Holly from east texas
It's sturdy, heavy guage wire. Set up round it is almost 4 feet across. My 6 & 8 year old sons have sat in it seperatly with our ferret.
ANGELA NIKISCHER from Detroit Michigan
0 out of 0 found this review helpful
I have three ferrets and they are a handful, they love to get into anything and everything. Not even to mention that they love to go to the bathroom in the corners of my apartment, obviously i was worried about my carpet. This has saved me, worth the money i paid!
AMurphey from Tucson, AZ
3 out of 3 found this review helpful
I used this playpen when my French Bulldog had puppies. I have the bottom mat and bought a cheap round plastic table cloth for extra protection, then lined it with paper. It is big enough for food, water and pet bed. It will save your carpet and is a much better than using a dog crate when you're away!
5 Stars all the way!
wolf from west virginia
1 out of 1 found this review helpful
if you are having trouble with your ferrets getting out of the playpen then get the 2 mat/covers and put one on the bottom and one top of the playpen so they cant get out that is what i do with my ferret when i go on vacation with him
Amanda Waser from Newark, Oh
1 out of 1 found this review helpful
I love this playpen. My little bella just loves running around and playing in it. It protects her from our dog and cats. I highly recommend it.
lisa from boston,ma
1 out of 1 found this review helpful
i love this, omg best purchase EVER i use it as a cage substitute its amazing my 2 ferrets love it and make barley any noise they never get out of it. i recomend it to everyone with a ferret!!!!!!
JAY HUFTY from Indian Head,MD
1 out of 2 found this review helpful
Went on a short trip & wanted to bring the fuzzies with us. So bought the 8 panel pen & mat for them to stay in while in the motel room. Had plenty of room for them to run around in & enough room to have there carrier in there with them so they had a place to sleep. Only problem I have is when outside with them is they like to dig & try to get under it. Great product & glad I got it.
Betsy from Berwick, PA
2 out of 2 found this review helpful
When I first looked at this online, I was a little nervous b/c I didn't think it was very big. I've just received it, and I was totally wrong. It's very roomy, light enough to carry around and move from upstairs to downstairs. Not to mention- my brats LOVE it. It didn't take long to receive it in the mail either (still waiting on the cover/mat for it). Awesome job. :) I definitely recommend it to ferret and other small animal owners.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful
I love this thing! Very versatile and useful. Light enough that it's easy for me to carry around, but sturdy enough to do the job.
Most of the time I don't use it as a playpen at all: I have it stretched out as a fence to block off the 6-foot-wide "door" to my kitchen. Neither of my boys have been able to get through.
With a bit of simple wire bending you can add and remove individual panels and use them as custom gates to block off fireplaces or Christmas trees or whatever other hazards you come across.
I recently used it (in its intended playpen shape) as a home-away-from-home when we visited a friend during Labor Day weekend. The playpen kept the ferrets safe, and the floor mat (sold separately) kept our host's floors safe.
Makes me want to travel with them more often. :)
Kortskritters from NV
7 out of 7 found this review helpful
I bought this item 6yrs ago and love it! Every now and then I order extension panels to make it bigger and my ferrets love it. I have it set up in a spare room, and I put my ferret nation cage inside of the play pen with the cage door open so they have the option of playing in the pen or hanging out in their cage. Most of the time they play in the pen. I have only had one ferret escape from it in the past 6yrs and that was because of a toy that was next to the side of the pen that was tall enough to give them leverage to climb over the top. As long as you use low toys or keep tall toys away from the border the pen works great. Best ferret play pen out there!
Ashley from Madison
9 out of 9 found this review helpful
I have had this for about 6 months now for my 3 ferrets. 1 jumper. 1 little girl. 1 big fatty.
So far, I have not had any escapes except when I didn't assemble it correctly.
I can leave them in this for an hour and leave the room and feel perfectly safe. It's made my life alot easier, and my ferrets don't mind being in it at all.
The price is really good here too!
Melissa from columbia, SC
10 out of 10 found this review helpful
my ferrets do just great in this they love it to. they can't climb the bars you must have some acrobats for ferrets. they might be board so try changing things to do in the playpen ferrets do get board
Tabitha from Meridian, Idaho
8 out of 8 found this review helpful
I purchased this item thinking that it would keep the ferrets in, however, I was wrong. Both of my ferrets figured out how to climb up the bars using the horizontal bar and get out.
SirFrisco from Florida
2 out of 2 found this review helpful
This is just the MAT/COVER, NOT the entire playpen. From reading the other reviews and not paying good attention, I didn't realize this was just the mat until I received it in the mail.
Laura Ellert from Fort Pierce, FL
4 out of 19 found this review helpful
I too had my ferret escape from the playpen. I solved this problem by attaching 18 inches of plastic mesh (3/4 inch diamond) with small zip ties around the outside bottom of the entire pen. I can still disassemble and move it around. She hasn't escaped since.
