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cage size for hamster

dagwellismypigy

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Compared to the guinea pig cages all the commercial hamster cages are tiny, how big should a hamster cage be?
 

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do they need hay?
 
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thanks for all the links!
 

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If you are uncertain of the size, you could look for mesh cube grids so that the holes are WAY to small for the hampseter to escape.
 

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no like the dimmensions of the cage. though a c&c cage might be a good idea, thanks!
 

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Hamsters don't need hay but they enjoy it, so I would feed them some.
 

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ok im trying to convince my mom for one, i have it all planned out!
 
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yes im learning alot but my mom said no maybe in a few months...
 

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I don't know if you were looking for information on dwarf or full size hamsters. But I have several dwarf hammies. We rescued a family of them back in 2003 and I have found by far the best habitat for them to be the hamster cages made by lixit. As seen here.(which measures 13"x20")

I have used several cages and would not recommend the habitrail type cages one of my dwarf hamsters got his teeth wedged on the bars and was found making an awful noise dangling from the top of the cage. Luckily we found him soon after he got stuck we had to cut the bar in order to free him. He was fine but it could have been nasty.
 

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i want dwarf hammies!
I think im gonna make a c&c for em baby proofed of course
mybe a 1X2 or 2x2 havent decided yet.
 

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I would go with a 2x2. I dont have hamsters, but the bigger the better.
 

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I would definetilly go with a 2x2, maybe with two levels. You could make it one grid high and split it horizontally to make two levels.
 

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Make sure to put a top on it because they can climb out, and they would love a 3 story c&c cage!
 

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