KAYTEE My First Home Small Animal Tank Topper, 10-gallon - Chewy.com

Kaytee My First Home Small Animal Tank Topper, 10-gallon

By Kaytee
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars

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About This Item


  • Converts any 10-gallon tank into a multi-level home with extra room for your furry explorer.
  • Perfect for small animals like gerbils, guinea pigs, mice, degus and others, with plenty of space for bedding, toys and hideouts.
  • Made of chew-proof coated wire and stain-resistant plastic comfort shelves and safety ramps.
  • Easy to snap together with no tools needed, and includes built-in safety clamps to keep it securely in place.
  • Comes with a mini-hideout, bowl-in-the-hole food dish, and a canteen-style water bottle.

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Questions & Answers

15 Customer Questions

would this work well as a home extension for my hedgehog? I have an explorer that has figured out how to get out.
Answer by ChewyMay 21, 2018
Hedgehogs do like to climb so multi-level cages can make great homes.

I have a mouse.. Are the bars close enough together so she cant squeeze out
Answer by ChewyJan 05, 2018
The bars measure ½ an inch apart.

Anything for 20 gallon tank?
Answer by ChewyJan 15, 2018
At this time this product is only available in a 10-gallon tank option.

Is the hideout connected to the ramp or can you remove it?
Answer by ChewyJan 14, 2019
The ramp won't reach the bottom of the tank without the little brick house. If the house was removed, the ramp would be too steep for your pet to use it.

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Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By isabella on Jan 30, 2023

good buy if you have a small tank

i got this addition because i didn’t feel like the 10 gallon tank was enough. this was a super good buy! i will say tho, if you have a pet whose a really big chewer, you’re going to have to find replacements for them to climb on. thankfully my gerbil doesn’t chew on plastic & has always done well with plastic tubes, my others have not though so this setup would be out of the question for them. someone also said something about it having huge gaps, and it definitely doesn’t. unless you have tiny little baby mice, i do not believe your pet will escape. i recommend!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Trish on Feb 12, 2023

Tank Topper Hamster Cage

The tank toooer was sent and honestly thought I had actually clicked the fish tank first. It was a little difficult to connect to tank otherwise is as described

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Kiki on Apr 7, 2022

Bar spacing not appropriate for mice

This is advertised as being for mice, hamsters and rats. But realistically it's not appropriate for any of these small animals. The spacing on the bars is way too large for mice. And a 10 gallon aquarium even with this addition doesn't even closely meet the basic space requirements for hamsters or rats. I had to heavily modify this so my mice wouldn't be able to slip right through the bars. I also found it annoying that the ramp doesn't reach the bottom without the hide box which is very large and takes up 1/3 of a 10 gallon aquarium.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Jmartin on Dec 2, 2021

Not worth the price

It's cute. It costs too much. My daughter's hamster already got out through the bars, they're very loose and stretchy. The ramps are cheap plastic. The shelves slide back and forth, he fell through once. The water bottle leaks, until it's empty, we have to change the bedding every other day. I do not reccomend this.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By paige on Aug 31, 2020

great idea badly put together

I loved the idea of expanding my hamsters cage but there is a huge gap between the topper and the tank itself. She could definitely get out of this. Also it was impossible to get all 4 hooks around the tank.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By 754775 on Apr 13, 2020

almost escapee

My mice fit right through the bars! It says for mice and gerbils but DEFINITELY not for mice at all highly disappointed

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Gerbils on Oct 13, 2019

So neat. A lot better

The colors of the items were different. Dark Green shelves ..yellow bowl . Lime Green and purple ramp... light blue house purple ladder . But it’s very good plastic. I don’t see any space where my gerbils might be able to get out, Easy to put together: only down side is i would have liked it to fit the top of the tank a little more snug and the latch on the door isn’t very strong kind makes me nervous lol other then that it’s awesome and they love it !

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Altair on May 23, 2019

Not for anything small.

In the description it says for mice - no way. A mouse would escape this instantly. As would a smaller hamster and any gerbil. The way the sides of the cage connect, it leaves a huge gap. I could put 4 fingers straight through it. (Well see how it is after I try zip tying it to close tighter) on top of that the bars bend easily. The ramps are also terrible. They're solid plastic and straight, so the way they connect to the platforms mean it goes straight out, not downwards to the next shelf. (Bending it only breaks it - as I soon found out) The little house is cool, and it does fit on my 10 gallon. That's why it has 2 stars instead of 1. I'm going to try to make this work but if my fixes dont work (pliers - zip ties - my own shelves and ramps) Itll go in the trash :/

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By health101 on Apr 29, 2019

Happy for the topper!

This product is MUCH better than the "habitats" Kaytee and everyone else is selling for gerbils. The fish tank is the only way to go with these guys because of burrowing. The only thing I would change is all the plastic. We removed the plastic house at bottom and put in a wood one because they need to chew. It is a bit cumbersome to get the animals out, but you just take the attachment off. No big deal. The gerbils are happy and that is what matters!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Thetiffster on May 15, 2019

Absolutely NOT for mice

I ordered this tank topper to use to expand my mice enclosure. The box itself states it can be used for mice. After assembly it took my mice mere minutes to maneuver between the poorly spaced bars and get out. I had to spend another $30 on fine wire mesh to cover this in order to make it Mouse-proof. :(