You might be surprised with exactly how big of a decision it is whenever you are choosing the habitat for your hamster.
Plastic hamster cages are available and these tend to be popular for a number of different reasons. As a matter of fact, plastic may be one of the best choices that you can have for your little fellow if you’re looking for a great habitat for your dwarf hamster.
Needless to say it always helps to look at all the alternatives available and you would want to make sure that you look at all of the options before deciding on a right plastic hamster cage for your little pet.
The most common type of habitat that is available in plastic are the ones with a plastic base that come with a wire top.
These can really be some of the most convenient that are available, because the plastic allows you to take care of the bottom of the cage very easily and the wire gives plenty of fresh air to your little critter.
You need to keep in mind, however, that although this may allow open air into the cage this can either be a good or a bad thing. Hamster plastic cages with a wire top not only allow fresh air in, they can also be a contributing factor in allowing a cold draft to make your little one sick.
Since many dwarf hamsters tend to be rather fragile, this could lead to sickness or even worse.
Some dwarf hamster owners choose plastic hamster cages that are completely encased in plastic. They choose these types of cages or habitats for two reasons. The first reason is that it removes the draft issue and prevents the hamster from chewing the bars.
The second reason is that it keeps your little hamster safe if there are cats or children under three years of age in the house.
Many of the plastic hamster cages allow you to build up or build onto the original cage thus allowing you to build an entire infrastructure for your animal.
Another option is to have part of the cage completely plastic and the other part may have some wire included in it. Your hamster can move about, depending upon its comfort level and where it likes to sleep.
As mentioned briefly above another reason why you may want to consider a plastic hamster cage is because some hamsters have a difficulty with chewing on wire cages. This can lead to damaging of the hamsters teeth, which is something that can lead to problems later on in their life.
Although not all hamsters are going to do this, simply providing plastic hamster cages instead of the wire ones can help with those who have a problem or those that might have the problem later on.
It may also help to know that some hamsters chew the bars because it is bored. So it’s a good idea to make sure your hamster cage is big enough and interesting enough for your dwarf to explore and have fun. If you decide to buy a plastic cage then at least you have the option of expanding the habitat and adding on some very interesting building additions.
The price that you are going to pay for one of these plastic hamster cages can be cheap or expensive, depending upon the options that you have available to you. Many people tend to go with a system where they can purchase a small item and then build on it as time goes by. Perhaps you would enjoy this for yourself, and I’m sure that your dwarf hamster would also appreciate having new habitat or places to discovery from time to time.