Plastic is not chinchilla safe! Unfortunately, the Ferret Nation cage and Critter Nation cage are loaded with it.
As a Small Animal Guardian, it's up to you to prevent your chinchilla or other small animal from getting to that plastic.
The original plastic pans should be covered or replaced before introducing your chinchilla or another small animal.
Which option should you choose?
If this is for high ammonia-producing animals like rats or rabbits. Then definitely go for the powder coating option.
If it's for low-producing like chinchillas or hedgehogs, then galvanized will be just fine.
Galvanized is protected from rust but still does over a long period of time depending on the environment it's in. Typically we see a life of 3-7 years.
Powdercoated enhances that further.
Stainless will last forever :)
I was very pleased with the replacement pan I ordered. It fit perfectly in my cage, is well made, and does a great job keeping my chinchillas mess contained.
I've owned rats for 10+ years. I cannot express enough how worth it these are. I will be buying more. I needed these 10+ years ago 😂
While the wait for this product was definitely on the longer side (almost a month or so), this is something that was directly mentioned before I ordered it, and I honestly don't think it detracts from the quality of the product. I was sent multiple emails keeping me up to date while I was waiting, which was greatly appreciated. The pan is sturdy, fits perfectly, and had no damage. It gives me peace of mind knowing my rats won't chew through it, as some of them have a habit of doing. Overall wonderful product, and I would definitely recommend. It's more than worth the wait.
Absolutely love the replacement pan! Got the stainless steel option. Was packaged great, worth the wait!! Love it, fits perfectly, and my little degus are safe and secure!
Delivery time was a little slow, but communication and quality were OUTSTANDING!
These pans are literally the best! I wish I had gotten them sooner. I used them for the critter nation cage for our pack of degus, and I’m never going back to plastic pans ever again. This has significantly improved the smell of their cages, and makes cleaning so much easier. I also love that they are meant to last a lifetime, definitely recommend these!!! Pricey but definitely worth it if you’re planning on having degus/chinchillas/any other type of furry babies forever!
First off I'll say the overall quality of the product is amazing. The products are very expensive though especially when you are buying for a double critter nation. It was stated it could take up to 20 days to ship my order so I made sure I ordered it well in advance to my new ratties. My products were ordered 4/17 and not shipped until 5/16. Though I received updates, nothing was offered rectify the false timing. A simple treat for my girls would have been a nice gesture. I also think .5 inch and inch taller trays should be offered as well (for a reasonable price. That definitely isn't a negative review because I was well aware of the height when I ordered, just a suggestion.
I love these pans, they fit perfectly and easy to clean. Best of all no more chewing up plastic. All I can say is thank you for building a great, sturdy product.
Amazing pans they do what they are supposed to, took a star due to communication. Overall good quality metal pans will buy again in the future. (Especially the color pans we got the purple!)
The metals replacement pans were very reasonably priced and the customer service kept me well informed on when I should expect my order . The quality of the pans were exceptional , I was worried about sharp edges when I purchased them but they are very well made