Where you place your cage has a huge effect on which cages you can buy, and that will work well with your situation. Every hamster is different, and therefore some may love being in the sun; however this can be dangerous. Some hamsters may hate being in the sun.
Before buying any cage, it’s best to try and find out what location your hamster prefers, as this will keep him/her as happy as possible.
Factors to Consider
Heat: Heat can be detrimental to a hamster’s health, and therefore – make sure the ambient temperature where you place them is just about right, roughly 20 degrees Celsius. Ventilation is key, make sure your hamster cage allows for plenty of fresh air to diffuse into the cage, and for hot air to diffuse out.
Also, don’t put your hamster in the basement; as it can become extremely cold during winter. Putting hamsters on the window ledge is also a definite no, as the heat from the sun can give your hamster heat stroke, or they may get too much air if the window is open.
Make sure you put your hamster somewhere where the temperature is consistent, so not near a fireplace, not near an air conditioner or fan – as this will drastically change the hamster’s body temperature which can be deadly.
Noise: Many hamster’s are nocturnal, they will be active on the night, however they rest during the day. This means their cage should be placed in a quiet area, where they can get all the rest and sleep they need during the day.
Safety: Make sure your hamster cage cannot be reached by young children or other pets, if you can keep your hamster in another room from any other pets, then do it. Hamster’s can become extremely frightened at the sight of other pets, due to their small size.