Critter Nation Small Animal Cage Double Unit

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Critter Nation Small Animal Cage Double Unit

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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!

Product 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"

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Great, 7/4/2017

Rocky from Arlington, VA

Always great

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Over all it's a nice cage and my rats like it, but it was defective in quit, 7/4/2017

Butters from California, USA

Great cage spacious and the rats love it, however we had problems putting this cage together. It wasn't the instructions weren't helpful it was just that the product itself had bent in the box and we had to use a rubber mallet to straighten some of the bars and pegs. Other then the assembly I couldn't be more happy with this cage.

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Fantastic Cage, 6/28/2017

walknphx from Gilbert, AZ, USA

We have 4 of these cages and we love them. easy to assemble, easy to clean, easy to move. The critters love them! what more could you ask for!

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Fantastic!, 6/27/2017

Sammy321 from

I got this for my two chinchillas and it's great!! It's a little difficult to set up by yourself but they seem to love it and I love it for them!!

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Love this cage!!, 6/7/2017

Cajory from Long Island, New York, USA

I currently have 4 of these cages and I will being buying another next month. I have chinchillas and sugar gliders in them. They are solid, I don't have tho worry about my dogs or cats knocking them over. We find them very easy to clean.

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Awesome and huge!, 6/6/2017

Minnow from

This cage is huge! It's perfect for my two chinchillas but could easily fit 4 ferrets. I put it together by myself in a little under an hour but I do recommend help (and a rubber mallet). I got mine 25% off which made it a better purchase for the same mode somewhere else. Shipping was excellent too. I had standard delivery and it still got to me in 3 days. Over all I'm very pleased.

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big and studry, 6/6/2017

strider14701 from

Nice cage but putting together had to modify as the middle rack did not fit the holes that they were supposed to be in. however, cage is nice and the two ferret's we have seem to enjoy it. Especially like the multi doors that allows working in one area of the cage (potty box area) easier

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Good bang for the buck, 5/23/2017

Kimy from

Good investment for your critters and provides plenty of space

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love this cage !, 4/17/2017

chey from pekin, in

i got a ferret from a family member she was in a small wobbly cage that i was looking to up grade and this cage meet everything thing that i was looking for ! is very sturdy (my 70 pound shepherd cage stand up against it and give her friend kisses lol) this cage is always very spacious love it !

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Very sturdy and easy to build, 3/22/2017

HKlure from VA

This cage is exactly what i was looking for. It is very sturdy, and only took me 30 minutes to put together. It is much more well built than countless other cages i have had over the years and i wish i would have gotten this one years ago.

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Ferret approved!, 3/8/2017

Ferretnugget20 from Georgia, USA

This cage is the perfect size for ferrets. It's a lot bigger than I thought it would be. Its very sturdy and very well made. Now there is something you are going to need for this cage. You're going to need a rubber mallet. Not because anything was bent or misshapen, it just makes it easier to assemble. You're going to have to knock some things into place while putting it together. Plus a rubber mallet won't damage the cage in anyway. My cage arrived perfect no bent pieces like others complained of. My furry babies love it. They like climbing the ramps. Hands down the best cage for small animals. Plus it's safe. If you want a cage that's good size and also safe, this is the cage you want.

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Amazing cage for rats!, 2/23/2017

Anna from

I love the double critter nation for my ratties. I got mine 25% and with 2 dollar shipping so I got a better deal here than I would anywhere else! However I had a little bit of trouble when it came to putting the side pieces of the cage in place. I assembled it by myself so maybe if I had a partner it would have been easier but it took me about 2 hours all together cause I didn't have all quite enough muscle power. But I love how all the doors open all the way so you have full access to everything and your rats.

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Awesome for ferret!, 2/16/2017

sam15 from Virginia, USA

This ferret "mansion" totally changed my ferret's personality. He loves it so much and enjoys having so much space to move around in while we are working all day. Highly recommend!

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this is a great set up i use it for my suger gliders, 12/15/2016

papa from Fairfield, ME, USA

it is easy to put togeother easy to clean the 2 big doors is aplus trays are easy to wash the best cage I have bought well built to last

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, 9/7/2016

Kaiya from

The cage was relatively easy to put together with extra assistance from some of my family members. If I tried to put it together by myself, it would have taken me double the time, because multiple hands are needed to push the grates into the right position before attaching the next grate. My ferret seems to enjoy the cage and he has plenty of space to run up and down the stairs.

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Great price, poor quality!, 8/5/2016

CallieH from

I was recommended to this website to get an affordable Double Critter Nation for my rats. Looking at the price, I couldn't resist (shipping is expensive though!). It arrived on time, but the cage pieces (almost every single one) had something wrong, and most of the slip holes for connecting were bent badly enough we had to take a hammer and wrench to them for hours to fix them. Most pieces were bent and the top is warped badly enough we had to pry it down and use duct tape to keep it on.

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Perfect cage for both pet and owner., 7/19/2016

AbaddonMystery from Rehoboth Beach, DE, USA

This cage is well designed and well thought out. The 4 door design provides easy access to your pet and cleaning. The hard plastic trays in place of the more common wire shelves is perfect for the care of our furr-babies feet. My chinchilla loves jumping from level to level and I do not have to worry about her delicate feet. Cleaning is a breeze. Just wipe the trays with a damp cloth and you're set. The size of this cage is perfect. I am able to fit a 12 inch wheel, a shelter hut and other toys while allowing plenty of room to stretch,jump and play. The sturdy design of the trays and mounts will ensure longevity. I highly recommend this cage for chinchillas and ferrets. I am sure it will suit the needs of many active small pets.

