Hamsters are a great choice for children, but if you are put off by the cost then don’t be! When it comes to hamster cages, cheap options are available (from upwards of just $20!) and there are a huge variety of cages available to suit all homes.

Security For Your Pocket Pet

You may be looking for a hamster cage that has a cheap price, but please don’t buy one that’s cheap quality.  Your hamster is a living creature – a furry, family member – and he needs a comfortable and safe home just like you do.  Keeping him in a secure cage, one that he can’t chew through or sneak out of, is important for his safety.  You don’t want to come home and find that your new little pocket pet has been eaten by the dog or sucked up by the vacuum!

Be sure to provide as much space for your hamster as possible.  While he may be just a little guy, hamsters like to run and jump and explore.  They’re very active and keeping them in a cage that is too small can make them depressed and sad.  The good news is that even large cages can be cheap.

Types of Hamster Cages

Hamster cages, cheap or expensive, come in a wide range of different types. The standard shape is rectangular, making them easy to fit into the corner of a room. However, cages are generally made out of different materials.

Keeping your hamster safe and healthy in a wire cage is fine but these types of cages can be messy.  The hamster bedding and droppings tend to fall through the bars.  Hamsters also like to chew on the bars and this could hurt their teeth.  Using an aquarium or other glass container is another option, but they can be difficult to clean and ventilation is sometimes a problem.  A good, cheap hamster cage is a combination of wire and plastic, with plenty of ventilation.

Finding Cheap Hamster Cages

When it comes to hamster cages, cheap deals are best found after a little research. The internet now makes this extremely easy, and there are many websites dedicated to providing you with the best deals.

Its worth considering just what you want out of your hamster cage. Some cheap hamster cages will provide you with the absolute basics ” but it could be worth paying out a little more to get items like a wheel, food, a water bottle and bedding included in one price. Though its more expensive upfront, it will save you money compared to buying the items separately.

Hamster cages, cheap and expensive, are an important home for your new pet. This is why you should do your research before making your decision ” but know now that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune!

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