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Critter Nation Small Animal Cage Double Unit

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Critter Nation Small Animal Cage Double Unit

$249.99

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Shipping weight = 105.00 lbs.

Product Summary:

Critter Nation Double Unit Cage

Midwest Metal has taken the design of their popular Ferret Nation and applied it to accommodate a variety of small pets, such as rats, chinchillas, and sugar gliders. The Critter Nation's bar spacing is smaller, to keep the smaller pets from escaping and getting injured. Easy to assemble—no tools required! Interlocking panels safely and securely lock in place without the use of any screws, nuts, or bolts!

Features:

  • Full-width double doors provide maximum accessibility for easy cleaning and feeding
  • Wide expanse shelf, full width plastic pan floor provides maximum play area to prevent dangerous falls
  • Swing-up locking ramps to secure sections for cleaning the cage, feeding, and separating critters
  • Critter-proof dual-locking door latches that provide secure, easy one-handed operation
  • Height adjustable shelves with removable plastic insert for easy cleaning
  • Multiple attaching points for accessories such as hammocks, tubes, and toys
  • Ramps specifically angled for pet's safety
  • Sturdy square tube frame and wire construction for maximum critter security
  • Easily maneuverable stand with locking casters
  • Underneath storage area for food and toys
  • Platinum Hammertone finish blends well with any décor
Item Specifications:

Size:
36"L x 24"W x 63"H

Bar Spacing:
1/2"

Item Number Model Number UPC
650232 162 027773010142

Product Reviews by Customers

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Extremely well built and perfect for rats
Best purchase I ever made! Very happy with it. I have 5 rats in it. Very glad I had my husband to put it together. Not sure I could have done it.
December 12, 2017
Purchased
7 months ago
100% happy with this cage.
This is the best cage, very easy to clean, and to move from room to room, or even outside with no help from others. I love this cage, but most of all Joy loves her new home, and she is happy with all the room to run around. ??

