California Hamster Association

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Cage Page

Cage Basics

The CHA requires a minimum of 450 square inches or larger (unbroken floor space) for one Syrian or group of dwarves. This may be a surprising number, but it can easily be achieved through a 110 quart bin cage (more info below) as well as by any of the other recommended cage options on this page.

Some of our additional requirements include: 

  • Wheels must meet or exceed 8" (12" recommended for Syrians)​ and have a solid running surface. No mesh or wire wheels!
  • Syrians must be housed alone, no exceptions!
  • Dwarves must only be kept in groups of the same species.


Now take a look at some of the cages we recommend!