Plastic is not chinchilla safe! Unfortunately, the Midwest 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 :)
Ferret Nation & Critter Nation Replacement Pan
Absolutely LOVE the replacement pans for my chinchilla. My Mochi is now completely potty trained and only uses her litter pan (she used to pee all over her fleece) so easy to do a quick vaccum in the mornings and now I don't have to worry about her chewing the plastic. Plus the sides are tall enough that they act as scatter guards. 10/10 would recommend.
I ordered this tray because we had the small plastic one and my chin was getting her pee all outside the cage. This has been awesome, keeps the mess my chin makes inside the cage. Extremely easy to clean.
You get quality, along with a good piece of mind that your Chinchilla won’t be trying to chew on plastic, which is extremely dangerous for them to consume. I’ve bought two already and I can say they really hold up and are super easy to clean, both look brand new after each cleaning. I highly recommend these replacements, they fit perfectly in the cage!
I am so happy with these pans! They are fantastic quality and make clean up so much easier, and less scatter around the cage. Great deals on this website as well when ordering here instead of Amazon. The pans were delivered in great shape, and were delivered within the 10-20 days as estimated.
The tray for perfect but it was dented and scratched on one of the corners. I didn’t return or complain because it already took a while to get delivered we was unable to wait for a new one and deal with the headache of returning the damaged one.
Purchased the stainless steel 36”x”24”x3” deep pan
for my litter trained puppy. Works out great..easy to clean. Highly recommend this product for that..it’s well made!
there powder coated pans are much easier to wipe clean than the original plastic pans. arrived with a dent but it was very easy to fix that.
Initially, communication was great. I ordered a full set of replacement pans for a DCN (shelves and pans) and two Chinspin wheels. They arrived quickly and I was so excited to get them, the colors are lovely. Unfortunately the cut out pan came significantly damaged with a bent corner, very large dent/crease in one side, and a couple scuffs/scrapes through the powder coating (not pictured here). I contacted the company several times, but got no response. While the pan is still functional at least, I feel like for the amount these items cost, a return/replacement offer or partial refund would have been appropriate. At the very least a response to the issue was warranted. Funny enough I did receive multiple requests to leave a review for my order, so here it is. :\
Works perfect, fits amazing!