KAYTEE Run-About Small Animal Exercise Ball, 5-in - Chewy.com

Kaytee Run-About Small Animal Exercise Ball

By Kaytee
Rated 3.5642 out of 5 stars
Color: Clear
Color: Clear
Size: 5-in
Size: 5-in

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About This Item


  • Unique exercise ball allows your furry friend the freedom to roam and explore the world while keeping him safe.
  • Durable plastic ball features a securely latching hatch and ample ventilation slits for comfort.
  • Provides essential exercise and stimulation for your pet, as well as great entertainment for you.
  • Can also be used to transport him outside the home or as a holding area while you clean his cage.
  • Clear exercise ball is available in four sizes to fit most small pets; 7-inch ball is also available in moon glow transparent green.

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Questions & Answers

16 Customer Questions

Can this exercise ball be used for a baby turtle?
Answer by ChewyApr 11, 2019
An exercise ball should not be used for turtles.

Is this a good size for a small rat
Answer by ChewyMay 27, 2020
The manufacturer recommends using the 11½ inch ball for juvenile rats and small breeds, and the 13 inch ball for adult and large rats.

How does it attach to the cage
Answer by ChewyApr 11, 2019
The exercise ball does not attach to a cage. It allows your pet to explore any open space on the floor. We recommend only using this while under supervision.

Can a hedgehog use this ?
Answer by ChewySep 05, 2019
The 11.5 inch and the 13 inch exercise ball are suitable for hedgehogs and rats.

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Rated 3.5642 out of 5 stars
218 Ratings
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218 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MichelleK on Mar 17, 2023

Perfect for my little critters!!

I bought 2 of these for my African Pygmy Squirrels- they are the perfect size and allow my critters to explore without me getting worried that they will get lost or fear of them being a snack of my mini schnauzers.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Kristin on Jan 19, 2023

Broke when put together

Super cute little ball for our tiny baby hampster, however the pieces that connect the two halves together broke off when we put it together.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Brakes on Mar 31, 2023

Brakes within first 2 uses

Plastic is super cheap and brakes and your furry friends is out lose.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Robyn on Aug 12, 2022

Not for chinchillas

Please don’t purchase this for your chinchilla. It can overheat and die very quickly from heat exhaustion.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Nikki on Apr 18, 2022

7 inches? More like 3 to 4

My fat little hamster is so uncomfortable it this tight poorly made ball that I do not even bother trying to use the other two I bought for our rats. Price, is NOT right nor is description

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By ilovemyrat on Mar 6, 2022


i have never bought this item before. But from what I know its bad. The holes for breathing don’t give enough air. Your pets toes can get stuck in the toes and break them. They can bump into things giving them trauma. And most of all its not a good product. hamsters are not toys. They need 6 inches of bedding. A cage minimum is 450 by 450. Not a critter trail. Please research before buying a hamster. Don’t use this item unless its a extra hideout in there environment. Btw the photo isn’t mine*

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By hamster on Jun 5, 2022

ball for hamster

Ball has a poor design. When you put it together one side goes in and the other pops out.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By HamsterLover on Nov 30, 2021


Please do not use exercise balls, there are so many dangers with them like lack of ventilation and risk of hamster toes getting caught in the slits and getting broken. And it doesn’t provide your hamster any enrichment, it clouds their vision, they can’t smell, they can’t use their whiskers, and they can’t feel things on the ground. Play pens filled with toys and sometimes healthy treats for the hamster to find are so much more enriching.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Ali208 on Oct 28, 2021

do not buy these for pets

Do your research on balls like this. They’re not good for pets, please just look on any reputable vet site out there and you’ll see why these aren’t recommended. The fact that chewy even sells these is horrible. Chewy is supposed to be a good source of products for all different animals, so why are they selling something that is known to be not recommended by vets?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By HammiesBall on Mar 18, 2022

Bal For Hamster

Good product. Works like it's supposed to. Happy with the product.