Helping You Choose The Right Degu Cage
What Do You Need To Consider?
- A rule of thumb is that each degu you have needs at least 2-3 square feet of cage room.
- It is not advised to have only one degu; it may get stressed out alone. You need at least 2.
- The minimum cage dimensions for degus is: 70-100+ cm long by 50+cm wide by 60-100+ cm high. Height and length are very important.
Degu Cage Recommendations
OPTION #1. Midwest Critter Nation Double Unit with Stand
(for 2-3 degus) you will need to make some modifications like replacing the plastic trays with bass metal trays. Degus are chewers!! They will chew the plastic trays that come with the critter nation. The Bass Equipment Company usually makes this and you can get in touch with them.
If you want to house 4 degus and want to go with the critter nation, you will have to buy another single unit to attach on the side. See image below.
A dremel tool is used to make cuttings.
You can also get two double unit critter nation cages and join them. See video.
How Does This Cage Actually Look In Your House?
Where do you get this?
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
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. 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 Nation.
How will it look in Your House?
Where do you get this cage?
OPTION#3. Exotic Nutrition New! Durable All-Metal Mansion Cage for Chinchillas, Rats, Ferrets, Degus, Prairie Dogs (4-Level)
Where Do You Get This Cage?
OPTION #4. DIY Cages-
If you go this way make sure you read the CARA chart found here for measurement guidelines. You will need to be creative. To get ideas you can search online for what other people have built. Here is a short clip we came across for an example of a DIY cage.