Nylabone Cozytime Pet Home & Carrier
The Best Carrier Around!
I was looking for a cat carrier that would make it easier to transport my Bengal to the Vet's. Anyone who owns a Bengal knows this becomes a Herculian task when you've got the strongest, most muscle bound feline around!
When I saw that this carrier has a top opening, I figured it had to be easier than trying to push my little bruiser into the carrier I had. With its top opening, the Nylabone Carrier made my job a lot easier! The fact that it collapses and stores flat makes it so easy to store. And cleaning the hard surface structure is a breeze!
I can't recommend this carrier enough! It's awfully cute too! Love it!
May 2, 2013
Hopefully a great solution for our cat
We wanted a roomier, better ventilated pet carrier with a flat, easily cleaned floor pan for our cat, who sometimes experiences car sickness. This certainly fits the bill! It also packs surprisingly flat when collapsed and yet looks reasonably durable and secure (though it's not airline-safe) when erected, and it's remarkably easy to switch between these. Our cat will give it a real test on an impending cross-country move, but for now he's enjoying lounging and playing in it.
March 4, 2013
Nice Carrier, But Not Rugged
Carrier is designed really well, lots of air and light for the pet, top loading is very convenient, wire door is secure (top door latches take a bit of pressure to fully "click" into place; first time I used it I had not secured them correctly and lid opened, I was reluctant to press harder, but I did and they clicked securely closed and nothing broke). Folds down to only a couple inches high for storage, very clever design.
Cons are it FEELS a bit flimsy, like if I dropped it or bumped it something might shift out of place, or break. It's noisy (rattles like it has loose parts) in the car. Definitely NOT for air transport (or even public transport)! It's wide and therefore will not fit down in the well between the rear car seat and back of passenger seat, I have to put it on the seat itself, which doesn't seem as secure a location (it can slide around on the back seat, so I have to wedge it in with other stuff so it won't slide around).
However, it's a good compromise between design, features and build quality, and is certainly well thought out. Does the job getting my cat to the vet and back on occasional basis. I doubt the handle would hold much more weight than, say, a 10-15 pound animal. My cat is under 8 pound and the handle didn't feel real secure to me. If I was transporting an animal around more routinely, I'd look at a PetMate brand carrier, which seem to be more solidly built, but they don't fold flat for storage.
Bought a Midwest Quiet Time Pet Bed, 18x24 inches, at the same time, fits nicely in this carrier. Again, Chewy had the best price, and I received my order within a couple days.
As always, Chewy.com was fast, reliable and had the best prices.
March 24, 2014
Cats like it
I set this carrier down on the floor in the living room and both cats explored the inside. They like to lay down inside it occasionally. This thing is very spacious so when my kittens are fully grown I know they won't feel cramped when I have to transport them to the vet. Good good tip to reduce stress in any carrier is to spray at least 4 sprays of Comfort Zone inside and wait about 10-15 minutes for it to dry and it will calm down your stressed cat. It has worked wonders for my kitties.
March 5, 2014
My cat HATES carriers and will never go in them when forced, but he actually goes into this one willingly. I wanted a hard carrier but also needed something I could store easily, this fit perfectly! It's super cute, functional, and my 12lb baby fits in perfectly without issues as described by others (it collapsing). There are 4 tabs (2 on each door) which you have to push up to secure the front and back maybe ppl aren't hearing the snap which would cause it to collapse?? I dunno but it works well for me! Would def recommend :-)
December 18, 2013
Easy to assemble and sturdy. Love the see through top and that it opens. Only drawback I see is if it's cold outside, the carrier is cold too. Still, it warms up in car. So get your car warm first. Easy clean up and to disinfect if needed.
February 6, 2014
This carreir gives plenty of space, but I have noticed that it is difficult to securely close the top cover. Twice my vet has not closed the top latches securely, resulting in my cat almost escaping from the carrier. If you purchase this item, PLEASE CHECK THE TOP LATCHES when transporting your pet to ensure they are closed properly.
April 4, 2014
This is the best pet carrier I have found. It is large enough to accommodate my cat that weights approximately 17 lbs. He had room to stand and turn. Easy to clean and folds flat to store. I highly recommend this carrier.
March 23, 2014