KAYTEE CritterTrail Primary Small Animal Habitat, 16-in - Chewy.com

Kaytee CritterTrail Primary Small Animal Habitat, 16-in

By Kaytee
Rated 2.9512 out of 5 stars
$36.32Chewy Price
$56.99Chewy Price

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About This Item


  • The perfect habitat for hamsters, gerbils and mice
  • Habitat includes a water bottle, food dish and features narrow wire spacing with secure door locks
  • Expandability ports allow for more accessories that can easily be added on
  • Easy to use detachable design that makes for trouble-free cleaning
  • Removable petting zone allows for easy interaction with your furry friends

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Questions & Answers

13 Customer Questions

is this cage at least 24×12?
Answer by ChewyAug 12, 2019
This habitat measures 16 x 11.5 x 10.25 inches (length x width x height). It features expandability ports which allow for more CritterTrail accessories to be easily added on.

Will a dwarf hamster escape this cage?
Answer by ChewyAug 11, 2020
This habitat is suitable for hamsters, gerbils, and mice.

Suitable for a hedgehog??
Answer by ChewyOct 10, 2018
It's recommended that hedgehogs have at habitat that is at least 24 inches by 24 inches. The floor area for this habitat is too small for a hedgehog.

How many inches is the wheel
Answer by ChewySep 10, 2020
These habitats have a 5 inch wheel. It is included for pet mice or dwarf hamsters. It can be removed if using as an add-on room or carrier with larger breed hamsters or gerbils.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Blueworld on Nov 22, 2022

New Pet Parent

The Kaytee CritterTrail Primary Small Animal Habitat is really good, although difficult to put together. It took about 3 hours to assemble. Never could figure out how the inside wheel fit on the inside of the cage. But it is definately mouse proof.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Genny on Nov 28, 2022

Escpable design

I had 6 mice in one of these and they were able to chew the plastic rim around the top door and escape.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Diana on Aug 10, 2022

Use a different water bottle

The ball at the bottom of this water bottle is too heavy and my hamster couldn't get any water from it. You can guess what happened. All these cages have the same water bottle.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kimona on Mar 19, 2022

Perfect sized critter cage

These cages are meant more for mice or hamsters but we use them for our daughters hermit crabs. We use sand and stone in deep bottom of this cage which works perfect for crabs to bury themselves to molt and grow into bigger shells

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Mousehome on Oct 6, 2021

Mouse Habitat

I bought this cage as an extra when I realized I had a male and female mouse and the female gave birth. It’s big enough to house a couple of mice in. Easy to clean and comes with everything necessary to start a habitat.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By jnava on May 12, 2021


This cage is way too small for any hamster. Dwarf hamsters need at least 450+sq inches and syrians need 600+sq inches. Take the lengthXwidth to find out how big your cage is. The wheel that comes with this cage is also way too small. Dwarfs need 6.5-8in wheels, syrians need 10-12inch wheels. Youtube has a lot of great resources to learn about hamster care Victoria rachel, Munchies place and Erinsanimals are few.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Puppy on May 3, 2021

Kaytee Hamster Habitat

This is a good habitat, but it is pretty small, so you should attach it to another cage or habitat, because the minimum amount of space a hamster should have is 450 sq. inches.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Justanotherhamsterlady on Feb 20, 2021

Unsafe, do not use

This is far too small for any small animal to use as a permanent home. Hamsters need 600sqin minimum of unbroken floorspace. Gerbils and mice need to be in pairs and would need a larger cage than this.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Jamster on Jan 13, 2021

Nice little cage

I have absolutely no complaints about this cage. It's so easy to put together instructions aren't even necessary. My hamster loves the hanging hideout, which is surprisingly bigger than it looked in the picture. I ordered extra tubes and an outhouse and everything connected easily. It's a great deal for the price.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Teddy on Jan 13, 2021

Teddy Roosevelt approved!

Our mouse boy Teddy is really enjoying his new set up. The best part being the adorable pictures of him in his hanging nest. Perfect for the smaller rodent pets!