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Great cage, 7/14/2016

Paigesion762 from Georgia, USA

Wish the description stated that it comes with shelves and trays. Or if it does more obviously. Spent way more than I needed to getting trays because I thought they camE with it. Whoops. As for the quality thus cage is magnificent. Rather easy to put together and my rats love it. Recommended 100%. Just don't buy trays or shelves or ladder covers it all comes with!

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Perfect for kittens too, 6/2/2016

hsofcats from Roseburg, OR

This cage is perfect for cats/kittens. I work in the rescue world and will never buy a cat condo again! The holes for the ramps might be a little bit small for a large cat though. And it doesn't fold for storage. But so much easier to clean and keep clean plus there is so much more room than any cage specifically for cats! Glad a friend told me about these. Maybe the company would consider designing one for cats with the ramp holes just a bit bigger??

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Worth every penny!, 5/22/2016

Jiannu from Michigan, USA

Cage is super sturdy, easy to clean and mobile, which is wonderful. Assembly is fairly easy, however the directions were a little confusing. It claims to be a tool-free process, but you'll need a screwdriver for sure, and I recommend a small sedge-hammer in case some of the connection bits are a little misaligned. And you'll definitely want two people for the job.

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awsome cage., 5/10/2016

kevo from woodland ca

Very nice cage. Tons of room for my 5 rats to explore. The doors make this cage easy to clean and great to Interact with your rats. The pan can be removed easly and be set to three different levels. Mid leveI ramp can lock to separate rats if needed. I use fleese on my pan with large binder lamps from target. Only bad thing about this cage is it will come a bit bent. I used a hammer and soft rubber to use to tap the side together. U don't want to hit to hard and the rubber helps to from bending it more or taking the finish off lol. U can buy a rubber mallet but I saved money by recreating my own with my method. Tapping is key.

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Great product but, 5/10/2016

kewilliams6 from

When this product was delivered it had some broken and bent pieces. Overall it is a great item and I love it. It was just hard to put together with those broken and bent pieces. I do recommend this item, just make sure you have a hammer ready if you buy it.

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Great Buy!!!, 5/8/2016

Kthom from Martinsville, IN 46151 USA

I bought this to house my 3 ferrets. They absolutely love it. It gives them plenty of room to have multiple places to sleep and to play. It is very sturdy.

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Best cages ever!, 4/30/2016

Jodi from Apache Junction, AZ, USA

I actually have pet rats that I buy these cages for and you can't beat the quality and sturdiness for the price.

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Great Cage!, 4/29/2016

MsPooh from Covington, VA 24426, USA

This is an awesome cage for sugar gliders. This is the only kind I have.

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Pretty darn impressed. Few hiccups, 4/22/2016

CatastrophicPolarity from British Columbia, Canada

I am a first-time rat owner and for a long while I struggled to find a suitable, relatively inexpensive cage; and I'm glad I found this one! The cage was put on back order, so it took a little longer than expected(about 4 weeks), but when it arrived on my doorstep I was surprised by the size of the box! I knew it was gonna be a large cage but this is downright SIZEABLE. Very very spacious for my 2 rats, so muh so that I might just get another cage mate, and hat's not a bad thing in my books! Because of it's size and weight you will definately need at least 2 people to assemble it, I tried by myself for a while and it just wasn't working out. When putting it togther, I suggest placing pegs on either side(for the side, front and back panels) at the same time. ALSO because of it's size and weight, it did get bashed around during shipping however. I had to use a hammer and a little 2x4 to bend some pegs back into place. Overall it's a great cage for rats, etc. If not a little fussy! :)

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Excellent, easy to clean cage., 4/16/2016

Cynna from Illinois

I ordered this cage when a friend brought me home a rat. It was on backorder, so it took about a month for it to come in stock, but the shipping was excellent once it was. I believe I got it on the day or the day before the website said the cage would be in stock again. I was very lucky with the condition of my cage. I only needed to use the recommended rubber mallet once to put it together, and my cage didn't have any dents or dings from shipping. My favorite feature is the ramp that can latch to the bottom of the upper unit to separate the cages. When I adopted more rats, we soon found out that two of our baby "boys" were girls, so it was nice to have a cage to corral the girls in. Unfortunately we're expecting babies, but this means we might just need to buy another one of these great cages, or perhaps one of the single units to add on top.

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, 2/2/2016

Kirasky from Knoxville, TN, USA

This is a great cage, the condition wasn't perfect but it was a great price

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We love this product., 12/15/2015

NCmom04 from Trinity, NC, USA

We got this for our daughter's chinchilla. He loves all the room. It was pretty easy to put together and looks very nice. It is very large and spacious. The only problem we did have is it got damaged in shipping and the bottom plastic tray has a crack in it. Other then that everythign is great.

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This is a great home for a ferrit., 11/29/2015

Ferretfriend from New Hampshire, USA

This cage is a very good design, well-constructed with a good floor plan that separates sleeping area from eating area from bathroom area. All four doors fully open the front of the enclosure for easy access to handling, cleaning, food and bedding. The price was very fair, there was a shipping charge but delivery was swift and assembly was straight forward My ferret is very comfortable and happy in his Critter Nation home.

