Living World Deluxe Habitat

With its upper wire frame and plastic bottom, the Living World Deluxe Habitat is a hybrid guinea pig cage model favored by many owners. Their furry friends agree! We found many reports of guinea pigs popcorning with joy in this cage. This model is “durable” and “sturdy”. One person says the cage works as well […]

Last updateJuly 17, 2018
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Living World Deluxe Habitat

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With its upper wire frame and plastic bottom, the Living World Deluxe Habitat is a hybrid guinea pig cage model favored by many owners.

Their furry friends agree! We found many reports of guinea pigs popcorning with joy in this cage.

This model is “durable” and “sturdy”. One person says the cage works as well as it did the day it was brought home one year earlier.

Our thoughts?

First, the Living World Deluxe Habitat has a “great design” because its wire top clips off of the bottom plastic pan for easy cleaning. Owners love how this design allows for easy vacuuming and/or dumping of old bedding before cleaning and drying pan.

The deep wall of the bottom pan prevents bedding and poop from being kicked out by excited guinea pigs.

A few describe the plastic bottom as “flimsy”. Perhaps compared to other models, but our experts agreed it was still adequate.

For times when you don’t need to take off the upper wire section, a top lid hinges open for quick, everyday access. The side door conveniently slides open but can be stiff.

Size is important

The majority of owners recommend the X-Large size option (over Standard and Large) of the Living World Deluxe Habitat to house two or more guinea pigs. Even those with just one guinea pig suggest choosing the Large or X-Large model over the Standard model.

Some good, some bad

The Living World Deluxe Habitat receives mixed reviews in terms of assembly.

Some users believe it is “easy” to put together, under 30 minutes. Others, however, find the instructions “confusing”, difficult to assemble, and need up to an hour and a half.

And more…

The Living World Deluxe Habitat’s accessories also earn ambivalent feedback. Space under a balcony offers a secure, quiet hiding place, but its design doesn’t allow owners to see inside to check on their guinea pigs.

The entire balcony/ramp piece is difficult to remove and replace for cleaning.

Many people complain about the very steep ramp–three little stairs at a sharp incline inappropriate for guinea pigs. Some guinea pigs skip the stairs and hop up onto the balcony while some eventually learn to use the steps.

The hay rack was a hit for some by providing 24/7 access to hay, but others find the hay rack messy.

Despite a few positive reviews, the water bottle draws overwhelmingly negative reviews.

We kept reading reports that the “cheap” bottle leaks and/or doesn’t fit its holder and falls down.

Overall, people love the cage itself but dislike its accessories.

Click here for a visual instruction manual. Click here for a video on unboxing and setting up the Living World Deluxe Habitat.

Features

  • Standard cage dimensions: 30.7” long x 18.9” wide x 19.7” high (78 cm x 48 cm x 50 cm)
  • Large cage dimensions: 37.8” long x 22.4” wide x 22” high (96 cm x 57 cm x 56 cm)
  • X-Large cage dimensions: 46.9" long x 22.8" wide x 24 high" (119 cm x 58 cm x 61 H cm)
  • Includes balcony, ramp, hideaway, food dish, water bottle, and hay guard
  • Warranty and return information
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