All Living Things® Rat Starter Kit
It's a nice size for the price and really easy to put together. Just wish the shelves and ramps were metal because the rats are going to chew those up. Kit includes two ramps but only received one. I would definitely suggest get something better but it's good for a starter cage.
December 12, 2014
i recomend this cage its great i have mamma rat in it with her babies. plenty of room so she can get away at times.
December 5, 2014
This cage is okay, but should not be a 'long term' investment for many reasons. It is a good price for all that you get but there were many issues I think overall. First, the clasps to hold the cage in place to the pan are also wire and to me, flimsy. They often get stuck under the cage itself when putting it back onto the pan, so you'll have to fiddle with it a bit to get them out, which sets off the top part of the cage to wiggle side to side or slumping over entirely to get it to match the pan right, and by then you might have to reset the clasps (again) This process can be made even more complicated by escapees after a cleaning.
The platforms are plastic and can hold my three rats, however take some elbow grease to clip into place properly. Once in place if your rats like to jump or play up high, they will slide and may cause your rats to fall off (like mine). The ramps were easy to install but the bottom ramp takes up space and if you are a new rat owner trying to socialize with your rat, it creates blind spots to see your rat. You do not want to stick your hand in any cage of any animal and not be able to see them. While I've never seen a domestic rat bite out of malice or anything like that, it is still a precaution you should take, especially when learning your new pet's behaviour.
(if you used the weird 'walking dish the bottom will be even more cramped) so in the end we removed them.
The hammock is a cheap piece of plastic that looks and feels like it was recycled from a trash bag don't rely on it, get something sturdy. The dish is small and holds enough food for one rat. Rats do best in pairs or more so unless you wish to keep refilling, you will eventually want a bigger dish as well. I did really like the chord that holds the water bottle. It was flexible but much more adequate in holding the bottle in place. Instead of a hook, it actually clips on to the cage, so I like that. The bottle itself is average, does it's purpose but leaks when upright, will have to tilt to prevent leaking. My main concern was that the the pan itself was small. There was no real place for a rat to play after the walking disk, ramp, and hiding place were put in. It may comfortably fit one (assuming its a small rat and does not need a bigger hiding house) or two but three is definitely the limit. The walking disk took up a lot of room. There is no space left for any extra toys except for the one provided and thats a meager toy. Since it is a starter kit and if you only plan to have one rat the whole time then it should be fine. But rats like to play, especially male rats. Without ample space they could get a little nasty with each other (like mine do) and if you have female rats that tend to get a little anti-social during her heat, then expect some tempers to flare. LASTLY, it's a cage for rats so I was disappointed at how thin the plastic pan was (it is deep though so prevents kicking up too much of the bedding). Rats chew, chew, chew! they could chew threw it overnight if they liked to or even sooner (again, like mine) and trust me, waking up in the morning and finding two rats escaped during the night and could be anywhere in the house is not comforting at all. The bedding is enough for a one time use, and the food is a good amount. I really did like the ability to be able to move the cage around house to give my girls new things to see and smell, so the wheels were a plus. Like I said you get what you paid for. It's ok for a beginner, but if you plan to have multiple rats and/or long term, INVEST WISELY
December 1, 2014
Not A Good Experience
Had this cage for about just over a month...
Came home one night and noticed only 1 of the 2 rats in the cage. Closer inspection had me see the hole they were able to chew through. Needless to say, had to rush to the store to get another cage.
October 8, 2014