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Ferplast Rabbit 100

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Brand: Ferplast / Type: Small pet cage / hutch

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      22.06.2012 12:58
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      Not a bad cage for the price

      I bought this cage from Amazon.co.uk about a month ago.

      The cage has a plastic base which is grey in colour. The cage also comes with a drinking bottle, a hay rack and a safe hut in which your piggie can go to sleep. The cage was easy to put together but inserting the sides into the base of the cage was a little difficult, thanks to the flimsy sides of the cage. However at the bottom of the sides there are small plastic bases in which you slot the cage into, this helps to secure the cage. The drinking bottle is nothing special. It's transparent with a grey bottom. Unfortunately our bottle wouldn't stop leaking so we had to buy a replacement one from Wilko. The food bowl is of a good size though and the hut area is strong and sturdy.

      The cage is of a good size. My Guinness has plenty of room to move around and play. I can fit a number of toys into the cage without any problems and the cage is really easy to clean. I still like to put my guinea pig into the garden (into his run) as he wouldn't be able to achieve a lot of exercise from running around this cage alone. Please note that this cage is for INDOOR use only, it is not built for outside use.

      Overall I would recommend this cage. Yes, it is a little flimsy and the drinking bottle was useless, but it does the job and it is significantly bigger than the last cage I had. I paid £54 for this cage online. It was £6 cheaper on Amazon compared to Pets at Home.

      Suitable for both rabbits and guinea pigs.

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      25.01.2012 22:33
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      A very nice cage for someone who want Guinea pigs but has limited space.

      *Changed as the Ferplast 120 now has it's own page on Dooyoo so my review has been split*

      Ferplast in my experiance are definatly one of the better companies that manufacture small animal cages as although they do sell some cages that are too small for the intended animal they also sell a fair amount of cages that meet or even exceed the guideline sizes for that animal. Other than size they also produce cages that are generally quite well made and last longer than most of the other cage brands I have tried. 

      The 'Ferplast Rabbit 100' is an indoor small animal cage and should NOT be used outside regardless of the weather. It measures- L95 x W57 x H46cm and advertises as being suitable for two guinea pigs or one dwarf rabbit however I would say this is a too small to be a permanent house for either and this I found from both my own personal experience and that of others. Although this was perfect when my two Guinea pig girls were little they soon grew and needed more space and this would apply with other adult female guinea pigs and especially for boars/ males who can easily fall out if they don't have a large enough house. My sister also purchased this for her single dwarf rabbit who lived 75% of the time in the cage and again we found it became too small as he grew. This cage would possibly be perfect as a temporary cage until a new one is bought/ made, a hospital cage or even as the house for Guinea pigs/ rabbits who have constant free range time. Though outside of these reasons in my opinion it isn't fair to keep Guinea pigs/ a rabbit in a space that doesn't reach the guideline recommendations. The size of the cage length wise is actually quite nice and gives ample room for a small animal to stand up or even for a little bunny hoping.

      The 'Ferplast Rabbit 100' from my experiance has been a really good cage and well worth the money. It is a commercial cage made with a plastic bottom and has a metal wire cover on top, giving plenty of opportunity for proper light and good ventilation of the cage. The base being plastic I've generally found to be a positive thing as although it can lead to some cosmetic damages if you have a pet that likes eating plastic i've never meet a Guinea pig or rabbit (that is healthy and has a proper diet) that has been able to chew straight through and it makes cleaning incredibly easy. One thing I have found is that wee stains do sometimes occur but these can be almost completely be removed with the magic of some heated vinegar and a little scrubbing. The wire cover is made up of five proper sides and one door as can be seen in the photo and it is made up of smaller plastic covered metal wires crossing throughout so that the gaps are small enough to make it impossible for a Guinea pig or rabbit to escape through them. 

      The actual structure and design of the cage is pretty good, after using it for a year it was still near enough as good as new (outside of a missing segment of the plastic where I dropped it once), still together. The large door and where it is positioned makes it very easy to access the cage to get the pet out or just for general maintenance and it also easily comes fully off  (held on by clips which are easy to lock and unlock) makes the cage very easy to clean or move about in separate parts. 

      Probably my biggest problem with this cage is that I have found the wire part to be a nightmare at times as when the door part/ both door parts are up it isn't very well supported and I also found they easily slipped out at the hinge point to either an awkward position or fully put. Although was easily fixed (just pushed back into place) it was incredibly annoying when opening the cage with a pig in hand and also made ware marks after a while. 

      With the cage comes some accessories: a hay rack, a water bottle and a house. With both of mine I got the house that is strapped down by the cage which was quite nice but I eventually took it out as I found it took up quite a bit of the cage and decreased running length. The water bottle I chucked out a couple days after buying the cage as I found it to be useless, very leaky and quite flimsy. The hay rack I was very mixed on, I used it throughout the time I used the Ferplast cages as it did a very good job holding the hay onto the wire part of the cage but wasn't very secure so on a few occasions I did come home to the rack on the floor with a nice pile of hay on the floor.

