Written on: 02/06/2011 by PinkMouse (8 reviews written)
When I saw this in the pet shop I was slightly surprised they made a ball this small. It is the perfect size for a dwarf hamster or a mouse (I use it on my mice) and its great! You can buy it in larger sizes too but this is the size I chose for safety reasons with my mice.
It comes in the colours green and red (I chose red) and has plenty of slits for air holes, it's easy to clean, comes in a rest box you can put it in to store it easily not just having a hamster ball rolling around all over the place when its not in use. It is small enough to hide away, be pushed around easily by very small pets, makes great fun and exercise for them and it is small enough to get around easily but not small enough to roll underneath the sofa or anything where it could be an issue getting it out which is what I like about it.
The only downside is that like all roll around's it is faily cheaply made and could crack or break with a large amount of pressure but lets face it what small animal is going to have enough force to break or crack the ball even when bumping into things.
I also bought it for £3.95 which is a startlingly cheap price! I searched online and everywhere and the cheapest I could find it was £5 which is pretty expensive for a small piece of plastic with air holes.
It also has directions on the back of how to clean it (Warm soapy water)
level surface, give food and water to pet after use, do not allow pet inside for more than fifteen minutes maximum etc for your guidance and your pets health and safety which I think is great because a lot of them don't come with tips like those and people leave their animals in them for ages.
Overall I highly recommend this product as a useful, fun, cheap and easy way to entertain small animals. I would not put a Syrian hamster or anything larger inside of it as it would be too small and could cause spinal injuries and other problems such as stress etc. My mice did not seem stressed by it at all as some hamsters and mice will poop and start getting agitated inside it seemed like a very good idea tbh. Definitely pick up this product!!