - $40 New
Pros: Light weight, easy to clean and move, can provide lots more floor space than traditional hamster cages
Cons: Cost of building can be high if you have no tools on hand already, expect 1-3 hours for assembly depending on design

Check out Instructables DIY Hamster Cage for Building Info

Super Pet My First Home Cage for Rats

Super Pet My First Home Cage for Rats

Don't let the name fool you, the Super Pet My First Home Cage for Rats is too small for adult rats to live in but provides a great environment for a syrian hamster. The cage is simple to set up in minutes, and features a deep pan that will hold in bedding as well as a solid surface additional level and ramp that are safe for your hamster's feet. This cage includes a very deep 'Bowl in Hole' style bowl that is really too large for your hamster's food, but if you add some hamster potty sand many hamsters will quickly potty train and provide you with an easy to empty bathroom for your hamster. If you don't want to potty train your hamster, or your hamster doesn't take to using the bowl in that way, you can remove it and leave the hole open for your hamster to climb up and down. One of our favorite features on this cage for hamsters is the wide floor space and ease of connecting accessories, you'll find that most hamster wheels can be attached easily to the bars to provide a more stable running experience. While the cage comes with a jingly plastic mouse toy, your hamster probably won't get much use out if and you can leave it out of the cage.

Quick Look:
Cage Width: 24"
Cage Depth: 12"
Cage Height: 14"
Base Material: Heavy Duty Plastic
Bar Material: Chew-proof coated wire
Included Accessories: Shelf with Food Bowl Hole, Food Bowl, Ramp, Hanging Rat-Shaped Bell Toy
Cubic Feet: 2.5
Suitable Housing For: 1 Syrian Hamster
Average Price: $25 - $35 New
Pros: Coated metal bars resist rust, deep plastic pan, sturdy plastic parts, folds down compact, easy to mount running wheel on bars
Cons: Included accessories like food bowl not sized for hamsters, jingly toy not useful for hamsters

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The Best Mid-Range Hamster Cages

Marchioro Igor 62 Cage for Small Animals

Marchioro Igor 62 Cage for Small Animals

The Marchioro Igor 62 Cage for Small Animals is a well laid out hamster cages that includes lots of accessories to help you get off to a good start with your hamster. The food bowl has a strut on the back enabling it to be secured to the cage bars. The included house can also clip to the cage bars to keep it safely in place on the upper level of the cage, which is a rounded platform that provides easy climbing access with a series of included tubes. The platform extends along almost half the cage, which provides one of the few negative points that it can be hard to see your hamster or reach for them without cornering them underneath the platform. Along with a solid surface running wheel and a water bottle that can be refilled from the top without removing it from the cage, you have everything you need to start with your hamster besides food, bedding and the hamster. The cage door lifts up to open up most of the front of the cage as well as a portion of the lid, providing easy access to all portions of your hamster's cage. There are four plastic clips, including a clip on the front door that doubles as a door latch, securing the wire top of the cage to the generously deep pan. You'll appreciate the deep pan allowing you to keep a deep layer of bedding to give your hamster lots of room to burrow without getting better all over your floor. The small bar spacing provides a very secure environment and makes it easy to attach additional accessories, but there isn't a lot of space for additional accessories besides what is already included.

Quick Look:
Cage Width: 24-1/2"
Cage Depth: 14-1/2"
Cage Height: 11-3/4"
Base Material: Durable plastic
Bar Material: Coated metal wire
Included Accessories: Clip on food bowl, solid surface additional level, water bottle, large tube
Cubic Feet: 2.4
Suitable Housing For: 1 Syrian Hamster
Average Price: $120 - $150 New
Pros: Deep pan, lots of included accessories, large access door
Cons: Not much additional floor space with included accessories, platform obscures a large portion of ground level

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The Hamster/Gerbil Highrise (H-600HR)

The Hamster/Gerbil Highrise (H-600HR) from Martin's Cages

The Hamster/Gerbil Highrise from Martin's Cages is a great option for someone who wants to provide their hamster with plenty of space to play, but doesn't have room for a cage with a larger footprint. While this cage has more vertical space than most of the cages we recommend, the layout provides ramps that don't have a very steep incline and the middle floor is full length, providing a lot of activity space for your hamster. We recommend minimally covering the horizontal levels with a solid covering to make it more comfortable for your hamster, but Martin's Cages builds their cages with a smaller wire spacing than many brands which will make the ramps safer than most if left uncovered. With two well located front doors, it's easy to access all parts of your hamster's cage, and with the optional addition of a flip top lid your access can get even better. The pan is three inches deep, but the wire fencing sits inside the plastic pan and helps keep bedding in the cage surprisingly well. While the rectangular mesh makes these cages very secure even for young syrian hamsters, it also means the bar spacing is too small to accomadate a wheel being attached directly to the wire, but this is a fairly minor issue to work around for an otherwise very well made cage. The rectangular mesh also discourages hamsters who are bar chewers as it doesn't provide as easy of an angle for chewing as cages with only horizontal or vertical bars. Martin's Cages are shipped flat packed so expect to take 20-30 minutes assembling your cage, at the end you'll have one of the sturdiest hamster cages out there.

