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Old 06-17-2017, 05:38 AM   #1
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Hello guys.

I'm new to owning hamsters and i received a lovely dwarf campbell the other day. She is currently in a plastic cage that's just too small for her and i was wondering if this cage is suitable?

I was mainly worried about her falling so i bought a hammock and other things, is this cage safe for a dwarf hamster?
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:07 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to HC

I would say that cage is too high for a dwarf hamster. They're not very good at getting down if they climb so tend to just throw themselves off which would be dangerous for a little ham

Little friends also do the grosvenor cage which is a much better height for a dwarf, you can find it on amazon. I have the cage myself and I really like it (3 of my dwarfs have one each)

Another nice cage is the Hamster heaver, if you prefer a front opening door (take the tubes out though as they're not really suitable, I use the tubes in the playpen)

You could also have a look on zooplus as they have some nice cages there too.

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Old 06-19-2017, 05:10 AM   #3
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Hi & welcome.
As BP said that cage is definitely too tall for a Russian hamster, they are very good at climbing up bars but have no idea how to get down so they just tend to let go & fall so you do have to be careful with both cage height & how you set things up.
I would have a look at the cages BP mentioned s they're far more suitable.
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Old 06-22-2017, 12:11 PM   #4
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Welcome. The cage you mentioned is too tall for a dwarf hamster.

Zoo plus website have some good cages. The Alaska, Barney or Alexander are highly recommended.

There are also tanks/tank style cages if you prefer a cage with no/less bars.

DIY cages are good too. Ikea furniture hacks look nice.
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