I'm thinking about getting my boys a playpen. Actually, I should be a bit more honest; I'm considering getting a cage that we can put them in when we're doing something that would endanger them if they interfered with it. I'm talking about things we do like cleaning with chemicals or putting together furniture we bought where, if there are things that could hurt the boys if they are their usual curious selves.
Right now, when we do something the boys can't get involved with, we put them in their carrier. This past Sunday, for example, we had to put together a huge bookshelf from Ikea. It took us three and a half hours and the boys were in their little carrier for the whole time and they slept quietly but I felt terrible keeping them confined in such a small space. But when it comes to something like building a bookcase, we have no choice but to put them somewhere safe and secure. If we let them walk around while we were building the bookcase, they could have very easily gotten hurt in any of a dozen ways (getting under the heavy plants, eating a nail, playing with a sharp tool, etc).
Sometime soon, our building super is coming to repaint our bathroom. The last thing we want is for Arthur or Beowulf to jump into a bucket of paint or poison themselves by eating painting chemicals.
I'd like to have a little cage, just for such occasions, because we could could put food and water and even a little litter pan in the cage while they're in it. I've been eyeing this playpen because it sounds like it can be taken apart and folded up and because it has stairs and platforms. At $129.99 the price is a little steep though. We only plan to use this for special occasions and for floor cleanings.
Can anyone recommend a cage or "playpen?"