The small door at the end is OK but the crate has to be pulled out to open and close it, and is difficult for me to get to to change her bedding, but the larger door on the side, where I should be able to open and close the door, not only for Tikva to get in and out but I can get to from the end of my bed. Easy to get out bedding to change as well. No way can I do that from the small door at the end. How long should a crate last? I know I bought this when Baby Ziva arrived - just after I lost Pereg on 1 April 2015 and only had her for and 11 days before 1 May 2015. And Tikva turned up not long later, having been born on 25 May and with me when she only 3 weeks later. Ziva was the first to use this, or any crate, and she was small. Tikki is even smaller and and plus/minus 6kg is is still small.Baby Ziva would have been a lot bigger. She curls up at her sleeping end but has has enough room to stand up, turn around, and flonk out flat from side to side or length to length. And she is only in it at night. Never during the day. And it is for sleeping only. But I cannot get the side door to close easily - sometimes Tikki gets so frustrated with me. Is the crate maybe too old? It was on display when I bought it although not for long. I think maybe I should telephone Eviyatar and ask him to bring me a new, boxed one, and to put it up for me.