Recommended Hamster Cages

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Recommended hamster cages

The following cages meet the minimum space requirements for your hamster. They are readily available in pet shops and online.

ALASKA (84CM X 48.5CM X 44CM)

  • Available in a variety of colours and reasonably priced.
  • Brand new from $68-$95, second-hand from $50.
  • Sources: Local online retailers – Taobao, Fatpouches Singapore, Carousell, Off-the-shelf – Petmart.
  • Suitable for both Syrian and dwarf hamsters.

 SAVIC SKY METRO (80CM X 50CM X 50CM)

  • Quality material made in Belgium.
  • Wide-front opening cage door for easy access.
  • Chew-resistant, deep base.
  • Attached handles for easy transport of cage and secure cage door.
  • Fully accessorised with tubes, platform, wheel and  water bottle.  
  • Note: the 19cm wheel that comes with the cage is not appropriate for hamsters and it squeaks very loudly.
  • Brand new at $120-$160.
  • Source: Pet Lovers Centre.
  • Size is suitable for both Syrian and dwarf hamsters, but a larger wheel is needed.

SAVIC RUFFY 2 (80CM X 50CM X 38CM)

  • Chew-resistant, deep base.
  • Attached handles for easy transport of cage and secure cage door.
  • Accessorised with a suspended play tunnel, feeding bowl and water bottle.
  • Brand new at $90-$120.
  • Source:  Pet Lovers Centre.
  • Suitable for both Syrian and dwarf hamsters.

HAGEN ZOOZONE 1 (72CM X 46CM X 32.5CM)

  • Comes in pink.
  • Low height cannot accommodate wheels beyond 21cm in diameter.
  • Brand new at $95.
  • Source: Pet Lovers Centre. Also available from other online retailers.
  • Suitable only for dwarf hamsters.

HAGEN ZOOZONE 2 (100CM X 51CM X 37CM)

  • One of the larger options available.
  • Comes in blue.
  • Brand new at $116.
  • Source:  Pet Lovers Centre.
  • Suitable for both Syrian and dwarf hamsters.

 SAVIC RODY CAVIA (70CM X 45CM X 31CM)

  • Brand new at $50-$63, depending on the colour chosen.
  • Source: Pet Lovers Centre.
  • Suitable only for dwarf hamsters.

IKEA SAMLA BOX 130L (78CM X 46CM X 43CM)*

  • Value for money.
  • DIY is required if a cage with ventilated sides is preferred.
  • Lightweight, easy to move and clean.
  • Brand new at $20 (box only) or $27 (box with lid).
  • Source: IKEA Singapore.
  • Suitable only for dwarf hamsters.

* Listed dimension is 78cm x 56cm, however the actual base dimension is 68cm x 46cm.

IKEA DETOLF GLASS CABINET (43CM X 163CM)

  • Reasonably priced for its large size.
  • Aesthetic look, and glass panes give good view of hamster activities. Blends well with rest of home furnishing.
  • Generous area above recommended size. May even be partitioned into 2 cages for dwarves.
  • A DIY lid is essential if used to house a Syrian hamster.
  • Must be placed at a highly ventilated area.
  • Brand new at $89 with a $50 delivery charge (if needed).
  • Source: IKEA Singapore
  • Suitable for both Syrian and dwarf hamsters.

CUSTOMISED ACRYLIC CAGES

– Can be customised into any dimensions and comes in different thickness of 3 to 5mm. Ventilation holes and lids can also be customised.

– Must be placed at a highly ventilated area – Allows an unobstructed view of the hamster.

– Source: Fatpouches Singapore, Abes Plastics, second-hand on Carousell/Facebook.

NITEANGEL BIGGER WORLD MDF TERRARIUM

  •  Lids are included which prevents.
    your hamster from escaping and allows you to pile on the bedding.
  • Allows (a largely) unobstructed view of hamster.
  • Ventilation might be an issue since the ventilation gaps at the top of the cage are the only source of air flow.
  • Self-assembly required.
  • Suitable for both Syrian and Dwarf hamsters.
  • Source: Niteangel, Taobao, Ezbuy, Carousell

NITEANGEL GLASS HAMSTER CAGE

  • Allows unobstructed view of hamster.
  • Very sturdy and does not get scratched easily.
  • Must be placed away from direct sunlight and in an area with good air-circulation, as it can become hot in the tank.
  • Easier access to hamster as the cage has front panels which open outwards.
  • Able to opt for wheels at the bottom of the cage to facilitate easy transportation of the cage (for cleaning/ moving to a different location in your home etc).
  • Suitable for both Syrian and Dwarf hamsters.
  • Source: Niteangel, Taobao, Ezbuy, Carousell.

AQUARIUM GLASS TANKS (90CM X 45CM X 45CM/ 3FT)

  • Size varies, and increases in regular intervals of 0.5ft. Minimum regular size is as stated.
  • Allows unobstructed view of hamster.
  • Very sturdy and does not get scratched easily.
  • Must be placed away from direct sunlight and in an area with good air-circulation, as it can become hot in the tank.
  • A DIY lid is essential if used to house a Syrian Hamster.  
  • Brand new from $80-120, second-hand from $30-50.
  • Source: Fish shops, custom glasswork makers, second-hand from Carousell.
  • Suitable for both Syrian and dwarf hamsters.

Summary

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