I bought this for my cat to have her kittens in. I put a soft blanket in the bottom, they are 6 weeks old and still sleep, eat and play in it. Its really nice in that it has a zip top that you can take the top off and also a zip door.
This cage is a well made cage with no chance of escape for your small pet. The 2 houses that cames with it, I took it out and bought a different house. There is a square wire thing that i took out and put the bedding on the bottom of the cage.. It is suppose to help seperate stuff from the bedding, but most small animals love to dig!! It is a sturdy plastic bottom, the whole top of the cage opens and is hindged. I put the upper levels in. The wheel that came with the cage does work, but is cheaply made. The houses are sturdy, but make sure there are no sharp edges when cutting the small piece of plastic from the window and door. You do get 2 houses! The other thing that threw me off was this.... There is 2 kind of hook things that I had no idea at first what it was for.. The cage is assembled, but no instructions. The hooks go on the outside of the cage and lock to the plastic bottom. The wire part of the cage just sits into the plastic bottom and the hooks lock it. The top needs to be locked back into the tabs when you are done. The cage is so easy to clean! This cage has a front door on it, it is hard for a small animal to lift it, but I put a garabage bag tie around the top of the door and the next bar of the cage, just helps so the small pet dont escape!! Since it is big, has 2 levels, lots of room to play and have toys. I bought a different wheel and it attaches between the bars. There is a place on either side of the cage for a water bottle to hang. It is well worth the money and it is a wire age which gives plenty of ar to get in. I would say cover the cage with a towel if it is in a drafty room!!
I have had Prevue Pet habitats in the past and am mostly satisfied with their products. I really like the mostly metal construction and the ease of assembly. Unfortunately not everything in this cage is metal. The ramps are plastic, thus I had to remove them so my chinchilla doesn't chew on them. Also, when the cage arrived the front doors and bars were bent badly so it did not shut securely enough. However, Prevue Pet has excellent customer service. I emailed them to let them know that the front panel arrived bent and they are sending out a new panel to me at no cost. Here are some of the modifications I have made though for safer use : -the floor of the cage is a wire mesh insert that is supposed to keep the bedding separate from the interior. This insert does not sit securely enough and shifts around too easily, leaving gaps that could be hazardous for little feet and tails. I removed this floor completely and instead allow my chinchilla to walk on the bedding material. -there is a space between the top of the drawer for the bedding and the bottom rail of the cage that is approximately 1.5 inches big. This space goes around both sides. With the floor in place it is mostly inconvenient as bedding and waste can slip through this opening and onto the floor. Having to remove the wire floor means that I now had to block this opening so my chinchilla didn't try to get out. I very quickly was able to cut cardboard and slip it into place blocking the space and keeping the bedding material and my chinchilla within the cage. I did email Prevue Pet and told them that a metal shield would be beneficial in future manufacturing of this product. -because the ramps are plastic and I had to remove them, there are now hooks that could potentially be hazards to little feet and tails as well. Using thick wire or bolt cutters, I removed these hooks and filed down the sharp edges. All in all this cage is serving its purpose. With modifications on the user end I can recommend it. I did email Prevue Pet and they are taking my suggestions to their engineering department and hopefully future cages will be safer and better quality.
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