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10 Best Hamster Cage in the UK in 2021 – Reviews & Top Picks

Chris Dinesen Rogers

two cute hamsters in the cage

A general rule of thumb when housing pets is to replicate what they would have in the wild. For example, that’s why a heat source is necessary for reptiles. The same advice applies when keeping hamsters. Unlike other rodents like chinchillas, their needs are more modest. Hamsters don’t need a lot of space. As long as your pet has clean bedding, a hiding place or two and a solid floor underneath it, it’ll be content.

Our guide covers the things you should look for when buying a cage for your hamster. We discussed the must-have features that will make it an ideal choice both for your pet to live and for you to clean. After all, that’s the key to keeping your hamster healthy. We’ve also included detailed reviews of some of our favourite products available to help you pick the best Syrian hamster cage UK.

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A Quick Comparison of Our Favorites

Image Product Details
Best Overall
Winner
Little Friends Grosvenor Hamster Cage Little Friends Grosvenor Hamster Cage
  • Well-designed
  • Easy storage
  • Lightweight
  • Best Value
    Second place
    Zoozone Habitat Zoozone Habitat
  • Affordably priced
  • Lightweight
  • Large living space
  • Premium Choice
    Third place
    Ferplast Cage for Hamsters Ferplast Cage for Hamsters
  • Well-designed
  • Roomy
  • Accessories
  • Ferplast Hamster Cage Ferplast Hamster Cage
  • Adequate living space
  • Top access
  • Two levels
  • Savic Hamster Plaza Hamster Cage Savic Hamster Plaza Hamster Cage
  • Extra-large size
  • Well-designed
  • Transportable
  • The 10 Best Hamster Cages – Reviews & Top Picks 2021


    1. Little Friends Grosvenor Hamster Cage – Best Overall

    Little Friends Grosvenor Rat and Hamster Cage with Wooden Shelf and Ladder

    Dimensions: 77 cm L x 47 cm W x 36 cm H
    Material: Metal and plastic
    The number of doors: One
    Accessories: Bowl, wheel and hiding place

    The Little Friends Grosvenor Rat and Hamster Cage is our pick for the best overall hamster cage. It provides a lot of room at an affordable price. While it includes a hiding place, the shelf on the upper level also offers some privacy. The cage opens from the top, making for easy cleaning and access. The ladders are detachable so that you can give them a rinse when necessary.

    While we don’t choose a hamster cage for its looks, this product is quite attractive, with its silver and black colour scheme. Overall, it’s well-made to last.

    Pros
    • Well-designed
    • Easy storage
    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Not completely chew-resistant


    2. Zoozone Habitat – Best Value

    Zoozone Habitat

    Dimensions: 72 cm L x 46 cm W x 20 cm H
    Material: Plastic, metal
    The number of doors: Top-opening
    Accessories: n/a

    The Zoozone Habitat is our pick for the best hamster cage for the money. The standout feature is the size. It provides plenty of space for a single hamster, with room to add accessories since it doesn’t include any. To be fair, there is a food compartment built into the cage, along with a water bottle holder. The price is right, even if the colour wasn’t to our liking.

    The cage opens from the top, making it easy to clean. The product is completely enclosed, except for this access. It is also lightweight, which is another point in its favour.

    Pros
    • Affordably priced
    • Lightweight
    • Large living space

    Cons

    • No accessories
    • Unattractive colour


    3. Ferplast Cage for Hamsters – Premium Choice

    Ferplast Cage for Hamsters and Mice

    Dimensions: 78.5 cm L x 45.5 cm W x 52.5 cm H
    Material: Metal, plastic, glass
    The number of doors: Two
    Accessories: Hiding place, wheel, water bottle, food bowl and two ladders

    There’s no doubt that the Ferplast Cage for Hamsters is a deluxe choice for your pet. The bottle part is tempered glass and tall enough to provide a deep bedding layer. We liked that it was transparent so that we could see our pets. It also kept the bedding in the cage and not on the floor around it, which we appreciated. The clips holding the two pieces together are sturdy, too.

    The accessories are a welcome addition, although you may find the wheel too small for larger animals. The overall design is well done and sure to keep your hamster occupied.

    Pros
    • Well-designed
    • Roomy
    • Accessories
    • Easy maintenance

    Cons

    • Small wheel
    • Pricey


    4. Ferplast Hamster Cage

    Ferplast Cage for Hamsters

    Dimensions: 78 cm L x 48 cm W x 39 cm H
    Material: Metal, plastic
    The number of doors: Top-opening
    Accessories: Water bottle, hiding place, ladder, wheel and food bowl

    The Ferplast Hamster Cage has everything you need for your pet, except the bedding. It includes a slew of accessories, but most seemed too small and cheaply made. The water bottle doesn’t leak, which is always a plus. We liked that it sits on the outside of the cage to keep a hamster from chewing it. It is a top-opening model, which we appreciated for easy access.

