KAYTEE CritterTrail Small Animal Playpen, 12.5-in - Chewy.com

Kaytee CritterTrail Small Animal Playpen, 12.5-in

By Kaytee
Rated 3.3214 out of 5 stars
$16.99Chewy Price
$29.99Chewy Price

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About This Item


  • The perfect playpen for hamsters, gerbils and mice.
  • Comes with 12 connectable brightly colored 5.5-inch long and 9-inch high wire panels that easily attach together.
  • Includes a large protective mat to guard floors and surfaces against messes.
  • Made with a passageway connector with secure locking cap to attach Critter Trail homes.
  • The CritterTrail Playpen quickly and easily breaks down for compact storage.

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Questions & Answers

18 Customer Questions

Could a hamster climb out of it
Answer by ChewyAug 09, 2018
This product measures nine inches in height, ensuring your pet stays safely inside.

How wide is the wire spacing?
Answer by ChewyMar 27, 2018
This playpen features a bar spacing of 0.75 inches.

Would this be big enough for my pet hedgehog?
Answer by ChewyMay 02, 2020
This CritterTrail playpen was designed for hamster, gerbil or mouse, however it would be suitable for other small animals, such as a hedgehog.

I understand it's made for hamsters and mice however would my Guinea pig be safe in this
Answer by ChewyAug 07, 2019
This playpen is intended for Hamsters, Gerbils and Mice.

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Rated 3.3214 out of 5 stars
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Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By stef on Jan 4, 2022

Smallest playpen in the world

If your looking for the worlds smallest playpen, you have definitely found it(see water bottle for size comparison)! My mice don’t even have enough room to play in this tbh. Please don’t waste your money on this one like I did.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By jpinsdg on Sep 11, 2021

Gerbil climbs out immediately

My overweight mongolian gerbil climbs out of this in about 30 seconds. Waste of money.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lovepets on Mar 10, 2021

Awesome little gates

I bought these for my guinea pigs and I bought 3 so they would have ample space to run. Easy to set up , I use a water proof shower curtain in place of the plastic that comes with it. 2 gates pictured , I ordered another after setting this up

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By AliT on Aug 6, 2020

Good product

Unfortunately what I bought it for didn’t work. I no longer have the box or receipt so I put it on the shelf. It is like brand new so I’m not sure what to do with it - possible donation

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jenny on Aug 30, 2020

got small size but worked out

I ordered this for my bunny but it was smaller than I thought but it works great for my dwarf hamster! Definitely not disappointed lol

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Steph on Feb 5, 2020

Good when paired with taller fence.

I purchased this because my Netherland Dwarf rabbit can fit through the bars of the play pen fence (which is meant for dogs) that I currently use for her and my other rabbits. I placed it on the outside of my original fence and so far it works great! However, the paint on it chips super easily and I can't see it working for any small animal when not paired with a taller fence. However, to be fair the dimensions are listed on the page, so you know what you're getting and let's be honest, 95% of things advertised for small pets are not suitable for them. The mat it comes with feels cheap but other than that I am happy with my purchase.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Lauren on Jan 15, 2020

Great concept but don't waste money

This cage is a great concept but threw it out within the first day of getting this item. The hamsters we have are very active and are climbers. They climbed up the bars and almost escaped not too long after being in the cage. One hamster thought it would be fun to chew the bars and bend it so her head almost got stuck. The plastic mat wouldn't last long either as the hamsters were scratching and biting at it. I have one I purchased from another site with fabric bottom and sides and love it.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Raven on Dec 6, 2019

Syrian hamsters CAN climb out. And area is small

One section of fence will make a small space about the size of a kitchen dish towel or large hand towel. Syrian hamsters CAN CLIMB OUT very easily! You can connect multiple sections of fence (it comes with hooks at the end for connecting) to make a bigger area. We folded cardboard over the top of the fence so our hamster can't grip on the bars and can't climb out. If you are at all handy, you can create a large hamster play area less expensively using items from a hobby or hardware store. Even the base of a giant plastic storage bin with the edges cut lower would work well and look ok for a play area.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Carman on Apr 24, 2020

Playpen first Willow

My hamster is able to pull up and climb out of her playpen very easily. It did not work.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Callie on Feb 13, 2020

Small pet play pen

I got two of these to keep my rabbit out from under my bed and dressers it worked she cant play around my cord for my motor for the bed or my cell phone and keeps my cats out too