Just Big Enough for Mr. Bean
Posted: 5/25/2010 from FORT LAUDERDALE, FL UNITED STA
PROS: I like the fact that this cage comes with a wheel and a water bottle. The way it's designed offers plenty of ventilation. Putting it all together was really easy - less than 5 minutes. It's the right size for a "fancy" mouse - but no more than two mice. It also has a built in carrying handle for easy transport, which for some reason isn't shown in the picture. With the top on, as long as everything is snapped shut, it's a pretty secure habitat that your little fur baby can't get out of (unless you help him).
CONS: When the top is removed, the walls come off easily - all Mr. bean has to do is push on it, and it's bye-bye Mr. Bean! This is because during construction, nothing snaps tightly together to solidify the structure (as far as the walls are concerned). The only thing that snaps tightly together are the blue plastic side walls, which snap to the cage bottom, and of course, the cage top, which also snaps onto the blue plastic side walls). The in-store price was $25 and change before taxes; online it's much cheaper.
He doesn't seem to like the wheel, but that may be because he's used to the wire wheel he ran on in the store. I'm expecting he'll discover it and get used to it soon.
CONCLUSION: I have had hamsters before, with larger, similar cages, with the tubes -- the whole 9 yards, etc. This is a great cage overall, especially for people who have never had a pet mouse before. If you're going to have two mice, this is ok, but I would suggest getting an aquarium instead - especially if you're going to put two males together, as they can be territorial. The more space they have, the less likely that behavior will be exhibited. The construction is why I gave this cage 4 stars, rather than five.
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