P.S Easy to out together.
October 21, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Sturdy and spacious
This cage is exactly what I was looking for. Heavy duty metal so it should last and not rust over time. Was fairly simple to assemble, large doors makes it easy to access animals and change bedding. Definitely spacious for the pets. Having it on wheels has been convenient for cleaning under.
October 18, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Good cage
Cage arrived all scratched up and doors not wanting to close
October 17, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Cadillac of cages!
I love my new double Critter Nation cage! It's big, sturdy and easy access with the double doors! Also the fact that it arrived 4 days after I ordered it was another huge plus! Didn't have too much trouble putting it together...only tool needed was a rubber mallet to pound the sections together cause I'm not strong enough. Only problem was the holes in the hangers for the ramps weren't big enough. I'm going to find someone with a drill to fix them. For now I just have them hooked under the pans which make them raise slightly.
September 21, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
my chinchilla loves her cage
August 17, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Perfect cage for 2-4 small critters (rats, guinea pigs)
This cage is perfect for small critters. High quality, easy to clean.
August 17, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Solid home
I bought this here because it was the best deal I could find. I couldn't understand why these cages were so expensive, but I wanted a highly rated quality home for my two rats.This cage gives them plenty of room to live despite them always wanting to go out and roam. They're slowly getting more used to it and I think the more toys and stuffs I add, the more it will feel like a home to them.The cage is extremely heavy! The construction is rather solid, though I'm not a fan of how loud the metal sounds resonate when moving things around. One issue I ran into was where the doors and sides meet. The building of the metal was certainly rushed, as it took a lot of hammering to get some parts of the cage to connect. Even then, there are lop-sided gaps where there should be none.The cage on the photographs is also slightly different than what you get. The bottom holding area on the photos has a bar that is shown as being very close/nearly flush with the bottom of the cage.
May 23, 2017
LOVE IT
We got this cage for our 2 Guinea Pigs. I absolutly LOVE this cage for them. They love it too! Running up and down between the levels and chasing each other. The only thing I added was a fabric bottom that I made for them that went up the side to help keep them a little warmer, stopped them from sliding every where when they ran and also keep the bedding from falling out too. It is also very tall. I am 5'3 and it stands just a smudge taller than me. But I HIGHLY recommend this for Guineas! Ours love there new mansion :)
April 23, 2017
Great for Chinchillas
This is a great cage for chinchillas. The bar spacing is a 1/2 inch, which is good for small animals. I would like the individual bars to be sturdier. Overall, this is spacious and good quality.
April 13, 2017
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Why did you choose this?
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pet rats
Sarah F on Oct 13, 2017
Best cage for rats on the market!
Leighann D on Jun 14, 2017
pet rats
Sarah F on Oct 13, 2017
It was recommended by several people who also have Gliders.
vicki d on Aug 18, 2017
Best cage for rats on the market!
Leighann D on Jun 14, 2017
Best deal I could find online for this cage. Although I value quality, affordability for cages which all seem heavily priced is a big pro to me. Thank you!
chris s on May 7, 2017
for my rats because its the biggest and it has the best bar spacing
April Rose R on Mar 31, 2017
I have four female rats (currently very young) and this home will be a perfect upgrade for them to grow in.
Kaylee A on Mar 27, 2017
i have 3 rats and they need more cage room also love the wheels
heather h on Mar 24, 2017
Best price I could find online for a usually very expensive item
Brittnie A on Jan 26, 2017
very good deal
Lisa B on Dec 28, 2016
This cage has horizontal bars, not vertical like the Ferret Nation :)
Valentina S on Dec 12, 2016
my granddaughter needed a larger cage for her 4 guinea pigs and needed 2 separate compartments as they all do not get along. Better deal than on Amazon
Teri C on Dec 1, 2016
I have this cage for my current Chinchilla. It is wonderful. I just adopted two more Chinny's and they need their own space. This is the best price I have seen for this great cage!
Erin O on Sep 14, 2016
For my ferret
Raquel E on Sep 5, 2016
For my pet rats.
John S on Jul 1, 2016
Spacious and Sturdy cage for my ratties!
LAN H on May 29, 2016
Because the cage I bought was horribly made. These are the best kind to use for rats as well.
Katrina W on May 16, 2016
Seemed like the lowest price.
Stephen R on Apr 14, 2016
This item had the 1/2" spacing bars I was looking for. It also has options to add another cage unit, as well as another Critter Nation Small Animal Cage, to make my rat's habitat even bigger. This was the biggest cage, at the best price (with today's 30% discount) that I had come across. I look forward to the benefits it has on my rats' well-being and happiness!
Purcelle H on Apr 12, 2016
Make it an extra large cage by buying two of them and placing them side by side... I leave out the center wall!
Janae G on Mar 26, 2016
This is an Awesome cage at a great price!!
Peggy D on Feb 14, 2016
No metal grates to hurt their paws.
Maria B on Jan 1, 2016
beat amazon pricing
David A on Dec 31, 2015
I can only trust critter nation over other cage brands for my pet rats
Sierra B on Dec 30, 2015
I chose this based on the really good ratings for critter nation cages, plus we wanted an easy to clean cage; This one has doors that open up the whole front of the cage.
Beth R on Dec 22, 2015
excellent price on a quality product
Hayley W on Dec 5, 2015
It was recommended by several people who also have Gliders.
vicki d on Aug 18, 2017
Best deal I could find online for this cage. Although I value quality, affordability for cages which all seem heavily priced is a big pro to me. Thank you!
chris s on May 7, 2017
Is this product suitable for hamsters?
Daniel on Dec 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, in that the hamsters can't escape through the wires
Yes, if you have or want more hamsters than you can count at once
No, the plastic can be too easily chewed
No, the cage doors are too high over the ground - a hamster could run over the edge and fall 3 feet to the ground.
Does this cage have a deep plastic tray? The reason I need a new cage is because my rat made a hole in her tray. If this has a tray, please tell me
Makenzie R on Jun 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Makenzie,

This cage does have a tray; however, it's not very deep. I don't have the measurements of it on me at the moment, but it can't be anymore than about an inch. It's very shallow.
I bought a big cement mixing bucket/tray and issued that so my babies don't kick their litter everywhere.

So yes, this cage does come with a tray (and has extra trays available for purchase) but it is very shallow.

Hope this helped! :)

-Jemma
Is this a DOUBLE unit (2 stories)?
A shopper on Jun 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it's a double. You can close them off to make two seperate units. I'm doing that right now to keep boys and girls seperate. I've had mine for two years now, and contemplating getting another one because it's lived up to my expectations.

