Buying a safe home for your Syrian hamster is very important. This means that you need to find the best Syrian hamster cages that guarantee your pet’s safety.
Space and Size
Get a cage that offers at least 2cubic feet of room for your pet. Juvenile Syrian hamsters should not be grouped together, so get a cage for every Syrian hamster once they turn 2 to 3 months old. A large cage will prevent your pet from developing a compulsive behavior due to agitation and boredom.It’s also important to check the escape points and bar spacing of the cage. Get a rock solid cage to prevent your pet from escaping. Find Syrian hamster cages with ½” or smaller spacing. Baby Syrian hamsters should be in a cage with plastic or glass walls to prevent them from slipping through the bars.
You may think that having wire floors is convenient so that you can easily clean your pet’s poop. Hamsters, however, may plunge their feet through the gaps on the floor. If your pet sticks a leg through the wire and falls, it may break an extremely tiny bone. If your cage has ramps or wire levels, it’s best that you cover them.
Ease and Convenience
Syrian hamster cages should be easy to clean as well. PVC coated cages are likely to crack, but will last longer than untreated galvanized metal cages. If you want a cage with plastic parts, look for one withsturdy plastic. You can also use a plastic bin as your pet’s habitat.
The cage should have easy to access lids and doors. You should be able to get your hand in and out of the cage with ease. The door closure method should be secure as well. Your pet shouldn’t be able to open the door easily. The cage should also be easy to take apart, so you can clean it easily. Likewise, it should be easy to assemble.