Minimal Interior Height of Enclosure
Dwarf Hamsters 12.7 cm
All Other Hamsters 15.2 cm
Minimal Enclosure Space per Animal
AgeDwarf HamstersAll Other Hamsters
Weaning-5 weeks 32.2 cm245.2 cm2
5 to 10 weeks 48.3 cm271.0 cm2
>10 weeks 58.1 cm296.8 cm2

From: Appendix A, Summary of the Animal Welfare Act Regulations Pertaining to Transportation

Cover of Guidelines for the Humane Transportation of Research Animals
Guidelines for the Humane Transportation of Research Animals.
National Research Council (US) Committee on Guidelines for the Humane Transportation of Laboratory Animals.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2006.
Copyright © 2006, National Academy of Sciences.

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