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Critter Nation Small Animal Cage Single Unit

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Critter Nation Small Animal Cage Single Unit

$104.99

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Shipping weight = 58.00 lbs.

Product Summary:

Critter Nation Single 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.

Product Features:

  • Full-width double doors provide maximum accessibility for easy cleaning and feeding
  • Wide-expanse shelf, full-width plastic pan floor provide maximum play area and prevents dangerous falls
  • Critter-proof dual-locking door latches 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 decor
Item Specifications:

Size:
36"L x 25"W x 39"H

Bar Spacing:
1/2

Item Number Model Number UPC
650231 161 027773010135

Product Reviews by Customers

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Great cage for Rats
for the most part, the Critter Nation is great for rats. The only thing that was not good was that it was bent a little out of shape when it arrived which made it a little difficult to put together.
January 25, 2017
Watch out for clips breaken
But other then the clips breaken its a excellent kennel for all types of animals i gotnmy hedgehog in one i ordered this one then i got my shugar gliddars in the other kennel its a add on unit but this kenell is a excellent kennel
October 18, 2016
Excellent bunny house!
I already had one of these cages, but I wanted more room for my dwarf bunny to hop and zoom, with plenty of room for things to jump up on, hide in, crawl under, and just be able to do bunny things. I took out the left end of one cage, the right end of the other, and used zip ties to keep them from being pushed apart. A number of people, including the manufacturer, told me they could not be used end-to-end....yes they can! These cages are very sturdy, very easy to clean because you have full access to the inside with 2 full width doors. The doors are easy to remove if needed. The shelf below has plenty of room for extra litter pans, toys, bags of hay, etc. If I had known the cage was available with 1' spacing (Ferret Nation) when I bought the 1st one, I would have done that. This is the 1/2" spacing between bars (Critter Nation) which would keep little critters from squeezing through. Also available as stackable units for climbing critters.
September 3, 2016
Great-but 1 problem
I love this cage and so do my rats. It wasn't too bad to put together-until I came across a problem with the welding. A few parts weren't matching up right and I had to take a hammer to those parts to fix them. That was very frustrating. Other than that-the cage is big, easy to clean and very good quality!
August 23, 2016
FitsFits nice easy to assemble
Great sturdy cage. Simple instructions to put together box was damaged but luckily everything was great,
July 12, 2016
AMAZING!
I did my research. I checked many stores, both on line and in person. I read reviews, and watched Youtube videos. Reviews, free shipping, great price, size, rat friendly and a perfect set up is what had me purchasing Critter Nation Small Animal Cage Single Unit. My husband put it together which was relatively quick and easy to assemble. The spacing between the bars is perfect. The two large doors that open completely in the front are amazing, making for easy access for both playing with or removing your rats, as well as cleaning and feeding. The bottom of the cage and the second level are made of the same metal the rest of the cage is with a removable heavy-duty tray. The bottom is made so that if the rats were by chance to chew threw the plastic trays, they couldnt escape. A huge plus. The rollers make for easy moving, yet can lock in place. The bottom shelf provides a great place to store food and other items.
July 7, 2016
Great cage
My grandson's chinchillas are so happy now in their nice new roomy cage and they immediately started leaping all over It's such good quality and was easy to put together, plus delivery was very fast. We plan on getting the add on unit a little later. Would definitely recommend to anyone in the market for a small animal cage.
July 2, 2016
Great product
Very happy with this product. It's very strong, a bit hard to install but it's great if you have cats around the house because they can't get to the animal(s) inside.
June 23, 2016
My rats are in love!
I bought this cage for my rats. At the time I had 3 female rats. They were in a cage that was half this size. I knew this was the cage I wanted. This was the only site that had it this cheap. When I got the cage, which came 3 days before the estimated shipping date, I did had two problems with the cage. The side pieces wouldn't go in due to a piece being bent during shipping. Easy fix. Boyfriend and I broke the piece off and now it is fine. The other problem was the pieces that you stick the wheels into. I couldn't fix those. It just sat on the floor without the wheels. Contacted the company that day and two days later I had the pieces to put the wheels on. The cage was much bigger than what I expected. My rats love it and are always running and playing. I am definitely going to order the add-on as I have two female rat babies that I will be adding soon.. I could easily fit all 5 of them in the cage without issue but I want them to have the room to run and play and climb.
