Came in a big cardboard box. Tough to get out. Pretty simple to set up and take apart. We have it for our cats at night. Big enough for two adult cats for temporary placement. I wish I had this when I was fostering cats! Cage is sturdy and comes with lockable wheels (castings). My cats love the cushions, it’s their muffin station. I worry the shelves won’t be secure enough, but haven’t had trouble yet. Biggest concern is that my cats sometimes jump from the top shelf to the bottom, I’m worried they’ll break the plastic tray insert. Other than that it’s a 100% awesome!
This is a great cage! Feels sturdy and secure! I just got a very tiny kitten and she needed a safe place at night or when I leave the house. This cage has 3 perches (I'm only using 2 for now) with nice plush covers that velcro on (or you can leave off), and the slide out tray, which makes cleaning the solid bottom much easier, and the 4 doors are easy to open and secure. I put this altogether by myself which wasn't too hard. The rolling wheels are another super plus! When she outgrows this I think I will use it in the summer under my gazebo and let the kitties enjoy the fresh air. Delivery was super fast which is why I ordered through Chewy.. I needed a safe place for her asap! Would highly recommend!
Adopted a 5yo female cat who was bullied by the animals from her previous home and caused major elimination issues. I purchased this cage to hopefully assist with litter box training. Although, she's still getting used to it, I am confident this will be the cure. I let her free roam the house after she does her business. Quality and value are both outstanding. I do recommend reinforcing with zip ties as others have mentioned, but definitely not a deal breaker for me.
This cage is definitely OK for the price, which is quite reasonable. The main cage assembles easily and it comes with casters. The plastic casters don't feel especially durable or sturdy, and it takes nimble fingers and patience to install them. But, the worst part about this unit are the platforms. The plastic tops are flexible even though they sit atop a wire frame, and the pads aren't big enough to fully cover the surface. Further, the pads' corner velcro aren't sufficient to hold the pads in place; they would work far better if they attached around the entire platform or were designed as sleeved covers. And, like other reviewers have noted, it's a shame that there are no ladders or ramps for platform access. A confident adult cat can hop from platform to platform, but for kittens it's more of a struggle. I will probably construct something for better platform access, and also sew some new platform pads, but I just wish I didn't have to do either.
I think it was relatively easy to put together especially since I did it by myself. I read another review saying to zip tie the shelves for extra support and that is definitely a Must! Also I used more zip ties to close loose gaps on the top and on the sides since my cats are crazy and will try to push through anything.
This is a really nice cat condo but beware of one ting. If you are using this for an adult cat you MUST reinforce the shelves with ZIP TIES! I think the manufacturer sacrificed shelf stability so the doors could be wider. No problem for kittens but the shelves will collapse under the weight of an adult cat jumping from shelf to shelf. That being said, as someone involved in cat rescue, I've used many of these cat condos over the years. Other than needing to reinforce the shelves with zip ties, tis is by far the best one I've used. It incorporates everything a cat condo needs: fully collapsible for storage, 4 large doors that operate independently of each otherand make access to the inside of the condo easy, 3 shelves with nice plush cushions, a bottom tray that can be removed for cleaning and there are no crevises in the bottom of the condo where food and litter can collect. All that and a great price!
We are so pleased! Our 4 cats are too! They have plenty of room to play and rest. We have very small cat condo in there, that they already love; as a bonus, it helps them climb up and down to the beds. I hope to get some pics to share soon.
I put shelves together and divided the cage to use for cats not well so I have a top and bottom. Shelves need to be zip tied if using individual
My cat stop going in the litter box due to an infection so the cage came into play. Best thing ever! No more cleaning up spots everywhere. The shelves were perfect (with padding) I would definitely recommend.
Previous to getting this cat crate Loki slept in a lg dog crate. He loves the open space & perches to see 360.