VCastro from Madison, tn
3 out of 4 found this review helpful
I bought the large, 11-panel version and one mat earlier but just found this site with the expansion panels and ordered that and another mat (wash one/"wear" one?).
Better price here than I paid elsewhere for the pen and first cover.
The 5 cavies have a huge cage but still love their floor time and with the two giant cats we have, this is almost like having one whole room to run safely in.
I figure the cats could clear the top if they were motivated enough but mostly they just sit outside the playpen and stare at the piggies inside.
The guinea pigs love it so much I put up a YouTube video of them playing in it. They are really going to love having an extra 3 panels!
Beth from Canastota NY
6 out of 6 found this review helpful
I have a lot of fuzzies, as any family with more than 1, some are climbers. Forget this for holding them. I also have one who is a jumper. Clearing top with out missing a beat.
22 from Dallas,TX
1 out of 5 found this review helpful
this looks really good!
JEN from CT
0 out of 6 found this review helpful
THOUGH I really like this cage for my 6 ferrets. 2 have learned to climb out even with the red cover velcrowed on top. (they can squeeze through tiny openings) so 2 roam the house wile the others play nicley in the pen... the warning comes with putting this outside....all my ferrets started digging in the grass and before i knew it they were getting out!!!! LUCK I WAS THERE TO CATCH THEM!anywaysplease do not put them in this pen outside on grass they will dig their way out and keep a close eye on them...
Kathryn from Virginia
4 out of 5 found this review helpful
One of my ferrets can jump right up and pull himself over the top. I bought another mat for a cover and he learned how to unlatch it.
jamie from maryland
2 out of 2 found this review helpful
I bought this for my two ferrets, thinking that it would be great for them inside and out... BUT they sure showed me... They were able to get out of the cage by squeezing out between the vertical wires!!! So I didn't dare try it outside which is what I originally bought it for! I think it would be much better if they put more or the horizontal wires around it so they wouldn't be able to get out. So I ended up using it for my 4lb dog when I work, I love it for her But not the ferrets.
felicia from roseburg ,or
4 out of 4 found this review helpful
i have two ferrets and five kids and the ferrets can come out and play while the kids r out and thats the best thing
Caela from Indiana
6 out of 8 found this review helpful
It helped to let my ferret play outside. It lets them get some fresh air and to be able to experience more then just te inside of your home.
krystal from thomas
9 out of 18 found this review helpful
Great Idea! This is ideal for when ever I am out (weekend) and have no need for a pet sitter.
What a great savings both the product and the price
zach from clearwater,Fl
0 out of 2 found this review helpful
its the most perfect indoor/outdoor play pen for a low price i've ever seen
me from europe (the earth)
7 out of 17 found this review helpful
the ferrets like to getting free from cages like this...this is a good but in the way its not a good cage cuz thay just gona lift that up or simple,goin under..dont forget ferrets can go under the ground even 1 meter down.count whit that also (if you use it inside the notice thay can jump very high too).have a good day and have fun whit your ferret;)peace
Barb from Turlock, CA
9 out of 21 found this review helpful
We bought the first for our 2 Lhasa puppies to protect them when we sleep. They stayed in these till potty trained. No mess on our floors. Now we have 4 dogs, the 2 small Yorkies stay in these. This is the best place on the web to buy these.
Amanda from Colo Spgs, CO
13 out of 25 found this review helpful
I just recently moved into a trailer home that has too many little ins and outs for my ferrets to run around in, so this is a god send! They aren't quite used to it (they're used to having the whole apartment), but none of them can get out of it; not even my huge baby. I would recommend this to anyone!
Liz from Pittsburgh, PA
16 out of 32 found this review helpful
When I went to NC to visit family. I had to take my ferrets with me. My cousin didn't want them in the house, so I bought the playpen and a mat and cover. The cover kept them from climbing out, and the mat kept them from the grass, (one has grass allergies) and fleas. They loved it!!!
holly from cortlandt manor ny
17 out of 32 found this review helpful
our fuzzies get a nice break from that cage, they love the fact that they can stretch and play, the mat makes it sooo easy to clean up after them. our fuzzies have no desire to escape, they love their playpen!!!
Molly from Texas
51 out of 99 found this review helpful
They love to chase each other in the playpen, and I put a large dishpan of dried pinto bean in there so they can dig all they want.
Raina from Cape Coral, Florida
221 out of 432 found this review helpful
My little Noel loves to dig at the play pen mat, so much that she scratched at the seam of the mat and created a hole to escape, be sure to keep a few extra mats on hand and check them frequently. They are not as water proof as you thing. Water bowls that are played in and dripping water bottles that make the mat wet discolor the carpets and it is very hard to get the carpet to clean
Kishwa from Ohio
66 out of 133 found this review helpful
Pro's - This is a nice size cage, I have 2 ferrets and they love to bounce around and have plenty of room to chase each other, even with their litter box, food, water and all of their toys. Plus my daughter even gets in there and sits. And it's great that you dont have to chase them around the house.. But I do suggest that if you do buy it, to buy the mat that goes with it, for those lil ferret messes.
