Sadly, many hamsters arrive to us in tiny plastic cages (small image) that pet shops suggest are suitable for hamsters.
In reality, they are well below the minimum welfare requirements and certainly don’t come anywhere near to a hamster’s natural habitat.
In the wild, hamsters are extremely good diggers and construct deep, dark, underground burrows. Your pet hamster will appreciate a large enclosure full of natural enrichment.
One lucky hamster was adopted recently and is now living its best life in hamster paradise (large image).