A New Style of Animal Home

My Guest Post today is from a company called Omlet who make the most amazing pet homes. Seriously if you don’t want your gerbil cage cramping your contemporary style these are the cages to go for! After babysitting some very sweet gerbils over the summer break my girls are nagging me for a pet. I’m quite in love with these cages, so much so that I’m quite tempted to let the girls get their way.

Do let me know what you think of these – would you have one if you could?

Pets in all shapes and sizes make loyal, lovable friends and the whole family can enjoy the benefits. They are also a brilliant way of teaching kids about responsibility and how to take care for others whilst providing the opportunity to learn about animal behaviour.

Small furries such as hamsters and gerbils are really popular and it’s perfectly possible for even quite young children to look after the animals needs. The one really frustrating part is the eyesore of the cage that’s required to house them.  There seems to be one blueprint for a plastic tank with lots of tubes sticking out that everyone uses. It isn’t exactly a great look once you’ve spent so much effort – and usually dosh – on your elegant interiors.

Like a breath of fresh air, enter Qute by omlet.co.uk by far the most sophisticated residence to enter the real estate market for hamsters and gerbils. Akin to a Manhattan loft apartment, this spacious, two-storey abode in a crisp white finish is perfectly suited to any modern interior space. It’s ideal to place in living rooms, bedrooms or kitchens and the top surface can be used for books or to display picture frames.

And Omlet hasn’t solely focused on Qute’s sleek appearance. This small animal house is innovatively designed so that cleaning is really simple and takes less than a minute. With the pets safely stowed in the upper compartment using the Lift ‘n’ Twist tube, the deep bedding tray just slides out for emptying, cleaning and refilling. The bedding tray is clear and flat so it’s easy to view your little furry friends going about their daily lives. You can watch them create tunnels, run up and down the tube, use the exercise wheel and generally being cute and fluffy. The tray also acts as a mobile play station, so you can easily transport the hamsters to whichever room you’d like to play with them in.

As with most well designed products, they are costlier than others but a small price to pay to save ruining your beautiful home with an ugly pet house (also just think of all the time you’ll save cleaning them out, assuming of course the kids don’t do it!). Qute makes a great present for birthdays or Christmas and hopefully provides hours of entertainment to keep them occupied.

While we’re on the subject, it’s also worth checking out Omlet’s Eglu housing for rabbits and guinea pigs. Again at the premium end of pet accommodation, the clever design and features means both you and your pets will love them.

These are primarily for outdoor use, and the brightly coloured housing makes a great feature in the garden.  Much like the Qute in functionality, Eglus are modern, easy to clean and safe homes. The twin walled insulation and draught free ventilation ensures a cosy and warm space for pets in the winter months. Eglus are much easier to look after than wooden housing and the run also means your pets can spend as much time as they want outside.

Omlet passionately believe in the joy and benefits of keeping animals. They also work with experts to provide a wealth of advice on pet ownership to ensure ultimate harmony and happiness.

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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  1. Nicki Cawood
    September 5, 2012 / 9:43 pm

    Oh what I would give for one of these Qute hamsters homes for our hamster (he is called Yoda so really needs a more snazzy home than the one we have for him).

    • Jen
      September 6, 2012 / 9:58 am

      Yoda is a fab name for a hamster!! My 8 yr old is nagging me for her first gerbil – not sure how long I can hold out 🙂

  2. Shardia-Jade
    September 11, 2012 / 6:27 pm

    I have a Qute with the storage compartment which is handle for keeping there bedding, treats, food, toys in as it’s quite big. My Qute houses my Gerbil – Mr.Waffles 🙂 he loves playing in his cage, it’s very sturdy and looks good too as my room is black and white so fits in perfectly 🙂 quite expensive £139.99 with the storage. Got it with my Chritmas money 🙂
    Jen I suggest if your daughter wants a Gerbil to get pairs (of the same sex unless you want babies) as Gerbils like to live in pairs as they groom each other and sleep together etc.. Or get a Syian Hamster as they live alone. I have one Gerbil though people say its cruel and they get depressed but I don’t think Waffles is. My uncle has had lone Gerbils in the passed and they have been fine 🙂 if you go onto the Omlet site there are pictures of animals in there Qute (Including Mr.Waffles of course) I think you should check that out. Some people say the Qute is to small for Gerbils as there ment to be in tanks. If you go onto the eGerbil site there is some information on Gerbils you should check out as I did months of research before I even thought about getting a Gerbil. I hope you listen to my advice as its well ment. I really think you should look on eGerbil before even thinking about getting Gerbils. I hope you do 🙂

  3. Ron A.
    March 5, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    Brilliant housings for pets! They do look good, easy to clean and I believe pets would feel comfortable in them. It is really a great idea to empower children through pet care. They would not only enhance their abilities to learn responsibility, but also they will learn to respect other living things.

  4. francis
    March 21, 2016 / 6:39 am

    These are cute, new and functional. Thanks for featuring these houses. I might buy one and will do a review. Thank you again!

  5. Stewart
    May 22, 2016 / 10:38 am

    What a great idea these housings look fantastic thanks for the informative article will keep this in mind for my pets thanks

  6. shoaib mubashir
    August 20, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    in this days every person can love with animals so that most of the person can live with animals for examples farmer etc..nowadays everyone have animals in home and he will care this animals

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