Posted February 3, 2010
I bought this cage for my son's pet rat. It was an emergency because he had chewed through his other cage and we needed one fast! Not only did we receive this cage three days after ordering it, but it is an excellent cage. It was a snap to put together. It's sturdy, huge, and best of all...completely chew proof!!! There is enough room in this cage for atleast two or three adult rats. My son loves that there is a complete second level floor for his rat to play on, instead of just all half shelves. I wish I had done my homework before buying the first cage we got which cost almost twice as much, and it was much smaller and had a lot of plastic parts. There is so much more room for extra toys for him to play with. My son is thrilled! Thanks so much for not charging the shipping that other stores charge that double the price. I will definetly recommend this cage to all his friends mothers who are know contemplating a rat for a pet! ;)
Spacious but noisy
Posted April 16, 2014
I've had this cage for about four months now and have my three medium-sized female rats living in it. There is more than enough room for the three of them; for the price, it's very spacious. They love climbing up the sides and hanging from the top!I do have a few complaints, however. Maybe it's just the one I got, but the platforms are very noisy. They rattle every time a rat so much as puts a tiny rat hand on it. It's also very time-consuming and frustrating to put together because the hooks that hold everything together tend to hook on just about everywhere but where you actually want them to be. This also makes it very difficult to wash. I supposed if you had access to a hose and could cover it with soap and spray it off it would be much more efficient, but I live in an apartment with no access to a hose. Every time I want to wash the whole thing I need to fully disassemble it and wash it with a sponge in the bathtub. I've also had problems with the top part coming unlatched from the base when trying to move it around.All in all, if you have the patience to put this together and the ability to wash the whole thing without completely taking it apart (which I don't), this cage is great. I think in the future though I'll invest in a cage that's easier to disassemble and maybe has plastic platforms.
Okay cage, poor ideas in constructon
Posted April 16, 2014
Port Jefferson, OH
Although the box it was shipped in had a LOT of damage to it, holes, tears, loose flaps ect, when my Rat Manor came I was so excited and promptly began setting it up. One of my J-hook connectors at the very bottom does not reach where it should so the cage sits uneven on the fleece liners and wobbles at the slightest touch. That setup was easy to do but the shelves came very warped and so bent that I had to forcefully bend them back to a normal shape to get them to work. I assume this is because of whoever they use for their shipping carrier does NOT treat their products well in transit. The shelves also very very hard to get in and out of the cage, and sometimes they just fall from the weight of my rats. The middle shelf was the worst to get in and back out once I realized I wouldn't be able to fit their wheel into the VERY TINY DOORS! Plus the top of the cage is not meant to open so the doors are the only place to get things in and out of. So the litter box and hideaway have to be put onto the cage floor before I put the top back on, and with the litter needing cleaning daily it's already becoming a huge hassle. It's a pretty spacious cage but my boys rarely use anything other than the ground floor(food and water is on upper level) so a lot of space is going to waste. It's biggest saving grace is the drop pan made entirely of metal so I never have to worry about chewed plastic bottom escapes which is basically the only reason I bought this besides tight budget. I expected much better quality for the price I paid for this hunk of junk. Down the road I will probably get one of the ones that sits on castors with large doors and save the trouble.