Helping You Choose The Right Pet Rat Cage

The Recommended Cage Characteristics

  • A cage with solid floors is the BEST. We do not want your pet rats getting sores or bumps on their feet (bumble feet).
  • HEIGHT is also very important. You can never go too tall/ high with rats. They love climbing!!!
  • Ground space is also important to fit supplies (accessories).
  • Meshed/ barred tops and sides are important for ventilation, to hang accessories like hammocks and toys and for your rat to climb. (BAR SPACING 0.5 INCHES MAXIMUM!!!!) If you get wider this is what happens, see clip.

Pet Rat squeezing through bars

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended Cage Dimensions

  • Minimum dimensions for cage 80 x 50 x 60 cm (32” x 20” x 24”)
  • How to know the number of rats to fit in a particular cage– 1 rat requires 2 square feet per rat or see rat calculator here.

 

What Are The Recommended Pet Rat Cages?

 

OPTION #1.  Midwest Critter Nation Single Unit with Stand

The Midwest Critter Nation is spacious, well ventilated and a suitable size to fit in your home. It also opens up for you to reach all corners without struggle making it easy to clean. (If you have to go the cheap way, go with this option. The cage is of high quality, will last for long and has enough space for even 5 pet rats. Better yet, you do not have to make any modification that will make it lose its aesthetic value). If you want to use substrate bedding, you will have to get some bass pans made by the bass company. You can also use fleece bedding if you choose to.

NOTE: You can get a single unit and later on if you want to add on for it to become a double, you can get an additional top.  You will see what we mean by an additional top below. You can also get the double unit of this cage shown in option #2 below. Your choice. See 2  short clips under option #2 to get a feel of the Midwest Critter Nation cage.

 

 

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

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

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

 

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 #2.  Midwest Critter Nation Double Unit with Stand

 

As indicated above, this is the double unit. See helpful short clips to give you a better feel of this cage.

How I Clean My Rat Cage

Cleaning my Tripple wide pet rat CNC

 

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 #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 Nation.

How will it look in Your House?

 

Where do you get this cage?

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

2.  Savic Rat & Ferret Cage Royal Suite 95

 

OPTION #4. Savic Small Pet Cage Zeno 2

The zeno 2 is another great choice for your pet rats and even short-tailed opossums. It is secure, durable, spacious and sturdy.

How Does This Cage Actually Look In Your House?

 

Where Do You Get This Cage?

1. Savic Small Pet Cage Zeno 2

 

OPTION #5.  Zeno 3 Savic Empire

Slightly bigger than the zeno 2 is the zeno 3.

How Does This Cage Actually Look In Your House?

Where Do You Get This Cage?

1. Savic Zeno 3 Empire

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