Good quality. My grandsons very happy to be raising Monarchs in it this year. I’m happy with the purchase.
The tower is exactly as described and good quality - no problem with the zipper. This is the best purchase I could have made because it allows me to protect the caterpillars from predators and keep an eye on them as they tend to wander off when ready to pupate. and I like that it is portable. I have 2 two gallon plants in mine right now along with 20 caterpillars and 10 chrysalises.
I have 2 now /also 2 plastic poo trays... I do like them... I had been using a large mesh enclosure past 6 yrs ( hamper ) opened from top and sides... these baby cubes of course are easier... my only comment is I keep bumping my forehead on the top of them as they are shorter " this too will pass "
I first bought the Big Cube with the side window. I love the drawbridge design, especially love for bigger plants and I love the window for checking/watching. It's also handy using "With" the Smaller Cube. I will put the Smaller Cube inside the Big Cube when I have Eastern Black Swallowtail chryssalis attached to the sides on the Smaller Cube so that the wasps can't get at the chrysallis. I also bought 2 Smaller Cubes which are a great size for raising Caterpillars inside and for releasing the butterflies. Not real crazy about the poo poo platters. I did have a caterpillar that found it's way underneath and almost got smooshed. Luckily I was home and freed it right away. I also bought the rack and fat floral tubes. I found that the water drys up pretty fast in the fat floral tubes and the rack has to be cleaned often due to poo poo buildup. I guess I like the easier old fashioned way of feeding and cleaning up (vase and paper towels).
Great help to keep healthy environment and cleanliness!! Will be purchasing more!! Thank you
Awesome product, customer service and fast shipping!! Happy and healthy butterflies!! Very pleased!!
The tall butterfly cage is exactly what I expected, and I really appreciate the continuous information provided with it. It sure feels good to save the Monarch species!
The butterfly cage was exactly the item that was listed and what I needed. very happy with my order.
This is well made and easy to clean! I started out with round, top zipped habitat and this is a wonderful improvement!
The two cages arrived in good time and in excellent condition. They are already inhabited by caterpillars of varying sizes. I separate the tiniest hatchlings from the larger caterpillars so that the smaller ones
are not accidentally "eaten" by the larger ones. Already this season, I have released 31 Monarch butterflies from these cages, including a cage I had from last year. These cages provide excellent protection
from flies and other marauding insects. They really enhance the joy of the hobby.
I got my sister-in-law into raising butterflies and she's been doing great. She's brought in 100+ caterpillars over the last couple of months so she her cage was too small to handle so many. I got her a large cage for her birthday present along with the large tubes. A great way to encourage people to support the monarchs. The order went smoothly and she got it before her birthday. Thank you!
Perfect size cage. I was able to fit my whole potted plant of milkweed into this butterfly cage. I love the clear viewing window and the double zipper drawbridge. It makes it easy to clean and water plant. I also have the smaller cage incase I need to move a chrysalis or caterpillar. This is my first time raising monarchs and its been a lot of fun.
My daughter couldnt wait to put her monarch caterpillars in she was so happy thanx guys for the items very pleased.
I had ask about milkweed. I have gotten some now. Thanks
The quality of this product is fantastic! So glad we have this now and can pitch the knock offs from Amazon. The zipper on this can be used easily. The drawbridge feature keeps the door out of the way during maintenance. Looking forward to getting a couple more once they are back in stock! And the poo poo platters fit perfectly.
Absolutely love our monarch house. My husband and I sit and watch our pillars like it was TV. That clear panel is perfect!
Great cage. Great size. I would be nice to have 2 sides that are clear plastic.
just perfect! saves a lot of time and frustration!
I ordered the big one by mistake and I am so glad I did! We haven't seen many Monarchs in NW Illinois, but my friend and I have been finding caterpillars. I now have 10 chrysalides in the "Hotel", with 4 more getting ready to j-hang in the tall cage, and 4 smaller ones eating their way up in size. I also have the nursery size and have a newborn in there. I cannot wait for the emerging of the butterflies to begin!
This giant size enclosure is the one to get for serious monarch catepillar raising. Can enclose very large milkweed, or turn on side and put many smaller ones inside. I got two. One to regrow plants and another to protect catepillars. Well made and easy to clean.
I am new at raising butterflies, and these came in very handy to keep the pests away. I have released quite a few butterflies from these cages.
We were able to place a very large milkweed plant inside and have so far released 10 Monarchs to the wild. Highly visibility inside, well constructed, easy to get in and out of and easy to clean. Would definitely recommend for any amateur butterfly enthusiast.
I received the Monarch tower two or three weeks ago. I'm really pleased with the size of it and the side opening door. I'm looking forward to raising our second round of monarchs in it. It's large enough to hold several plants. Thanks !
Ordered the Big Cube cage and after order was placed I noticed it could be delayed up to 2 weeks due to COVID-19. Since I had many caterpillars that I needed to move, I cancelled the order and bought something on Amazon with 1 day delivery. When shipment from Monarch arrived I sent back box unopened. Total original cost was $34.92. Amount refunded $18.82. Thought I'd be buying more supplies from Monarch in the future, but that won't be happening now.
I ordered 2 butterfly cages and a nursery cage from Monarch Butterfly Life. I received them quickly and love them. They are easy to use , no assembly. I am waiting for Monarch catapillars now, hopefully some will show up in my garden later this year. I also like all the info I get on the website and newsletters...Thank you soooo much!!!!
These work really well for cuttings with narrower stems. The lids fit nicely and are easy to remove for re-filling.
Great cage. Easy to use! The zipper is very convenient as it is on the side rather than the top.
Great cage. Perfect for raising monarchs in Hawai'i
Keeps cuttings fresh up to a week!
I don’t know why but cats seem to try and latch onto the sides of the yellow pegs, lots more than they do on the old white one.
Seriously, this cage is so dang cute! I was able to isolate a cat that seemed to be having trouble transitioning between instars. I definitely see some good uses of this cage in the future. Nice to have a tiny option for isolation.
I REALLY like this smaller cage. I already have 2 taller cages that are actually pop-up laundry baskets. I didn't realize how much I preferred a drawbridge door until I used this cage! It is easy enough to see through, and I prefer not having a plastic window. I started using it for my tiny cats because my other cages were filled with much bigger cats. The youngest ones stayed in this cage all the way to chrysalides. I'm hoping to eventually trade out my laundry baskets for the taller version of this cage, though that could just give me an excuse to bring in more!