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Great item, 11/10/2015

Mhillman4901 from Fort Worth, TX, USA

The DCN is a great cage my rat babies really enjoy this cage. It was easy to put together. The cage is a bit pricey, but I had to buy it anyways. With the way that the cage opens make it very easy to clean and to get my babies out with ease.

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My rats love this cage!!!!!, 11/7/2015

Melissa from Putney

I have four rats that did were not all that active in the temporary 15 gallon fish tank, and now they are running around having a blast. The cage was not all that difficult to put together and is a quality product that should last for years. The only thing I wish is that the trays were about two to three inches deeper so that the little rat turds did not make it to my daughters floor so frequently. Other than that, the cage was more than I expected and perfect for Snickers, Hope, Batman and Robin! Thanks!

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Nice cage, slights bends and dents from shipping., 10/14/2015

xsnrg from NH

All and all, a good shopping experience from ferret.com. Had post sale concerns after pressing "buy", a friendly representative answered the phone and answered all questions and concerns. The picture of the product was a little misleading, the cage seamed larger than the picture, or the woman in the pic is from Amazonia. Good cage, good site, good service.

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Okay I guess, 10/13/2015

AngelPW from Cleveland, OH, USA

When I was putting cage together I notice parts that went together were uneven and didn't go together perfectly, which made me have to struggle and bang things together forcefully. The doors have gaps and don't go together perfectly. It would be nice if things didn't come uneven.

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Awesome home for my ratties!, 7/29/2015

KaiWillow7 from North Carolina, USA

This was a much bigger cage than I had anticipated but worked out very well in the end! It was very easy for my and my husband to put together and we were very thrilled with the sturdiness and durability. The finish is very nice and we loved the trays and ramp covers! Which are easier on little feet than plain bars. I feel the biggest pro for me was the doors, makes cleaning and adding new toys so easy! My chins cage only opens on one side so I will definitely be upgrading! All in all this was a great investment for my little ones and I was super pleased!

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Pricey, but worth every penny!, 6/9/2015

bbrown35 from Columbus, OH, USA

Although the price is a little hefty, the cage works great for my two active chinchillas! I love the two sets of doors, they make for very easy access for cleaning. The metal is very sturdy and the wheels are very useful. Some assembly is required, but nothing serious. Overall a great product that I would recommend to anyone!

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Excellent cage for small animals., 5/30/2015

Garysgirl from Detroit, MI, USA

This cage is perfect for my Prairie dogs! Plenty of room for them to move around and I love the fact I can lock them on one level while I clean the other. I would highly recommend this cage.

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Love this cage!, 5/28/2015

VioletRose from

I have two midwest critter nation double units I got one for my rats months ago at a pet store and loved it so much that I actually got another one for my sugar gliders but modified it some to better suit my gliders needs by taking to shelves out and converting it to where the grat was over the tray for that "pull out tray" feel. I think it all worked out very nicely and I just love these cages so much they make life with my animals so much easier and they have so much room!!! The only reason why I didn't give all 5 stars is because once I got the cage delivered here there where scuffs and scratches all over and was bent in a few different places but other then that I love the cage

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double doors, 5/16/2015

2fuzy from Fairhaven , MI, USA

Having had ferrets before I learned that both sides of the doors must open for more effective cage cleaning. My old cage did not open both sides and it was very difficult to clean especially when you have young ferrets and the litter box is not always used properly. Great cage both the ferrets and I love it!

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, 4/13/2015

DarlingRats from Alameda, CA, USA

I'd heard a lot about these cages from my "rat friends" - they're sturdy, easy to clean, and provide a lot of space for the animals. I researched the trays because I planned to split the double unit cage into two separate cages for my rats and while the reviews overall said they hadn't had issues with rats chewing through the trays, I decided not to risk it and purchased galvanized metal tray through another vendor. I've only had my rats living in the Critter nation for a week but I can definitely tell that they LOVE the extra horizontal space (my previous cages were taller than they were wide). So far, it's been easy to keep clean. I've made my own floor pads and shelf covers, but I plan to buy more ramp covers since those fit so perfectly. I like that the doors open all the way so you can really get into the cage for cleaning. Overall, a vastly superior cage to the other options out there. I've had rats for 17 years and this is the best cage I've has so far.

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Fantastic product, 3/31/2015

Fred from Winnipeg, MB, Canada

This cage was far better than expected. I have a handful of rats and there is plenty of room in the cage for all of them. The cage is well constructed and putting it together was quite easy. However, you will need a hammer or mallet. I am pleased with my purchase.

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Much better than petshop cages, 12/26/2014

Hedge from

Bought critter versus ferret nation cage due to smaller spacing between. Well worth it. We have our hedgehog below and guinea pig up top with ramps on lowest height. Only issue is bedding comes out the sides, plan on getting flower bed rails to put around sides. Assembly was easy, not at all like many reviews stated.

