Do you want your furry friend to breath in fresh air and enjoy outdoor time, but are you afraid that they might get injured from external threat? COWZIWOW 8-panel pet playpen is well designed to give your rabbits, chicken, and other small animals a safe and comfortable environment.
Made of heavy-duty steel pipes with powder coated finish, our pet fence barrier is rust and weather resistant. The configurable design makes it perfectly fit your space, so that it is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The wire meshes not only allow you to keep interaction with your pets, but also have high tensile strength so that it won’t be easily destroyed. The spacious internal area offers ample space for your dogs to exercise and play freely without external threat. The door is lockable with latch and easy to open for you. It is easy to assemble and fold, and no tools required.
- Spacious internal space for small and medium size pets to exercise and play
- Rust and weather resistant steel pipes with powder coating
- High tensile-strength wire mesh, durable and protective
- Configurable design, multiple shapes to fit your space
- Wide door with lockable latch, easy for you to open
- Folding design, easy to store and carry
- Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
- Easy to assemble, no tools required
The con: these are finicky and difficult to take down. I need help from my husband to attach the panels together. Taking apart to pack away is easy, but getting the notches to fit together when putting it together isn't as easy to do on my own (you have to press down quite hard and slip the notches together just right).
All in all, we'll keep it because it's the sturdier option compared to other plastic playpens and is definitely safer than metal play yards where growing pups can get their jaw stuck between the bars (useful advice from our breeder and vet). But if we decide we'll need portability we'll probably find an alternative lighter weight play yard.
This is a pain to lug around and set up.
The carry “handle” is useless. It’s got a button closure so obviously the weight of the bulky pen causes the button to snap open while it’s being carried.
My only concern is future durability. The clicking sound the panels make is unnerving. It sounds like you’re moving them in a way they’re not supposed to and the amount of force needed to adjust them seems like they could end up breaking. Given the price, I’m hoping it lasts for many years despite its questionable durability.
Overall, it’s a much better alternative than leaving my Shih Tzu locked in his kennel all day. He has room to stretch his legs, play with his toys, and eat so it’s worth the hassle of set up and take down.
For now, the puppy is small enough that he can't bounce it out of place, or push it over, but I know as he grows, we'll have to adjust and connect it back to itself for more stability.
My kids LOVE the dog door, since they can coerce the puppy to come out easily without jumping in, but I like that I can lock the doggy door and it keeps him securely in the pen when I am not there to keep an eye on him.
The only con to this that I have is that it's actually pretty hard to get the panels to bend to the degree that you want them to. They have to click lock on both the upper and the lower connectors for each panel, and sometimes, trying to get these to open to the same place is bordering on crazy. On top of that, it's SO LOUD when you click them that it terrifies the puppy and he runs off to hide. Oh well. Healthy fear of a wall never hurt anyone. :) It's definitely not a showstopper for us, I just wish there was a better way to do it.
I did test the full enclosure with all four dog. They are papillons ranging in size from 6.5lbs to 14lbs. With 8 panels they have a good amount of room. One of my dogs is extremely agile and hopped right over it. My senior dog and the two other dogs did not even try.
Over all this has been a good purchase and I would recomend.
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