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WARE Chew Proof Three Level Small Animal Critter Cage

Spacious, three-level small animal cage is perfect for hamsters, mice and other small petsAll-metal chew-proof design keeps your pet safe and secureEasy no-tool assembly hamster cagesEasy-to-clean metal drop panTwo large access doors with safety lockRamps and platforms provide extra living space
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1 out of 4(25%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for WARE Chew Proof Three Level Small Animal Critter Cage
Review 1 for WARE Chew Proof Three Level Small Animal Critter Cage
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Overall happy

PostedJune 2, 2014
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The green bottom to this cage came fairly dented up, but there are no real problems. Everything works. The wires are all in good shape, though I did need to do some realistic tweaking of some wires to ensure security. Assembling it was easy, and it has plenty of space to offer for my hamsters.
I would recommend this to a friend!
+1point
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Review 2 for WARE Chew Proof Three Level Small Animal Critter Cage
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Holes too big

PostedDecember 16, 2012
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I bought this cage for mice because the description specifically said it was for mice. When it came, we assembled it and put the mice in it (we have 7 albino mice). They loved the spaciousness and the multi-levels. The next morning I found one of the mice sitting on top of the cage (outside). I put her back in and then watched as she walked back up the cage wall and right through the holes on the top. The wire spacing is too large to keep mice in. Maybe if you buy smaller spaced chicken wire and reinforce it, it will work, but not the way it is shipped to you.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
+10points
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Review 3 for WARE Chew Proof Three Level Small Animal Critter Cage
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Poor construction

PostedNovember 25, 2011
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from New Brunswick, NJ
I have 3 male 6 month old rats who are already very big. I got this cage from a friend when they outgrew their old one and have to say that the ONLY reason I've kept it is because it was free and I'm a college student on a budget. It came to me already partially set up and I basically just had to unfold it. I'm not sure how it is originally packaged.
The two doors are nice and provide easy access to all parts of the cage but that is really the only good thing here.
I have already had to make several adjustments to it.
Firstly, the locking construction of the corners is poor. You have the basic hooks that clip around the bars, but they don't stay closed and I've ended up with zip ties holding my cage up.
Secondly, the tray is only about an inch deep. This is fine if you're using a bedding like Carefresh, but I prefer Kaytee granules and when my boys climb or play the granules got EVERYWHERE. I've had to rig a four inch plastic siding around the bottom of the cage to fix this, blocking the lower door.
The top of the cage does not connect to the base... it simply sits in the tray. This means that putting it back together is a bother and forget moving the thing once it's constructed. The only place for my cage is at the end of my bed and have to vacuum my sheets down every time I clean the cage because I inevitably have overflow or spills from putting the top back on.
Continuing, if you think this might work as a 3 level cage be warned that the "levels" are only about 4 inch wide wire pieces that tend to slip out of place. I've ended up adding more wire covered in fabric and rigging a few of the ramps up as levels, since my rats simply climb the sides of the cage. After a lot of construction I now I have a 4 level cage with lots of nooks and crannies to climb on and squeeze through, but it took a lot of effort and the cage is not only very difficult to clean now, but all the levels are held in place with more zipties.
Also, if you have males that mark heavily, prepare to find a thick yellow film stuck to the wires of your cage. It's gross. Be warned.
This cage is not suitable for 3 rats unless they are very small females. My boys get about 3 hours of free roam time a night now to make up for their generally cramped quarters. Scuffles wobble the cage, but all the hidey holes I've rigged up help.
I'm currently in the market for a new cage because of how much bother this one is
. If you need an extra cage for one or two rats this could work, but forget ferrets. If you're thinking long term opt for something sturdier with a deeper base.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
+30points
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Review 4 for WARE Chew Proof Three Level Small Animal Critter Cage
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2 / 5
2 / 5

PostedOctober 1, 2010
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from MN
The quality of this cage is poor. Some bars were broken. Some bars look as if they were "fixed".
For the price, I could of gotten a better cage somewhere else. Its sturdy and big enough for several rats, just the quality is a issue and disapointment.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
+37points
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