Without exercise, our hearts stop working as well, we put on extra layers of fat, and various other health issues become a problem. Dogs, cats, and other animals have the same problem. So, what do you do for a guinea pig or rabbit? It’s a bit hard to take a hamster on a leash for a jog.

That’s where pet playpens come in handy.

The Best Pet Playpens

These awesome playpens are perfect for any of your small pets. Rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, small dogs, even ferrets will do great in these.

Choice 1 — Marshall Small Animal Playpen with Mats and Cover

Marshall Ferret Small Animal Playpen Mat/Cover 11 18"-Panel, Colors...
  • Easily attaches with velcro straps
  • Must have accessory for the Marshall Small Animal Delu by e Playpen
  • Color will be red or blue

This fantastic playpen is perfect for either indoor or outdoor use. We highly recommend getting the cover and mat to help keep your playpen area even more secure.

The durable construction makes it easy to feel safe with your piggy, ferret, dog, or even hamster running around safely. Best of all, you won’t need any tools to put the Marshall Small Animal Play Pen together. You can set it up in seconds, and easily transfer your fuzzy friend to a safe space to play or hang out while you clean her cage.

Choice 2 — Midwest Small Pet Playpen

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Small Animal Pet Playpen /Exercise Pen
  • Provides 9 square feet of play area / exercise pen for your pet Hamster, Gerbil, Guinea Pig or other small animal
  • Size: (15 H x 19 W)inches x 6 panels.Creates a great small animal playpen / exercise pen for pet parent and pet...
  • Small Animal Pet Playpen / Exercise Pen for non-jumping small animals (Hamsters, Gerbils, Guinea Pigs, Rats)

This simple pet playpen is easy to set up and tear down. It’s a simple series of metal wire panels, and is specifically designed for smaller animals like hamsters, guinea pigs, and chinchillas. This playpen will allow your furry friend the chance to run and play in 9 square feet of space, with secure walls keeping him from wandering off.

The coating on the Midwest Small Pet Playpen is designed for indoor and outdoor use alike. If your critter loves going out with you, this is the perfect way to give him some fresh air, while staying safe.

Choice 3 — Ware Pop Up Playpen

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Ware Manufacturing Medium Deluxe Pop Up Dog Playpen
  • Safe outdoor playpen for small animal or small dog and cat
  • Easy pop-up assembly
  • Zippered mesh door and removable sun screen included

The Ware Pop Up Playpen is another fantastic pet playpen. This one easily folds away and comes with a mesh top that helps keep your hop-happy critters more secure than some models may do.

With a lot of mesh spaces, including the top cover, this soft-sided pop up playpen is great for pets who get antsy in exposed spaces.

Choice 4 — Iris Exercise Pet Pen with Door

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IRIS 34'' Exercise 8-Panel Pet Playpen with Door, White
  • Safe, convenient enclosure for your pets
  • Includes 8 interlocking panels made from commercial-grade plastic
  • Hinged access door with double steel latches

The Iris Exercise Pet Pen comes with either 4 panels or 8. You can easily set up this playpen for your pooch, your bunny, or your guinea pig that needs some roaming room.

The 8 panel kit provides 21 square feet of playpen, while the 4 panel playpen gives 8 square feet of play space. The smaller version is perfect for guinea pigs that need to run around a bit, while the larger model is great for small dogs and rabbits who need a bit more space for running.

This playpen is durable plastic, so it’s great for indoor or outdoor use.

Choice 5 — Trixie Soft Sided Mobile Pet Play Pen

Trixie Pet Products Soft Sided Mobile Play Pen, Small
  • Made of extra durable nylon, ideal for indoor and outdoor use
  • Net cover and rubber coated bottom are removable for added versatility
  • Can be secured to ground with straps and ground anchors which are included

The Trixie Soft Sided Mobile Pet Play Pen is one of the most versatile small animal playpens available. It’s great for travel or moving your pet’s playpen for cleaning.

The Trixie is sturdy enough to use every day, and folds down to a nearly flat mesh square. This makes for easy storage when playtime is up.

The top edges of the Trixie Soft Sided Mobile Pet Play Pen gently curve over, to help keep extra energetic animals from jumping over the edge.

Choice 6 — Richell Convertible Indoor/Outdoor Dog Pet Playpen

Richell Convertible Indoor/Outdoor Pet Playpen, Large, Soft Tan/Mocha
  • 3-in-1 pet playpen converts to a freestanding pet gate and room divider
  • Special water-resistant arrows allow the playpen to be used safely indoors or outside
  • Available as 4 or 6-panel playpen

Small dogs love this extremely flexible playpen. Well, we should say owners of small dogs do. This convertible dog and small pet playpen works as a play area, as well as a pet barrier to help keep Fido and Hoppy out of harm’s way.

This sturdy plastic barrier or playpen sets up easily, and easily expands from the pen to a room divider, or pet gate to keep Fido separated from the crowd during a party.

Choice 7 — Midwest Homes Guinea Pig Playpen

Guinea Habitat Guinea Pig Cage by MidWest, 47L x 24W x 14H Inches
  • Provides 8 square feet of living area for Guinea Pigs as recommended by Veterinarians and Breeders
  • Durable, leak proof, washable and easily removable PVC lined canvas bottom allows for easy care and maintenance while...
  • 14" high sides provide for secure and convenient access to Guinea Pigs. Great for indoor or outdoor use.

This fantastic playpen is designed just for guinea pigs. It’s got a soft bottom mat, which makes clean up super easy when it’s time to call it a night.

Because of the design, it’s super easy to connect other playpen kits to create a larger play area for your piggies, if it seems like they need more space. That’s a major reason we love this guinea pig playpen. It’s super easy to set up, even easier to maintain, and easy to clean.

There are easy to use ramps that connect between pens, adding adventure and play for your piggy’s day.

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Marshall Small Animal Playpen with Mats and Cover

Marshall Ferret Small Animal Playpen Mat/Cover 11 18'-Panel, Colors...

Midwest Small Pet Playpen

Small Animal Pet Playpen /Exercise Pen

Ware Pop Up Playpen

Ware Manufacturing Medium Deluxe Pop Up Dog Playpen

Iris Exercise Pet Pen with Door

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IRIS 34'' Exercise 8-Panel Pet Playpen with Door, White

Trixie Soft Sided Mobile Pet Play Pen

Trixie Pet Products Soft Sided Mobile Play Pen, Small

Richell Convertible Indoor/Outdoor Dog Pet Playpen

Richell Convertible Indoor/Outdoor Pet Playpen, Large, Soft Tan/Mocha

Midwest Homes Guinea Pig Playpen

Guinea Habitat Guinea Pig Cage by MidWest, 47L x 24W x 14H Inches

Consider for Yourself

As you shop for a playpen for your guinea pig or other small pet, remember to make sure that the playpen will work wherever you need it, stores away easily between playtimes, and is easy to set up again. Make it easy on yourself, and you’ll both enjoy exercise time a lot more.