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Where Do I Put My Hamster Cage?

When you’re deciding where to place your hamster’s home, there are some important things to keep in mind:

  1. Keep the cage somewhere quiet

    Your hamster will be sleeping for most of the day, and, they’ll be woken if there’s a lot of noise. Hamsters can get a bit grumpy and irritated if they don’t get enough sleep, so it’s a good idea to put the cage in a part of your house that’s relatively quiet.

  2. Keep them away from ultrasound

    Hamsters have incredibly good hearing, and can detect sounds that we can’t. There are a lot of noises that come from electronics that we can’t hear, such as those from televisions and computers. Ultrasound also emanates from pipes, so places near dishwashers or taps can be very stressful.

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    Hamsters ears can hear things we can't, such as ultrasound

  3. Attempt to maintain regular lighting

    Hamsters would benefit from being in a room in which, in the evening, the lights are turned off at approximately the same time every day. Hamsters can get used to some light, but if it’s turned on and off at different hours then they are likely to find it both confusing and detrimental to their sleeping schedules.

  4. Choose an area with a constant, warm temperature

    Hamsters can get over or under-heated quite easily. General advice on cage-positioning centres around keeping these little animals out of direct sunlight, a good distance apart from any fireplaces or radiators, away from bathrooms, and clear of areas that are draughty, damp or near air conditioning. One of the worst places for your hamster is the conservatory, as these rooms can get very hot very quickly. The best places are those that don’t have a great deal of temperature fluctuation, so hallways and garages are not good options.

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    Hamsters prefer areas that have a relatively constant temperature

  6. Avoid laundry rooms and garages

    These areas are often full of chemicals and dust, and vary a lot in temperature throughout the day.

  7. Find a good surface for the cage

    If you need to keep your cage off of the floor, then you’ll want to find a good surface for the cage. This will need to be very stable so that it won’t allow the cage to fall. If you have a Qute hamster cage, then this won’t be a problem, as it’s a freestanding unit that doesn’t require a table or a support.

  8. Prevent other pets from accessing the cage

    Large animals staring into the enclosure are sure to scare and put stress on your hamster. In the wild, hamsters are prey to a lot of different creatures, and cats and dogs are likely to terrify these little animals even if they just want to play with your little hamster. Keep your cat or your dog far away from the hamster’s cage (and away from your hamster when it’s outside of its home).

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Khadija, 21 March 2021

Thank you!

Jessica, 28 April 2020

hi I'm worried about my little Syrian I've had him for 2 half years now, but he is always coming out of bed with wet fur. I've checked to see if he's got wet tail but he has no sypthams he's still eating,drinking but he comes out sometimes with one wet eye but it's gone now. am I worrying for nothing? is he too hot ? I don't know sometimes he's rubbing his self on the bars and stratching? please help

Addie, 22 April 2020

thanks! I learned a lot from this!

Erin, 13 January 2019

Can Syrian hamsters cages be on the floor

Chris, 15 October 2017

thank you for the information :) much appreciated