May 25, 2016
this is a high quality cage
I have went through several cages for my hairless rats. I am never happy once I start having to clean them...always a long hard task. This cage is fantastic and I can finally stop looking for the perfect cage...I found it!
May 19, 2016
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Why did you choose this?
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best price on the WWW.
Rosaura M on Mar 22, 2018
Critter Nation had the item I needed for my pet rat.
Marine H on Nov 6, 2017
best price on the WWW.
Rosaura M on Mar 22, 2018
I am adopting two rats, I wanted to get them a large enough habitat that I could later upgrade into a mansion.
Aaron B on Mar 2, 2018
Critter Nation had the item I needed for my pet rat.
Marine H on Nov 6, 2017
Hopefully, this will house my chinchilla comfortably
Theresa M on Nov 5, 2017
Best small animal (rat cage) on the market
Lisa B on Jul 27, 2017
Highly recommended cage at a very good price.
Lynn S on Jul 24, 2017
I chose this cage for my three femaie rats, hoping they'd have lots of room to rat around and also that the cage would be sturdy and easy to clean. They love it and I love it so much I'm getting the add-on! The single is big enough for two large wheels and two sleeping boxes (all mounted on the sides), and I gave them a plastic tub with shavings and put their food in it, so they can root around and dig without scattering everywhere. Next addition: a hammock. I'm very happy with my purchase!
Ralph D on Jul 4, 2017
great price
lilian r on Jun 25, 2017
Best cage on the market for rats! And you absolutely can not beat this price!
Jamie A on May 29, 2017
Best rating and this shipping was VERY reasonable.
Chickey on May 18, 2017
We already have a double unit for our bunnies and it is a great product that looks very nice in the house.
Natasha R on Mar 14, 2017
I've been looking for the right cage and liked this one. The price was good also.
Michele K on Mar 9, 2017
I choose this cage because it got great reviews.
Zachary L on Feb 6, 2017
I'm looking to get my first pair of rats, and have been doing a lot of research for a great cage. It is important to me that they have plenty of room to run around, and that I have space to add toys. I came across this cage and have seen almost nothing but 5 star reviews for it. I'm excited to get this cage and add to my little family.
Brandi R on Jan 23, 2017
best price
Debbie D on Jan 22, 2017
Good reviews by other rat owners.
Erika M on Jan 11, 2017
Large and can be moved around. Allows Pet to be able to look out easily.
Linda D on Dec 22, 2016
Perfect Cage for my breeding pairs of Sugar Gliders easy access for cleaning. Just love this cage
Tammie D on Dec 4, 2016
I have this model for my mini bun, and it is great! I'm buying another one to connect them end-to-end to give her more room to hop and play. (self-modified) The price on DOG com is more than $30 less than the usual places I shop!
Cynthia T on Aug 12, 2016
It was an amazing deal, and my rats needed a better cage!
Katie C on Aug 7, 2016
need and price
elizabeth e on Aug 6, 2016
They are the best cages ever. I have sugar gliders and a prairie dog and I would recommend them to anyone.
Hayley W on Jun 24, 2016
Size, structure/layout, looks like good quality and for the reviews, PRICE (Huge point), and shipping cost. I did a lot of research to find the right quality, size, and price without paying a lot for shipping both in stores and on ling.
Kim M on Jun 22, 2016
I chose this particular cage since it's easily moved and is easily covered in fleece, which is the preferred bedding for rats since they are prone to upper respiratory infections. And the price was a definite deal for me.
Serena S on Jun 9, 2016
After much research it was the best cage for it's size and price for a chinchilla.
Denise N on Jun 7, 2016
Getting pet rats and critter nation was recommended to me as the best cage.
Danielle P on May 30, 2016
My rats are always chewing their way out of cages. This is a way to keep them safely contained.
Katherine R on May 17, 2016
Space and the fact that I can expand the cage by buying the add on later
Tatiana M on May 13, 2016
It is recommended for rats. Easy to clean since both doors open up fully. Downside is cannot use bedding, but must use fleece that should be washed weekly. Cage is sturdy and provides play space for many small animals.
J. J on Feb 18, 2016
Great product could not beat the price
Deborah C on Feb 10, 2016
I have been hunting for this cage for our new chinchilla. I choose this item because of the price, availability, and reviews I have read across the web.
Cynthia B on Feb 4, 2016
I wanted a rabbit hutch off the floor for my indoor dwarf rabbits. I also wanted it on rollers. I liked the design.
Breanna B on Jan 18, 2016
solid flooring, coupon code, trusted brand, breeder recommendation
Sandy L on Jan 6, 2016
I have heard that this is one of the best cages for rats. Let's hope it's true. :) The price at dog.com was a lot better than other stores where I've seen this product.
Brenda P on Jan 5, 2016
Because it has a reputation for being the best rat cage out there, I got it for 30% off so at about $100 (plus shipping, even though shipping was free it still costs because of how heavy it was) it was very much a steal.

