Small animals such as mice, hamsters and gerbils need housing as a hideout in their cages. They need retreat opportunities for resting, nesting and playing. Many of the available houses for small animals allow to climb on them and explore them from all sides.
An important thought before choosing a model is that will it fit your pet’s cage, is it too big or too small for your personal situation. The retreat house shouldn’t take all space in your pet’s cage. Your pet needs still some place for playgrounds, chew toys and more.
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An important factor of your new small animal house is the material it is made of. Many small animal houses are made of plastic, out of the obvious reason that is easier to clean. Well, generally said, small animal houses that are made of wood like the House and Tunnel System of Niteangel are the best choice.
The reason is that small animals such as mice, hamsters and gerbils like to chew, like a structured house to cuddle in and play with. Of course, first of all you have to make sure that there are no allergies or sensitivities against one or the other material. Some hamsters show allergies against pine or cedar.
If you choose a model with many singular parts, observe your little pet for the first time to be sure that there is no possibility of injuries.
NiteangeL® Tunnel and House System
- For large hamsters and small animals
- Natural wood design
- House, two stories. Tower, tunnel and various climbing opportunities
- Size: 18.5″ x 5.9″ x 8.7″
Arrived well-packaged with the pieces detached and wrapped up tightly. The little bridges have pegs that lined up and fit in snugly to the houses, and my gerbils went crazy for it as soon as I placed it in their cage!
My teddy bear hamster loves his new home! I don’t think he ever leaves! He doesn’t chew it at all either.
Kaytee Small Hideout
- Natural hide-out made of quality pine timber
- With four great sizes
- Promotes nesting and chewing instincts
- For dwarf hamsters, mice, or other small animals
I have a mouse and three gerbils (separate cages) and they both love this house.
We have had it in his cage for about 3 months now and have had no issues with it smelling or getting yucky. It might take a few days for your mouse to warm up to his new home, but once he does, he will love it!
We bought this for our dwarf hamster and she loves it. It’s well made, sturdy and easy to clean.
Hanging House for Small Animals
- Especially suitable for winter
- Made of high quality short plush and cotton, soft and comfortable
- Suitable for rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchilla, squirrels, hedgehogs
- Size: 9.8″L x 9.0″W x 7.9″H
This little house is SO CUTE! It is bigger than expected but this is good as my rats like to strech out as they sleep. This is perfect.
I have 3 rats, and they love hanging out in this nest. It’s washable, so refreshing it for my pets is not a big deal.
My piggies love it. They don’t want to let it go. I’ll sure be ordering another one so they don’t fight over one.
* Prices are good at the time the article was written, but subject to change without notice.