Helping You Choose The Right Chinchilla Cage

What You Want

  • A cage that you have room for in your house
  • A cage that is comfortable and spacious for your chinchilla
  • A cage that will serve you for a long time
  • A cage that is easy to maintain (cleaning, easy to open and close and access everything inside easily)
  • A cage that will fit your chinchilla cage accessories

Recommended Cage Dimensions 

Knowing this is important because of the people who want to build their own cages and also to avoid buying a cage that is not recommended for chinchillas.

  • 30″w x 18″d x 48″h that is 76cm x 45cm x 121cm
  • 30” w x 24” d x 48” h that is 76cm x 60cm x 121cm

Important Tips

  • The BIGGER the better. (If you can get a cage bigger than the above dimensions, get it, but remember to consider maintenance) Chinchillas love to run, play and jump. The floor should be solid. Wire floors hurt your chinchilla’s feet. Glass tanks should be avoided as well due to lack of proper ventilation.
  • Heat is bad news to chinchillas. Keep the environment of your chinchilla as close to 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius) as possible. Humidity should be lower than 40%. Keep that cage away from direct sunlight.
  • When it comes to chinchillas’ cages, cheap is expensive. Do not look for the cheapest, look for quality.
  • CAUTION: Chinchillas chew on everything especially plastic, try and avoid plastic.

Recommended Cage Options To Choose From

OPTION # 1.  Double Unit Ferret Nation Cages or Critter Nation Cages


This option is used by most Chinchilla owners.

These cages are the easiest to clean. They may be pricey, but are the best for chinchillas. The difference between the critter nation and the ferret nation is the spacing between bars. The critter nation has smaller spacing than the ferret nation.

The Double (as shown in the image on the left) is preferred. However, if you are tight on budget, get a single first and then you can add on another single on top later. We will show you below how the single looks in option 2.

See how the double ferret or critter nation looks on video:

How To Clean Your Chinchillas cage

 

How Does This Cage Actually Look In Your House?

 

Where Do You Get The Ferret Or Critter Nation Cage?

US: MidWest Deluxe Ferret Nation Double Unit Ferret Cage (Model 182) Includes 2 leak-Proof Pans, 2 Shelves, 3 Ramps w/Ramp Covers & 4 locking Wheel Casters, Measures 36″L x 25″W x 62.5″H Inches

US: MidWest Deluxe Critter Nation Double Unit Small Animal Cage (Model 162) Includes 2 leak-Proof Pans, 2 Shelves, 3 Ramps w/ Ramp Covers & 4 locking Wheel Casters, Measures 36″L x 24″W x 63″H Inches, Ideal for Dagus, Rats, Ferrets, Sugar Gliders

UK: Midwest Homes for Pets Ferret Nation Double Unit Cage – 182

UK: MidWest Critter Nation Animal Habitat with Stand, Double Unit, 36 Inches by 24 Inches by 63 Inches

CANADA: MidWest Deluxe Ferret Nation Double Unit Ferret Cage (Model 182) Includes 2 leak-Proof Pans, 2 Shelves, 3 Ramps w/Ramp Covers & 4 locking Wheel Casters, Measures 36″ L x 25″ W x 62.5″ H Inches

CANADA: MidWest Deluxe Critter Nation Double Unit Small Animal Cage (Model 162) Includes 2 leak-Proof Pans, 2 Shelves, 3 Ramps w/ Ramp Covers & 4 locking Wheel Casters, Measures 36″L x 24″W x 63″H Inches, Ideal for Dagus, Rats, Ferrets, Sugar Gliders

 

OPTION # 2.  Single Unit Ferret Nation Cages or Critter Nation Cages

As mention above, this is the single unit. It is not very suitable, but can be used if you are on a budget and then later on add a top layer to it to make it a double unit. To ensure you are providing the best chinchilla care when having this, let your chinchilla out as many times as possible for exercise.

How Does This Cage Actually Look In Your House?

Where do you get this cage?

US#1. MidWest Deluxe Critter Nation Single Unit Small Animal Cage (Model 161) Includes 1 Leak-Proof Pans, 1 Shelf, 1 Ramps w/ Ramp Cover & 4 locking Wheel Casters, Measures 36″L x 25″W x 38.5″H Inches, Ideal for Dagus, Rats, Ferrets, Sugar Gliders

US: MidWest Deluxe Ferret Nation Single Unit Ferret Cage (Model 181) Includes 1 Leak-Proof Pans, 1 Shelf, 1 Ramps w/Ramp Cover & 4 locking Wheel Casters, Measures 36″L x 25″W x 38.5″H Inches

UK#2. MidWest Critter Nation Animal Habitat with Stand, Single Unit, 36 Inches by 24 Inches by 39 Inches

UK: Midwest Homes for Pets Ferret Nation Single Unit Cage – 181

CANADA#3. MidWest Deluxe Critter Nation Single Unit Small Animal Cage (Model 161) Includes 1 Leak-Proof Pans, 1 Shelf, 1 Ramps w/ Ramp Cover & 4 locking Wheel Casters, Measures 36″L x 25″W x 38.5″H Inches, Ideal for Dagus, Rats, Ferrets, Sugar Gliders

CANADA: Midwest 181 Ferret Nation Single-Level Ferret Cage with Ramps, 36-Inch by 25-Inch by 38.5-Inch

 

What About The Top Layer We Talked About To Add Later?

As you can see, having bought the single unit, you can later on buy the top unit if you are on a tight budget.

Where Do You Get The Top Layer?

US: Midwest Deluxe Ferret Nation Add-On Unit Ferret Cage (Model 183) Includes 1 Leak-Proof Pans, 1 Shelf, 1 Ramps w/Ramp Cover. Compatible w/Ferret Nation Models 181 & 182

US: MidWest Deluxe Critter Nation Add-On Unit Small Animal Cage (Model 163) Includes 1 leak-Proof Pan, 1 Shelf, 1 Ramp w/Ramp Cover. Compatible w/Critter Nation Models 161 & 162

UK: MidWest 183 Ferret Nation Add-On Ferret-Cage Level with Ramps, 36 Inches by 25 Inches by 24 Inches

UK: MidWest Deluxe Critter Nation Add-On Unit Small Animal Cage (Model 163) Includes 1 leak-Proof Pan, 1 Shelf, 1 Ramp w/Ramp Cover. Compatible w/Critter Nation Models 161 & 162

CANADA: MidWest Deluxe Critter Nation Add-On Unit Small Animal Cage (Model 163) Includes 1 leak-Proof Pan, 1 Shelf, 1 Ramp w/ Ramp Cover. Compatible w/ Critter Nation Models 161 & 162

CANADA: MidWest Deluxe Ferret Nation Add-On Unit Ferret Cage (Model 183) Includes 1 leak-Proof Pans, 1 Shelf, 1 Ramps w/Ramp Cover. Compatible w/Ferret Nation Models 181 & 182

OPTION #3. Savic Suite Royale Navy Blue Small Animal Cage 95 x 63 x 159 cm  Also Known as Savic Rat & Ferret Cage Royal Suite 95

This cage basically works the same way as the Midwest Critter or Ferret Nation.

How will it look in Your House?

 

Where do you get this cage?

UK 1. Savic Suite Royale Navy Blue Small Animal Cage 95 x 63 x 159 cm

UK 2.  Savic Rat & Ferret Cage Royal Suite 95

The Savic Suite Royal XL resembles the above cage but slightly bigger. Where can you find it?

1.UK: Savic Suite Royal XL

2. UK: Savic Suite Royal XL Cage

3. Uk: Savic Suite Royal XL

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