Hey guys, so today’s video I want to show you guys Why small cages are not good for hamsters And why you really need to be using a large cage when owning a hamster the cage I have out in front of you is a cage that has a hundred and seventy six square inches of floor space now I’m going to show you why this isn’t a good cage for a hamster Now the first thing you’re gonna need for your hamster cage is of course bedding for a hamsters cage since hamsters are Burrowers you do want to have at least a section that has at least five or six inches Deep full of bedding so that they have the chance to be able to burrow this cage base Here is only two inches tall so know where can I put five or six inches of bedding Your hamster stuck was only two inches of bedding Okay, so we got our bedding in its definitely not deep enough, but let’s move on to the next thing next of course You’re going to need a wheel for your hamster now if you have a Syrian hamster You’re gonna need a wheel that is at least an 8 inch wheel if not bigger Some Syrians will should grow bigger And they will need at least sometimes a 11 inch wheel so let’s just put our 8 inch wheel in the cage What’s next? Next We need some type of hideout for our hamster so that they feel safe and secure somewhere they can sleep and hide out in this is just a Syrian sized igloo I think this is the small size, but let’s just put that in there Okay Then you’re gonna need some toys for your hamster your hamster needs to be able to stimulate its Brain and play with things because you would be bored if you didn’t have any toys, so you should put more than one toy, but This cage it really it’s getting pretty tight in here, so we’re gonna put one tube Next you are going to need something for your hamsters food, so we’re gonna put a food dish in here just There That’s good And of course you need chew toys for your hamster because they need to wear down their teeth So we’re gonna throw some chew toys in there Okay, now look that looks good, and now let’s just up put the top on Okay, it’s not gonna fit on And don’t think a wheel can turn cuz the cage is too small But oh and we’re also going to need a water bottle so maybe like I’ll stick it like here. It’s like yeah. That’s like a good place Let me just see if the cage can click down Okay, yeah there we go cage clicked down Wow secure. Ok so now the only thing left to do is um add our hamster This is the reason why small cages are not good for hamsters This cage does not provide any room for your hamster to move around with the proper things a hamster needs in its cage the wheel an 8 inch what a syrian needs cannot even move This wheel is stuck because the top is not tall enough for the wheel to spin at all So it’s just sitting there. The Hideout takes up almost half of this floor space for the hamster Basil cannot barely walk on the ground because there is not enough floor space in this cage Having a hamster in this cage. I consider torture. This is not big enough for any type of hamster No matter if it’s a Syrian or a dwarf hamster there still would be no room in this cage Whatsoever for a hamster to properly live a happy healthy enriched life So please make sure you give your hamster a large cage the minimum is 450 square inches of floor space that’s equivalent to about a 40 gallon breeder tank That is a good sized cage and is about probably four times almost five times the size of this cage right here For the sake of your hamster, please don’t put them in a small cage I hope this can help a lot of people realize why small cages like this should never be used for a hamster So yeah guys, thank you for watching. Bye!!!