Playpen Recommendation?

Hyrika

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Hi all!
New Chin owner here, he's still a kit so I'm in no rush in letting him roam out of the cage yet.
However, I'm curious of what would be the best suggestion for Playpens? :)
Ideally, ones that is Climbing-Proof and Foldable.
I heard about Tespo Playpen, but unsure if it's high enough for Chins. Any thoughts?
 

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The Tespo pens are popular, the plastic ones are climbing proof, but since chins can easily jump 5-6 feet if they really want to escape, so no pen is really tall enough if they really want out, other then maybe a dog kennel. However not all chins realize they can and the Tespo ones are stack-able, so if you get two sets of 28" ones for example you can make the pen 4 feet tall. I have also seen people clip a blanket or sheet over at least part of the pen so there is a "roof" preventing them from jumping out. Another option is a pen like this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PSKMWV3?pd_rd_i=B00ITX094W&pd_rd_w=5fijN&pf_rd_p=3465d0d7-4e28-4692-b633-326c458deaa4&pd_rd_wg=32qHC&pf_rd_r=ZAN50E9WFGEFRYFT8616&pd_rd_r=e63474f7-61af-4714-81e5-0632955000e3&th=1 it has a zipper top so they can't jump out. It is chewable though, so you would need to keep a close eye on the chin.
 

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The Tespo pens are popular, the plastic ones are climbing proof, but since chins can easily jump 5-6 feet if they really want to escape, so no pen is really tall enough if they really want out, other then maybe a dog kennel. However not all chins realize they can and the Tespo ones are stack-able, so if you get two sets of 28" ones for example you can make the pen 4 feet tall. I have also seen people clip a blanket or sheet over at least part of the pen so there is a "roof" preventing them from jumping out. Another option is a pen like this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PSKMWV3?pd_rd_i=B00ITX094W&pd_rd_w=5fijN&pf_rd_p=3465d0d7-4e28-4692-b633-326c458deaa4&pd_rd_wg=32qHC&pf_rd_r=ZAN50E9WFGEFRYFT8616&pd_rd_r=e63474f7-61af-4714-81e5-0632955000e3&th=1 it has a zipper top so they can't jump out. It is chewable though, so you would need to keep a close eye on the chin.
Ah I see, yeah was leaning towards Tespo, but do you know if it's easy to put away? Or do I have to completely disassembly the whole thing? Since I need to put the Playpen away everyday once he had his time outside.
 

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Ah I see, yeah was leaning towards Tespo, but do you know if it's easy to put away? Or do I have to completely disassembly the whole thing? Since I need to put the Playpen away everyday once he had his time outside.
That I don't know, sorry, it doesn't look foldable without disassembling. I have a metal fence one ( https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostore/product/ware-small-animal-playpen ), it folds up nicely, but a chin can easily climb it if they want to (which is why I didn't mention it) and it's also only 2 feet high, my guys haven't bothered to try to jump out but most chins do.
 

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Hi all!
New Chin owner here, he's still a kit so I'm in no rush in letting him roam out of the cage yet.
However, I'm curious of what would be the best suggestion for Playpens? :)
Ideally, ones that is Climbing-Proof and Foldable.
I heard about Tespo Playpen, but unsure if it's high enough for Chins. Any thoughts?
Hi! I love the foldable Jespet pen we bought! We bought the large one, and have been using it for our chin’s daily exercise (we put boxes to climb in/on, etc.) His dust bath is in there too. It’s canvas and mesh, and we’ve been using it steadily for 5 months with no damage to it (he hasn’t been able to gnaw through it anywhere, though he tries!). It has add-on zippered top and bottom, so you can make sure he can’t get out, and I like to sit in there with him (with the top unzipped) so he can climb on me. I just roll it outside periodically to clean it out, and it folds pretty easily.
 

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Hi! I love the foldable Jespet pen we bought! We bought the large one, and have been using it for our chin’s daily exercise (we put boxes to climb in/on, etc.) His dust bath is in there too. It’s canvas and mesh, and we’ve been using it steadily for 5 months with no damage to it (he hasn’t been able to gnaw through it anywhere, though he tries!). It has add-on zippered top and bottom, so you can make sure he can’t get out, and I like to sit in there with him (with the top unzipped) so he can climb on me. I just roll it outside periodically to clean it out, and it folds pretty easily.
Ah that's Awesome! Funny enough I did wound up ordering the Jespet pen too yesterday and I'm glad hearing it works well for you. :D
My main wary is trying to figure out how to get him in there without having to pick him up as he hates it lol.
 

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Ah that's Awesome! Funny enough I did wound up ordering the Jespet pen too yesterday and I'm glad hearing it works well for you. :D
My main wary is trying to figure out how to get him in there without having to pick him up as he hates it lol.
My method is to open his cage and hold his dust bath container in front of him - he can’t resist climbing in, and then I just put it down in the Jespet. Works great!
 

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