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Absolutely Awesome!, 12/17/2014

SusanEve from New York

I've been trying to get this cage for a while now, but most sites list it for way over what ferret.com had it listed as. I'll be honest, I wasn't sure if I was going to get a knockoff because the price was low; I was a little leery. But no! It came brand new, set up was a little hairy (it's a two man job and I'd suggest a rubber mallet or a sturdy shoe!), but the cage is absolutely perfect! I have five rats that love their new CN cage! Ferret.com said it would be about ten days before I received the product, and I got it in five. They are incredibly fast with shipping. The product wasn't missing any pieces. Great product, great price, fast shipping! I couldn't say it enough! Again, have a friend help you put it together though as the pieces are heavy and need a good wallop to get into place. The instructions aren't very clear because the pieces aren't labeled, so you have to use some critical thinking. But that's not the website's fault. Overall, the small hiccups are worth it!

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Best Rat Cage, 11/24/2014

RatMom from York, PA, USA

I would highly recommend this cage for anyone who has rats. My girls love it. Assembling is definitely a two person job. I highly recommend having a mallet handy. We've had this cage for about a month now and the only damage my girls have done to it is chew the sides of the plastic base cover, and the side of the plastic shelf covers. I have three rats and there is plenty of room in there for them and lots of toys.

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Very happy with this product!, 11/22/2014

Luvmyratties from Ohio, USA

My cage arrived very quickly. I was some what concerned when I saw the condition of the box. It was very beat up and soaking wet. Once I was able to actually open the box and look at everything it was all fine. Putting it together was not terribly difficult. You definitely want to have another person to help just because of the size and weight of certain parts. I had read reviews and thought I was prepared for the size of this cage. I was not! It is just huge! My rats really love all the space and I love how easy cleaning the cage is and how easy it is to move it around. Seems like a very durable cage and I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a permanent home for their small animal.

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Big in size, bad in quality., 10/28/2014

Paige from Maryland, USA

What was said to take around half an hour to assemble with just the one tool took me two hours to completely assemble and a hammer to bang the pieces into place. Pieces were too big and wouldn't fit in the proper pieces, so I needed to bang it a few times with a hammer. The instructions weren't very clear, but the cage assembly is very much common sense. The paint is chipped. My rats do love it, and so far they did not get out unlike with the Feisty Ferret cage (By the way, do not get that cage if you need a cage for rats. It was a great cage, but my little ones squeezed themselves right through the 7/8' wire spacing.) The cage is spacious and I did appreciate the ramp coverings, so if you need a big cage and don't mind that it takes hours to assemble with pieces poorly made, this is an alright cage.

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Awesome rat cage, 10/4/2014

Bethany from FL

This is the perfect size cage for 3-5 rats. My two babies are loving all the space thus far and hardly know what to do with it all. The doors don't seem to line up well enough to close fully; the bottom part of the left door has to be pushed pretty hard, and the lower set is finicky as well... Other than that, it's sturdy, has tons of places to tie hammocks etc., the bars are set just far enough apart for my babies, and it really was a breeze to set up for my mom and I; took us about 20 minutes.

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The best cage for rats, 9/9/2014

Taylor from Florida, USA

The worst part about this cage is once you get it put together, it's so huge it takes a ton of toys to decorate it. I was hesitant because so many reviews said it was a pain to assemble and all the parts come broken or bent. I have put this cage together three times now and disassembled it twice. The box got a little beat up during shipping (it weighs over 100 pounds) but all the pieces were intact. It's a really sturdy cage for my two rats but it's plenty big enough that I'm getting 3 more friends for them. My next cage will be another one of these or an add on unit for the one I have. I found it cheaper here when it was on sale than I could find it anywhere else.

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Sturdy, well built cage, 8/7/2014

Johnnyn from Cincinnati, OH, USA

This cage was pretty easy to put together, especially if you use a rubber mallet to get the sides seated together. We have two ferrets and they love the cage. We got the double unit and had to restrict them to only one unit while they worked on litter box training. They were crapping EVERYWHERE before we limited them to one floor and put their bedding all over except the litter box. Solid construction and very sturdy. The shelves come out easily for cleaning. The only thing I don't like are the clips that attach to the hooks on the ramps. Using a drill to open the holes on the clips works to alleviate the problem. I have heard of other people using shower curtain hooks instead of the supplied clips also.

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Great! Love it, 7/9/2014

Ratlover4life from Saint Paul, MN, USA

I love the cage so much and so do my 3 ratties! It's huge! They love it and it has tons of space for them to run around and for me to hang hammocks and toys in. I have complete access to all parts of the cage and it's pretty easy to clean. It's a lot bigger than you expect so if you are only getting two ratties you probably only need the single unit. However I got three rats so I got the double. Even though it's got lots of space to run around in I would still suggest getting a wheel for them to run on because I find my rats just sitting around sometimes even with all the space. It's pretty hard to set up and it takes FOREVER even with two people. However in my opinion it's totally worth the wait! Make sure to pay extra attention to every detail in the instructions. They are kind of hard to follow because they show important details tiny pictures. Anyways the delivery was great and there were no damaged parts so I'm happy!

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Excellent Cage!!!, 7/8/2014

Becky66 from Massachusetts, USA

We are getting 3 baby boy rats this weekend and they needed a proper home, I always try to give my critter the biggest homes I can afford. I had read tons of great reviews about the Critter Nation and found it at an excellent price at Ferret.com so I ordered it right away on a Sunday night. It arrived at our door on Tuesday, Mind bogglingly FAST shipping! My 20 year old son and I had it set up within 1/2 hour and none of the pieces were bent or missing. It seems an extreamly well built sturdy "condo" for our boys. All in all an excellent experience with ferret.com! :0)

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best cage I have seen so far., 7/1/2014

ShugsNKisses from Michigan, USA

I absolutely love this cage. I would prefer that it was customizable because I do not need the shelves, ramps, or fleece sleeves (which adds to total cost). I own sigar gliders. The doors, height, and build of the cage is wonderful! I would love to purchase another. Was missing a part, replaced with one phone call. Great sellers.

