April 1, 2018

Home sweet hamster

Thankfully, the days of the all-purpose aquarium serving as surrogate for a proper pet rodent residence are long gone. So, too, is the era of the ultra-flimsy plastic domicile that functioned more as a disposable chew toy that could be gnawed through faster than you can say “chinchilla.”

Indeed, the good news in 2018 is that there’s no shortage of quality-built, brand-name small animal abodes on the market for owners of mice, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters and gerbils to choose from. Many, of course, are modular, chromatically eye-catching, and expandable thanks to a seemingly endless array of interconnecting accessories tailor-made for the Lego and Minecraft generation.

Learn more about small animal pet habitats by reading my latest column for Pet Age, available here.