Quick Look:
Cage Width: 18"
Cage Depth: 11"
Cage Height: 24"
Base Material: Heavy duty plastic
Bar Material: Galvanized metal
Included Accessories: None
Cubic Feet: 2.75
Suitable Housing For: 1 Syrian Hamster
Average Price: $56 - $66 Depending on Options
Pros: Extremely sturdy, small footprint, very secure, optional flip top lid provides lots of access points, deters some bar chewing hamsters
Cons: Wire levels and middle floor should be covered, can't attach a wheel to the wire directly, longer assembly time

Buy the The Hamster/Gerbil Highrise (H-600HR) from Martin's Cages

Marchioro Goran 82 Cage for Small Animals

Marchioro Goran 82 Cage for Small Animals

The Marchioro Goran 82 Cage for Small Animals offers a great amount of flat floor space, as well as a solid surface additional level. The included accessories are minimal but well made for syrian hamsters, with a generously sized tube that provides another fun hang out spot for your hamster, a deep bowl that clips onto the cage side and a water bottle that fills from the top so you can refill it without taking it off the cage. The open floor plan of this cage leaves you lots of room to add additional levels, nesting boxes, tubes, wheels and other accessories to really make your hamster's environment unique and engaging. The cage door lifts up to open up most of the front of the cage as well as a portion of the lid, providing easy access to all portions of your hamster's cage. There are four plastic clips, including a clip on the front door that doubles as a door latch, securing the wire top of the cage to the generously deep pan. You'll appreciate the deep pan allowing you to keep a deep layer of bedding to give your hamster lots of room to burrow without getting better all over your floor. The small bar spacing provides a very secure environment and makes it easy to attach additional accessories, but expect to keep your hamster wheel on a stand as the deep base means the wire starts pretty high for your hamster to climb up into their wheel. You can also purchase a Vetko 82 Stand made to fit this cage, which will elevate the cage off the ground, put it on wheels for easy mobility, and provide a handy shelf for storing your hamster supplies all in one tidy area.

Quick Look:
Cage Width: 32-1/4"
Cage Depth: 20"
Cage Height: 16-1/2"
Base Material: Durable plastic
Bar Material: Coated metal wire
Included Accessories: Clip on food bowl, solid surface additional level, water bottle, large tube
Cubic Feet:6.1
Suitable Housing For: 1 Syrian Hamster
Average Price: $100 - $150 New
Pros: Deep pan, well sized accessories, large open floor plan, large access door, can be elevated with stand (sold separately)
Cons: Pan height is too high to attach wheel to wire

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The Best Deluxe Hamster Cages

Marchioro Kevin 82 Cage for Small Animals

Marchioro Kevin 82 Cage for Small Animals

The Marchioro Kevin 82 Cage for Small Animals is a well laid out hamster cages that includes lots of accessories to help you get off to a good start with your hamster, ample floor space on the ground floor as well as two well sized additional solid platforms. The two food bowls each have a strut on the back enabling them to be secured to the cage bars. The included house can also clip to the cage bars to keep it safely in place on one of the upper levels of the cage. One of the platforms is rectangular and includes a hole so you can attach tubes to help your hamster climb up and down, and the other platform is rounded to fit in a corner with tube access as well. Along with a solid surface running wheel and a water bottle that can be refilled from the top without removing it from the cage, you have everything you need to start with your hamster besides food, bedding and the hamster. The cage door lifts up to open up most of the front of the cage as well as a portion of the lid, providing easy access to all portions of your hamster's cage. There are four plastic clips, including a clip on the front door that doubles as a door latch, securing the wire top of the cage to the generously deep pan. You'll appreciate the deep pan allowing you to keep a deep layer of bedding to give your hamster lots of room to burrow without getting better all over your floor. The small bar spacing provides a very secure environment and makes it easy to attach additional accessories, but there isn't a lot of space for additional accessories besides what is already included. You can also purchase a Vetko 82 Stand made to fit this cage, which will elevate the cage off the ground, put it on wheels for easy mobility, and provide a handy shelf for storing your hamster supplies all in one tidy area.

