I got this for my cat who is pretty much impossible to get into carriers. She has a history of abuse and is very leery of being put in the carrier, she hates going to the vet. I thought this was a pretty good idea and wanted to see if this would be easier to get her into than the others. It wasn’t lol, couldn’t get her into it. I have some nice little red lines going down my arm and she still hasn’t made it to her vet apt. I’ll have to figure out something eventually lol, meanwhile I guess my other more angelic cat Charlie can get some use out of it. It’s not a bad carrier, not as sturdy as I’d like it to be and snapping it together was a bit of a pain, the door isn’t the easiest to open and close but I am hoping after some wear it will get easier.
I was pleased with the kennel. My cat loves it. Even sleeps in it. Yes it takes a bit of finagling to put together, but not rocket science. Here's the until.... I have only had for a year and a half, used 6 times. This past visit to the vet, and the handle broke off as the vet was passing to me causing it to fall to the ground with my cat in the kennel. The slide out door is a perfect detail. I had to zip tie the lock mechanism on the door, because it separated from the door. The vets love it. They say it makes it easier for them for check ups. It was not welded properly. I wish the manufacturing of the product was better.
This thing is a game changer for me! My cat Abe is very finicky when it comes to crates and this on I just slide out, pop him in, and the slide back it! It was definitely worth the purchase for me. The only down side for me is that it's a bit difficult to get it to click shut and if you slide it out too far you have to shove it in for it to close.
This was is great after we figured out how to put together. Understand that The door does not swing open it needs to stay rigid in place and it just pulls open. The problem people are having is that it needs to snap in at the bottom correctly in order for it to stay rigid. At first kept coming out for us too and then we noticed at the bottom that I had to snap in one way for certain pieces and then the other way. After that the challenge was that one screw was hard to get in. Took muscling. Once assembled it seems pretty strong and good
All three of my kitties are super shy and nervous going out, especially when going to the vet. They tend to huddle in a terrified ball at the back of the carrier when we get to the exam room and it's impossible to coax them out on their own so I have always had to completely disassemble the two halves of any carrier I've used in order to pry my cats out for their visit. It can be such a process and wastes both the vet's and my time. This carrier completely solved that issue! When I get them into the exam room all I have to do is pinch the door and slide it out. From there, it's so simple to just pick up the kitty out of the carrier. Yes, it can be a bit of chore to get the cat in the carrier but I feel it is no harder than doing it with a normal carrier. You just have to make sure you have another harder to move object against the back side so you can quickly slide it closed once you've placed the cat inside. The latch mechanism can be a bit hard to line up right with the holes to fully close the carrier but it just takes an extra couple seconds to wiggle it in completely. For me, these small extra efforts and considerations are far worth it for how much easier it makes my vet visits. My vet is super impressed and ecstatic about this carrier too! She says she wants to recommend it to all her patients!!
I just received this carrier today. It was simple to put together and I absolutely love the sliding drawer. The exterior is made from smooth plastic.
Difficult to assemble, gave up and decided to return it since is seems too flimsy for even our smallest cat.
I like the sliding feature. I really think that it's going to make trips to the vet a lot easier on myself and my cat.
I was looking for another carrier. I had 2 standard swing door carriers and it was very stressful for the cats and me. I found this carrier and it was great. Put the cat in the open tray and just slid the door closed. No screaming or growling from either cats. Vet even liked them. I would recommend this to anyone.
I was looking for something to take my birds to shows or to put chicks in while I clean out their brooder. This is working out great! The birds aren’t as stressed when I get them out. I’ll be buying more. The only issue I had was getting the door to snap in place. I really had to work at it. If it’s not snapped all the way in, it’ll seem flimsy… which may be why others are giving less stars, idk.