Tips For Using Shelves In Your Hamster’s Cage

Today I’m going to be addressing giving your hamster shelves. These tips will help you have a good shelf-using experience 😀

Shelves and platforms are different. Platforms are level with the substrate.

Hamsters are not very good at climbing, so if you decide to have shelves in your hamster’s cage make sure they have long ramps (not ladders) that go to and from them.

You shouldn’t give pairs of hamsters shelves. Sometimes hamsters will become territorial over them and fight.

Shelves do not count towards the square inches of your hamster’s cage. The cage needs to be 450 square inches (width times length equals square inches) plus the shelves.

Shelves are great enrichment for small pets, just remember to do your research prior to installing them 😉

As always, if you’re interested in more hamster-related content be sure to like this post and follow the blog, and I’ll be back on Tuesday with more small pet care, DIYs, recipes, cage setups, stories and more, have a ham-tastic day!


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