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Good Cage Heavy box..., 6/12/2014

NightW0lf from

The cage is pretty good but the box was really heavy i could barely move it. I would open the box completly before taking out the metal. The cage scratches easily. Its easy to flip the pieces to hide the blemishes. The cage is really big, if you only have one or two ferrets or other small animal then this cage is really big! I also noticed that the critter nation came with the same blue and purple ramp covers as the ferret nation. I got mine on here for 200...It is going for a little less than that now I think its 200 on amazon 2. I chose economy shipping 7-10 days it came in 4 days

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loads of bent parts, 4/17/2014

Never from Tacoma, WA, USA

shocking how many bits were bent and also you should include a piece to close the middle so boy rats can be on the bottom half and females on the top half. royal pain trying to figure out a way to do this and all my ramps are badly bent. box looked like it had been through a war.

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Great cage. Great size!!!, 4/16/2014

JohnB from

Easy to assemble, no tools, except a rubber mallet. Great size for my two fuzzies. I would recommend the ramp and the tray covers as an add on.

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its a beast!, 4/13/2014

sheshe from

I ordered this cage for my 5 sugar gliders. WOW!!!! all the room that they have now to jump and glide is insane! Cage was simple to put together although you need a tool to get the side panels in place. A couple of pieces were bent but my husband fixed that no problem. I love the double doors so you can access without any trouble cleaning or rearranging toys and bedding. The only thing i dont like is the pan being in the cage floor. I have modified the cage so that the pan sits under the crate, on top of the bars and added mesh for the tray to sit on. That way they are not eating or playing in their mess and i still have the rack on bottom for supplies.

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Very sturdy, 4/8/2014

gimp507 from Minnesota, USA

I ordered this cage to attach it to my other one so my rats would have a mansion. It was delivered very quick, faster than estimated! The only bad part was 2 of the shelves came cracked. I called ferret nation and the were wonderful! They apologized and sent me out 2 new ones. I will definitely order from here again. Fast and great customer service!! And my rats are very happy!

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Great Cage!, 4/1/2014

ginger from salt lick, ky

This is a great cage! Very roomy, I have ferrets but went ahead with smaller spacing so that one day I still have the option of housing smaller pets safely. I wish I had bought this sooner..I had a cage that was extremely hard to reach the corners for cleaning and it was a nightmare. The whole entire cage front opens up on this and you can easily pull out the trays and shelves. It is Great!!! I put this together in about 2 hrs alone. But you do need a hammer! I used a regular hammer with cloth wrapped around it to protect finish. My bottom tray came cracked but I called customer service and they are sending me a replacement. I highly recommend buying this cage..It should be the last one you will ever need.

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HUGE cage, 3/25/2014

Taylor from Nebraska

I measured for this cage before I ordered it, but it's been set up in my tiny studio apartment since yesterday and I can't get over how enormous it is. Putting it together was a pain. It would not have taken long if we didn't have to stop and go to the store to buy a rubber mallet because there was NO other way the side panels were going to go on. I gave it 4 stars for quality because a couple pieces are a bit off and don't go together unless you force them on, and I'm really not looking forward to taking it apart for future moves. However, it's very durable and I wasn't worried much about damaging it by banging on it with a hammer. After getting it together, there's TONS of room, huge doors, and it is a very nice looking. My rats have plenty of room. Plus, the price here is incredibly cheap for this cage. Even with the assembly issues I had, I would still buy another one if I ever needed another cage.

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Great Product, 2/10/2014

Ratlovers from

Assembly was difficult because the units wouldn't lock in place. Ended up having to use a rubber mallet, which was a pain. Besides that, it is great. My girlfriend and I have 6 rats and there is plenty more room. The way the doors open make it so easy to clean and decorate the inside. Highly recommend it, your pet deserves it.

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horrible assembly, but great product, 2/4/2014

babymains from Texas City, TX, USA

Read amazon reviews to hear the trouble people have assembling it. My husband and son built it for me while I worked. It shipped super fast , expected it Friday but got it Monday! It is great for my rats. My girls have top and boys bottom. I let them play together when I am home and separate them in evening and while I work by closing ramp. Price here beats amazon! It is a very nice cage but a pain to put together, cleans like a breeze.

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Good investment, 1/28/2014

Quiche from New York, NY, USA

We upgraded to this double unit for our three degu sisters. Very quick delivery, but cage is shipped in its carton (no other wrapping) and our carton came damaged from the weather. Possibly related to the damaged carton, one set of doors was slightly inverted with the powder coating chipped off the inside of the door latches. Decided we would live with it rather than hassle with a return or replacement. Took about an hour for our superintendent to assemble (rubber mallet very necessary). Degus are gnawers and ours immediately chewed a large hole in the plastic bottom tray. Had to order a metal pan and wood scatter guards from two different websites and are making due with cookie sheets and cardboard in the interim until they arrive. We expect the cage to last a long, long time - so in spite of the difficulties, we are very happy with it.

