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Assembly could have been easier, as although each part was labelled, the labels didn't correspond with the printed instructions! However, after a bit of swearing you should get it together. Some of the pieces were welded at angles that were way off 90 degrees. The frame went together OK, but these bad angles make it slightly wobbly, and also may cause the welds to break as I assume they are under some strain as the rest of the frame is trying to push them back to 90 degrees. The actual cage is a great habitat for 2 or 3 ferrets, and has some nice features like being able to remove the litter tray without the ferret(s) being able to escape. The floor sections can be removed easily enough for cleaning, and the top and bottom can be isolated via a clip on trapdoor cover, once you remove the ramp. I was advised that walking on the bars is bad for ferrets feet, so I cut a piece of OSB board and inserted it in the middle section, but you could use a piece of doormat or hardboard. The bottom section can't be covered as the ferret wees through the cage floor into the slide-out litter tray (which we fill with sawdust). Poo tends to be too big to fall through, so the cage floor needs lifting out to be hosed down - which is where the isolator trapdoor comes in handy, as you can lock ferret in top section while you clean the bottom.
Bars are quite bendy so not as sturdy as it could be. The ladder from bottom shelf to the top falls off very easily. A bit fiddley to put together but not terrible. For the price it's an alright cage, I use it to house my 3 ferrets when on holiday as a travel cage. Would have given 4 stars but the bars on one of the panels was bent when I unpackaged it to put together.
I have a lot to say about this cage. I bought it for my daughter's 3 female rats, it is marketed as a ferret cage so I was worried the bar spacing would be too large to contain them. I decided to get it anyway because of other people's reviews that said they had it and liked it for their rats. The space between the bars on all four sides is 2 centimeters and the space between bars on the top, bottom and middle floor is 1 centimeter. Two of the rats are only about 4 or 5 months old so they're still quite small and they definitely cannot get out of this cage. In the pictures it looks like double doors on the top and the bottom, it isn't. Only one door on each floor is hinged and opens, which in my opinion is actually a good thing. There is a small removable door in the middle floor so you can allow them full access to the whole cage or confine them to either the top or bottom portion. There is also a small sliding door that firmly latches in place on the very top of the cage. The tray is plastic but it is protected from gnawing teeth because it is outside the wire and slides in and out like a drawer for easy cleaning. The wire shelf at the bottom of the unit makes the wheeled legs really stable and it's super handy to have that storage space for extra bedding, food and treats or whatever. The 3 ramps and two shelves inside the cage are plastic but the rats weren't interested in chewing on those in their old cage so I doubt they will chew on these ones. I was worried about them having to walk on wire all the time but once my daughter setup the cage with the hammock it came with plus the one they already had and their crinkle tube, their wheel a couple of small towels for digging/nesting they are very happy little fur babies and their little feet will be just fine. This cage was totally worth the money.
Both myself and my adopted ratty girls are very happy with this cage. This is my first time having rats, and I’m very pleased that I bought this cage. This cage is a great price for what you get. Especially as a brand new rat mama, I couldn’t be happier. My 3 girls have plenty of room. I have my girls on fleece bedding. I just cut some coroplast to line the interior on top of the bars, I use binder clips to hold the fleece on and I pop the coroplast covered with fleece in as the cage bottoms. So far so good. I’m apprehensive to use any other bedding because of rats sensitive respitory systems. My girls are loving it. The only downside I see to this cage compared to its biggest more expensive competition is that both doors (on top and bottom) don’t open. This is just a bit inconvenient when doing full cage changes and setting up their toys and hammocks and such, but for the price it’s a very small inconvenience.
I bought this cage because I needed more space for my rats. I was planning on another Critter or Ferret Nation but this cage was $100 cheaper. It is comparable to the Critter/Ferret Nations, however it is not on par with it. If someone is deciding between the two, here is my comparison.
Cons: -It is half the size of Critter/Ferret Nations (CN/FN can hold 12 rats, this can hold 7) -Only one door on each level opens (CN/FN cages, the whole front opens) -Wire flooring (unsafe for all pets I know of) -The small door on top of the cage is weak (escape artists would get out) -The levels do not have holes in them anymore (changed the model) -The ramps fall off (CN/FN ramps don't) -The ramps are hard to climb (CN/FN ramps are wire and easy to climb) -The small levels are very small (room for a bowl, that's it) -Limited space to hang things because there aren't many horizontal bars (same as FN). -The latch can catch rat tails when the door is open, this de-gloves the tail (rips the skin off) -More time consuming to put together (CN/FN has no screws, this does)
Pros: -Good price (for what you get) -Smaller than the CN/FN if you have a small space -Can be separated into two units (same as CN/FN) -Rolls better than the CN/FN (probably because it's lighter) -Half the weight of CN/FN
The wiring on the cage isn't that strong, but is very similar to CN/FN strength. You can put the drop pan on top of the wire grid, instead of under it, to protect your pets feet. But you need to cover the top levels flooring. I used 6 stick on tiles from dollarama (3/$1.25).