      All in all I found this to be a very good commercial cage compared to most of the other options, it is sturdy, well made and lasts quite a while if looked after properly. The 'Ferplast 100' is too small for the animals it advertises for and if I'm honest i'd probably say skip it and go straight for a bigger size so that you don't have to pay out on two cages like I did. The 'Ferplast 120' is a very similar cage but gives an extra 20cm's making it near enough the perfect minimum size for two rabbits or a dwarf rabbit (though even bigger would be much better) and most retailers sell it for just £10/ £15 more than they do the 100cm cage.

      I have only ever had Guinea pigs and a rabbit in this cage (and the bigger 120) so can't vouch for how well it would work for other species. I used this cage for a couple of months with my two girls and I  still happily use it if one has to be separated but I do wish I hadn't have bothered in the first place. They now happily live in a lovely big C&C cage (which I highly recommend) but as commercial cages go this is defiantly one of the better ones.

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        27.02.2011 16:24
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        Our guinea pigs cage.

        When my husband decided he was going to buy my children a guinea pig each, we were complete and utter novices in the way of small animals, so much so that we did what we normally wouldn't do, and listened to the attendant serving in the store at the time of purchase, though due to this being a last minute decision we decided this was the way to go at that point.

        We did do everything a little backwards, picking the guinea pigs first, then going to pick a cage and all the accessories that go with them, though there would have been no point surely if we didn't like the pigs on offer!

        Due to us buying two guinea pigs we were advised that a larger cage be purchased to give them room to run about, and with this being an indoor cage too it obviously had to be aesthetically pleasing to the eye also.

        After much perusing we decided that the best cage for us, and one that was the best price too was the "Ferplast 100 guinea pig and dwarf rabbit cage", more for the fact that you also get a basic set up pack with the cage too, consisting of feeding bowl, water bottle an now (though wasn't available when we purchased our cage) also a feeding cage that hangs from the bars themselves.

        The cage's dimensions are - L95 x W57 x H46cm, making this the ideal size for two guinea pigs or one dwarf rabbit.

        The bottom plastic tray of the cage is fully removable for ease of cleaning, though find it just as easy to clean with a dustpan and broom, then give it a quick spray with the appropriate cage cleaner, then a wipe down.

        The bottom is sturdy and chew proof though be under no illusions that the little blighters won't give it a good go, around the sides of the "room" separator there are very distinctive Fudge and Alvin sized bite marks!

        The cage part is attached with four securing clips around three of the sides, with there being two separate swing up "doors" for access to the guinea pigs or feeding.

        Inside the cage there is the afore mentioned "room" separator, which is simply a shelf that comes a 1/3 of the way out over the bottom tray, with a small section to give the guinea pigs a bit of privacy and somewhere to sleep when still feeling a little shy.
        Though I have now removed the smaller section divider as my boys struggled getting in and out due there now larger frames!

        On top of this section there is a small round mound over which the free feeding bowl sits, though I have had to abandon that idea as my boys either can't or won't get on top of the shelf to get at the food, so after moving the bowl onto the bottom of the cage I have had to replace that too as the boys keep flipping it over to play with it!

        The free bottle was soon made short shrift of, with that being chewed into pieces within a fortnight, though the free cage advertised as coming with the cage now looks very useful, holding the food clear from the floor which of course is also where the boys do their "business"!

        Any downsides? Only a couple and one of those is due to general wear and tear.

        The first is the flimsy cage front. Due to the constant opening and shutting of one of the sides of the cage, it has somehow worked the hooks that hold the door onto the rest of the cage a bit looser than the rest, so every time the door is opened it falls of the main part of the cage, though this is easy enough to remedy by simply re-hooking he door back on before closing.

        The second is due to the boys having chosen a certain corner for their liquid "business", and even with the weekly clean out I do of the cage, it has created an almost cement like substance in that corner, which I now really struggle to get the sawdust out of, let alone managed to get the cleaning spray to clean away any residual muck.

        Aside from these this has been a good cage so far, though whether it will outlast the boys is undecided, with the door having gone already and the cemented sawdust in the corners, though once a new layer of sawdust is sprinkled in the corners are soon hidden away!

        Price wise this cost me £59.99, which was quite reasonable in comparison to some of the smaler cages this was only a few pounds more in price, and this one came with a starter kit too (though of course didn't last too long!).

        For more information visit - www.petsathome.co.uk

        This has been my boys home for nearly 18 months now, and hope it will continue to be so for another 18 months.

        Thanks for reading x

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