I wish I had read the reviews first, needed a quick fix to separate my mice and thought these were cute. The huts are great and the mice love them, sadly I lost a mouse due to the bottles not working. When I realized that the bottles were the problem I tried shaking them to get the vacuum seal going... they'd work for a few pops and then stop again. Switched back out to the old hanging bottles and left the ceramic parts for them to keep the huts.
While this set is cute, the bottles simply don't work, no matter how many times you try to reset the vacuum for it to work. It lead to my mice being very dehydrated. Too expensive of a set for something that doesn't work.
These look wonderful, but are only big enough for hamsters and mice.
These are tiny. The "hide" will only fit mice or dwarf hamsters. The stand itself is great, but BOTH bottles in our set did not work, no matter what we did. (we have purchased the single set as well, with same result.) we purchased a small water bottle from a brick & mortor store, which fit in the holder and worked.
I bought these for my 5 robo dwarf hamsters and they work well (they are separated with only 1 pair) and are the perfect size. They have not knocked them over and enjoy the hut. The only thing that I do not like about them is that the end of the metal (right where the ball is) will sometimes leak and empty the entire water bottle in 12-48 hours, soaking the bedding around it. I normally change the bottles once to twice a week. This is not a major issue since I check in on them daily, but it is a little annoying when it happens and I need to fix it..
Bought these for hamsters. The one hamster tipped it over. The other hamster would bury it. So either way they were not good for our hamsters.
After filling, you must tap the ball in the water tube at least 50 times to get the water to drop into the metal tube so it is available for your mouse/ small pet. The bottle doesn't fit that well in the "hut" (leans back a bit) and doesn't sit exactly upright and there is wiggle room for the bottle to move around. Perhaps this is why the water tube DOESN'T refill itself properly. You must tap the ball again and again to make sure water is available for your pet at the end of the metal tube. I'm only using these as huts, and not as water holders as I don't think they are safe. The mice do like the huts.
1) the water does not dispense 2) these are tiny "dispensers" and your loved critters are likely to DIE of thirst and dehydration! These products ARE NOT SAFE!
I have a Holland lop who is just over a year and 2.7lbs ...it’s made for a mouse..or like a guinea pig...choco water bottle needs to make a product like this ..my hopes were so High
Ok part my fault too because I don’t know measurements.... but does say guniea pigs in bottom description. Wasn’t a total loss thought I hooked them in 2 different areas of cage just couldn’t use stand. They are sooo tiny I have to fill a few times. They do still have 1 big water bottle too