But anywho, yes, it's two levels that can be seperate by raising the ladder and latching it.
Does this cage have 1/2inch bar spancing or 1 inch spacing?
A shopper on Sep 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Critter Nation Small Animal Cage has 1/2" bar spacing. This is a wonderful cage for your Rat friends to live. The double door front opens the entire front of the cage for easy access for cleaning or for easily reaching and playing with your friends. I highly recommend this cage.
I see there are plastic components to this cage. Are the wires sturdy enough to withstand chewing from two adult rats?
Shayla H on Apr 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The wires, or cage walls are definitely durable enough to stand up to rats. The cage floor/ trays which are removable for washing are definitely chewable but also cheaply replaceable once they get chewed down. If you go the fleece route with your bedding bull dog clips used around the edges to hold the fleece down (especially in the corners) can be some what of a deterrent for chew happy rats. Youtube has a vast resource for Critter Nation owners with tips for everything from maintenance - decoration. Hope that helps!
could these be used for bunnies?
Carolyn L on Feb 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I use it for ratties on top and bunny on bottom (ramp between levels closed). Have to zip tie the bottom ramp that goes to floor so it's stable. He could probably get in and out without it but he does use it. He roams during day and gets locked up at night. One level (maybe even 2) isn't huge for 1 mini lop to be contained all the time. Might want to check some sources on area needed per rabbit, and figure in number and size of bunnies.
How many rats would fit in the double comfortably? i currently have 6 in two cages and about to get two more. i want to house them all the same once i get them introduced and used to eachother
JaeLynn K on Sep 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Nice to meet another rat person. I think you should be just fine with 8 adult rats in a DCN. The rule of thumb for a critter nation is 6 per unit. Theoretically you could put 12 in a double. But I'm sure you know, that the more room the better. I would also look at the personalities of your rats and how much room they use now in their current cage. I know for my girls, having 5 in a double was super roomy but they were young, and being female, quite active. The good thing is if you do need more room you can always put an addition on to your double unit.
Is this cage appropriate for a rabbit? I have a holland lop
A shopper on Sep 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Some people do use these for rabbits, however I personally would not use them for a rabbit. Rabbits ideally should have much more horizontal space to binky and run, and the ramps would be awkward for most rabbits to use, particularly between levels. I recently rescued a tiny Holland lop who was kept in a cage like this and badly broke one of his hind legs while in the cage. They are not sure entirely how it happened, but guessed it was either in a fall from one platform to the next or by getting his paw caught in one of the ramps when going down them (or falling from one).

A 4x4' x-pen, custom C&C pen/cage, or XL dog kennel is much better for even small rabbit breeds like Holland lops.
Would it work for Rabbits?
A shopper on Mar 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I think size wise it would work well. You might only want to buy the bottom half as I dont know if rabbits climb. It is rather easy to clean and stable once locked in place.
Does this cage come with the ramp covers?
Alexandra C on Oct 29, 2016
Critter Nation Small Animal Cage Double Unit
Critter Nation Small Animal Cage Double Unit
Ramp Covers for Ferret and Critter Nation 3 Pack
Ramp Covers for Ferret and Critter Nation 3 Pack
BEST ANSWER: This cage would need to have ramp covers purchased seperately
Is this appropriate for rabbits?
Cam M on Jun 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Perhaps yes, but it would need some modifications. The space is adequate for one rabbit - however rabbits like some access to an enclosed areas inside a hutch, so you would need to cover at least part of one level or insert a built-in box. Also - most traditional rabbit hutches allow for their droppings to fall through on the ground below. The floors of these units are of a solid material (which means constantly having to clean out the droppings or remove and replace any added bedding material). Also consider - rabbits are best in a larger horizontal space and don't really need a 2-story cage. My Recommendation: If you already have one of these cages, you could use it with some modifications. If you are looking to buy - a traditional "rabbit hutch" would be better.
Could I use this cage for sugar gliders?
Meaghan W on Jun 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can! I put the tray on the bottom shelf underneath so they can't reach food. I also took all platforms out and didn't include the center wire and tray so the whole cage is open for better acrobatics. Highly recommended!!!
What does this cage come with? Does it have the ladders and ladder covers?
ISay F on Oct 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello It does have ladders, but I believe we bought the covers. It's been some time. Our chinchilla loves her space. We added a hammock for her too - loves it! Good luck!
What is the actual living space measurements of the Double Critter Nation cage for rats, not including the stand/shelf space outside of the cage?
Mary G on Aug 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The cage itself measures 4 ft high by 3 ft wide by 2 ft deep.
What are the exact dimensions as measured from the outside of the cage?
A shopper on Mar 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Ive listed the outer dimensions below.

Size:

36"L x 24"W x 63"H
Shipping costs?
A shopper on Feb 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Shipping costs will vary depending on weight of the items in your cart and where are they are shipping to.