Though hamsters themselves may be inexpensive, their cages require time, effort and money. To make a safe, fun and stress free environment for your hamster, there are a few things that you need to put in your hamster’s cage.
- Make sure that your cage is 360 square inches if you live in the U.S, or 589 square inches if you live in most of Europe (Germany not included).
2. Get a wheel! Wheels are important because they help your hamster to exercise like they do in the wild. Unfortunately, cages do not have enough space for your hamster to run around in unless you have a cage that stretches out for 90 miles.
3. Make sure that you have toys! Hamsters need many toys to play with and climb on for entertainment, it will help them exercise and it will also prevent boredom.
4. Get a food bowl and a water bottle! Food bowls are optional as you can scatter feed, and water bottles can be replaced with water bowls, but I definitely recommend food bowls and water bottles.
5. Add a sand bath! Sand baths will help your hamster stay clean! (Click HERE for more info on sand baths)
6. Put in some hideouts! Hideouts are little hidey houses for your hamster to sleep and hide in. Your hamster can also hide in these houses if they feel threatened or scared.
7. Bring some chews into your hamsters cage! Chews are important because they grind your hamster’s teeth down. Cheesy chews and flavored wood chews are tasty solutions for your hamster.
And that’s it!