Housing Tips

How much space?

The minimum dimensions which I reccomend for all hamster species is 100cm x 50cm.

Accommodation type?


There are so many options when it comes to housing your hamster. There are some suitable homes you can buy online, you can construct your own, ask someone else if they can build one for you, convert old furniture and much more! There are endless options, but here are some questions you should ask yourself.

  • Will it meet the minimum size requirements?

  • Is it safe from other animals (e.g. cats, dogs)?

  • Is there sufficient ventilation?

  • Can I clean it with ease?

  • Is it free from drafts?

  • Is it made from suitable materials which they will not chew?

  • Is it fully secure so they can not escape?