Plastic Cages

As some of the brightest, most fun looking hamster cages around, plastic hamster cages are a great hit with kids! A plastic hamster cage is a cage made predominantly of plastic, usually with lots of tubes, levels, and tunnels.Like every cage, they have their pros and cons.


  • Look interesting and exciting, and are usually most appealing to children.
  • Provide an interesting habitat for your hamster to live in, with lots of tunnels and levels.
  • They are eye catching, and can often be a conversation starter!


  • May have poor ventilation, due to the lack of cage bars etc.
  • Can often be very difficult to clean, especially tubes, and hard-to-get-to areas.
  • They can retain heat easily, so always make sure your pet is never in direct sunlight, or it might suffer from heat stroke.
  • It might be difficult to get access to your hamster, as these cages often have small cage doors or lids.
  • It is difficult to find plastic hamster cages that are big enough, yet aren’t too expensive.

Remember, your cage size must be a minimum of 360 square inches. No smaller please! Anyway, here a few plastic hamster cages I recommend:

The Critterville Arcade Hamster Home is a great plastic hamster cage that is often in a sale on online shops. Having owned a Critterville plastic cage myself, I know they work, though they may be a little fiddly to to assemble at first. 

The next cage is the Kaytee Critter Trail Quick Clean Habitat and has lots of room and is easy to clean! It’s perfect for a very active Syrian hammy! This cage has several plastic components that make expandable if you choose to add multiple hamsters.