Habitrail Cristal Hamster Habitat
The Habitrail Cristal Hamster Habitat is a small, orange and white plastic modular hamster cage that comes with its own set of basic accessories. These include a wheel, a chew-proof water bottle, a food dish, a loft and a ladder leading to it. The cage measures 16″ x 10″ x 9.5″.
At 16″ x 10″ x 9.5″, the cage has a floor space of about 160 square inches. This is smaller than the recommended cage size of 360 square inches by experienced owners but because the cage is modular, you can expand it with more hamster tubes/tunnels, habitrail accessories, and even connect a second cage. It is not recommended to use this cage alone as the floor space is too small.
The cage is mostly transparent with bars and allows you to observe your hamster easily. According to the manufacturer, the cage is made with durable plastic and metal that can withstand a hamster chewing on it. However, some owners have mentioned that their hamsters managed to escape by chewing on the plastic latch. If you have a hamster that chews on plastic a lot, this might not be for you.
The metal bars in the cage design ensure that there is good ventilation in the cage. The gaps between the bars are about 0.5 inches and can keep Syrian hamsters, Chinese hamsters, and Russian Campbell’s or Winter White hamsters in. However, smaller Roborovski hamsters may be able to squeeze through the bars.
The included wheel is suitable for dwarf hamsters and smaller Syrian hamsters but if your Syrian hamster is larger and you notice its back bent when running on the wheel, it would be better to replace it with a bigger wheel.
- The best feature of this cage is its ventilation and attractive design.
- Includes basic accessories
- It is also a modular cage so you can expand it with other accessories.
- Suitable for these hamsters: Syrian, Russian Campbell’s and Winter Whites, Chinese
- The worst feature of this cage is that it is a little too small to be used as a standalone cage.
- There have also been complaints of hamsters escaping from this by chewing on the plastic latch.
- May not be suitable for smaller Roborovski hamsters due to large gap size between bars
If you’d like to have a better look at this cage, here’s a video review by winterwhitehammies on YouTube:
The Habitrail Cristal Hamster Habitat is an attractive cage that can be easily expanded with other Habitrail accessories. Ventilation is good and it comes with basic cage accessories. However, it is quite small and should not be used alone. My largest concern is the plastic latch — a few people have mentioned that their hamsters were able to escape by chewing it away. Additionally, owners of Roborovski hamsters may also want to choose a different cage instead.