Hamster Cage

14 Best Hamster Cages (Review and Buyers Guide)

Picking out the perfect hamster cage can be tough. Many of the cages on the market are small or not properly outfitted to house a hamster long term.

Below is a list of 14 hamsters approved cages that you and your pet are sure to love.

Niteangel Large Wooden Hamster Cage

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Wooden cages are a wonderful natural alternative to plastic habitats. The Niteangel habitat makes sure to keep your hamsters chewing in mind by making it out of a safe material.

The cages design is made to create a perfect amount of airflow for your pet. In fact, even cleaning is made easy by making the whole roof of the cage an easy open door.

Two small bedrooms come with the cage to give your pet a comfortable place to rest. For owners of escapists hamster, you may want to add on an additional child lock.

The shelving is optional to give you more space to fit in accessories.

Cage Highlights

  • 5 x 23.5 x 23 inches
  • Made of harmless China Fir
  • Optional Levels
  • Includes accessory bag and easy to follow instructions.

Kaytee My First Home Multi-Level Habitat

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Multi-level pet homes can encourage your hamster to get even more exercise than normal. With four different levels to play on, this will keep your hamster entertained all day long.

The cage features a deep base to keep messes to a minimum and ½ wire spacing. The locks and cage wire are both chew proof to keep your hamster from getting loose.

The ramps used between the levels are made to be pet safe. The shelves themselves are made from solid durable plastic that won’t give under your hamster’s weight.

In addition, you will the shelves can be removed for extra room or cleaning.

Cage Highlights:

  • 5 x 18 x 30 inches
  • Four levels for play
  • Chew proof locks and wire
  • Includes safety ramps, comfort shelves, and food dish

Lixit Animal Care Savic Hamster Heaven Metro Cage

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Animal comfort comes first with the Lixit cage. With most of the starter accessories included, this is a great choice for your first hamster.

The cage even includes two hideaways for your pet to store food in. Best of all, the door is large making it easy to get to your pet and there are carrying handles on the cage.

This cage is easy to set-up and uses durable plastics to keep your pets in place. The shelves for this cage are easily removable to let you added in bigger wheels or other needed accessories.

The cage tray is deep enough to fill with shaving to give your hamster burrowing room.

Cage Highlights

  • 5 x 20 x 20 inches
  • Features Carrying Handles
  • Large Front Door
  • Includes multiple tunnels, platforms, slides, two houses, exercise wheel, toilet, food bowls, and drinking bottle

Prevue Pet Products 528 Universal Small Animal Home

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An extra deep base makes this a perfect choice for a hamster who loves to burrow. The Prevue tubby base is  6 ¼ inches deep and made of easy to clean plastic.

This cage also features a foot long platform that you can accessorize for your hamster. Additional shelves are also for sell from the company to add on even more room.

Two large entree doors are built into the cage to give you easy access to your pet. The doors are located on the front and the top of the cage for multiple angles of entrance.

The simple design makes this quick and easy to clean.

Cage Highlights:

  • 32 ½ x 19 x 17 ½’ inches
  • ¾ wire spacing
  • 6 ½ inch extra deep base
  • Includes plastic ramps and shelf

Ware Chew Proof Four Story

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Ware has made a cage perfect for small breeds hamsters who love to climb. The ramps and shelves that come with this cage are made of metal and harder to chew through.

Design wise this cage was made be to well ventilated and easy to maneuver. It features two easy open doorways with safety locks to keep your hamster put.

Even the drop pan of this cage is made completely of metal. This helps the product last long on top of being easier to clean.

Additional ramps can be added to give your pet even more room to roam.

Cage Highlights:

  • 12.8 x 17 x 24 inches
  • Chew proof design
  • Metal drop pan
  • Includes two ramps and three shelves

Marchioro Kevin 82 Cage

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Kevin 82 is another great pick for anyone getting their first hamster. This cage features two levels to explore with an easy to use tunnel connecting them instead of the usual ramp.

High sides make this cage protect you from having an unwanted mess in your home. The front of the cage features a large door for easy access to your pets new home.

You will get many of the items you need to get started with your new pet like a water bowl.  There is also a handle on top of the cage that makes moving it easy.

The included clamps make sure that your hamster can’t make a surprise exit.

Cage Highlights:

  • 20 x 32.2 x 14.2 inches
  • High Sides
  • Side and door clamps
  • Includes an exercise wheel, two food/water bowls, two platform shelves, tunnel tubes, house, two base clips, and door lock

Lixit Animal Care Savic Mickey

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Mickey 2 is the more basic model out of the Lixit Animal Care cage line. The cage is large, sturdy, and perfect for many large breed hamsters.

The platform of this platform is made completely out of metal that is hard to chew through. The deep plastic base is also made out of durable plastic that is easy to wipe down.

While this model doesn’t come with as many fun accessories as it’s sister habitat, it comes with everything you need to get started. This includes both a drinking bottle and feeding bowl.

This cage features two handles on both ends to make moving it simple.

Cage Highlights:

  • 20 x 31.5 x 15 inches
  • Carrying handles
  • Metal Platform
  • Includes a metal wire platform, drinking bottle, house, exercise wheel, and feeding bowl

Marchioro Goran 82 Cage for Small Animal

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This is the slightly bigger option from the Marchioro line of small animal cages. This is the perfect choice for bigger hamsters who aren’t a fan of walking up ramps.

