Why customers love Kaytee Habitat for pet:
The best thing about this Kaytee`s cage is the deep base. It keeps the bedding from scattering out and you do not have to do extra cleaning. This multi-level housing also makes rats, ferrets and chinchillas do extra climbing to maintain their agility and healthy condition. The rodents use all of their feet to get around and even climb all over the cage which makes the small spaces between bars perfect for them. Small pets have a lesser risk of having broken feet because it slipped through the bars.
The water bottle easily hooks on to the bars which prevents it from falling whenever the pet is drinking. The Kaytee My First Home cage is also very easy to clean because there are 2 doors giving you more access inside the cage.
This housing has enough space for 4 chinchillas to move around freely. Even if they all start to climb, you don’t need to worry about the cage falling because the construction is very sturdy. The bottom part is spacious for you to put an exercising wheel and an igloo so your exotic pet can have more fun.
You also have the option to put the platforms wherever you like to change the dimensions of each level. The product you will get is bigger than the one you see on the photos online which is a really nice thing. There are grips on the ramps so that your pet will not fall off when climbing. Pets will also love it when you place an exercising wheel inside the cage so they can play.
Some suggestions to improve the product’s reputation:
The Kaytee My First Home Habitat Multi-Level for Exotics has its flaws but they are totally manageable. For example, even if it is very easy to assemble, the instructions that came with the unit are poor and sometimes the item arrives in bad condition. The good news is that manufacturers are able to send a replacement right away.
This would be a big concern for those who are ordering from outside the United States because they would have to wait for at least 2 weeks before they receive the product and another 2 weeks if they need to have some parts replaced which could be a hassle.
Some pet owners also say that the latches that are supposed to attach the base to the cage do not fit perfectly so you might have to make some minor adjustments. The base needs to fit perfectly. Also make sure that your item is well secured and in top condition.
The material of the base can easily be chewed by rats and they might end up escaping. Rodents are well-known for chewing through almost anything. Most importantly you have to watch out if your pet is doing some heavy chewing and keep them from getting to the base. This can be prevented for the mean time by placing a wire mesh between the bottom and the base. You can now enjoy your new chinchilla cage by making a few minor adjustments.
This housing can be used for chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, rats, and other small rodents. Please do not think of putting your ferret and other pets with similar size and level of activity. They are bigger animals and you would not want to deprive them of good living space.
In general, it is a good product. The cage is ideal for exotics especially if you want to make them happier.
The dimensions of the cage are 30.5 x 8.5 x 18.5 inches. It weighs 16 lbs. but the weight of the item when it is shipped is 17.8 lbs. The doors also have the right size – 9 x 9 ½ in.
Your pet is secured because the ½ inches space between bars will keep them from escaping. This product is has 3 levels which promotes a healthier habit for your exotic animal. And the shelves are plastic for your pet’s safety.