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How to Pick the Right Small Animal Playpen for Your Pet

Interesting Things logo Interesting Things 7/15/2020 The Editors
a close up of a sheep behind a fence: Give your furry friend the freedom to roam (while still being able to keep a close eye on them). © Provided by Interesting Things Give your furry friend the freedom to roam (while still being able to keep a close eye on them).

An animal playpen offers you peace of mind and your pets a safe space to have fun without getting lost or nosing into anything you would prefer they avoid. Since they’re not a one-size-fits-all product, we’ve rounded up three popular types of enclosures that work for many pet owners.

a close up of a cage: This model includes eight 24-by-36 inch panels that collapse flat for easy transport or storage. © Provided by Interesting Things This model includes eight 24-by-36 inch panels that collapse flat for easy transport or storage.

Animals large and small can get their proper exercise in an alloy enclosure that’s appropriate to their size. Look for a model that’s easy to dismantle and stores away flat. A step-through latch keeps your pet secure.

a close up of a bag: A fun space for canines, felines and bunnies that comes in a trio of options to fit your particular breed. © Provided by Interesting Things A fun space for canines, felines and bunnies that comes in a trio of options to fit your particular breed.

If you’re concerned about space and don’t want a metal model, choose a soft playpen that can be easily stored away in its own container. Bonus: you can use this type of product inside or out. If you go camping or set up the playpen in the yard, it will stand up to the elements.

a close up of an object: A sweet rainbow-hued space that’s made for children to enjoy taking care of their little furry friends. © Provided by Interesting Things A sweet rainbow-hued space that’s made for children to enjoy taking care of their little furry friends.

If your buddy is itty bitty, like a gerbil, hamster or mouse, you don’t need much space for them to have a good time. Consider a compact model that’s around 36 inches in diameter.

a close up of an object: A sweet rainbow-hued space that’s made for children to enjoy taking care of their little furry friends.

A sweet rainbow-hued space that’s made for children to enjoy taking care of their little furry friends.
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