Looking for Suitable Short-Tailed Opossum Cages? Here Are Options To Choose From

There is not much on Short-Tailed Opossums(STOs) out there, but here is what we gathered on suitable cages for them.

Important things to note concerning Short-Tailed Opossum Cages
  • Remember to check on the cage wire spacing to make sure your STO cannot escape. The wire cages listed below have narrow wire spacing and can be used for pet rats as well. It is usually recommended to get at most 0.5 inches.
  • Height and Length of the cage. Short-tailed opossums love climbing, need space to forage and need space for the exercise wheel. A solid bottom is also important to avoid hurting their feet on wire flooring.
  • Minimum cage dimensions are 12 w x 24 l x 18 h inches. Bigger the better.

Let’s dive straight into them!!

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 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 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

 

 

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.

The hedgies & opossum cages

Short-tailed Opossum Cage

 

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 STO or even pet rats. 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

 

OPTION #6. Exo Terra Glass Terrarium, 18 by 18 by 24-Inch or Exo Terra Rainforest Habitat Kit, Medium size 18 x 18 x 24 inches

The video clip below shows you how this cage can be used. You can get creative with it.

How Does This Cage Actually Look In your House?

 

Short Tailed Opossum cage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where Do You Get This Cage?

1. Exo Terra Glass Terrarium, 18 by 18 by 24-Inch

2. Exo Terra PT2607 Rainforest Habitat Kit, Medium

Another Design For This Cage Is:

The Exo Terra Short All Glass Terrarium, 24 by 18 by 12-Inch

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

 

How Does This Cage Actually Look In Your House?

 

 

Where Do You Get This Cage?

1. Exo Terra Short All Glass Terrarium, 24 by 18 by 12-Inch

OPTION #7. Zilla Fresh Air Screen Habitat for Reptiles 30” W by 18” L by 30” H

This is an alternative for the Exo Terra All Glass Terrarium, minimum size 24 by 18 by 12-Inch or Exo Terra Rainforest Habitat Kit, Medium size 18 x 18 x 24 inches above.

It is MORE VENTILATED (top and below), however, there are complaints that the quality has deteriorated of late and it gets RUSTY over time. Before getting this, confirm whether quality has improved.

Where Do You Get This Cage?

1. R-Zilla SRZ100011811 Fresh Air Screen Reptiles Habitat, 18 by 30-Inch

2. Zilla Fresh Air Screen Habitat for Reptiles, Large

3. CANADA: Zilla Fresh Air Screen Habitat For Reptiles

4. CANADA: Zilla R-SRZ100011868 Fresh Air Screen Reptiles Habitat, 18 by 12 by 20-Inch

 

OPTION #8.  20+ gallon long Aquariums 

1. For Aquariums, you need at least 20 gallons. You will need long ones, not tall, so that it can be easy for you to reach in them.

2. A top for the aquarium is required. You have 2 choices.

Choice #1. DIY a meshed lid cover
Choice #2. Buy the Zilla Fresh Air Screen Cover (MAKE SURE THE MEASUREMENTS OF THIS COVER MATCH THE SIZE OF AQUARIUM YOU GOT).

See the end result image of an aquarium for your Short-tailed Opossum

 

Where Do You Get This An Aquarium?

1. Aqueon Tank Black 30x12x12 20l Aquarium Breeding Tanks Fish

 

Where Do You Get The Cover?

1. Zilla Reptile Terrarium Covers Fresh Air Screen, 36×18-inch

2. CANADA: Zilla Reptile Terrarium Covers Fresh Air Screen, 48 x 13″

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