“ Manufacturer: Super Pet / Type: Shelf / Perch for small pet cages „
I buy these for my chinchilla to chew and perch on and he adores them as it gives him more choices to leap onto which when owning chinchillas you will understand how energetic they are and the more ledges and perches the merrier. These can be picked up from pets at home for around £7 if I remember right and I have seen two types either the one on the picture above or a slightly larger more rectangular one that I prefer as they have two cage mounting points and put less stress on the cage bars.
The wooden platforms have metal bars out the back of them that you put through the gaps in the cage bars and attach a washer and a spinlock to hold them into place. They can be moved around the cage depending on how you want the cage setup and the flexibility that that can give you keeps your pet entertained as after cleaning a cage you can redesign their homes.
These perches are save to use and take seconds to attach so for chinchillas they are a must have item.
The Leap'n' Ledge is a wooden accessory/piece of furniture for the cages of small animals who are active and like to jump and climb. I use mine in my rats' cage but it is also suitable for chinchillas and degus. It might be ok for others such as gerbils or mice but I'm not at all sure as I've never kept them so check before you buy.
The ledge is a small wooden block with a metal screw to attach it to the bars of the cage. Its a very simple design but it provides an obstacle for the rats to jump on and clamber over, rats enjoy being high up in their cages and mine often use the leap 'n' ledge as a look out post up at the top where they can keep an eye on everything going on below!
The ledge is just about big enough for two average sized rats to fit on together, but its more comfortable with one so they also use it when they want a bit of alone time and don't feel like being hassled to play by the others!
Although the ledge is made of wood, my rats have shown no interest in chewing it so its stayed intact longer than most of their toys. Its very sturdy, fastens securely and easily takes their weight.
It does need to be cleaned regularly, and left to thoroughly air dry before being put in the cage as, being wood, its quite absorbent and if the ratties have any little accidents up there the ammonia smell can get quite engrained. I clean mine with a pet safe disinfectant once a week when I clean out the whole cage.
As these are relatively cheap, at £3.45 from Amazon, you can get a few of them to provide a bit of an obstacle course for your pets. I tend to arrange a few in a 'stepping stone' pattern and that seems to be a popular layout.