|Small Pet Type||Rabbit||Rabbit, Guinea Pig||Rabbit||Rabbit, Hamster, Ferret, Rat, Degu, Hedgehog, Sugar Glider||Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Chinchilla|
|Material||Plastic||Metal, Coated Metal||Plastic||Metal, Coated Metal||Plastic|
This cage is small, but what people seem to forget is that rabbits aren't meant to be stuffed in cages 24/7. That would be like stuffing a dog in a crate all day, every day. Even with the largest of cages, you'll still likely need to let your bun out to play and get daily exercise. I've always used these cages as a "homebase" for my buns, and have had buns for almost two decades now. They're let out during the day (supervised, as I also have 2 dogs and 2 cats), and they have no problem with the cage. I've had one for almost 10 years and only recently broke the end off one bar. If you squeeze the bars very tightly they will bend, but I've also lifted the cage by holding the bars to clean beneath it (while the buns weren't in it) and nothing happened. I don't put litterboxes in my buns' cages; they just pee/poop in the bedding and I spot clean. Everything else seems to fit nicely in the cages though; their hide holes, their hay holders, their water bottles and food dishes, some of their toys (they usually bring them out when they free roam). I even have additional food dishes in their cages; a separate bowl for their fruits and vegetables. I've never had an issue with this kind of cage before, and I do recommend it with proper care. As long as you let your bun out to get daily exercise and you aren't trying to cram 5 buns in one cage, this cage works perfectly.
way way way too small for anything! rabbits need 15 square feet MINIMUM
This cage is wayyyyy too small for most animals, esp a rabbit. This exact cage was given to me when I adopted a rescue rabbit. Rabbits need a litter box, hay, drink dish, food dish, and toys. Even if that stuff wasn't in the cage it would still be too small. She was moved to an exercise pen, potty-trained, and then became a free roam bunny so she could run and jump - things that are impossible in this cage.
This is actually a "relatively okay" cage! It's average quality, as Kaytee products usually are, however, it's still much too small for a full-grown adult Rabbit of any breed, whether it's a Netherland Dwarf or a Flemish Giant. It is recommended for any breed of Rabbit to have a minimum of 12 square feet of living space, and around 20 square feet or more of play space. This must be double for each additional Rabbit, although free-roaming is highly recommended instead. Unfortunately, this cage only measures about 5 square feet of floor space, which also isn't big enough for Guinea Pigs either, which need at least 8 square feet for 2, plus 3 square feet for each additional Guinea Pig. It's 7.5 sq ft minimum for 1, however, Guinea Pigs are herding animals and should never be housed alone unless they're aggressive towards others, which is extraordinarily rare. It's also much too small for Ferrets, as they need very long and deep cages. Chinchillas and Rats need tall tiered cages with multiple levels and plenty of space to run and climb. I also wouldn't recommend it for Hedgehogs. They should have around 8 sq ft :) One thing I like about this cage is the size. Although, as mentioned before, it's much too small as permanent housing, but it is a good carrier! If bringing your small pet, whether a Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Ferret, Chinchilla, Hedgehog, large Ratties, or other large "odd-ball" type pets, like Snakes or Monitors, it will get the job done! It's spacious, for a carrier cage, although the bars and plastic are quite flimsy, so be careful when handling the cage and avoid bending the bars! They're easy to bend, but not easy to fix! The bottom pan is also a textured plastic with rivets, so it's quite difficult to keep clean. All-in-all, I don't think I would recommend this, even if for traveling. I prefer soft-sided carriers instead (which are also usually much cheaper) :)