Grreat Choice® Rabbit Starter Kit
The rattles are happy, and so am I!
-Spacious (for rats)
-Can hold a lot of accessories, comes with a fair few accessories for the price
-Water bottle WORKED
-Ramp, while accessible for rats, may be downright impossible for young bunnies, guinea pigs, etc. to use
-NOT spacious enough for larger rabbits, more than one guinea pig or a large guinea pig, etc.
-Bedding sample is NOT big enough to cover the entire cage thoroughly, BUY MORE BEDDING.
We desperately needed a new cage for my two rats, Ouija and Tarot. This was our best option that was suitable, and let me tell you, it's more than suitable. The cage was very easy to assemble, the shelf seems very secure, and the water bottle actually WORKS (something I have yet to actually experience from a "starter kit" such as this).
The only drawbacks I've experienced is that the ramp is actually impossible for them to get up in and of itself. I can imagine if you were getting this for a rabbit, or a guinea pig, or something of the sort, it would be impossible, but if you're looking at this for a rat, they can (depending on your placement) usually use the bars for support and get up it anyway. The other drawback is that the original "aspen bedding sample" is NOT enough to properly cover this entire cage.
To put it in perspective, the cage can hold an 11 inch wodent wheel, a tissue box, an oatmeal carton, and a hammock without any problem, with space for some extra things.
The only things I would watch out for are if you have a chewer. The bars seem very feeble (although it might just be because they're flexible), in a sense that they could be chewed through easily.
June 9, 2014
This cage is OK for temporary housing. I was a little disappointed in the size. It is much narrower than it looks in the online photos. It is also not as sturdy as it looks in the photos. It does assemble easily.
March 10, 2014
My husband and I were using a dog crate for our bunny's home. That was a terrible idea! But we couldn't help it because we didn't want to spend a ton of money on a nice crate. Worse came to worse, so I found one on sale and we love it because it is a nice size and extremely easy to put together.
February 26, 2014