    The cage unhooks into two parts. The shelf in the upper part does a better job at providing a hiding place than the house. We just wished that it was a bit larger.

    Pros
    • Adequate living space
    • Top access
    • Two levels

    Cons

    • Cheap accessories


    5. Savic Hamster Plaza Hamster Cage

    Savic Hamster Plaza Hamster Cage

    Dimensions: 100 cm L x 50 cm W x 50 cm H
    Material: Plastic, stainless steel
    The number of doors: One
    Accessories: Food bowl, wheel, ramp, water bottle, hiding place

    The Savic Hamster Plaza Hamster Cage is one of the larger products we reviewed. That’s good for your pet, but it may make it hard to find a place for it in your home. It’s a hybrid model with reinforced corners for added durability. The hiding place and wheel are a decent size, making it an even better value for the price. While it’s well-designed, we wished that it were sturdier.

    The large door made access easier, which we appreciated. The large size also gives you lots of room to add toys and other accessories for better enrichment.

    Pros
    • Extra-large size
    • Well-designed
    • Transportable

    Cons

    • Some assembly issues


    6. Savic Hamster Cage

    Savic Hamster Sky Navy Blue Hamster Cage

    Dimensions: 80 cm L x 50 cm W x 50 cm H
    Material: Plastic, metal
    The number of doors: One
    Accessories: Hanging house, hiding place, water bottle, tunnels, and a wheel

    The Savic Hamster Cage scores high marks with the accessories it includes. You get a lot of stuff for the price. The size is adequate, although it’s a bit cluttered if you put everything in it. The use of the tunnels on the top frees up some room. The cage is a decent build, with adequately sized toys. Some, like the hanging house, seemed unnecessary.

    The platform in the cage doubles as a hiding place for optimal use of the space. The handles make it easy to transport to the sink for cleaning.

    Pros
    • Large size
    • Interesting use of space
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Unnecessary accessories


    7. Kerbl Small Animal Cage

    Kerbl Small Animal Cage Gabbia Hamster

    Dimensions: 100 cm L x 53 cm W x 40 cm H
    Material: Plastic, metal, wood
    The number of doors: One
    Accessories: Two ramps, bridge, two food bowls and hiding place

    The Kerbl Small Animal Cage is a roomy cage that stands out for its wooden accessories. It’s also roomy for swapping out accessories. The platforms provide additional hiding spots, which we liked. The base is plastic, although it’s a bit short to contain the litter completely. The two pieces come apart for cleaning. While it doesn’t have a wheel, the bridge is an adequate substitute.

    Our only other complaint was the size of the door. It’s hard to take out your pet because it’s too small, especially if you have large hands.

    Pros
    • Lots of space
    • Wood accessories

    Cons

    • Spendy
    • Low base
    • Small doors


    8. GNB Pet Hamster Cage

    GNB Pet Large Hamster Cage

    Dimensions: 52 cm L x 38 cm W x 52 cm H
    Material: Plastic, alloy steel
    The number of doors: One
    Accessories: Tunnels, water bottle

    The first impression we had of the GNB Pet Hamster Cage was how busy the design was. It comes with a collection of tunnels for creating a DIY habitat that you can change to keep your pet entertained. They are well-designed for what they are, with breathing vents for better circulation. Unfortunately, the overall space is small, even with the extra tunnels.

    The cage is also harder to clean with all these extra moving parts. On a positive note, the tunnels are compatible with several other leading brands.

    Pros
    • Value priced
    • Different habitat configurations

    Cons

    • Harder to clean with extra parts


    9. Rosewood Pico Hamster Cage

    Rosewood Pico Hamster Cage

    Dimensions: 36 cm L x 50 cm W x 47 cm H
    Material: Metal, plastic
    The number of doors: One
    Accessories: Three platforms, wheel, food bowl, five ladders, water bottle and a hiding place

    You could call the design of the Rosewood Pico Hamster Cage a space saver. Unfortunately, that applies more to its footprint than to the optimal use of space for your pet. It has several platforms to allow your hamster to explore. However, the amount of space is inadequate, with a cluttered feel to the cage. It has a plastic bottle. However, it seemed a bit short to contain the bedding totally.

    The hiding place seems large enough, although its location at the top seems counterintuitive for a ground-dwelling animal.

