Intended for use by hamsters and gerbils. Inspect on a regular basis. Wipe clean with a damp soft cloth and mild soap. Dry thoroughly.
Clear the necessary area either on the floor or outdoors on level ground. Unfold each panel of the Exercise Pen from each other. Stand the unfolded pen panels on end and fashion the entire assembly into an octagon shape. Hook the 2 end panels (which should now be directly next to each other) together. Carefully lift your small pet(s) over and into the pen.
For easiest cleaning, assemble the pen in an area of the house with easy-to-clean flooring, such as linoleum, wood, tile, or laminate. It would also be best to provide your pet with a covered area, such as a crate or cardboard box, so he has a place to retreat for privacy when needed.
Since many small pets can jump extremely high and/or scale wire bars, always supervise your pet. Even if you think your small pet is incapable of escaping, it is a good idea to place the pen in a room in the house that has been pet-proofed. Pet-proofing a home includes taking measures to ensure your small pet cannot chew or ingest electrical cords, toxic plants, carpets, furniture, or that he cannot squeeze into gaps behind furniture or appliances.