Why others have given this less stars. It is great for my jumping spider. Easy to assemble. A couple of extra rubber/silicone rings were included. The ONLY reason I give it 4 stars is because the film that protects the vinyl/plexiglass is difficult to remove from the pieces. Not a single scratch on any of it. My spider has been in its new home for a couple of days now with no issues feeding, watering, watching.
I was originally really excited to purchase this habitat for my jumping spider. When I began to unbox it with my boyfriend, he noticed there was a scratch on the base portion. No biggie, stuff happens and I was willing to look past it. After putting the entirety of it together, we quickly realized that the structure seems as though it didn’t go together. The design had left holes within corners and the wall that comes out has a hard time meeting the base. Luckily, our jumping spider is not small enough to fit through the holes, however its prey is. After several days of use, the latch popped off and I popped it back on. That was just the last little touch of not wanting to purchase this type of habitat anymore. Being in college, this is the best I can do for now. But, this will be one of the few times I invest in a habitat like this again. Super disappointing, especially after such rave reviews. :(
There are gaps all over this thing. If you're thinking of using it to house anything that needs to eat small insects, don't.
Sadly mine arrived a bit broken. It's a pretty flimsy material with small bits that can break off easily. Also, the inner dimensions are smaller than I needed (I'm using it for moss and my pitcher plant. Was hoping to also fit a venus fly trap or sundew too but it's definitely too small for that) because the inner bottom tray is smaller than the walls.
Not sure why everyone is saying it's "cloudy" the instructions step one clearly state to remove the protective film. And yes it's hard to see because when things are laser cut it's cut with it on there. It's easy to put together, nice and crystal clear. The large one at least the front drops open. Not sure how the small one opens. But will probably order one soon just to check. They are a little bit flimsy. Bit they are micro habitats made for tiny animals so it really shouldn't be an issue. Only thing i wonder is how long the O rings that hold everything together will last for before drying and cracking.
I have two of these for my wild caught Tan Jumping Spiders and they're the perfect size! I was able to fit a 6inch cholla wood and some artificial leaves along with a rock, leaf litter and a small skull! One side opens up for the door so it's easy to feed them or mist the enclosure. These pieces also have a protective film on BOTH sides. It will look frosted until you peel both sides off! It's a bit difficult to find where to peel but they come off clean! You either need another set of hands or patience to put this together but it is not difficult. There are just a few pieces to juggle so it holds together long enough to get the bands on.
tbh it was kinda hard to build (maybe im just a little slow tho) but the cage is pretty effective. if you dont want a vertical door with an h-ring, dont get this. im lowkey scared my frog is gonna jump out when i try feeding it one day but im chilling for now. really effective for the price point tho !! im getting a smaller one for my mantis.
We really like this enclosure. We’re currently using it for a small, tan jumping spider. We love that it’s visible 360 so that our kids can observe. It has stated pretty clear too so far. We’re getting another one for a bold jumping spider we just found. This only thing that has been difficult is that she is very small and one of the door hooks is far enough away from the door that she can squeeze out of it. It seems like perhaps a small design flaw, but if she was bigger it wouldn’t be an issue. We just put a small piece of wood in there to keep it closed. Pictures included.
I love this thing! It was easy to assemble, is sturdy for its size, and the locking mechanism is easy to use. Can't wait to get my little spooder in it!
Appears to be a clear plastic structure. The habitat is in frosted plastic . Not as pictured. Quality of habitat only fair.