Con's - However Im not sure I will put mine back in this cage anymore. For those who have ferrets that love to use their mouth to open things, you will know what Im talking about. My Ama today decided to do just that and got her mouth stuck on the corner ends. Thankfully my husband was here cuz I couldnt free her and he managed to bend the bars just enough that her mouth came free. So if you can train your ferrets to refrain from doing this, then this cage is great. But be-aware this can happen and I dont know how I could have helped her without hurting her more. Luckily she seems to be ok, we'll have to keep an eye on her though.
Emily from South Carolina
50 out of 104 found this review helpful
my ferret squeezed right out of the bars
Melissa from Philadelphia, PA
54 out of 113 found this review helpful
I travel a lot with my guys, and the playpen with expansion pack and mat makes a perfect little ferret zone, especially when visiting people who aren't so keen on ferrets in their house. Plus it keeps my guys out of trouble, or lets them safely enjoy the outside. They do dig, so keep an eye on them, and some of mine have figured out how to climb over if you put a toy or cage close to the walls of the pen. I have no complaints about the construction, and with the handy carrying case we have easily assembled and disassembled the playpen MANY times up and down the east coast!
Michael & Jessica from Colorado Springs
274 out of 537 found this review helpful
We really liked the idea of the play pen and the play pen mat because we don't ever like to put our little carpet sharks in a cage, but can't always keep an eye on them either. The mats will defiantly save your carpets from their digging tendencies, but we've found a few problems with them.
1) It’s defiantly a bit of a task to clean up "accidents", but since they're all potty trained now and haven't relieved themselves outside the litter box since they were 4 months old, that isn't a problem.
2) The problem we are having is that they (especially the baby of the bunch) tend to dig... and dig... and dig... right through the bottom of the mat!!! We keep all of their nails short and yet they still managed to tear a giant hole in the mat and even climb underneath it. It was quite a surprise to walk into the room and find them all gone! Luckily they were unable to push underneath the cage part and were simply trapped under the mat.
and 3)They managed to tear off (and I'm pretty sure eat) the Velcro straps holding the mat to the cage.
Oh, and I thought ferrets were colorblind, but appearently not, they don't seem to like the red colored mats, this was the one they seemed to tear apart the most.
Eric from Troy,NY
74 out of 138 found this review helpful
The pieces do go together but fall apart easily and must be stored individually as it will not fold flat.
I bought these to add to a pen but they are such a hassle to use I am going to cut off the hook and eyes and just use a wire to allow the pieces to fold flat when not in use and stay together when being erected. It literally takes three hands and a helper to assemble it outdoor.
Tina Schweiger-Palmer from Roanoke, VA
76 out of 145 found this review helpful
I have three very different fuzzies, all of whom love to romp and tackle each other. This playpen is truly a Godsend as they can wrestle all day and I never have to worry about whether they are safe. It has become the centerpiece of my livingroom and allows friends to play with my ferrets without the stigma of a "caged" animal. My fuzzies are very "people friendly" and get excited someone new walks into the house as they are the center of attention! I highly recommend this product as it allows my fuzzies to be a part of all the "happenings"!
katie from marion,ohio
425 out of 826 found this review helpful
see my two ferrets love two play but they can't because they have harneses but they slip right out of them and we can't let them run free because then the dogs will eat them and so with this product they can finally play happally!!!!
Vickie from Tenino, WA
118 out of 219 found this review helpful
We have several ferrets and this cage has ben a wonder, BUT!..there is one in every crowd and we seem to have that one. Our one and only SUPER ferret who is quite the jumper, has learned to scale this fence. We simply duct taped the top of the fence. Since the top horizontal bar has been covered, there have been no escapes. I still would recommend this fence. Not all ferrets are as wyly and determined as our escape artist.
Cyndi from Cape Coral FL
115 out of 227 found this review helpful
This product is great. The only issue I have is you cant put toys in it that the ferrets can stand on and jump from. If they get that little extra height is enough for them to get onto the top bar and out of the cage. my solution was to fold books over the top bar so they really couldn't grab it. Otherwise this is awesome.
Layla from Key West, FL
451 out of 958 found this review helpful
I was very happy with this playpen at the beginning, but now I've had it folded and storaged in the bag for months. Playpen seemed to work very well for my one ferret - she spent there a lot of time outside of cage when I couln't keep my eye on her. But happiness lasted for a month only - Sophie learned to get out of it in less than a minute, even the bottom and top covers(mats) do NOT help!!! And she has never escaped from her cage ... She just starts to jump up, until she can get a push off from the lower horizontal bar with her back feet, then crabs the upper horizontal bar with front paws and over she is.