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Good cage, horribly made, 1/2/2014

Khisanth from Coralville, IA, USA

I have several of the old style, bolt together ferret nation cages. They were somewhat touchy to put together, but once you got them going they went together well. We needed something with closer bar spacing for baby chinchillas, so we got a new style critter nation. I then spent what were a couple of the most frustrating hours of my life trying to get this thing together. Every single peg was either bent or too thick to go through the holes. Some of the holes didn't line up. I'm going to have to use a dremil tool or grinding wheel on my drill to get the pegs able to fit in their holes.

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This Beast Is Seriously Awesome., 10/11/2013

mattrjones from Canton, IL

The front of the box touts this as "the world's greatest small animal habitat"... I'm inclined to agree. After living in the CN 162 for nearly two months, my rats are happier than they've ever been, and I'm in love with the thing, too! Not only do they have an abundance of room to play and climb and snooze and hide and wrestle -- and everything's so smooth and neat, making it all very comfortable for them -- but I'm in heaven with how ridiculously easy it is to clean and put together! I'd gotten used to cages that required all sorts of finagling and trickery to clean and make comfortable for the ratties, and often came to dread cage cleaning days because it always took so long! But with the CN 162, all I have to do is open a door, pick up some accessories, pull out the pan, wash it down, and put it back. So simple! My only suggestion is to have a rubber mallet and a friend handy during assembly -- it's a big 'un. Best cage we've ever had, and worth every penny.

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Good Cage: POOR quality control., 9/19/2013

Fivelli from Asheville, NC

Get your toolbox: you're going to need it! Bent walls, floor supports, doors: holes don't line up: some holes missing altogether: crooked welds leading to crookedly mounted doors. It took my husband's strength to wrestle this thing together, BUT.... after 2 hours of manhandling, (and a lot of cursing), it's together and holding up well. It's very sturdy with thick plastic pans and solid caging. We have 5 rats and they're loving it. If you're buying for rats or other critters that like to burrow, be aware you'll need to buy pans unless you want litter all over the place. We went to walmart and got 2 very large plastic storage bins for about $5 each, and another smaller cat litter box for $2: no big deal. Bottom Line: It's a real bear to put together, but well worth it once done.

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The best small animal cage I have found, 9/17/2013

Ratgurrll from St. Louis, MO, USA

The Midwest Critter Nation model 162 is the best cage I have found for my rats. I found this cage for a great price on Ferret.com, thanks to some other rat and ferret owners on line. I have one just like it that I purchased from another online retailer about six months ago, and wanted another because this cage is really spacious and easy to clean. It is also fairly easy to put together-it took two people about 1 hour to put together once we got it unpacked. My only hesitation in giving this cage a 5 star across the board rating is the plastic tray inserts; they must taste great because my rats have chewed the corners so that I will need to replace them (the trays, not the rats!). The trays also allow for litter to be scattered to the floor as well. Midwest does offer guards that snap on to the trays for this purpose, but the guards appear to be made from that same tasty plastic... The delivery time, customer service and price that was offered by Ferret.com was top notch.

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Great, sturdy cage!, 9/4/2013

Chair from

This is an excellent cage. I am kicking myself for not getting it sooner. We had some minor issues with parts that were damaged during shipping, but customer service has said that they will replace the damaged parts. It was difficult to put together- definitely a 2 person job! The cage has plenty of space and is very sturdy. The way the doors open wide make cleaning much easier than my old super pet cages.

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Great durability and size, 9/4/2013

JapTucker from Virginia Beach, VA, USA

Really like the amount of room and set-up with the double unit. My ferret is happy to have his own home!

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Excellent!, 9/1/2013

MyChinchillaIsBatman from Chicago, IL

This site definitely offers the lowest price for this cage - with shipping and coupons, my total came to $192! I must admit, I was truly surprised when this item was built because it is HUGE! Make sure you want a really large cage! This could easily and comfortably house 4 ferrets, chinchillas, etc. They ship ramp covers in the box, too, which is convenient - they're a nice, washable fleece product. Love them. There is definitely a lot of space to run around and play.. It's very durable. I love the storage space on the bottom of the cage; I store food, bedding, and toys down here. Overall, this cage is amazing. It only took about two hours to put it together.. There are a lot of pieces and it appears to be overwhelming, but it's not too brutal. The hardest part was constructing the base. *TIP: The sides will seem like they don't fit properly. Have someone hold up the edges, and use a hammer to gently slide it into place. 0 problems.

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Critter Nation RULES!, 4/7/2013

Kat from Cleveland, Ohio

Excellent, well made product. Hard for one person to put together because the sides had to be hammered a little with a rubber mallet. Otherwise easy to do. Now to home depot or lowes to buy a concrete mixer pan that will fit in the bottoms and the litter won't fly out. Very happy with this cage.

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Critter Nation RULES!, 4/7/2013

Kat from Cleveland, Ohio

Excellent, well made product. Hard for one person to put together because the sides had to be hammered a little with a rubber mallet. Otherwise easy to do. Now to home depot or lowes to buy a concrete mixer pan that will fit in the bottoms and the litter won't fly out. Very happy with this cage.

