Best Hamster Aquarium Review
Can hamsters swim? ...I can't say if they're meant to know how but I do know they can live happily in a Hamster Aquarium!
Pros: A fish tank can actually make a great cage for hamsters (not filled with water, of course!). It offers plenty of floor space, allows you a clear view of your hamster, is easy to clean, and has space for cage accessories.
Cons: Some say the aquarium doesn't leave much airflow. You also have to swoop your hand into the cage to take your hamster out. I like leaving the door open so Spider-ham can stuff his face with food and run in to hide it. It also might not lend itself to as many traditional cage accessories. And it may be too heavy for a child to carry and clean out his or herself.
Suggestion: The aquarium is a solid choice as a cage. If you're interested in getting one, there are some modern improvements to the aquarium.
On the right, you'll see an extension to the tank. You actually put the topper on top of the tank to create more levels. With the topper, there are three "stories" where your hamster can explore. The topper is in wire cage format. So, in a way, you get the best of both aquarium and wire cages.
This is a great setup for hamsters. Just be careful when cleaning since it is a big cage!