Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 8
Rated 1 out of 5 by kostar1 Terribly made and difficult to build
This product has a great look and appears to be a fully functioning unit in all ways, but the design needs to be adjusted so that the "building it" part flows a lot faster! Very easy to follow instructions, but it literally took my boyfriend and I over 2 hours to put together!! The powder coated finish gives it a great look, but it is not ideal for the type of design and way the pieces fit together. The powder coating ended up scraping off as we were trying to gently put the pieces together. The instructions even recommend using a rubber mallet to slam the pieces together! Also, some part of each piece was bent out of shape, so we had to bend everything back into place before we could even get the parts to fit together correctly. The doors were uneven and the hinges were almost rusted shut, none of the metal bars of the cage itself were fully straight, and many were so bent we were afraid our animals would escape. Again, this product has great potential, but the design of it needs some serious changing!! I do not recommend this unit unless you plan on never taking it apart again or even housing any small animals!! Needless to say, we expected a little better of a product for the price we paid for it!
August 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Katiethemuffin Amazing cage BUT BE CAREFUL PLEASE READ
I have two 10-week old female degus who absolutely love this cage, and they love to climb. Last night, one of them got her paw caught in one of the side holes for the smaller platforms and was bleeding everywhere. She will be fine, but it was absolutely terrifying and I'm sad that my little one got hurt. PLEASE cover the holes you do not use for the platforms with tape or something! The holes were not reamed and if they try and drop down after holding on with one of the holes, it can cut your little friend's paws. Other than that, I highly recommend this cage, just make sure you run your hands EVERYWHERE to make sure there's nothing that can hurt your little buddies! Having your paw sliced across is not nice!!
July 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 69Mustang Great habitat for your critters!
I had fears that this cage would be too large. Not so! While being slightly on the tall side, it affords my ferrets plenty of space. Quality is phenomenal and it is quite sturdy. Reading the other review about assembly was invaluable, yet I still forgot to take the rubber plugs out of the square holes. Beyond that, it went together single-handedly with no muss.
Now to the features. Let me tell you, the entire front of this opens up. Four full size doors with sturdy latches are much welcome after seeing some of the other products on the market. Likewise, ramp covers make access to each level, a breeze. My ferrets have gotten very proficient at going up and down them.
The only gripe is that the removable trays could have been slightly deeper. Not enough to take points away from all the other plusses, but if you have very active animals, be prepared to sweep up bedding. I'm currently looking into the possibility of a washable cloth insert option.
All in all, it is an amazing cage. If you have any question about quality and workmanship, try and lift the box. It's definitely a two person lift, and reassures you that it's a sturdy piece of hardware, rather than something that you will be replacing a few months down the road.
July 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by Jaimee Great for pets and owners!
I have owned this cage for a little over a month now, so I think I can give it a fair review.
I was wanting the Double Critter Nation cage for a long time, but the cost+shipping was usually unreasonable. I checked PetSmart often and actually got this cage on sale and picked it up from the store the same day!
I assembled this cage alone in ~1.5 hours. The sections will have a small black plastic piece in the holes where the pegs go in and I think these are only there to prevent the holes from becoming misshapen during shipment. There was absolutely no mention of them in the instructions. I removed them and the pegs slid in much easier. Having a rubber mallet will be helpful during assembly!
So far, I have really loved this cage! It is so fun decorate it with hammocks and toys. Since the doors open completely, it is so easy to change out the bigger items in the cage. Even though this cage is larger, it takes me less time to clean it than my old cage. Also, the cage is heavy, but it can still be moved to vacuum without much trouble. The storage space underneath is really nice to organize training supplies, enrichment items, and toys!
I would HIGHLY recommend this cage for anyone who is wanting the Critter Nation cage or just something larger or easier to clean!
June 30, 2015