Super Pet® CritterTrail Dazzle
Not the best.
Purchased this as an additional cage for our hamsters. The concept is great as we think the hamster will use the wheel for exercise (and they did for a bit). However, one decided it was going to make it it's den so it started putting the bedding in the center. But it also wanted to keep using the wheel. So the food and bedding it brought up there also turning with it which made a bunch of noise. I put something underneath to stop it from turning which was great because it obviously stopped it.
The real issue for me not liking this particular design was trying to clean it out of all the hamster waste, food and bedding. The wheel does not come apart easy enough to get in there to clean it out. In fact when I tried taking it apart I ended up breaking one of the clips.
December 28, 2014
HATE THIS CAGE!
I have this exact cage; the only thing different about mine is that the wheel is actually a ball that is detachable so you can use it as a run around on the floor. I hate this cage. I have taken my hamsters out of it and put them in a Rubbermaid container and I like it better. The tubes are hard to detach in some places and are hard to clean. My little dwarfs like to bed in the overlook room at the top. They do all their business in there and it is difficult to get it out for cleaning. The cage is small, but that is ok if you have only one or two dwarfs in it. I would not put a standard teddy bear or Syrian hamster in it. If you detach all the tubes and use just the cage it may be ok, but that defeats the purpose of buying a Critter Trail. In the store, it is so cute, but at home, it is a disaster.
August 3, 2014
Not bad overall
I am 46 years old, and have purchased my first hamster. In the interest of full disclosure, I am a PetSmart employee.
The habitat offers everything my Syrian hamster could want, except the hideaway is lacking. The wheel seems to be an issue for other owners. My hamster left droppings and food in the wheel the first day. I cleaned it, and he seems to have learned from it. The wheel is not especially noisy, and overall the hamster seems happy.
June 9, 2014
Not a great product
Unfortunately, this has not lived up to our expectations. We purchased this just over 2 weeks ago. The hamster has escaped multiple times through the top hatch and a piece in the wheel broke within the first 3 days. We have another crittertrail habitat and it is great. This one looks amazing, the hamster loves it, but it just hasn't been very sturdy or safe for our pet.
May 6, 2014