Habitrail Cristal Hamster Habitat
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- Durable, safe and comfortable habitat for hamsters
- Satisfies hamster's natural need to explore and hide
- Designed to provide excellent air circulation; Easy to clean
- Allows easy connection to other habitrail items using our patented Lock Connectors (sold separately)
- Habitat measures 16-inch length by 10-inch width by 9-1/2-inch height
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The habitrail cristal is a hamster habitat that serves as a safe and secure living area for hamsters. Habitrail cristal is completely compatible with all other habitrail brand items. This durable cage features a complete, unobstructive view of your pet, while providing a safe and comfortable home to keep any hamster and pet owner happy and entertained for hours. Features of the habitrail cristal include a large plastic door for easy access, a secure door lock to keep your pet securely inside, a look out deck with ladder, a quiet exercise wheel, a chew proof water bottle and holder with stainless steel tip, a food dish and a litter guard. The habitrail cristal helps provide your hamster with a lavish home to live in.
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DirectionsHabitrail Cristal is a main habitat unit that serves as a safe and secure central living area for hamsters. Habitrail Cristal is completely compatible with all other Habitrail® items. The cage is constructed of plastic and wiring for both durability and excellent air circulation. A deep base design with rounded corners makes cleaning easy and minimizes mess. A large plastic door allows easy access to your pet and it has a lock to keep your pet securely inside. Two windows allow you to connect other Habitrail® items using our patented Lock Connectors (sold separately). Habitrail Cristal also includes a look out deck with ladder to satisfy your hamster's natural need to explore and hide, a quiet exercise wheel, a chew-proof water bottle and holder with stainless steel tip, a food dish, and a litter guard.
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|Item Dimensions||11.3 x 14.7 x 10 in||12.2 x 17.72 x 19.29 in||9.5 x 11.5 x 17.5 in||11.5 x 20 x 18 in||9.25 x 14.06 x 11.5 in||11.5 x 17.38 x 6.38 in|
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-Protection from drafts
-Easy to clean
Reviews on other brands seemed hit or miss, and quite frankly, when I viewed the Crittertrail cages in-store, they seemed flimsy. I bought this one even though it had no reviews, but other Hagen/Habitrail products were well rated. I'm not dissapointed.
This cage is the same as Hagen/Habitrail's Habitrail Classic cage, but with nicer colors. It's hard to see in the product photos, but the construction is such that the white bottom sits below a clear plastic band. The clear plastic extends up the sides as well, and the center is made of wires. The opening in the front of the cage is made from clear plastic. This design serves several purposes:
-Clear plastic is easier to see through than the red, blue, or other colors found on many other cages.
-A good mix of wire for ventilation plus plastic for protection from drafts.
-Wires provide flexibility in where you mount the wheel, the loft and water bottle.
-The entire upper assembly (wire and clear plastic) disconnects from the white base for easy cleaning
-The white base plus clear plastic provides a good 2-3 inches of depth to help prevent bedding from flying out.
The Loft: The loft is made from 3 pieces. The white plastic base clips onto the wires, and has a deeper well for the nesting box. There's an orange lid for the nesting box to help provide some protection from light and drafts. The ladder is solid plastic, and is designed that it can be mounted at various angles.
The Wheel: The wheel is not silent even though it's made completely from plastic. It does squeak, and I'm going to try to find something appropriate to oil it with. The wheel has a slot in the center of it to allow "stuff" to come out. Since it mounts inside the cage, you don't deal with any of the "stuff" going on your floor or furniture.
Water Bottle: Seems to be a step up from many included in other habitats. It's a plastic bottle with metal spout and ball tip. It holds 2 ounces (60ml). Doesn't leak very much - maybe an extremely slow drip. It's plastic mount can be placed anywhere on the metal wires.
The Dish: The dish is translucent orange like the other accessories, is fairly sizable, and widens at the bottom to make it pretty stable. It does not lock down into place anywhere.
Tube Connections: There's only two on this cage - one on each side near the bottom.
The Door: The door has to be latched in a specific way, since it's plastic that snaps under the wires. The small lock doesn't really "snap" into place, but provides a bit extra help in securing the door. If done wrong, I could see an escape.
Overall, this seemed to satisfy most of my criteria, in that it's easy to lift the top off the base for cleaning, it can be expanded, has a decent wheel and water bottle, plus a loft/nesting area. The partial wire construction won me over vs. the Ovo habitats which are exclusively plastic. While not perfect, it's a good starter cage and I feel I made the right choice for us.
All these years and I didn't realize that my dear wife actually has wanted a hamster as a pet!
So of course, I bought out the store by getting several of the Habitrail habitats and putting them all together in a creative expansion system.
This is the first component/cage that I bought based purely on its popularity here on Amazon!
The Habitrail Cristal is the standard rectangle with wire bars throughout the upper half and solid clear plastic apron down below, which connects into the opaque white basin as the bottom where most of the activities will be happening. Plenty of ventilation and well-appointed closing system.
Everything you need is included and I like the overall arrangement.
The Habitrail Cristal arrived basically already assembled, with the water bottle, clip, feed bin, ladder, and loft all individually wrapped in plastic.
I lubricated the axle for the exercise wheel with olive oil... if you don't want to hear your little nocturnal pet running through the night, do that!
I did measure the base, as square inches of living space is a benchmark for sizing a habitat.(147 square inches) A mouse may find this space adequate, however, if you're housing gerbils or hamsters, this cage will probably become a component of a larger network of cages rather than a stand-alone habitat.
You'll actually want to expand the system until you are in the 350-400 square inch range to allow your pet plenty of exploring range.
Additional things you will need that are not included in this package:
Bedding (get plenty of bedding as you will be changing some of it out each week)
Appropriate Pet Food
***Highly recommend connecting this to other Habitrail Cages***
I give this five stars as you can see your pet well, the components are well arranged, easy access for cleaning, steel bar spacing is good and bars are nice and stiff. Price is right.
I would definitely recommend this cage for your starter pet without reservation.
Don't forget to get your cage and all necessary materials prior to learning about and buying your pet.
Updated review: our hamster has managed to escape from the orange locks on the side, and poor thing fell. Those parts could have been made better. Also, does anyone know where i can get a replacement water bottle for this??
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It's modern and clean style, is perfect for my 15 year old. Super easy to assemble and clean.Read more