Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Navigation
Front Page
Forum
Gallery
Wiki

Ads by Google


Go Back   Hamster Central > Hamster Central Forum Topics > Cage Reviews

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-28-2022, 07:15 AM   #1
enne
Newborn Pup
 
Join Date: Jan 2022
Location: USA
Posts: 3
Thumbs up Niteangel Vista Review

I posted a video review here:
Niteangel Vista Cage Review

I purchased mine from Amazon: Niteangel Vista Hamster Cage W/ Oblique Opening



SIZES
Small - 32.9 x 17.2 x 21.1 inches
Medium - 40.7 x 22.7 x 22.9 inches
Large - 47.1 x 22.7 x 26.9 inches

I purchased the medium size for my hybrid dwarf hamster, Niko.

ASSEMBLY
The only snag I hit during assembly was that I did not pay close enough attention to the directions - the bottom and back pieces must be oriented a certain way so that the other pieces will fit them once assembled. I had no issues putting it together. There was some mild difficulty placing the silicone rings onto the pegs, but none of them broke. If you have arthritis or other fine motor issues you may want to get someone to help you with this part. I was able to put it together myself with only slightly sore fingers. Overall it feels sturdy. I placed a throw blanket underneath it so I can slide it around on the floor if need be.

Use the paper tape that is included to seal the seams on the inside, to prevent dust/bedding/etc. from coming through the seams. You could caulk these seams with silicone, but that would prevent it from being disassembled in the future.

I placed a waterproof terrarium backdrop on the inside of the Vista for a bit of customization. I also purchased that on Amazon.


DECORATION
The medium size cage has room for the necessities of a dwarf (and possibly some male Syrians, at 880 square inches or 2235 square centimeters): wheel, chambered hide, sand bath, hides, burrows, deep bedding, water dish/bottle, etc. I used a 60L bale of paper bedding to fill it.




THOUGHTS
This is the best non-DIY cage on the US market. I very much enjoy the look of it as well as the space it provides my hamster. The space I had for a cage in my office was only going to fit the medium, otherwise I probably would have gotten the large. I would absolutely recommend it over a bin or tank, as the dimensions of the cage are specifically for a hamster, it is lighter than a glass tank of similar size, less fragile than glass, and no modifications are needed to make it suitable. My favorite aspect is the oblique opening that lets in a little more light than the previous Bigger World model, and it also allows for some storage on the top area.
enne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2022, 09:16 AM   #2
Amethyst_ice
Moderator
 
Amethyst_ice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 7,963
Default Re: Niteangel Vista Review

What a great reviews, cage looks awesome!
__________________
Feel free to ask me about rat advice too
Amethyst_ice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2022, 10:09 AM   #3
LunaTheHamster1
Cosmic Hamsters
 
LunaTheHamster1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 2,373
Default Re: Niteangel Vista Review

Great review, thanks for sharing. i like how the lid opens.
__________________
Cosmic Hamsters YouTube Channel
LunaTheHamster1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2022, 01:53 PM   #4
Serendipity7000
Hamsters University
 
Serendipity7000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: North of England
Posts: 22,728
Default Re: Niteangel Vista Review

Yes good review thank you. I don't quite understand the oblique lid. It looks like a top opening lid on hinges. Are you saying only part of the top opens?
__________________
Serendipity7000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2022, 04:40 PM   #5
Salem13
Hamster Pup
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Canada
Posts: 95
Default Re: Niteangel Vista Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Serendipity7000 View Post
Yes good review thank you. I don't quite understand the oblique lid. It looks like a top opening lid on hinges. Are you saying only part of the top opens?
Yes, the portion of the lid that opens is on a slight angle. This allows you to come into the cage in a way that is less threatening than directly above, while also not imposing a bedding height limit like a front opening door might.
Salem13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cage, medium, vista, inches, hamster

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.43 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2022 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2003-2020, Hobby Solutions
All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:32 PM.