While many experience hamster owners may steer clear of cheap cages, you can get some excellent bargains. Obviously they won’t be as good as their premium equivalents, but they are great for a beginner. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to find any large cages that are cheap; unless they are on offer – so do keep this in mind. Especially considering that hamster’s does thrive within a large space, so your hamster may seem a little distraught at first when placed in a small cage.
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Prevue Pet Products SP2005BL Hamster Haven
This cage is under $35, making it excellently priced for the amount of features you receive. Not only does it sport an attractive, and colourful design – but it also features multiple platforms, a ramp/slide, a dome and exercise wheel – giving your hamster all the fun it needs, for a fraction of the cost.
In terms of functionality, the Hamster Haven features two separate doors – one in the front, and a large door on the top of the unit. This makes it incredibly easy to disassemble, to prepare for cleaning. Cleaning this unit is also incredibly easy, thanks to the plastic construction which is easily disassembled. It has dimensions of 14” x 10 ½” x 16”. The bars have a ½” gap in between, making it suitable only for Syrian hamsters.
Overall, the Hamster Haven is one of the best hamster cage for a reasonable price.
Habitrail Cristal Hamster Habitat
This hamster cage is under $25, making it excellent value for money, especially because it is manufactured by a premium pet company, Habitrail. This means it is fully compatible with other Habitrail products, so you can attach multiple cages together with tunnels, which will make an excellent living space for your hamsters. This is great because you can start off with a beginner cage, like this one – and then rather than getting a new cage and throwing this one it, you can buy another cage and attach it to this one – making your hamster’s living space humongous! This is also a great idea if you have a particularly large hamster, or multiple hamsters.
It sports an attractive orange and white colour scheme, which will look the part regardless of where you place it. Due to the metal bars, air ventilation is excellent – keeping your furry friend nice and cool during hot months.
The dimensions are 16” x 10” x 9 ½”.
Included with this cage is multiple accessories, such as a food bowl, exercise wheel and drinking bottle.
Super Pet Crittertrail Pink One Level Habitat
The Super Pet Crittertrail is excellently priced, and features a tunnel along with an exercise wheel, water bottle, and a food bowl – all for a wonderful price. While this cage may not be suitable for large hamsters, or multiple hamsters – for a small hamster, such as a Russian Dwarf Hamster, it is excellent.
It has dimensions of 10 ½” x 16” x 11” – making it a medium sized cage. In terms of aesthetics, it’s nothing special. It’s a solid construction, however is all one colour – pink. However, for the price – this is acceptable.
You can’t fault this wonderful cage by Super Pet, it’s great as a first cage for your hamster, however you’ll find yourself yearning for a more interesting cage shortly after.
Prevue Pet Products Three Story Hamster/Gerbil Cage
Another great hamster cage for under $25, with a choice of colours too! You can choose from lilac, light blue, mint green and yellow. It features three storeys, for all of your hamster’s exploring needs.
It can easily be cleaned, thanks to the pull out tray situated at the bottom of the unit, saving you from dismantling the whole unit! It can also be simply wiped clean, making it quick!
This Three Storey cage also featured a wonderful cute house at the top, which is great fun for you and your hamster.
It has dimensions of 14 ½” x 11 ¼” x 22”.
Prevue Pet Products have managed to make a great and cheap hamster cage for beginners, at a great price – you simply can’t get a better deal than this. While the overall design could be a little more interesting, for the price you really can’t fault it at all, especially considering that the cage is built excellently, and is extremely durable!