Quick Look:
Cage Width: 32-1/4"
Cage Depth: 20"
Cage Height: 14-1/4"
Base Material: Durable plastic
Bar Material: Coated metal wire
Included Accessories: Two clip on food bowls, one rectangular solid surface additional level, one rounded solid surface additional level, top filling water bottle, tunnel tubes, house shaped nest box
Cubic Feet: 5.3
Suitable Housing For: 1 Syrian Hamster
Average Price: $200 - $280 New
Pros: Deep pan, lots of included accessories, large access door, can be elevated with stand (sold separately)
Cons: Expensive compared to many hamster cages

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The Hamster/Gerbil Lodge (R-680)

The The Hamster/Gerbil Lodge (R-680) from Martin's Cages

The The Hamster/Gerbil Lodge from Martin's Cages is a cage that provides a nice amount of horizontal floor space as well as two additional levels for your hamster to play on. We recommend minimally covering the horizontal levels with a solid covering to make it more comfortable for your hamster, but Martin's Cages builds their cages with a smaller wire spacing than many brands which will make the ramps safer than most if left uncovered. With one large front door, it's easy to access all parts of your hamster's cage, and with the optional addition of a flip top lid your access can get even better. The pan is three inches deep, but the wire fencing sits inside the plastic pan and helps keep bedding in the cage surprisingly well. While the rectangular mesh makes these cages very secure even for young syrian hamsters, it also means the bar spacing is too small to accomadate a wheel being attached directly to the wire, but this is a fairly minor issue to work around for an otherwise very well made cage. The rectangular mesh also discourages hamsters who are bar chewers as it doesn't provide as easy of an angle for chewing as cages with only horizontal or vertical bars. Martin's Cages are shipped flat packed so expect to take 20-30 minutes assembling your cage, at the end you'll have one of the sturdiest hamster cages out there.

Quick Look:
Cage Width: 30"
Cage Depth: 18"
Cage Height: 24"
Base Material: Heavy duty plastic
Bar Material: Galvanized metal
Included Accessories: None
Cubic Feet: 7.5
Suitable Housing For: 1 Syrian Hamster
Average Price: $85 - $95 Depending on Options
Pros: Extremely sturdy, large ground floor level, very secure, optional flip top lid provides lots of access points, deters some bar chewing hamsters
Cons: Wire levels should be covered, can't attach a wheel to the wire directly, longer assembly time

Buy the The Hamster/Gerbil Lodge (R-680) from Martin's Cages

The Hamster/Gerbil Skyscraper (R-695)

The Hamster/Gerbil Skyscraper (R-695)

The The Hamster/Gerbil Skyscraper is for the hamster owner who wants the maximum amount of space to build the habitat of any hamster's dream. You won't lack space to add any number of accessories in this cage, which provides two levels with generous flat running space as well as two additional partial levels. Even though this is a fairly expensive cage, it provides an amazing value in price compared to other large hamster cages when you look at the overall space and construction. We recommend minimally covering the horizontal levels with a solid covering to make it more comfortable for your hamster, but Martin's Cages builds their cages with a smaller wire spacing than many brands which will make the ramps safer than most if left uncovered. With one large front door, it's easy to access all parts of your hamster's cage, and with the optional addition of a flip top lid your access can get even better. The pan is three inches deep, but the wire fencing sits inside the plastic pan and helps keep bedding in the cage surprisingly well. While the rectangular mesh makes these cages very secure even for young syrian hamsters, it also means the bar spacing is too small to accomadate a wheel being attached directly to the wire, but this is a fairly minor issue to work around for an otherwise very well made cage. The rectangular mesh also discourages hamsters who are bar chewers as it doesn't provide as easy of an angle for chewing as cages with only horizontal or vertical bars. Martin's Cages are shipped flat packed so expect to take 20-30 minutes assembling your cage, at the end you'll have one of the sturdiest hamster cages out there.

Quick Look:
Cage Width: 30"
Cage Depth: 18"
Cage Height: 36"
Base Material: Heavy duty plastic
Bar Material: Galvanized metal
Included Accessories: None
Cubic Feet: 11.25
Suitable Housing For: 1 Syrian Hamster
Average Price: $115 - $125 Depending on Options
Pros: Supreme hamster habitat bragging rights, Extremely sturdy, large ground floor level, very secure, optional flip top lid provides lots of access points, deters some bar chewing hamsters
Cons: Wire levels should be covered, can't attach a wheel to the wire directly, longer assembly time

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