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 :)
I believe that this has single-handedly stopped my chin from throwing/ pushing all his hay out of the bars of his cage! I love them and the only qualm I had was that they came a bit dented. That is not the company’s fault though and just shows that the mail service likes to toss packages. In the end these are 100000% worth it!
So much easier to clean, and keep the surrounding area clean as well. I really like the bright happy color as well. Thank you!
The replacement pans are a very good quality and fit perfectly in my ferret nation. This has made cage cleaning much easier also. I highly recommend this product. Tip: I placed fleece between the pans and the bottom of the cage to cut down on noise. This stopped the rattling of metal on metal.
Perfect quality and fit. The powder coated options (I got silver vein) are so easy to clean. Well worth the wait to have a made-to order piece shipped.
This is exactly what I needed for my rats. Great quality, and came quickly.
These pans are amazing!! I was looking for something for my Critter Nation that was easy to clean and helps contain poop. I’m so happy I chose these, they work very well. Exceeded my expectations.
Very nice quality pan for my critter nation. My rat girls love to chew, so this made things much cleaner. Waited over a month for it, but the quality was worth it.
Both pans arrived with one corner being bent/dented. I think this could easily be prevented with more cushion in the packaging. I couldnt bend the corners back but they still fit in the cages and serve their purpose.
These are perfect for Critter Nation cages. Makes a huge difference to contain the mess and chew proof!
I bought these pans for my chinchillas' Ferret Nation Cage and they are a perfect fit! Also, the nice high edges help keep much more poop in the cage and off of the floor!