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Reviewing from both mine and my hamster's point of view.
on 30 March 2013
My hamster is a relatively standard-slightly larger Syrian male with very long fur he is also a quiet hamster.
A star is kept off because the price charged is OBSCENE considering what the cage is.
A second star is taken off due to the sizing of the tubes, they are smaller than of the same brands standard cage and any larger than a medium sized Syrian (especially one whom is overweight) is going to get VERY badly jammed in those, the corners are too tight and they are very cramped so be warned and try to keep your pet at an optimal weight.
first star: Given because the cage is large, it's not an enormous monstrosity like some of the other reviews state but it is a good bit larger than a standard hamster cage with plenty of floor space. I set mine up the opposite way round (with the levels) than the picture because I liked that idea better. There appears however, to be more to do than there really is so additional toys are essential especially wooden ones.
second star given because it comes very well equipped, water bottle, wheel and stand, food dish, potty and potty litter with a little scoop to clean it out, two smaller houses, floors, a slide, a ramp, the tubes and of course the top house that the top opening of the cage closure pushes back into it creating what looks like a jail cell which I find very entertaining. The hamster can bite at some parts of it but escape would be reasonably difficult.
I am keeping two stars off as well as the additional ones due to the outrageous price and the fact my poor Mistletoe doesn't seem to like it and I may end up taking him out and letting my mouse have it.
Be warned about the green house because it is is unstable and must be clipped very tightly on but it can still slip and your hamster may be able to chew it out. People with cats shouldn't have hamsters and so to them I say you shouldn't purchase this cage as the house could be broken open or pushed off and accidents would happen.
All in all I am VERY disappointed with this cage, it's slightly below mediocre and definitely not worth the money. it is a cage more suited to mice and my Syrian seems to near hate it.