How long, high and wide should a hamster cage be?

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Hello 🙋‍♀️

Dwarf hamsters need at least 100x50 cm

Medium hamster at least 120x50 cm

But especially the 100x50 cm are much too small and many hamsters show that too.

It becomes species-appropriate from 1 square meter of floor space. So for example 200x50, or 100x100

The height depends on how much litter you have. With 30 litter, 50-60 cm is enough if you sprinkle 30 cm consistently. If you sprinkle 40-60 cm (ideal), you obviously need it higher.

By the way, hamsters should not live in a cage, but in an aquarium or nagarium. Terrariums also work (preferably made of glass).

LG



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Checklist for a species-appropriate hamster home ✅ Minimum size of the enclosure (floor area on one level) - hybrids, Campbells, Djungarians, Roborowskis and Chinese striped hamsters at least 0.6 square meters (e.g. 120 × 50 cm) - gold/teddy hamsters at least 0.72 sqm (e.g. 120×60cm) – height at least 50 cm (striped hamster 60 cm), no wire cages! (Incidentally, separate areas down to the ground reduce the digging area.) ✅ Running wheel with closed running surface: - Dwarf hamsters with an inner diameter of at least 25 cm - Golden hamsters with an inner diameter of at least 30 cm ✅ Cover e.g. made of perforated sheet metal (aluminum or chrome steel) or aviary wire ✅ Multi-chamber house without floor, with removable roof , on stilts ✅ Water bowl/bottle and fresh food bowl (grain food is scattered around the enclosure for entertainment.) ✅ Sand bath with chinchilla/rodent sand on stilts - Roborowskis at least 0.2 square meters (as they come from desert regions) - Golden and striped hamsters at least 25x25 cm and the sand at least 10 cm deep - other dwarves at least 20x20 cm and the sand at least 5 cm deep ✅ Litter: dwarves at least 25 cm, golden hamsters at least 30 cm (continuous and well pressed). It is best to use large flake litter such as Allspan Classic, ANIspan, Pfeifer, EquiPower or similar. ✅ Vine roots, cork tubes, hiding places etcs Wood, ceramic or hay/grass ✅ Passageways of hiding places, tubes etc. have a minimum diameter of 6 cm for dwarves and 8 cm for golden hamsters. ✅ The fall height should not be more than 10 cm for dwarf hamsters and 15 cm for golden hamsters (add fencing or similar). Hamsters are ground dwellers, blind to heights and have no thumbs, which is why they are clumsy climbers and may simply let themselves fall. ✅ Species-appropriate, balanced hamster food consists of many different seeds, animal protein and flowers/herbs. It does not contain salmon oil, rice, herring meal, dried whole egg, brewer's grains, brewer's yeast, artificial ingredients, added vitamins, etc. Species-appropriate dwarf hamster food also does not contain oats, wheat, corn, pea flakes, carrots, beetroot and the like. ❎ Mineral/salt licks do not belong in a hamster enclosure; Dog or cat food ❎ Cookies, snack bars, etc. with honey, molasses, exotic fruits etc. ❎ Jogging balls, Hbridges, cozy sacks and hay balls with wire mesh. ❎ Running plate at most in the outlet. ❎ Hamster cotton wool: This is made of cotton and cotton has long, tear-resistant fibers and hamsters can tie off their limbs. Kapok wool is just as soft as hamster cotton, but consists of very short fibers. You can also use chlorine-free, unprinted toilet paper without fragrances or other additives. Kitchen paper, handkerchiefs and cosmetic tissues are not suitable as they are tear-resistant and chemically treated! ❎ Check furnishings from pet stores before purchasing. Entrances are often too small. They are often stapled and these nails are gnawed free by our rodents, which can then lead to serious injuries.



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The absolute minimum is 100cm long, 50cm wide and 50cm high, from then on it is no longer animal cruelty. It is only truly animal-friendly from a length of 150-200cm, with a width and height of at least 50cm. You can do 2 DBuy effective aquariums (they are cheap) then take out one side of each, connect them and then you have a nice animal-friendly enclosure. I have the same thing with my hamsters and it's just fun to watch them dig. And your hamster will be fine too 😊



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Minimum dimensions are 100x50, for some types even 120x50. But bigger is always best.



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Depending on the type of hamster. But as always: the bigger the better

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