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A hamster paradise of tubes & tunnels

by wiffy on April 30, 2008


Endless Tunneling Fun for the hamster

In this week’s edition of “Featured Hamster Home“, we bring you Christmas Hamster’s setup for her hamster Damion. When I first saw the set up, my eyes almost popped out of my sockets – what an elaborate and fun set up of tubes and tunnels! This set up is definitely any hamster’s dream, come true. Lucky Damion.

Hamster Hideout (HH): What are the parts that make up Damion’s set up, & the estimated costs?

Christmas_hamster (CH): His set up is made up of Habitrail and SAM tubes. There are about 30 ‘curved’ tubes, 4 8″ straight tubes, 3 U-turn tubes, 1 Habitrail loft, 1 Habitrail tower, 1 Habitrail den, 1 Habitrail playground cage and 1 Habitrail space station cage. The estimated cost if getting it all new is about $200 (Canadian Dollars).

HH: How much time do you need to clean his home each time?
It takes me an 1 and 1/2 to clean his cage and tubes. Not very fun but it’s worth to see his happiness.

HH: What are your reviews about using this set up for your hamster?
The only con to this type of cage is that they are expensive, alone they are too small and with many tubes they are a pain to clean.

But there are many pluses – The habitrail/SAM tubes are sturdy and do not fall apart if you are using the Habitrail lock connectors. The tubes are wide enough for most syrians and dwarfs to fit through and come apart effortlessly for easy cleaning. The cages themselves are easy to clean as well as sturdy and strong. I have dropped the Habitrail space station, which was my first cage ever, countless times and it has never broke.


And last but not least, a very cute picture of the lucky inhabitant of the awesome setup, Damion.

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 HoppingHammy April 30, 2008 at 9:02 pm

WOW C.H., this is quite the amazing setup of winding tubes and cages! 8O Damion must have a great time running through all of it and exploring. Do you leave the tube setup the same way, or do you change it sometimes? (and does he get confused? :!: )

Oh, and his picture is sooo cute! He is a big, fluffy ball of fur!

Great article again wiffy! :up: I don’t know how you keep up with doing them all.

2 christmas_hamster May 1, 2008 at 3:28 am

Hey thanks! I change it every time I clean the cage and he has a blast exploring the new paths.

Wiffy definatly works hard <3


3 hammyhamsters May 1, 2008 at 3:33 am

awesome cage; your hamster must love it!
I’ve never done this whole many-tube thing because if I wanted to access my hamster or clean the cage it would be hard to get my little ones of the tubes. Is this ever a problem for you?

4 Bianca May 1, 2008 at 4:20 am



It’s a wonderful setup! Although it surely takes a lot to clean, though.

5 dusty May 1, 2008 at 3:30 pm

Wow! It takes a dedicated owner to set this up and maintain the cleanliness of it all. I can see that Damion is a lucky hamster to be able to enjoy running through the tubes everyday. :)

6 Flygon May 1, 2008 at 8:53 pm

8O Cool tubes!! :XO:
And Damion looks just like my Cream!! :P

7 DolphinDreamer May 3, 2008 at 6:53 am

Awesome cage setup!!!! and it does look like it would take time to clean. Damion is one lucky hamster! :)

8 christmas_hamster May 8, 2008 at 8:48 am

Thanks guys!!

hammyhamsters: Damion loves to come out and play. Sometimes he does become a brat and run off and hide in the tubes but once I shake the ‘treat jar’ he is out begging for food and for some time out of the cage, hehe. :XO:

9 ASHLEY May 18, 2008 at 6:54 am

wow omg this cage setup is so comlicated idk how you did it chris…but damion is lucky to have an owner like you. I have 2 cages that are connected together and idk how you find your hamster when you need him :!:

10 Lilly June 19, 2008 at 9:14 am

to crazy for me, what if the hamster gets lost

11 Jay July 8, 2008 at 12:14 am

What is the inside diameter of the tubing? Is it ribbed or smooth on the inside?

12 sarah August 28, 2008 at 5:15 am

wow i need one of those for my hamster hervay he just is still figuring out the tubes. is damion a teddy bear hampster?

13 Alex January 27, 2009 at 11:21 am

Wow, my hammy looks almost EXACTLY like Damion! But mines name is Peatree :halo: :)

14 Golden-Inkweaver September 15, 2009 at 12:15 am

OMG!!! 8O WOW!!! :XO: :XO: Rockin’ cage :) that one lucky hamster!!! :up: 0_0 :D

15 Lena June 21, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Amazing setup…How intricate and creative! Your hamster is lucky to have you for an owner and I’m sure he’s very happy living in that labyrinthine hamster mansion :)

16 Lena June 21, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Also, to the above user who said “what if the hamster gets lost?”: Hamsters can live in really grandiose cages/setups and learn their way around very quickly, as they are rather intelligent for being such small creatures; are natural explorers, and are very good at navigating with their extraordinary sense of smell. I can’t see that being a problem at all with this cage.

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