Run-About Balls Regular 7" dia (assorted)
Exercise Run-about Balls
Eversince I have had my 2 ferret children, they had been able to run about freely in my home during the 1st 2yrs, but then when my husband came down with terminal cancer, we had many strangers, or rather medical professions, such as the 'Guardian Angels of Hospice' coming and going every day for many months. So we had to keep them locked up in their main habitat (4 level cage.) Of which they didn't like it much, not being able to get out of the habitat and explore the house like they used to be able to do. So I had to find a solutioin, and the solution was to get
2 of the huge 113 inch run-about balls, for them to play in.
My older 2, Dallas, and Leloo were the most difficult to get used to it, other than to use it as a sleeping nest...but the youngster, Cedric loves it! It only took him about 10mins to realize it can move when he rocked it back and forth; then away he went all over the home!
But the only problem was that he could unlock the doors to it, so we had to use masking tape on the doors to keep them closed....and sometimes that didn't work either! This is why we now keep their front paws trimmed. they use them just like fingers when they want to get in and/or out of things that have doors, etc. :)
August 13, 2013
This was for my Grand Daughter's Guinea Pig.
She is all over the house with this and the dog loves giving the ball a nudge as well. Cute to see them playing together.
November 27, 2012
This is a good exercise option for hamsters.
All I need to do is put the opening next to them and they climb right in. They look forward to their time in it. I set the kitchen timer for 10-15 minutes to make sure they are not in it too long.
February 8, 2011
Lid doesn't close....
I have this exact same ball (11.5"). But, my chinchilla (somehow) was getting out of the ball... even after I double checked both lids. I suppose he was running into walls and the lid was popping off.
So, I needed a new ball.
I removed the tape that was holding the lid on. I forget whether the lid was closed or not. Before putting the chinchilla in, I tried to 'screw' on the lid to see how it fit. It didn't. I have tried for 15 minutes trying to get the lid to fit and it just won't slide into place. Also, the plastic that sticks out from the lid, doesn't line up easily with the groves of the ball. I will have another person look at it. But, I believe I may have a defective ball. And, therefore will have to return it for a refund or another ball.
The old ball is a very good product (minus the lid malfunction). It's normally quite durable and the chinchilla loves to just roll around the room for hours. It's a nice substitute for an exercise wheel. And, I think better for mental stimulation.
Associate I spoke with after the fact, was very nice to me. I'm sure I'll get this problem situated. But, I can't give this product a good rating since I can't get the lid on by myself and I will probably have to spend my time/money returning it.
September 21, 2013