Grreat Choice® Hamster Starter Kit
I bought this cage the other day for my new gerbil and it was just awful! Although the wood chip bedding and wood chew toys were awesome (which conveniently came in the box with the set) there were too many other problems with the cage, that it wasn't worth buying. First of all, getting it set up and put together was difficult, things were not sized correctly so it was hard to make the pieces fit together and make them stay. Then the pegs that are listed and supposed to come in the box for the second floor shelf were missing so I couldn't put it up for her so she could have enough room to move around and live happily. Plus the water bottle that came in the box was faulty and defective, it didn't work at all and leaked everywhere. Her cage and wood chip bedding was completely soaked and she was drenched in water too from it leaking through out her whole cage. Not to mention to top it all off, her exercise wheel was broken and wouldn't move at all unless you used blunt force to spin it. So basically she had hardly any room to run around or play since the second floor couldn't be added, and her exercise wheel wasn't working. Overall this product is terrible and faulty in my opinion, and isn't worth it's set price or even being sold on the shelves in pet stores. I highly DON'T recommend this cage kit!!
October 18, 2014
Way too small!
the cage was pretty good quality, had a nice appearance but it was wayyy too small. I couldn't even fit a toilet paper tube in there without clogging up all the space.
October 15, 2014
Great for beginners!
I recently got my first small pet ever abut three weeks ago or so. He is a Robo Dwarf Hamster. I got this cage because I liked the price and thought it was cool looking. The cage overall is good. We had great trouble putting it together, but once we got it it held firmly. If you are getting this cage, be sure to get a different wheel, too. the wheel it comes with is so so loud. I got a silent spinner about a week after. But the cage overall is pretty good, and I think i will have it for a while, although I am planning to expand it with tubes.
August 30, 2014
Great cage for one dwarf hamster
I bought this cage when my two "male" Chinese dwarfs had a litter of 7 babies...LOL. I couldn't decide how to handle it and I needed an inexpensive get by cage for the actual male. It has worked out great. He seems very content. It is super easy to clean...much easier than the Critter Trail I had them in that has a million tubes to clean. It has enough access doors to the cage so it doesn't feel so cramped when you are trying to clean or move things around. It doesn't have a lot of floor space for extra huts and things. A little more floor space would be better. The slope fits perfectly in the slot and is easy to take out for cleaning. The food bowl fits its slot perfectly so it doesn't slide around. Some other reviews said that the water bottle leaks and the wheel is loud, but my wheel is silent and the water bottle doesn't leak at all. I love it so far. In the store, the cage looks plain and uninteresting compared to some of the brighter cages with a lot of tubes and extras, but a lot of difficult cleaning comes with all of the extras. I wouldn't put more than one small dwarf hamster in this cage. It is small, but has worked great for us. :)
August 3, 2014