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Ferplast HAMSTERVILLE Hamster Cage review

The Ferplast HAMSTERVILLE Hamster Cage certainly looks stylish but it does it offer everything your hammy needs?

Ferplast HAMSTERVILLE Hamster Cage
(Image: © Ferplast)

Our Verdict

With its wooden design, the Ferplast HAMSTERVILLE Hamster Cage is certainly not built for hamsters who love nothing more than gnawing their way through chew toys, but it does offer an exciting alternative to pet parents who fancy building or potentially customizing their own hammy home.

For

  • Pull-out tray
  • Sustainable wood
  • Easy to clean

Against

  • Self assembly
  • Isn't chew-proof

Tired of the traditional tacky plastic hamster cage? The Ferplast HAMSTERVILLE Hamster Cage offers a sophisticated alternative.

Made from sustainable wood, its simple design is certainly a stunner. For modern design lovers who love a spot of boho chic, it'll pair perfectly with your rattan chair.

Where traditional hamster cages employ both plastic and metal, this stylish habitat is also one of the best hamster cages around for its eco-sensibilities. 

Looks aside, however, does the Ferplast HAMSTERVILLE Hamster Cage offer everything your hammy needs to enjoy their best life?

If you're not sure whether swapping plastic for wood is the best choice for your little critter, we'll be detailing how the Ferplast HAMSTERVILLE Hamster Cage performs in the durability stakes, including an in-depth look into its features and user reviews. 

Ferplast HAMSTERVILLE Hamster Cage: Features

Let's dig into the product's eco credentials. From the outset, Ferplast HAMSTERVILLE Hamster Cage's choice of wood makes it different from other hamster cages on the market.

It's made from all natural, sustainable, liquid-resistant wood that is sourced from forests managed in a responsible way. However, it should be noted that the product does feature plastic, as well as a robust wire net cage. It's definitely a better option for eco pet parents then most products out there, but is not 100% eco-friendly.

The cage itself is fairly robust. Measuring 22.75 x 12.25 x 2.6-inches, it's a decent size for all hamster breeds, with plenty of space for a dwarf breed. The base is deep enough to contain ample bedding for digging and burrowing. While, the cage design conveniently allows for the base to be pulled out, emptied, cleaned and replaced quickly.

There's really one obvious drawback here. While the wooden design looks fantastic, as a hamster's favorite chew snack, expect some gradual damage to the interior of the cage. The plastic base is also not the thickest so some hamsters who are liable to plan their next great escape may be prone to chewing it too. 

For the price, Ferplast HAMSTERVILLE Hamster Cage does offer some very nice extras. It comes equipped with a wooden hamster hide-out and has three wood platforms and ladders.

Additional accessories include a 5.5-inch plastic exercise wheel, plastic water bottle and a plastic food dish. There are no connecting rings here so you won’t be able to expand the cage easily but there are two doors – one top, one on the side – to give easy access to your furry friend.

If you're not someone who enjoys DIY, it's worth noting that the cage does not come pre-built and must be assembled. For those who enjoy dabbling in a spot of crafts, however, the wood does present an opportunity.

If the color is too subtle for your tastes, you could always opt to paint it with non-toxic pet-safe paint to give it an extra edge in the style department. 

Ferplast HAMSTERVILLE Hamster Cage: User reviews

If you're worried about the durability of this product but love its style, some users have devised their own way to stop hamsters chewing the wood. Applying thin aluminium strips cut to size have been able to prevent many mini escape artists chewing their way out. 

Many pet owners praise the cage's design, as well as how easy it is to clean the cage, particularly when the material choice is taken into account.

However, users have found the cage to be expensive, especially when unsure if their hamster will be liable to chew it. If that sounds like you, consider another pick from our best hamster cages guide instead. The Savic Geneva Modern Hamster Cage also features a stylish modern design but is not made from wood. 

Should you buy the Ferplast HAMSTERVILLE Hamster Cage?

If your hammy is not the chewing type and prefers to lounge around in style and comfort instead, then the Ferplast HAMSTERVILLE Hamster Cage is a suitably stylish habitat.

It's certainly not designed for hamsters who love nothing more than gnawing their way through chew toys, but it does offer an exciting alternative to pet parents who fancy building or potentially customizing their own hammy home.