We got this for a dwarf hamster. As others have said, it does not come with detailed instructions just a few small diagrams and it takes some patience to put together. But there is a design flaw, the included water bottle DOES NOT FIT between the cage wires. We bent ours a tad to make it fit so it's not a huge deal, but it means we have to pick one spot for the bottle and leave it there. Just seems like a big design oversight, to include a part that does not fit. Also, for safety, the second-story tray covers half the cage and is supposed to be accessed by the climbing tubes. Ours climbed up there and immediately sailed off the edge (she's fine). So just be attentive, pets could be hurt. The second story needs a high outer wall or to be completely enclosed. It was a lesson I learned after the purchase. Other than that, she loves it. Really enjoys exploring in the climbing tubes and seems more active.
I bought this cafe for my classroom. It is perfect. It DID come with picture instructions. It’s easy to set up and super easy when it is time to clean it. I love this cage and Rex the hamster does too. It’s not meant for dwarf hamsters, and if you look up the details, it is clear that they can get out. Rex is not a dwarf and we have no complaints. He loves his wheel and it’s quiet during class time.
I bought this cage because the description said it could be used for mice, but my mouse escaped within two days. There are gaps around the doors that she fit her head through, but I found her under the fridge a few hours later and shes okay. Its a cute cage otherwise, much bigger than her old one, but now Im anxious about using it and will probably get something else. Also make sure to prime the bottle, as it wouldnt let water out until I squeezed it
cute for a little girl. The only issue is the gate doesn't close right, I had to do some adjusting to get it somewhat closed tightly.
Ugh. This cage is too small for any hamster. All species of hamsters, even dwarfs, need AT LEAST 450 square inches of floor space. To put this in perspective, this cage has approximately 210 square inches of floor space. Added levels do not contribute to floor space, but are rather a type of enrichment. Also, the wheel included is WAY too small for ANY hamster. A hamster should have a wheel that is 9 inches or bigger. Stay away from wire wheels, as they could give your hamster bumblefoot, a hurtful blister on the foot. The tubes attached to the cage are often unsafe, your hamster could get stuck in them. Lastly, a hamster needs at least 6 inches of bedding in part of their cage so that they can burrow like they would in the wild. For more information, watch Victoria Raechel on YouTube, she has great hamster care videos. Just search her name (Victoria Raechel) and her videos will pop up. You can easily create a proper cage, called a bin cage, for your hamster. Victoria Raechel has a video about how to make one.
My hamster loves this cage! I feel it’s big enough. Had to look at pic to put together took about 20 minutes
I bought this for my pet mouse. I got it yesterday set it up and my mouse got out of it sometime during the night. My kids were upset and now I've wasted my money on a cage I cant keep anything in.
It is a grate cage to have they love it, but the only down side is I had to look at pictures to figure out how to put it together
Basic instructions would be nice. A million pieces with no instructions! Building for Christmas! Totally inconvenient
I have several little fur babies. 2 of them being inseparable fancy mice and they absolutely love this cage. I tried putting them in larger cages and they were not as happy. I added my own extensions and I have never had a better cage for them. Toni and Fievel love the tubes so much as well. Toni actually sleeps on top of the tubes right above his brother Fievel who packs bedding in them to sleep.