Cheryl from South Williamsport PA
134 out of 282 found this review helpful
This is great for saving the floors when the playpen is used inside and you have a ferret who isnt quite litter trained yet. The only problem I have had with it is no matter how hard I scrub it poop still stain it, other then that its a life saver esp for spilled food or leaky water bottles.
Cheryl from South Williamsport PA
408 out of 853 found this review helpful
This playpen is great! I feel confident and secure that my pets are safe in this playpen if I turn my back, have yet to have an escape and I have one little boy who hates cages so if he could have gotten out he would have! The 11 panel works well for a living room!
Barb from Turlock, CA
348 out of 706 found this review helpful
We have many of these in the past few years, Our small dogs live in these when we are at work, They have their bed, water & food, and a small place to run too. These are great beacuse our dogs don't pee all over the house when were away.. Washable in cold water too..
Lu G from Suffern, NY
228 out of 462 found this review helpful
I don't know what I would do without this. It offers plenty of space for my ferret, Gracie, to run around in. When you need to clean the cage and can't keep an eye on your ferret, this is the perfect answer. It's sturdy, yet light enough to carry when folded. It folds easily for storage.
Ben Ford from Iowa
199 out of 392 found this review helpful
I purchase this unsure exactly how large it was. The 8 Panel workes great for me and my two ferrets. This allows me to let them out in any room even with my cats running around. there is only two things I noticed on is you may need to adjust the wire loops that hold it together. This is just minor and simple to repair. And secondly one of my little guys likes to grab on to the cage and colapse it inward. that why supervison is still required. I am going to try the MatCover and se if that will keep the playpen from being colapsed. I am very happy with this purchase and even more so with the price.
Beverly from Loudon, NH
191 out of 387 found this review helpful
I was very disappointed in this item. I bought it for a cover to keep the ferrets in while playing. My male ferret found it very easy to push open and climbed out. It needs to be a hard plastic. Looking at the pictures I thought it was. It is a great idea just need to be made differently.
Karen from Irvine, CA
184 out of 383 found this review helpful
Nice strong material, durable against the wear and tear of the environment and fuzzies do not tear through it while playing, good product!
Karen from Irvine, CA
260 out of 507 found this review helpful
This product is great for litter training and for keeping your fuzzies safe without having to lock them up in their cage when you cant watch them. It would get 6 stars if there was an easier way to unlatch each individual piece, but youd have to bend the wire.
Kari from Oregon
244 out of 512 found this review helpful
My ferrets like being outside. I use one mat for underneath the cage to protect from whatever may be on the ground and another for on top to keep the ferrets in they climb on their toys and try to jump out and other crittersdebris out. With the 11 panel setup there is enough room to put their travel cage and some toys out and they can safely play when they want and dont always have to be on their leashes outside. Of course supervision is still required.
Jean from WinstonSalem, NC
259 out of 474 found this review helpful
This works great for what they are definitely like having the larger space for the bunny. The playpen and expansion panels have worked very well for us.
dilly from hazelton,PA
74 out of 152 found this review helpful
Marshall Animal Playpen Mat/Cover 11 Panel was great for my ferret he thought it was so awesum and i do to
Deric wilson from Winchendon MA
262 out of 549 found this review helpful
my ferrets had no problem digging through it after about 2 weeks, so dont use it continuosly.
Chris from Laurel, MD
118 out of 229 found this review helpful
It sets up really easily and is sturdy when connected. Would definitely reccomend getting the additional panels for the extra floor space and the mat for indoor use to protect your floors. I can let my ferrets run a little more unsupervised using this by not having it attached, but using it to cordone off a single room from the rest of the house as well. Taking it outside can become a little bit of an issue if your ferrets are diggers, in which case, use the mat.
Rose Marie from Newburgh, NY
102 out of 209 found this review helpful
I am so happy with this playpn thawt I am using it to house my exotic bunnies full-time noe. I hve 2 couples in each one and I use the toppers. The gratest thing my bunnies have ever lived in. They are so happy! now I am hopin that you will make rectangular large size ones so I can make runs for summer outdoor play!
Wendy W from Clifton Park, NY
448 out of 1088 found this review helpful
I was getting frustrated at my little guys when they kept getting into everything when i was too busy to watch them so i found this "play pen" and thought i'd give it a try and boy am i sooooo happy that i did!!!!!Now when i am getting ready for work and cant keep a close eye on them i put them in this and no more worries!!!! Even when i go to work instead of putting them in their cage all day i leave them in this and they are fine!!!!!!!I do recommend though to purchase the mat that protects your floor. It is worth it!!!!!!
520 out of 1047 found this review helpful