Best Hamster Houses

Amy Green
7 min readApr 22, 2021
Best Hamster Houses

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Hamsters are very active, particularly during the night due to them being nocturnal animals. Therefore, your four-legged friend needs somewhere to go during the day where they can feel safe and comfortable. A hamster house is the perfect option for providing your hamster with an environment where they can feel safe and laze the day away. They need a place where they can go during the day in hiding, in the wild hamsters are used to being hunted and therefore they naturally like to hide, especially when they are winding down to sleep.

Make sure that you place the hamster house/nesting box somewhere that allows your furry friend some privacy, so that they can feel secure in their bed. You should also fill the nesting box with some safe nesting material such as shredded plain white kitchen roll, or clothe-based material. You should avoid shredded newspaper and kitchen roll with ink because the ink can be toxic to hamsters. You should also avoid using cotton wool, if they eat it then it can cause harm to their insides resulting in complications. It may also get tied around their legs and hamsters have very fragile bones. Timothy hay can be used as bedding, but hamsters will eat this and it is not a good idea for long haired hamsters due to the hay getting tangled in their hair, becoming uncomfortable. It is safe for your hamster to eat and also healthy for part of your hamster’s diet, but there are better options for inside your hamster’s nesting box. Hamster wadding is not good for your pet, it is too fluffy and will get caught in your hamster’s pouches if they try to eat it. Hamster confetti is a good option for hamster bedding, it is safe and biodegradable material that will offer comfort to your hamster. You should also be sure to avoid pine and cedar wood shavings, these can splinter easily and cause harm to your furry friend. Pine and cedar shavings can also react with your hamster’s urine, releasing fumes that can be toxic to your pet.

So what is the best material for your hamster’s hideout? Most people advise you to avoid plastic ones due to the fact that they trap condensation and are not as breathable as wood and ceramic. A…

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Amy Green

Hi I’m Amy — travel blogger, dog lover, digital marketer. I write mainly about Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Getting into drones!