The cage is well made, spacious and easy to clean. The included water bottle seem to be leaking a bit so every time after washing the top part, the seal inside has to be adjusted again.
Bought this cafe about 1 month ago , it’s been really good for our two gerbils, one used the tube within hours the other gerbil wouldn’t go down the tube and it’s took about 1 month for her to go down the tube !! However the cage seems ideal for the gerbils they love it
We bought this cage for our first hamster and have not been disappointed. The pull out drawer is a great idea and allow us to interact with the hamster safely.
We did have a panicked first few days when our hamster hadn’t mastered the tube and had to feed to water on the bottom level. It only took a couple of days for it to master the Tube though.
One small downside for us is how open the top layer is. Our hamster likes to fling poos which either collect on the door behind the unit or lay on to of the plastic box ready to fall on the floor when you pull the box out. No big issue but be prepared for tidying up a little mess.
You also need to watch what you have in the bottom section. We have a hamster toilet and coconut bed. Our hamster does climb in top of these and tries to escape.
We’d love to see extensions for the cage or maybe a hamster playpen.
Great cage. We have no regrets and would thoroughly re recommend.
This cage looks nice and has handy storage underneath and you can use on top to store as well.
The tunnel is easy for the hamster to climb up and we introduced it after day with no problems.
A few things from experience; I would recommend purchasing a toilet for a hamster as ours had a wet corner which despite cleaning it twice a day it still managed to leak out if the joins of the base of the cage. The plastic draw is easy to clean but sometimes will require an extra deep clean.
Depending on what you choose to put in the cage we have given the hamster a bed which now she is an adult managed to stand on and jump out of the plastic base whilst the bottom draw was open. She was being closely supervised at the times so no drama but is actively looking to escape maybe worth being mindful of the accessories you put in.
The water bottle that came with the cage didn’t last as the rubber seal repeatedly fell out causing to leak so we got an alternative.
But overall we are happy with the purchase just wanted to pass on our experiences as if we had known we may have chosen different accessories and a toilet from the start.
Omelet are very efficient with their deliveries from our experience and their customer services are very helpful too.
Overall, this is an excellent cage. It looks like a piece of quality furniture, unlike the eyesore one I used to have. The bars can withstand chewing, and it comes with sufficient accessories. The storage unit is certainly worth the extra $20, as it keeps stuff in its proper place. However, you need to disassemble the components to clean the cage, which is easier said than done. Also, when cleaning the upper level, be careful not to crack the plastic. Overall, I love this cage.
Cage arrived earlier than chosen date but luckily we were in. Easy to assemble Christmas Eve even after a few celebratory drinks. Easy to clean. Took one no time to work out the tube between levels and the other a couple of weeks. Could be a bit bigger but ideal if you are tight on space! Four stars due to the size.
I haven't actually received this item yet but I was looking at this with my partner and we both made the comment about what a great idea this is to teach children responsibility for their own pets because of the simplicity and effortless way this has been designed for cleaning. Such a great concept and I'm so glad I came by this site just by chance. I will be leaving another review on the arrival of my new cage :)
Arrived quickly, easy to put together, great new design.
Bought this as a standalone cage works better in our room than a tabletop one. Having the storage space and the top is useful. The design is good, although I would feel better if they had more daylight in the top section. One gerbil took about a day to get the hang of going up and down the vertical tube - the other took about 3-4 days. It took a bit of patience, giving him lifts up and down to start with. The only downside is that the gerbils push lots of bedding and droppings through the sides, so it is a good job we have a wooden floor - I wouldn't want to have them in a carpeted room.
Omlet Says: Hello Hanna. Thank you for your review. The bars at the edge of the solid floor are designed to allow mess to drain through into the bedding tray below. To avoid your gerbils pushing mess through the bars outside of the cage, we would suggest placing the food bowls at the edge of the cage. We hope this helps. If there is anything else we can help you with, please call us on 01295 500900.
Best wishes, The Omlet Team.
This is undoubtedly the best looking cage available. However, we do have a problem with it. Whilst one of my gerbils loves it, the other is terrified of the orange tube and won’t go up or down. This means most of the time he is confined to the top. He is very timid and doesn’t like handling, so I have to coax him out and transfer him to the bottom at cleaning time. I wish the design could have incorporated a sloping tube somehow. Such a pity as the rest of the family loves it!