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PITA, 11/27/2012

WILLIAM HEAD from Brighton, mi

No tools needed! While true if you buy this cage you may want a rubber mallet or hammer with padding to pound some if the side panels into place they by no means slipped right in. I grabbed this cage while it was on sale and am so far very happy with the look of it once the cage was built the inner assembly went quickly. Instructions are kinda tough to follow but once you get past the first steps its just repeat, repeat, repeat. May want to have a second person help as lining up holes with pegs is a pain but after an hour the cage came together and now awaiting the arrival of my fuzzys from Vegas.

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Love It!!, 8/2/2012

PETER PATTERSON from Illinois

Reading other reviews had me worried that the cage might be damaged upon arrival, but there was no damage except for the box. The cage assembled fairly easy with the help from a mallet. It even came with the ramp covers so my fuzzies won't get their feet caught :) We are all happy with this product!

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bought 4 of these cages, 7/26/2012

Eileen Butler-Pacheco from Taylors, South Carolina

First one arrived fine the last 3 boxes where mangeled (fed Ex) when I wrote ferret nation and sent photos of cracked and chipped trays and bent metal they did nothing!!! My only complaint with the cages is wish the trays where made of a flamica or smootH type material, it would make cleaning go faster.

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Awesome ferret home!!, 6/17/2012

beth1960 from okc ok

I've had this cage for 2 years and it has been wonderful, this is a heavy iron cage, not cheap in any way, easy, easy to clean and my boys love it! I'm positive it will last the lifetime of my ferrets and beyond! Again, this is no cheap lightweight cage, it's very heavy and rolls along on wheels, so nice!! You won't be sorry and your little guys will love you for it!

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Awesome ferret home!!, 6/17/2012

beth1960 from okc ok

I've had this cage for 2 years and it has been wonderful, this is a heavy iron cage, not cheap in any way, easy, easy to clean and my boys love it! I'm positive it will last the lifetime of my ferrets and beyond! Again, this is no cheap lightweight cage, it's very heavy and rolls along on wheels, so nice!! You won't be sorry and your little guys will love you for it!

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Easy to assemble., 6/12/2012

KELLY HECKMAN from Shippensburg, PA

The cage just arrived. Took me about 30 minutes to assemble - hardest part was getting it up the stairs because it's so heavy. I did us a rubber mallet twice to get the sides all the way in. Arrived in good shape. There is a chip in the one shelf but it doesn't affect anything - it's on the side of the shelf. Everything else was in perfect shape. Can't wait to see how our ferrets like it. So far I'm extremely happy with this cage.

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Amazing!, 12/28/2011

Abbie from Brownsville, PA

My mother had order this cage for me as a Christmas gift. Assembly was easy. It's huge, and although I haven't had to clean it yet, it seems like it's going to be the easiest cage to clean ever! My only complaint was that two of the three floor pans were cracked when I received them. Unlike the other reviews with the complaints on the packaging I understand how difficult it would be the have this large and heavy of a cage arrive with zero damage. I simply emailed the customer service on the midwest homes for pets website and told them the issue. Within two days, I received a reply stating that they had already shipped out the replacement pans. Prompt and excellent customer service through the manufacturer made this cage even better to me. My mom also said how great the ferret.com customer service had been. So all in all, regardless of poor packaging, this cage is well worth the large price tag. (Which ferret.com also beats all other competitors at.) Number one priority- My rats love their new cage!

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great cage, 12/18/2011

happyrats from las vegas, nv

My rats love the cage. Arrived with broken trays though and the door snaps do not line up. Had to do some rigging to get everything to fit. Otherwise a great cage.

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great cage, 12/18/2011

happyrats from las vegas, nv

My rats love the cage. Arrived with broken trays though and the door snaps do not line up. Had to do some rigging to get everything to fit. Otherwise a great cage.

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Perfect Cage, 10/9/2011

Ferret Mom from KS

Our ferrets have always had huge cages, but this easily put together, roomy, sturdy cage is a keeper. Our boys LOVE this cage. I am now a fan of the people that make this cage. I bet this lasts 10 or more years.

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Perfect Cage, 10/9/2011

Ferret Mom from KS

Our ferrets have always had huge cages, but this easily put together, roomy, sturdy cage is a keeper. Our boys LOVE this cage. I am now a fan of the people that make this cage. I bet this lasts 10 or more years.

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great cage, lousy packaging, 9/29/2011

ABIGAIL WOODDELL from Lafayette, LA

When the cage first arrived, one front panel, both shelves and both pans were all damaged. There was virtually no padding for the tightly packed 100 lb. package. Ferret.com customer service was very helpful. They had UPS pick up the whole cage(stuffed back in the box as well as I could get it. Lol.), and had another sent out to me. The second one also had some damaged parts, though not nearly as many as the first. I had to call customer service again to replace one of the floor pans but I was able to bang the bent metal parts into working order. I was delighted with the customer service at Ferret.com and the speedy delivery(not counting return and replacement time). Midwest however, needs to do some serious reconsideration of their shabby packaging.

