At a quick glance, it seems to have a far better quality than other brands in its price range. Here’re the reviews of each model.
ZENY Foldable Metal Exercise Pen
The ZENY Foldable Metal Exercise Pen is a heavy-duty pet playpen suitable for small to medium-sized dogs weighing up to 25 pounds.
This model is available in two different sizes.
- 8-panel model. Each panel measures at 31.5″ wide and 39″ height.
- 16-panel model. Each panel is 31″ wide by 24″ height.
It is made of rust-resistant metal. Metal is the most common material chosen for dog playpens because of its sturdiness and flexibility. It can be used inside or outside, though it might not be the most attractive option for indoors.
Despite advertised as rust-resistant, metal pet playpens can sometimes rust. If you put this playpen outdoors, the paint can be scratched off by paving stones, gravel, concrete, etc., which leads to rusting. Over time, the rust can eat through the metal and leave your dog exposed to sharp edges. So you might want to check the condition of the pen from time to time.
Another thing that you should be aware of is that if you have hardwood floors, this metal playpen could scratch your floors.
To handle those two problems, you can try placing some peel-and-stick 1/2″ self-adhesive bumper pads on the bottom of each rail to provide cushioning.
Door and Construction
This metal exercise pet pen comes with two door latches to keep your dog secured inside. And the construction includes sturdy rods to hold the panels together.
If you want to use the pen outdoor, you can push the hinge rods down into the grass to make it sturdier. One of the biggest complaints I hear about the rods is that there are flimsy and bend easily. However, this seems to be case-by-case.
If you feel the rods are flimsy, you can get U pin for the end panels to keep them stable.
If you’re a dog owner who travels a lot, you will love how portable this playpen is. Almost all of the Amazon reviews agree that this pen is easy to assemble/disassemble, store, or transport.
Another thing that I like about this playpen is that it can be configured in multiple shapes. You can make it any shape you want (rectangle, square, or octagon).
ZENY Puppy Pet Playpen
The ZENY Puppy Pet Playpen is a great playpen for housetraining your puppy.
This model offers 16 square feet of enclosed space, eight 24 inch panels and comes in heights of 24 and 30 inches, which is a good size for puppies or small animals such as rabbits, ducks, turtles, and guinea pigs.
This puppy playpen is made of durable iron metal wires and coated with a rust-resistant finish to protect against rust and other elements for outdoor use.
Door and Construction
Each panel is connected with a rod and easy-to-use locking thumb snaps. The pen also comes with four ground stakes to secure it to the ground.
When connecting this pen, make sure all the sections are facing the same way; otherwise, they won’t connect.
Just as the ZENY Foldable Metal Exercise Pen, this model can be folded down easily for storage or quick transportation.
The pen can be configured or combined to create an even bigger play space.
That’s my review for Zeny Dog Playpen. Although the Zeny Playpen does have its issues overall, they are well worth the price, and most users seem to agree, as both models receive 4.5-star ratings on Amazon.