Cages for Hamsters in the Hamster Webshop

A Hamster must have a spacious enclosure where he can dig comfortably and show his natural behavior. A terrarium makes this possible. We have different types and sizes of terrariums to choose from especially for Hamsters.
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Order an enclosure for your Hamster easily and quickly at DRD Knaagdierwinkel® The Hamster Webshop for your Hamster!

Welcome to DRD Knaagdierwinkel®, the place where you can easily and quickly order an enclosure for your hamster! We understand how important it is for a hamster to have a spacious and suitable enclosure where he can express his natural behavior. That is why we have a wide range of terrariums for you to choose from, especially for hamsters.

How big should a hamster's enclosure be?

Well, space is key! It is always better to have a slightly larger enclosure than one that is too small. With all our cages you will find specific information about which hamster species is suitable for the cage in question. If we indicate "Hamster", then the cage is suitable for both dwarf hamsters and Syrian hamsters (also known as golden hamsters). As a guideline, we recommend a minimum size of 70 x 50 cm for dwarf hamsters and 100 x 50 cm for Syrian hamsters (source: LICG). But remember, bigger is always better for the animals' well-being!

For dwarf hamsters this amounts to a floor area of at least 3500 cm² (70 x 50 cm) and for Syrian hamsters a floor area of at least 5000 cm² (100 x 50 cm) . These are guidelines, but the ground surface is essential. The enclosure can therefore vary in dimensions as long as the ground surface meets the recommended dimensions.

And let's not forget the height of the ground cover!

We recommend having a soil layer of at least 20 cm, so that the hamster can fully dig and express its natural digging behavior. It's a joy to watch them hide under ground cover and dig tunnels like little adventurers!

At DRD Knaagdierwinkel® we understand the needs of hamsters and that is why we offer a wide range of enclosures that are suitable for your hamster. Whether you are looking for a terrarium with a specific size or certain functionalities, we have it all. Our hamster enclosures are of high quality and ensure that your hamster feels comfortable and happy in his new home.

So what are you waiting for? Visit our Hamster Webshop and order the perfect enclosure for your hamster today. At DRD Knaagdierwinkel® we are always ready to provide you and your hamster with the best service. Order easily and quickly, so that your hamster can enjoy his new palace in no time!

The Importance of Air Circulation in Terrariums

Air circulation in terrariums is vital for the well-being of small rodents. It affects air quality, humidity, temperature and helps minimize odors. It is not only important for the comfort of the animals, but it also plays a crucial role in preventing health problems. Good air circulation can help you reduce the risk of respiratory infections and prevent parasites, such as mites and lice.

How the Air Circulation System Works

The Black Scape terrarium is designed for optimal air circulation. Here is a detailed explanation of how this system works in practice:

  1. Air grille at the top

A striking feature of our terrariums is the air grille that extends over the entire length of the top. This grille acts as the outlet for warm air in the terrarium. Warm air tends to rise, and this grille provides an outlet for that warm air. It ensures that the heated air can escape, so that the climate in the terrarium does not become too warm.

  1. Protected Grille at the Front

At the front of the terrarium there is another grille that also covers the entire length. This grille acts as the intake point for fresh air from outside the terrarium. What is essential here is that this grille is protected with a gnaw-resistant profile, so your pets cannot damage it.

  1. Natural Convection

The ventilation system uses the principle of natural convection. This means that warm air rises while cold air sinks. This phenomenon is known as thermosiphon. The warm air in the terrarium rises to the top grille at the top of the terrarium.

  1. Air circulation

Thanks to this natural thermosiphon circulation principle, continuous air circulation is created. This means that the warm, used air in the terrarium is exhausted through the top grille, while fresh air from outside is drawn in through the low, gnaw-resistant grille at the front. This creates a continuous exchange of air, allowing fresh air to enter the terrarium and used air to be removed.

The Benefits of Our Ventilation System

Our ventilation system offers numerous benefits, not only for the residents of the terrarium, but also for yourself:

  • Healthy Air Quality : The constant air circulation ensures healthy air quality in the terrarium, which significantly reduces the risk of respiratory infections.

  • Minimizing Odors : It prevents odors from accumulating, keeping the indoor environment fresh and pleasant.

  • Prevention of Parasites : Thanks to the effective air circulation, the humidity is reduced, which significantly reduces the risk of pests such as parasites, mites, lice and the like. These pests thrive in a moist environment.

  • Temperature control : The ventilation system also helps regulate the temperature in the terrarium, preventing overheating.

Single Top Grille versus Double Top and Bottom Grille

A question that often arises is whether a single top grille that covers the entire top is better than a system with two grilles, namely both a top and a bottom grille. Both systems have their advantages and disadvantages.

A single top grille can provide maximum air circulation, but this is often accompanied by less suction power. This is because air circulation in an enclosed space is driven by natural convection, where warm air rises and cold air falls. In the case of a single top grille, air circulation cannot be sufficiently stimulated.

A system with two grilles, namely a top and bottom grille, ensures more controlled and efficient air circulation. Air circulation is stimulated by the natural movement of warm and cold air, with the lower opening providing the intake of cool air and the upper grille removing the warm air.

The choice between these systems depends on your specific needs and priorities. If your priority is maximum air circulation and adequate protection against escape or gnawing, a single top grille may be beneficial. If safety and control over air circulation are more important, a dual grille system may be preferable.

Custom terrarium furnishings?

No problem, we are ready to help you create the perfect living environment for your small rodents, such as mice, dwarf hamsters, hamsters or gerbils. Because let's face it, setting up a terrarium can sometimes be a challenge, especially if you're new to the world of rodents. But don't worry, our expertise is at your disposal and we are happy to share our knowledge with you!

When you view our product images, you will see useful logos that indicate which terrarium is suitable for which rodent. This way you can quickly make a good choice. And once you have chosen a terrarium, we can help you put together its furnishings. For example, we can put together a basic design for you and provide you with documentation, so that you do not have to search endlessly for the right materials and accessories yourself.

What if you choose shipping?

Don't worry, we have arranged it well. The terrarium will be packaged with care and shipped to you by pallet. The delivery time is usually between 2 and 3 working days. However, it is important to check the terrarium for any damage immediately upon receipt with the driver. If there is minor damage that does not hinder the use of the terrarium, we will offer an appropriate discount. But please note, once accepted without reporting damage to the driver, damage cannot be reported at a later time.

So, if you are looking for custom terrarium furnishings, DRD Knaagdierwinkel® is the right place for you. We are happy to take the work off your hands and ensure that your rodents have a comfortable and safe environment to live in. Order today and let us help you create the perfect terrarium for your little friends!

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