Also because it has a reputation for being easier to clean than Martin's Cages and in the future I believe I can use it for a ferret cage as the only difference is in the bars (Critter Nations are horizontal and tinier space in between) and I can double it if I want.
Felix W on Dec 8, 2015
I am adopting two rats, I wanted to get them a large enough habitat that I could later upgrade into a mansion.
Aaron B on Mar 2, 2018
Hopefully, this will house my chinchilla comfortably
Theresa M on Nov 5, 2017
Do you put litter in this cage? What is there to catch urine and poop?
Kendal N on Apr 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would only put litter in if you buy a tray that has sides or it would all be on the floor. This tray is flat. For my rats, I have used newspaper, paperbags, and fleece fabric on top of the tray it comes with to absorb urine. My girls are mostly litter box trained for their poop.
Does the stand come off?
victoria m on Oct 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello Victoria,

If you are referring to the stand underneath the actual cage, the one that acts as a storage area, then yes. You have the option to put the cage atop that part, or leave it off, which makes it ideal for placing the cage on a table.

If you are referring to the stands within the cage, that act as a second level, then also yes. Those come out as well, as do the plastic trays you place on top of them.

Hope this helped! ;)

-J
would this cage work for ginnea pigs?
A shopper on Aug 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think this cage would be great for guinea pigs!
The only thing is that guinea pigs like to run, and need lots of open space to play around.
This cage does not offer a large ground area that would be "best" for guinea pigs.
I think they would be fine in the cage, but typically guinea pigs need quite a lot of room to run around in, which is why most people opt for large, flat pens that offer the pigs plenty of room.
Another thing is, it may not be suitable to house multiple pigs in this cage unless it has a second level.
Ferrets are big, but they're pretty slinky, flexible things and are able to move around pretty nicely in this type of cage.
Rats too, are able to run around and climb safely in this cage.
Bulkier animals, like guinea pigs, whose spines may not be as flexible may has issues.
The cage comes with a ramp, allowing the animals to get to the second shelf, but there still isn't ample running space .

All in all, I think guinea pigs would be fine in this cage, but one that is longer, flatter, and wider may suit them better as they like to run and play in a larger area than this cage offers!

Hope this helps! :)
- JQ
Is this a good cage for guinea pigs?
Sonja C on Mar 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: A. I think this cage would be great for guinea pigs! The only thing is that guinea pigs like to run, and need lots of open space to play around. This cage does not offer a large ground area that would be "best" for guinea pigs. I think they would be fine in the cage, but typically guinea pigs need quite a lot of room to run around in, which is why most people opt for large, flat pens that offer the pigs plenty of room. Another thing is, it may not be suitable to house multiple pigs in this cage unless it has a second level. Ferrets are big, but they're pretty slinky, flexible things and are able to move around pretty nicely in this type of cage. Rats too, are able to run around and climb safely in this cage. Bulkier animals, like guinea pigs, whose spines may not be as flexible may has issues. The cage comes with a ramp, allowing the animals to get to the second shelf, but there still isn't ample running space . All in all, I think guinea pigs would be fine in this cage, but one that is longer, flatter, and wider may suit them better as they like to run and play in a larger area than this cage offers! Hope this helps! :) - JQ
The cage i ordered does it have a flat top meaning thiers no whole at top for him to get through bc i ordered the add on unit i need the cage to have a closed top so it completes the cage?
Tylor r on Aug 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The top of the single unit will be closed. If you decide to use an add on unit, that cage will come with a bottom with a space in it to open into the single unit.
How long does it take to arrive?
A shopper on Feb 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The cage normally ships in 24-48 business hours and it would depend on what method of shipping you choose as to how long it would take to arrive.