All Living Things® Rat Starter Kit
We decided to add a rat to our family. We shopped around for cages taking into consideration the needs of the rat and the cost of the cage. We decided on this one. WRONG choice! The rat defecates on the shelves making it stinky and very unsanitary. We removed the shelves and made the cage more rat fun and friendly with other products. We tossed the wheel as it didn't work properly and takes up a tremendous amount of space in the cage. (We purchased a different cage mount wheel.) The BIGGIE...the rat is able to chew through the cage!! We came home to find a hole in the cage, and a hole in our flooring!! We plugged that hole with steel wool for the time being. She was then able to chew ANOTHER hole through the cage and proceeded to escape!
Save yourself the money and grief. Do NOT purchase this cage. Buy a cage with a metal bottom, and wire shelves.
June 26, 2014
Not a suitable cage for rats.
This cage is great in the sense that it's tall, spacious, ventilated and provides great exercise for rats but there's one important thing that was forgotten when making this product. Plastic. Plastic is the material for the bottom tray and for rat owners, everyone knows or now knows how much rats love to chew on plastic. I had this cage for less than a month and my rat has chewed the entire side. She and her sister has plenty of toys, huts, chew blocks, everything you could think of but nope. She loved the feel of that soft plastic on her teeth. I would definitely not recommend this cage or any other rat cage with a plastic bottom. From here on out I'll be going with a metal bottom, without grates.
May 22, 2014
My rats love this cage!
I have two dumbo rats and they love this cage! There is plenty of room for both to run and play. The wheel is a bit big for they cage but they use it and seem to get around it just fine. They really enjoy the hammock that is included in the kit!
May 12, 2014
Good for only TWO rats.
Being my first time owning rats, I purchased this cage to start off with. It's been maybe about two months since I adopted my two rats and this cage and I decided to get another rat. I regret it, I feel bad for them. I constantly have to clean their cage and had to add a litter box. The plastic tray just absorbs the urine and it is terrible, no matter what I do, I still smell it. I even bathed my rats thinking it was them, it wasn't. Doing my research, you want a metal tray with rats, not a plastic. This cage is okay for one or two rats, but it is way too cramped for three.
May 3, 2014