|Small Pet Type||Gerbil, Hamster||Gerbil, Hamster||Gerbil, Hamster||Hamster, Mouse||Hamster, Mouse|
|Toy Type||Exercise Wheels & Balls||Exercise Wheels & Balls||Exercise Wheels & Balls||Exercise Wheels & Balls||Exercise Wheels & Balls|
When I ordered the Kaytee run about ball I ordered a pink one and got a blue one
I would not recommend this product for anyone to use for their little fur baby. This product is poorly made. My fur baby can’t even get it to roll.
Do a little bit of research online and you will see these hamster balls are not safe. Here’s why: hamsters toes can and will caught in the “vent” holes causing sprains or breaks. The hamster can not stop there momentum thus crashing into objects. The vent holes are inadequate for allowing the hamster breathe properly. The vision of hamsters is only about 2-3 inches thus all they can see is the blurred and colored plastic and have no idea where or what they are running into.
To open this little hamster ball we have to use pliers. Ours is impossible to turn with fingers. I don't know if it's like this on all of them or we are just unlucky, but would not buy again. My hamster enjoys it, though.
We love our hamster, but she sometimes seems bored by her cage. We knew we had to do better, so we bought her this ball. She uses it to explore the apartment, and smell everything. We have games we play with her that she loves, and she asks us to take her for a walk outside when she is ready. Our neighbors are delighted to see us "walking" our hamster.
Exercise balls are an absolute joke. They cause so much stress on your animals. Your animals can get their limbs stuck in the "ventilation" holes and have them ripped off or broken. Please don't use these. If you are getting this for your hamster/mice/rats/etc, give them a non-mesh, non-wire wheel like the Wodent Wheel, Kaytee Silent Spinner or a Kaytee Comfort Wheel. Syrian hamsters & rats need a 10"-12" wheel and dwarf hamsters & mice need a 8"-10" wheel but can use larger wheels. Chinchillas need a 12"-15" wheel. Guinea pigs, rabbits & ferrets don't need wheels. Bottom line, please don't use exercise balls or mesh wheels, they can cause serious, long lasting damage to your beloved fur-babies.
I live 40 miles from a somewhat decent pet store. Chewy makes my life so much easier. The products are always great and they have fast delivery, even out in the country.
I've read lots of reviews on these where people are saying their hamsters have gotten their feet or toes stuck in the cracks. I have had hamsters on and off for 25 years and I have never had that happen to one of my furrys. Maybe it's possible that the hamsters who have experienced this were actually trying to reach something through the crack, like a bit of food or paper...idk. I have only had good experiences with this product and I've never had an animal get caught in the cracks. I have had some that the lid would not stay secured but that's a hit or miss with this brand or any other....manufacturing isn't perfect. That's an easy fix though....just take a piece of regular scotch tape and place it over one of the notches on the ball (with the lid off). It just acts as a bit of a filler. Then put the lid on and it should stay just fine. It's possible you may need more than one piece of tape considering that some brands are thinner. Over all I think it's a good product and my hamsters would not be as happy if they didn't get their run time.
This small ball was hard to put together. The instructions told you how to assemble it but what it also told you once you do it's closed for ever, but the top is the only thing that opens and closed. This ball was really hard to put together I clip two of the things together but the last one was hard, I had to use something to push it down and close it because it was a real pain.
this ball is great size for my syrian hamster..she likes it