    Pros
    • Easy to clean
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Small size
    • Cluttered space


    10. Petface Petface Habitat Hamster Cage

    Petface Habitat Gerbil Cage

    Dimensions: 52 cm L x 26 cm W x 52.5 cm H
    Material: Plastic, metal
    The number of doors: One, top-opening
    Accessories: Food bowl, water bottle

    The Petface Habitat Hamster Cage bills itself as suitable for these pets, except for the fact that the climbing surfaces are mesh. They may be easy to clean, but they also pose a health risk for your hamster. The shape is also odd and doesn’t provide adequate space, even though it’s tall. We thought the design made it top-heavy, especially since it’s lightweight. That’s good for cleaning but not for stability.

    The bottom half is tall and will contain the bedding well. However, it does affect air circulation inside of the cage. The design also leaves little room for adding a hiding place.

    Pros
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Mesh accessories
    • Top-heavy
    • Poor circulation in the bottom half


    Buyer’s Guide

    It’s worth noting that hamsters are rodents with teeth that grow their entire lives. They’re not unlike fingernails. That means these animals like to chew. It’s something to keep in mind when buying a cage, water bottle or any other supplies for your pet. The last thing you want is to put something toxic inside where it can gnaw it.

    The point to remember is that if there’s an easy way to get out, your hamster will find it. And if that happens, good luck trying to figure out where it’s hiding. Things to consider with this purchase include:

    • Dimensions
    • Material
    • Accessories
    • The number of doors
    • Ease of use

    Dimensions

    Hamsters prefer housing with deep bedding that resembles their habitat in their native Syria and Turkey. That fact comes into play when deciding how large of a cage to get. While hamsters will do well in ones that are 15 cm high, they’ll fare better if the cage is at least 20 cm. According to the Hamster Society (Singapore), the minimum size you should get is 80 cm x 50 cm or 4000 sq cm.

    However, bigger is better in this case. Remember that hamsters are best kept alone. Nevertheless, a larger living space offers more mental stimulation. It gives you more room to add a wheel and hiding place, which can also provide enjoyment for your pet. The other consideration is bar spacing. Bored animals often engage in repetitive behaviour, such as bar biting. Room to roam can help prevent it.

    Material

    The most popular cages are plastic, wire, or a combination of the two materials. You’ll often see plastic cages as elaborate products, with various structures, tubes, and other features. These designs are more likely to sell you than the pet. Two problems exist with them: a lack of ventilation and difficulty cleaning. All those nooks and crannies are more places you’ll have to get to disinfect at least once a week.

    Wire cages solve these issues by providing plenty of air movement. The essential thing is that it has a solid floor as opposed to wire. That’s why you’ll often see hybrid products that combine the best features of both materials. The reason for the solid flooring is to prevent a bacterial disease called bumblefoot. Wire surfaces put excessive pressure on the animal’s feet, which can cause injuries that invite infections.

    Some people keep their hamsters in aquariums. While it provides a safe home, you may find it cumbersome to clean because tanks are heavy. That’s particularly true when you consider the optimal size for your pet is about 140 L.

    Brown syrian hamster inside a cage
    Image Credit: Kingarion, Shutterstock

    Accessories

    Many hamster cages have other goodies included with your purchase. They may have things like wheels, ramps to higher levels and hiding places. The primary consideration with these add-ons is that they have solid tracks and that they’re big enough for your pet to use. Syrian Hamsters get about 17–18 cm long and weigh about 110–140 g. Accessories are desirable but not necessary when choosing a cage.

    The Number of Doors

    Most cages have only one door. The main consideration is that it’s large enough for your hand to fit through carrying your pet. Look for products with secure latches. Alternatively, you can also get a click to keep it shut. The door should open and close smoothly to make handling your hamster easier.

    Ease of Use

    This feature applies mainly to you as the one taking care of your hamster. The essential thing is that it’s easy to clean the cage, with access to all parts of the cage. We like hybrid models where the top detaches from the base. It makes maintenance easy-peasy since you can take it to the sink and do a thorough job cleaning it.

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    Conclusion

    The Little Friends Grosvenor Hamster Cage topped our list of reviews as our favourite product. It provides plenty of room for your pet with a product that is easy to clean. The Zoozone Habitat is a barebones model without the bells and whistles you see in similar products. It provides an excellent base for adding the accessories you prefer to provide for your hamster.


    Featured Image Credit: Natalia Kopylcova, Shutterstock

    Chris Dinesen Rogers

    Chris has written on a variety of topics since 2009. Her motto with all of her writing is “science-based writing nurtured by education and critical thinking.” She specializes in science topics, with a special love for health and environmental topics, and of course, pets of all shapes and sizes. Chris lives happily with her hubby and three cats in the land of 10,000 lakes, writing, wining, and boating as much as she can. She and her husband, Norm, were awarded the State of Kentucky Colonel Honor for their restoration work at Mammoth Cave National Park. Chris’s current passion is wine. She has her WSET 1 and 2 certifications and is currently pursuing her Certified Wine Specialist Award (CSW).