Our Story

Hamster Homes AvatarHamster Homes UK  is a small independent business, based in Scotland, that hand-make beautifully crafted, animal friendly homes for small pets – from hamsters, mice, gerbils and guinea pigs, to more exotic pets, such as pygmy hedgehogs.

Hamster Homes was born in 2015 after we struggled to find a suitable home for our dwarf hamsters.  Hamsters and other small pets need a surprising amount of space to roam, climb, and dig as they would do in the wild, and most commercial cages are far too small.   We wanted a home made from natural materials that exceeded animal welfare standards.  One which offered easy access to our pets, and was simple to clean.

With a background in engineering, we decided to make our own hamster home.  We found our hamsters loved the extra space, and they seemed much happier.  This lead to some more prototypes, and the launch of this website, when we started trading through our Online Shop and Etsy.

Since then, our range of Pet Homes and accessories has evolved, and in March 2019, our Company became known as The Little Pet Company (Scotland) Ltd.


Our Design Principles

Our design principles are based on using natural materials to make spacious, high quality homes that create a fun and stimulating habitat for your pets, whilst promoting animal welfare standards.


Hedgehog Home with Perspex front      

Our Customers

Our customers include dwarf and Syrian hamsters, mice, gerbils, guinea pigs,  African Pygmy Hedgehogs and rabbits.  We’ve also made an enclosure for hatching chicks, and homes for baby tortoises!


Our Workshop

In February 2017, we moved our workshop facilities to an old farmhouse in the beautiful Stirlingshire countryside, using the large barn extension as our workshop.  The farmhouse is surrounded by fields with amazing views to the Campsie Fells and Ochil mountain range, and Loch Lomond is just a stone’s throw away.  Wildlife is found in abundance with hares, stoats, field mice, herons, frogs and deer often wandering through the garden, making it a magical and inspiring place to work.

The Workshop


Keeping in Touch

Why not subscribe to our email newsletter at the bottom of this page, and we’ll let you know about new product launches and other small pet news.  We don’t share your information with anyone else, so rest assured you won’t get bombarded with spam.


Feedback Welcome

We hope you and your pets will love our homes, but if you have any feedback, good or bad, please email us, as your input will help us improve our designs going forward.

Email us at: hello@hamster-homes.com