Why do so many people by Rotastak cages for Syrian Hamsters?

It drives me mad when people buy these cages for their syrian hamster. Yes, they look pretty, but they do not cover the needs of the pet itself!
The ventilation is appaling.
The cages break so easily.
My hamster escaped when I had one. That was the end of that cage! I threw it away after I got a new one, and never got a Rotastak again.
There is NO SPACE.
Its fiddely and a pain to put together.
There is no climbing opportunities at all.
Lastly, for the cage’s terrible quality, they are SO expensive!

That is all the bad things I can think of for those cages.
The only good thing (if you can say that) is that they come in a range of designs and colours! That doesn’t even affect the hamster. Its for the owners benifit more than the animal!

Sorry, I had to get that all out of my system.

Does anyone else feel the same way about these/similar cages?
The cages I am on about:

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2 Responses to “Why do so many people by Rotastak cages for Syrian Hamsters?”

  1. Tonya says:

    Because some people are Just cruel and shouldn’t own pets. Some people look at animals as objects and not living breathing creatures. I know how you feel I feel the same way some people don’t take the time to research them. They don’t realize (maybe they don’t want to) that pets are a big responsibility. And they are dependent on us to take care of them properly.

  2. Oxygen says:

    I can’t speak for the UK, but the North American version of such a crappy hamster cage brand is called Habitrail. The most absurd product is the OVO: http://www.amazon.com/Hagen-62610-Habitrail-OVO-Suite/dp/B000UODW6U
    Take a look at its dimensions, it’s like a death trap bubble. Yet people keep them in business. Why? Lack of education, and care to be educated. A lot of hamster owners are first-time pet owners too and don’t know any better. They just go for the most colourful or attractive products. Or young kids who aren’t old enough to do any real research. So on, so forth.

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