It works fine for my needs. If you have 7 rats or under it would be fine. I am considering buying another one of these for my two hedgehogs, because it can be separated into two units, same as the CN/FN's.
Nos encantó muy amplia y fácil de armar por el costo vale la pena ya qué hay otras en ese precio y muy chicas, para mi huron está fantástica. En cuanto al armado en YouTube hay un video que te enseña paso a paso cómo armar esa jaula con que pongan el nombre de la jaula sale el video “Prevue Hendryx 485” el armado es muy fácil siempre y cuando no te apresures a hacerlo conforme a lo que tu crees, sigue cada paso del video y terminaras rápido y fácil. Muy estable la jaula y sus rampas para nada inestables lo qué pasa es que no es solo encimarlos si no que tienen que “tronar” por así decirlo para que estén sujetas a su (no se como decirlo) broche o ganchito. Sus rejillas si son un poco delgadas como me las imagine pero para un huron o más esta perfecto a mi parecer no son MUY delgadas es lo justo para el costo, casi no pude encontrar esta jaula en Mexico y cuando por fin lo encontré demasiado elevado. El envío me salía en 3 Semanas y me llegó en una, mi primera vez comprando en Amazon y con este vendedor y todo excelente la verdad muy satisfecha lo recomiendo ampliamente.
Guter und vor allem stabiler Frettchen Käfig. Schneller und einfacher Aufbau. Er ist jedoch bereits für ein Tier recht klein, von zwei ganz zu schweigen. Man sollte die Tiere also möglichst nur nachts bzw. Bei Abwesenheit darin unterbringen. Deswegen habe ich zwei Käfige "zusammengestellt/geschraubt" das hat wunderbar funktioniert.
Das einzige no go sind die Böden! Die kann man den Frettchen Pfoten nicht zumuten. Man muss den Käfig also zumindest mit vielen Decken auslegen.
- Overall, I like it! I assume my satisfaction mostly comes from the fact that the previous cage that my chinchilla was in was old and smaller. This cage is pretty sturdy compared to some of the reviews here, and it's so much more spacious the previous cage (single cage one with 2 platform mini-levels inside, if you'd consider this one as double cage) that my chinchilla suffered in for a long while.
Positives: - Big door! I don't mind the single door yet, possibly because I haven't had the chance to use double door CN/FN cages. Opening is wide enough for me to do what I need to do (can fit both arms in at once). - again, pretty sturdy structure (but not rock solid), strong enough to even hold metal spinning wheel when partly supported on the floor. - inner plastic levels also feel very sturdy. - the cage rolls very well on its wheels - not too freely so it slides alone, but moves well with good balance when pushed with intention. - great that it's possible to close the door between two cage levels so to isolate the pet while cleaning or setting something up on the other cage. - in overall, it's a well made product (not sloppy) - except that the screws and the holes were not fitting well..(will get to it on my negative points).
Negatives: - It was hard when building the cage because half the bolts did not fit their holes (or the other way around I guess). I thought I was missing specific bolts, but after stressful tries they did eventually fit in (some at an awkward angle.. so if bolts do not go in, choose a bolt with the smallest circle at the tip, and aim for a slight tilted angle rather than the usual straight in - which also require a lot of force to turn). It will be handy to have a better hex key than the one provided. - One of the door lock/lever is not perfectly fitting and I need some effort to close the lock in - tjos may be solvable by bending/adjusting the metal of the lock part. This issue is probably random from cage to cage, but this brings concerns for any other random defects from cage to cage. - there were some minor bents (but not critically bent for usage) in the wall/floor bars that may have happened during production rather than shipping (as the package box was pretty solid). - the walls are made of more of vertical bars than horizontal bars - this reduces options when hanging objects on the wall, and also chinchilla cannot jump on the wall which he liked to do in its old cage with horizontal bars. - the gap between the bars are a bit too wide - chinchilla can poke out its snout, which is not a big concern on the first day, but I'm a bit worried that he might hurt himself somehow. - it's heavy to carry around - if you are planning on picking the product up at a post office and carrying it on foot (which I did), good luck.
I would definitely recommend this to a buyer who has a pet in a smaller cage, but cannot afford 300~500 to get a new one.