Sunday, September 1, 2013

Product Review: Ecotrition Snak Shak Cube Hideaway

Today we're going to review Ecotrition Snak Shak Cube Small Animal Chew. We are big fans of Ecotrition's Snak Shak Natural Hideaway and Snak Shak Activity Log, so we expect that we'll like this as well.

Yay! New chew toy!
The other Ecotrition Snak Shak products are designed to look like other things (like a log and a hut), but I'm not sure what this is supposed to be modeled after. But that's only a minor consideration compared to how fun it is to chew on, and whether there are any health concerns. There are the same health concerns here as with the other two Snak Shak products: the first ingredient is pine wood shavings, which isn't the best thing for us, but is probably fine for us in small amounts. We took off a star for that in the other two cases, which we'll also do here. But here's another difference: the log and the shack are just more fun to chew on. After only a few days with the log, you can notice the chewing damage to it. We've had this Snak Shak Cube for a few days now, and we'll still chew on it and experiment with crawling under it, but it's not a hit with us like the log and hut. We'll give it 3/5 stars.


  1. I think we are going to have to get one of Snak Shacks, they look great!

  2. I'm going to get the Snack Shack Log for my guineas. :)

  3. I disapprove of the Snak Shak ingredients at my house. So I tried to make a log from a cardboard form, wet pellet mortar, and hay roof. I used the reject FM Brown's brand hay.

    My piggies review: We mostly ignored it, but after a few weeks of hurdling the log on our morning zoomies instead of crawling through it, the hay was all torn off and the pellet mortar was fun to gnaw on. We would be willing to test homemade version 2.0.