Rotastak Creepy Castle

Is Rotastak Creepy Castle for dwarfs?

In terms of design the Rotastak Creepy Castle is more suited to Syrian hamsters than to dwarf hamsters.

The most common observation from dwarf hamster owners is that the connecting tunnels are too big for dwarf hamsters and the inside of the tunnels are smooth which makes it difficult for dwarfs to climb up and down the tunnels.

Some buyers seem to have adapted the cage for their dwarf hamsters by including additional ladders and shortening tubes, although it's unlikely that this will enable baby dwarf hamsters to navigate the tunnels. Then again there are reviews where people have not modified their cages and that do report that their dwarf hamsters live quite happily in the Creepy Castle.

If you do intend to use the Rotastak Creepy Castle for dwarf hamsters its size seems to be large enough for a pair of dwarfs at most.

Rotastak Creepy Castle versions

Looking at the various online seller websites (see below) there seems to be 2 different versions of the Rotastak Creepy Castle.

The main differences are the number of attic bedrooms (watch towers) and the inclusion of the transport carrier (Guard Room). Creepy Castle version 1 has 3 attic bedrooms whereas version 2 has 4. Creepy Castle version 2 is the model that has the transport unit (Gurad Post).

Please note that the pictures on their websites all seem to be of version 1 however some of them are selling version 2.

As far as I can tell the seller versions are as follows:

Pet Supermarket2Their description is for the features of version 2
Pets at Home2Their description is for the features of version 2
Amazon2The picture on the Amazon website appears to be of version 1 but the description mentions the features of version 2 - buy with caution!
Cages World1Their picture & description is of version 1
Pet Planet1Their picture & description is of version 1

Rotastak Creepy Castle parts

There are several main parts that fit together to create the Creepy Castle:

  • The main unit, called The Great Hall, which has an easy-access lid
  • A large round room, also with an easy-access lid
  • 4 x Attic Bedrooms, called Watch Towers
  • A transport unit, called The Guard Post
  • Connecting tunnels and tubes, called Secret Passage-ways

Rotastak Creepy Castle accessories

In addition to the main parts of the structure (listed above) the cage also has an exercise wheel, water bottle and glow-in-the-dark stickers.

Rotastak Creepy Castle assembly instructions

If you'd like a better idea of how the different parts fit together the manufacturers have produced a leaflet for easy reference — please note though that the assembly instructions are for the version 1 cage. The leaflet can be found here and gives details of the following:

  • Parts checklist
  • General assembly
  • Tube assembly
  • Final assembly
  • Model: Creepy Castle
  • Brand: Rotastak
  • For Hamster Breed:
    Dwarf: Syrian:
  • Type: Plastic modular
  • Platforms: 0
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 51 cm,
    Depth: 27 cm,
    Width: 40 cm
  • Floor area: 1,080 cm2

Buy the Creepy Castle

You can get the Creepy Castle at the following shops:

Read reviews of the Creepy Castle

You might find the comments and reviews left by real buyers helpful if you're thinking of buying the Creepy Castle. Use the links in the table to check out reviews

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