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Great concept, short on execution...
on June 2, 2009
I love the idea behind this item: lots of space, divider to save on bedding, nice little in-and-out ramps, a clean look, etc. Clearly this is a company that has done the research and attempted to make a product suitable for guinea pigs--something largely lacking in the pre-made cage market. But this product comes up short on execution. The PVC bottom is a main culprit. First, the thing is somewhat low, leading to lots of bedding material winding up all over the floor. Detaching the bottom (which holds to the main frame via velcro) is annoying. The PVC is said to be designed for good traction for guinea pig feet, and I'm sure this is true, but it's also VERY difficult to clean once waste materials get imbedded into it. An outside hose of some kind and a scrubbing brush or some such are musts to get into all the miniscule nooks and crannies. Even with that, it's hard to make it look 100% clean (and bear in mind, at this point, I've only had this item in use for just over a week!).
For one guinea pig, this would probably be an excellent solution, especially if you can really get your pet to utilize one specific area for waste. But for multiple animals, or 1 that doesn't have great "waste disposal" habits, this may not really be a great solution for you.