I have the version one and version two cage. I absolutely love them. I love the version two more though. It’s roomy and big, easy to get in and out of for cleaning, and setting up. It doesn’t rust like the DCN cage, and bigger than the DCN. Putting it together, there was a little bit of a challenge with a couple of screws, but we made it work. It rolls around easy and it’s sturdy. I like that the version 11 has the slide out tray as the version 1 trays sits inside the cage. So therefore, version 11 is better. But I love both. Waiting for the cage version o come back in stock so I can order another. My suggies looooves these cages.
I purchased this cage in September and put it together in October 2023 and have been using it for 6 weeks. I have rehabilitating squirrels that I keep in this cage.
-Easy to move
-bottom tray slides out and is very good quality. makes for easy clean-up
-The cage has 4 side doors that lock via sliding panels that pinch into the bars. You would think this would make feeding easier, but the squirrels I have follow me to the side doors, and now it's a battle to not crush their fingers when opening or closing the side doors. Understandably, not everyone will have this issue, but is a prevalent issue for me.
-Assembly wise my box came with multiple panels labeled C while missing D panels. The panels were correct but made assembly annoying since the labeling was wrong.
-the front locking mechanisms.
1. The locks will not line up when fully locked so some will face up and some will face down. While this is a very minor detail it drives me nuts and has me checking the doors multiple times.
2. The actual mechanism to lock the doors is a small metal piece that locks into maybe 1cm long metal piece. This is a big issue because of how small it is when the temperature fluctuates in my house, opening windows in the same room or turning on the air the door locks will start to stick. Even with remounting the locks and adjusting the distance it still sticks and has begun to shave a tiny bit of the small metal lip and I question the longevity of the locks.
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I love it, larger than expected, but fits perfect and my gliders love it too
Full access is the key. My Senegal parrot loves her set up!
I rehabilitate squirrels and this cage is absolutely perfect. I assembled the cage solo, the tricky bit is the initial two screws for the back panels, I just leaned the cage against my bed evened out the holes from there it was cake walk, but the instructions are actually geometrically inaccurate. D panel must be installed on the back left side, not back right as the instructions show in step 1. Even though it appears on the "left," when you flip it around for step 2 it should then be on the right side, but it cannot be installed properly that way.
Regardless, I figured it out, and I really really like the cage, the flooring isn't unethical as another review claims. That reviewer obviously took the chance on the grated floor which is clearly shown in the purchasing details. Now I can focus on my own creative endeavors when they are in their play area. Which by the way, the side panels opening are effing amazing as I've hooked one up to a tunnel system I made for them so they can go from play to sleeping cage.
Amazing product, 0 chewable parts, would go through the whole process of assembling solo more times for my little beauties just getting to see how much fun they were having with all the stuff I loaded in there, I sat and watched them for two hours with my girlfriend had lots of laughs, heartfelt moments and pics. Already got my money's worth on Day 1.