This cage features a platform with connected tubing for your pet to scurry through. Wire spacing is extra small for this model to keep even the craftiest critter inside.

A large upward opening door is placed on the front of the cage for easy access. For cleaning, you can detach the wire top to easily wipe out the bottom tray.

This cage also comes with clips to keep your hamster secured.

Cage Highlights:

  • 2 x 20 x 14.2 inches
  • Cage enhancements available
  • Detachable top
  • Includes one platform shelf, food bowl, water bottle, Kim Tube, door lock, and 2 base clips

Midwest Deluxe Critter Nation

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This is a cage that can be used for Syrian Hamsters or other large breeds that can’t slip through the wire. It offers an immense amount of room for your pet to explore.

There is an option to pick a single of a double leveled cage for even more space. While most hamsters will do fine with the single choice the double option can add more activity to their lives.

To make this an even better habitat purchase some additional levels and hamster safe ramps. This will give you the most use out of the cage space.

This cage comes with a storage bottom you can place your supplies on and has optional wheels for easy movement.

The doors of this cage are full width to give you complete access to your hamster, just be careful not to let him escape.

Cage Highlights:

  • 36 x 25 x 38.5 inches
  • 1-year Warranty
  • Storage Space
  • Includes a ramp, ramp cover, one resting shelf and an easy to remove base pan

MidWest Home Arcade Hamster Home

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This multi-level hamster home is easily assembled and gives your hamster plenty of room to play. This can be a great choice for a baby or a smaller breed of hamster.

The cage is designed with an easy to clean deep base that keeps messes inside the cage. The vertical play area has an acrylic window for easy viewing of your pet.

The included vertical ramps are made of non-slip material to keep your pet safe. This cage is easy to assemble and comes with a 1-year warranty.

Ports are equipped to this cage so that you can add on more tubing or connect to another habitat.

Cage Highlights

  • 11L x 11.61W x 21.26H Inches
  • ½ inch bar spacing
  • Includes an exercise wheel, water bottle, food bowl, circular cubby, and interior play tubes
  • 1-Year Warranty

GNB PET 3 Levels Ultra Large Hamster DIY Cage

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This is a great multi-level cage with a pastel design that might appeal to children. The cage gives plenty of room to add extra accessories like a bigger wheel for your pet.

DIY is a huge part of putting this cage together as it allows you to customize the cage with the included parts. The company also sells extra tubbing to expand the environment even further.

The materials used in this cage are all hamster safe and made to be sturdy. The pieces are all easy to remove to keep cleaning simple.

Tubing for this cage is easy to assemble and can be expanded to wrap all the way around your habitat.

Cage Highlights:

  • 22 x 12 x 28 inches
  • DIY Build
  • Sturdy Materials
  • Includes three platforms, food dish, water bottle, house, two exercise wheels, and tunnels

ZENY 37″ Cage

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Zeny has made the perfect cage for a larger hamster that needs more room. This cage is equipped with two doors one on the bottom and one on top for easy access to your pet.

The cage itself comes with four wheels to make the habitat easy to move. The wire is made out of chew proof metal that will keep your pet from escaping.

To make cleaning easy the tray slides out and the platforms can be removed. The cage is also anti-rust so that you can keep using it for years to come.

The ramps can lock to make cleaning even easier.

Cage Highlights:

  • 25 x 17 x 36.2 inches
  • Top and bottom door
  • Easy access tray
  • Includes wheels, three shelves, and three ramps.

5 Floor Large Twin Towner

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The Twin Towner offers multiple levels of play space and the option to connect to other cages.

It has a charming townhome appearance that many owners will love.

This cage also features a sleeping area for your hamster to hide away in. The extra vertical space provides enough room to add in a new interactive or chew toys for your pet.

There are three doors on this cage so that you can reach your hamster no matter where they climb. The doors are on the left, right, and the front of the cage.

Tubing is also included with this product to create extra room for your pet.

Cage Highlights:

  • 5 x 14 x 30 inches
  • Three access points
  • Removable ramps
  • Includes tubes, ladders, water bottle, play tubes, food bowl, hide house, exercise wheel

Ferplast HAMSTERVILLE Hamster Habitat Cage

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Wooden hamster cages are the perfect choice for those who prefer a more robust look. The cage is still made to be easy to clean with a pull-out tray.

The cage is surrounded by a wire netting that is durable enough to keep your hamster from chewing through it. The shelves are coated with a liquid resistant coating for durability.

This cage comes with many of the accessories you need to get started and will house a smaller hamster comfortably. All parts of this cage are made to be pet safe.

As a bonus, even the cage accessories are mostly made of wood.

Cage Highlights:

  • 6 x 13.4 x 19.3 inches
  • Waterproof coating
  • Slide-out tray
  • Includes hamster house, wheel for exercise, drinking bottle and feeding bowl

Related Questions:

Do hamster cages smell? As long as you’re spot cleaning and cleaning your hamster cage when it needs it, their cage shouldn’t smell. When it does this can be an indication that it needs cleaning.

do hamster cages need lids? It depends how tall the walls are but it is recommended as hamsters are excellent escape artists.

how big do hamster cages need to be? A hamsters cage needs to be a minimum of 24 inches by inches and 12 inches tall.

Charlotte lives in the United Kingdom and has worked in animal shelters looking after small animals. She owns a hamster as well as a dog and a cat and hopes to spread her knowledge about rodents to help other pet owners.
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