Build your own hamster cage – photo guide


Hazel’s cage. Can you find her in the picture?

EDIT: You find the detailed step by step guide for building this hamster cage here – Building your own hamster cage step by step guide

If you have seen Hazels big hamster cage in some of my posts and you have wondered how we have built it then have a look at the following pictures!

I can’t give any detailed step-by-step description as I my boyfriend has done most of the work :) But maybe some of you can find some inspiration to build your very own big cage for your furry little friend.

Here we go.

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Let me know if you are interested in some more detailed information about how this cage has been built or what material we have used! I’m sure Ross is more than happy to help as he is really proud of his little project :)


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36 thoughts on “Build your own hamster cage – photo guide

  1. dou dou February 24, 2013 at 16:40 Reply

    Reblogged this on dou ♥ dou and commented:
    Now that is a hamster cage!

  2. Pat February 25, 2013 at 13:31 Reply

    A cage any hamster would be proud (and happy) to call home!

  3. shootingvienna March 1, 2013 at 13:38 Reply

    Wow great photo guide and your hamster sure is lucky :)

  4. Stephanie March 23, 2013 at 02:45 Reply

    How do you deal with the problem of urine? Or do yours have a specific spot they go and you placed something there?

    • babblepie March 23, 2013 at 13:34 Reply

      Hey Stephanie,
      Hazel usually pees in one corner that is close to where she sleeps. I always put a piece of poly pocket there ( i fold it up a little bit so that it covers the wall as well) and some sheets of kitchen roll on top. The sheets I change once a week. Very easy, quick and clean :)

      • Belen Leyva August 17, 2014 at 04:23

        What kind of wood did you use? I know there are lots of types that are not safe for the hamster, but I want to know what types are. Also what kind of glue did you use? I am thinking of building a wooden cage myself!!

  5. Lacey May 23, 2013 at 14:46 Reply

    Stephanie, this is truly amazing! I’ve been browsing for a new cage since the pet store sold me one that is way too small. You have inspired me to design my own. I am fortunate to be married to a woodworker. :) My hamster too has a chosen corner to pee, but he kinda just poops anywhere. My question is, how often do you change out the bedding? I do once a week now but with that much space, I’m thinking more like once a month would be sufficient. Also, did y’all make the ramps and water bottle holder as well? Any tips on that? I’m worried about adhesives or anything that would be toxic cause my little guy loves to chew.

    • Lacey May 23, 2013 at 14:47 Reply

      I’m sorry, I meant babblepie!

  6. petproductsbyroyal June 26, 2013 at 01:58 Reply

    This is an awesome looking hamster cage!

  7. Ben August 21, 2013 at 12:56 Reply

    This is the one! Thank you! I am going to attempt to to build this!

  8. Ashley September 1, 2013 at 15:53 Reply

    I qould love to know what supplies you used to build this and the measurments :)

  9. Hannah October 28, 2013 at 03:06 Reply

    Hey what are the Measurements on this? What kind of material do you need for this? Hope you can answer back :)

  10. I November 24, 2013 at 19:41 Reply

    Hi Babblepie:) Would you be able to tell me the dimentions of the cage please? I’m wanting to make one for my Dwarf Hamster too.

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  13. Maikel December 9, 2013 at 10:45 Reply

    Hi there!

    I’d love to make my hamster as happy as yours and plan to build this cage!
    Some more detailed information about how you guys build this cage or what material(s) is/are used would be really great!!
    Thanks in advance :)

  14. Kelly December 9, 2013 at 13:28 Reply

    Hello! I have to say that’s a wonderful work! You have inspired me to make my own. :) I was wondering if you could give me the parameters? I mean the length, width and height, please. I ask you because i want to know aprox. how much material I need. Thank You! :)

  15. Aldo Acevedo January 20, 2014 at 20:35 Reply

    Can I get more details on how to build this please

  16. KHerrera January 27, 2014 at 22:27 Reply

    Hi babblepie! My wife and i just got a Winter White Dwarf hamster and her name is Princess,and we were thinking of building our own hamster habitat and we stumbled across your page and immediately was inspired to build our own!I would kindly love to have your suggestion on what materials are needed,eg: type of wood, any hints on how to get started as I would do most of the carpentry,of course!

  17. miftah fauzan February 4, 2014 at 12:15 Reply

    thats awesome ! when i see it,the first thing i get, i just wanna make it ! but how does it cost ?

  18. Susan February 17, 2014 at 14:35 Reply

    Hello! Just look at that habitat! I sure am interested in the details of everything! (if possible, haha :D) I would love to make a habitat like that for my hamster to live in one of these days. And a question, did you or your partner coated the woods with any Plastikote or covered the base and shelves with contact paper of some sort?

  19. JJ Vélez Sr. April 1, 2014 at 18:16 Reply

    Hello Babblepie, I know this post is over a year old but I want to build a couple of these for my children’s pets (2 hamsters, 2 gerbils) and was wondering what dimensions it is and what kinds of materials were used and if there are any updates since a year has gone by. I appreciate any help you can provide.

  20. Taif Mazrooei April 25, 2014 at 01:41 Reply

    Can u make for a sugar glider but it must be taller plus I’ll buy it from you if u don’t mind

  21. Mac April 28, 2014 at 23:31 Reply

    I would really love to know exactly how it was made I would love to build one for my kids hamsters

  22. Alyssa July 6, 2014 at 16:28 Reply

    what’s the dimensions?

  23. Randy. Smith July 12, 2014 at 05:31 Reply

    hey Babblepie I was just wondering if I could get some more detailed information about the hamster cage all built I’m building one from your pictures right now and i was just wondering dimensions and types of would you use and stuff like that thanks. _______________________Randy_______

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  25. Belen Leyva August 10, 2014 at 16:45 Reply

    What kind of wood did you use? I know there are lots of types that are not safe for the hamster, but I want to know what types are. Also what kind of glue did you use? I am thinking of building a wooden cage myself!!

  26. Alex August 14, 2014 at 07:32 Reply

    what are the measures that you used

  27. babblepie August 29, 2014 at 12:36 Reply

    OH WOW. So many comments!! Hello everyone! I am so so sorry that I didn’t respond for such a long time. Thank you so much for your positive comments!

    We do not have the cage anymore as we sold it, but I will try and get some details for you regarding material, measures etc. Stay tuned! :)

  28. Tracey Swain September 3, 2014 at 09:23 Reply

    Hi My name is Tracey Swain and I am the designer behind a new childrens book being created called ‘The Ginger Ninja’. You can see it under The creator of the book is Royston James also available on FB. We need a picture of a hamster cage in the book for the story and we were searching the net for images and came across your fantastic hamster home. We were wondering if you would have any objection to us using your image in the book please. We would give you a thanks in the book for the use of the image obviously. If you could get in touch with me or Royston that would be great. Thanks very much look forward to hearing from you.

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  30. babblepie September 8, 2014 at 14:06 Reply

    Hi everyone! Please find Ross’ step by step guide here: We hope it helps!

  31. Djordje January 25, 2015 at 18:07 Reply

    Can you give us dimension of cage?

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  33. Melissa howe March 12, 2015 at 16:57 Reply

    im just wonder about how much walking space, square footage that ended up being and how much it cost you? I have a large doll house being sold for cheap and its waiting for me to pick it up. I want to put doors on it and line the bottom with contact paper etc. but maybe just making my own hutch might be cheaper and less complicated. Yours looks well organized and I just wanna make sure the new hamster would have a lot of walking space

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