National Geographic™ Critter Dome Guinea Pig Cage
Attractive design...but only okay and not awesome
I purchased this cage about 4-6 weeks ago for my first guinea pig (an adult)...but recently made a decision to replace it. Pros: It IS an attractive design for a small critter cage and I did like this. I like that they include all the "basics": a food dish (which hasn't tipped over), a water bottle (more about this below) and a hay bin. The hay bin, especially, has worked great! My pig has LOVED the "hiding space" below the shelf when he wants to be alone...but climbs up the shelf to hang out when he's feeling more social. Super easy to clean...just pop the top off and dump basin contents. I saw other comments RE: cracking on the basin, but my has been just fine. Cons: While not hard to assemble, the top wire portion has never quite "fit right" onto the basin/where it should latch...while my pig cannot escape from the cage, this is annoying. The water bottle DID leak excessively, but I should note that this only happened the first 2 times I filled it and since then has been great (following the advice of filling it full, squeezing it gently and putting it in its place gently/just so has worked). For an adult guinea, it is kind of small unless your pig gets lots of time outside of the cage...I am upgrading to a larger sized cage and "didn't know better" before, as this was my first guinea.
August 2, 2014
Very Nice looking, but has a few problems.
I recently purchased this cage for my new Guinea Pig. He absolutely adores it, in my opinion. He loves the fact that he can just hide under the stairs; its his little safe place. I loved the cage as well, mainly because its not too big, its organized, and I've never seen a cage like it. The downside of the cage is that a week after I purchased it, the bottom started to crack around the edges. I now have to return it and I most likely wont be getting the same cage. The water bottle that comes with it also leaks a ridiculous amount, which ruins the bedding and makes it a complete soggy mess for my little pig. I wish i could keep the cage but it has too many problems. Other than that, if they could get those details fixed, it would be a great cage.
July 20, 2014
We have had this cage for less than a week. The Cage top is off in size a bit, but we are able to still latch it closed. It does look very nice. Today I went to clean the bottom and there were large cracks all around the base. One so large that there was a puddle of urine on our table top. Really strange how it is just cracking. Like a fault line around all of the curved edges. I will try to add the photos. This cage has not been dropped. Is brand new and in use for less than a week by one baby Guinea Pig.
June 17, 2014
Great cage for one young guinea pig
My guinea pig adores this cage. He is still quite young, and may require more space as he finishes growing in the coming ~10 months, but this cage is perfect for him. I give him regular time out of the cage to stretch his legs but he's okay with the small space too.
Would not recommend for more than one pig, as they would be crowded, and not for a bigger pig, unless they get a lot of time out of the cage.
May 31, 2014