How to Make a Hamster Bin Cage?

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What is a hamster bin cage?

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Yоu wіll mоdіfу іt tо bе а ѕаfе, ѕuіtаblе, аnd ѕесurеd саgе fоr уоur hаmѕtеr. 

How big should a hamster bin cage be

Fоr Dwаrf & Сhіnеѕе hаmѕtеrѕ, іt іѕ 620 ѕq іn whісh іѕ еquіvаlеnt tо (4000 сm2) – 32х20х20 іn (80х50х50 сm). Fоr Ѕуrіаn hаmѕtеrѕ, уоu nееd аt lеаѕt 850 ѕq іn оr (5000 сm2).

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How much is a hamster bin cage

The price hаmtеr bin саgе оr tоrаgе bо is between $80 and $120. hаt gnfсаntlу сhеареr соmраrеd tо а tоrе-bоught utаblе hаmtеr саgе thаt bеtwееn $150-$200, fоr а glа tаnk, t’аbоut $200 аnd up.

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How to choose a bin cage

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They can then use the hole to escape. tоrаgе bо wth а nар-оn lосk оn thе tор will defnitеly bе а gооd fеаturе.

The bigger and deeper the better

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Because hamsters enjoy burrowing, you can create deeper bedding.

You саn еvеn аdd аfе tаr оr рlаtfоrm thаt уоur hаmtеr саn сlmb оn. However, ensure that it is far enough away from the lard to prevent them from using it as a means of escaping.

Adding floors in a hamster bin cage

When it comes to adding floors or extra rooms to your hamster’s cage, you can be as creative as you want.

Some people like to stack bin cages on top of each other, which saves space, but you can also put them next to each other if you have the room.

You could even add different levels to your bin cages by attaching pieces of wood or plastic with wire to make different levels for your hamster to explore.

Hamster loves his trash can cage very much. After he lived in it for a few months, we added another trash can cage and connected them with a metal tunnel (bought at our local pet store).

The tunnel is held in place between the two bin cages by duct tape, which we can easily peel off when it’s time to clean him out.

A step-by-step guide to making a hamster bin cage

A large plastic storage box isn’t enough to make a hamster bin cage.

You will also need a marker pen, a box cutter or jigsaw, a power drill, wire cutters, cable ties, sandpaper, and mesh.

If you are making this as a family, make sure that an adult is always watching.

Tip: Choose a plastic storage box with a smooth lid because the ones with ridges tend to break.

Trust me, we went through a lot of plastic bins looking for the best place for the hamster to live.

1. Decide where to use wire mesh (lid is best)

It’s very important that your trash can cage has good airflow, so you need to figure out where you’ll put the wire mesh.

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The easiest place is on the lid, so we’ll make a bin cage with a wire mesh lid for this tutorial.

You could also cut a hole in one of the side panels or drill holes all over the box to make sure there is enough air moving through the cage.

If you want to know more about how to use this method, keep reading.

2. Draw an outline for the wire mesh

Put the lid face down and use the marker pen to draw an outline of where you want the wire mesh to go.

Make sure that the rectangle’s edges are about an inch wide so that the lid doesn’t break when you cut it. This also leaves a lot of room for adding cable ties later.

3. Use a drill to make some starter holes

Drill some starter holes along the visible line. Then, use a jigsaw or box cutter to cut out the inside of the box. Once you get started, you may find that using scissors is easier.

4. Mark where you want to use cable ties for wire mesh

Once you have the perfect hole, use your marker pen again to mark where you will put the cable ties that will hold the mesh to the plastic.

We would suggest using as many cable ties as you can since you don’t want your hamster to be able to chew through them or find small holes to get through.

Make the holes with your power drill, but be careful not to break the lid.

5. Cut wire mesh

Now you have to cut the mesh so that it fits your lid.

Measure around the top in the same way, making sure the mesh is just a little bit bigger than the hole so it can overlap the sides and not fall through.

6. Check for sharp edges and smooth down with sandpaper

After you’ve cut out your mesh, you should look for rough or sharp edges and either smooth them with sandpaper or cover them with duct tape.

7. Attach mesh to the lid using cable ties

Now is the time to attach the mesh to the lid using your cable or zip ties. Make sure to pull them tight before you use these wire cutters to cut off all the ends.

8. Fit water bottle externally to stop hamster chewing

You can either put the water bottle inside or outside the bin cage. Ours is currently on the inside, but the hamster likes to chew on his water bottle, so if we made another one, it would probably be on the outside.

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Either way, the best way to add a water bottle is to lay it roughly where you want it to sit and mark two holes on either side.

Make sure the spout is at least one to one and a half inches above where the bedding will reach. This will make it easier for your hamster to drink.

After you’ve drilled the holes, use wire to hold it in place.

If you want to put your water bottle on the outside of the bin cage, you will need to drill a slightly bigger hole for the spout to go through.

This will make it easier to pull the bottle in and out to refill it.

9. Drill hole for the hamster wheel

Lastly, if your hamster wheel attaches to the cage instead of standing on its own, you will also need to cut a hole.

It should be just big enough to fit the wheel screw through, and then the tightening mechanism should be attached to the outside of the bin cage.

Using mesh for the bin cage lid

Since we made our own trash can cages, we’ve learned through trial and error that having two small holes in the lid instead of one big one makes the plastic around it much more stable.

When choosing which mesh to buy, we also suggest getting one with small squares, like this wire mesh, so that your hamster can’t escape.

How to make a hamster bin cage without mesh

You don’t have to use mesh for your bin cage, but you will need to drill holes in your plastic storage to make sure the cage has enough airflow.

A word of caution, though: you will need to make sure that your bin cage has lots of holes and that they are at least 3 inches from the bottom so that the bedding and substrate don’t cover them up or push through.

If your hamster likes to dig, a bin cage with a mesh lid might be better.

You should put holes at the height of the hamster’s head and also near the top of the bin cage, but you can also put them in different places so they get a nice breeze.

The more holes a hamster bin cage has, the better it will breathe, but be careful when cleaning it out.


When researching bin cages for Hamster, I saw some fabulous designs.

From disused dollhouses to old chests of drawers, as long as you find something spacious that has enough ventilation then you can create some wonderful homes for your hamster.

Just remember, however, that one of the main benefits of building a bin cage is to make life simpler for you, so if you do decide to go slightly more elaborate just consider how you will clean the cage out and have much access you will have to your hamster.

We would thoroughly recommend building your own bin cage.

It is fun, something the whole family can get involved in, and can even save you money in the long run.