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LOVE. THIS. CAGE!!!, 9/5/2011

Mother of Two (ferrets) from Eastern NC

I used to have a crappy, hard to clean cage for my two fur butts. I dreaded cleaning day. Then I saw this one and HAD to get it. It was a big expense for us, but soooo worth it! I love how both the top and bottom doors open up completely so you have easy access to all areas of the cage. Everything comes out easy and can be cleaned in a snap! I also love how the cage is on locking casters, so you can easily move the cage for cleaning or relocation. The cage was a bit difficult to put together and required both myself and my husband. However, now that it's put together it is extremely sturdy. One note for when you are putting it together: make sure you are installing the doors right side up. Silly me, I wasn't paying attention and installed one set of doors upside down, and when I went to open them one of the doors came off and almost broke my finger! At the same time, I found that when they are installed properly you can take the doors off if you need to. My only wish with this system is that the bottom pan had a higher lip. One of my ferrets refuses to use a litter box, so I have to fill the bottom pan with litter, which ends up scattered everywhere. I am waiting on scatter guards to come in the mail, so hopefully this will solve the problem. All in all, this cage is AMAZING and I would recommend it to everyone!

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overall good product, 7/4/2011

melb4284 from lancaster, pa

my only piece of advise would be to have a rubber mallot and maybe a pair of plyers ready when you go to assemble. i found several of the clips were bent, weather from shipping or factory? and because some of the tubing was slightly twisted i needed the use of a mallot to drive pieces together. once installed the cage is great, very roomy and and very pet friendly, good luck!

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overall good product, 7/4/2011

melb4284 from lancaster, pa

my only piece of advise would be to have a rubber mallot and maybe a pair of plyers ready when you go to assemble. i found several of the clips were bent, weather from shipping or factory? and because some of the tubing was slightly twisted i needed the use of a mallot to drive pieces together. once installed the cage is great, very roomy and and very pet friendly, good luck!

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Poor Quality, 4/3/2011

Jay from Philadelphia PA

For a cage with a great design; HORRIBLE quality control. Midwest should be ashamed. Doors snap, don't line up, frames are crooked, shelves won't fit in holes [soldered wrong], painted chipped off, plastic pans broken, and whole product was terribly banged up in shipping. The door frames being completely off square and the shelves not soldered right are NOT shipping problems however, these are manufacturing issues and their manufacturing quality is terrible. I love the design, I just think they don't care at all how poor the delivered product is. And I've ordered two, BTW. Second was worse than the first. There is no protection in the box, just bare metal in a plain cardboard box. Midwest deserves someone to copy the design and improve on the quality control. All this cage really has that is unique are the fully opening doors. Easily copied.

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Ferret Home, 3/15/2011

Dana from Houston, TX

The habitat is drop shipped so it comes with Happy Feet ramp covers. Zoey likes it enough that after running around she'll zip up the ramp and go to sleep inside. Good quality but make sure you latch the doors well.

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Ferret Home, 3/15/2011

Dana from Houston, TX

The habitat is drop shipped so it comes with Happy Feet ramp covers. Zoey likes it enough that after running around she'll zip up the ramp and go to sleep inside. Good quality but make sure you latch the doors well.

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Amazing, 1/31/2011

a from

Easiest cage I've had to clean. The bottom panels come out making deap cleaning a synch. Doors on both levels open completely also helps with cleaning and rearranging. No more bending my arm all sorts of odd directions. :D Very strudy, have had this cage for a year now and nothing has broke. Looks nice so doesnt make your room look bad. Also, love the smaller spacing, I have a small female and she somehow found a way out of the other two cages I had and my little escape artist still has not found a way out of this one. One peice of the cage was a little warped from shipping but nothing a little man power could'nt fix. Overall this has been the best cage ever! I just wish I would have bought it first. My ferrets love all the room and play space! I did end up getting the little ramp for them to easily get in and out of it since the bottom storage shelf doesnt detach.

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Amazing, 1/30/2011

a from

Easiest cage I've had to clean. The bottom panels come out making deap cleaning a synch. Doors on both levels open completely also helps with cleaning and rearranging. No more bending my arm all sorts of odd directions. :D Very strudy, have had this cage for a year now and nothing has broke. Looks nice so doesnt make your room look bad. Also, love the smaller spacing, I have a small female and she somehow found a way out of the other two cages I had and my little escape artist still has not found a way out of this one. One peice of the cage was a little warped from shipping but nothing a little man power could'nt fix. Overall this has been the best cage ever! I just wish I would have bought it first. My ferrets love all the room and play space! I did end up getting the little ramp for them to easily get in and out of it since the bottom storage shelf doesnt detach.

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Best Cage for Ferrets ever, 10/13/2010

Debra Davies from

I have this cage, and it's easy to clean. For the money is very sturdy, and they can't get out of it while I'm at work. I bought the cover for it which they seem to love since they love dark. U can't go wrong with this cage.

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One thing...., 9/23/2010

Kayla from

There is one small probelum, the floor is smooth and there is no room to put bedding so if your fuzz shark likes to dig it will tear the botton and ull have to get a new cage. other wise, its a pretty cage

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One thing...., 9/23/2010

Kayla from

There is one small probelum, the floor is smooth and there is no room to put bedding so if your fuzz shark likes to dig it will tear the botton and ull have to get a new cage. other wise, its a pretty cage

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Happy Rats!!!, 8/29/2010

Wendy from

I have a large number of rescue rats. I ordered this cage, and keep 13 boys in it. There is plenty of room for them, and they love the room. I had no trouble with shipping, it arrived in great condition. I am going to buy another in the next couple of weeks for all of my rescue girls. This is by far the best cage, and for those of you complaining about pans, buy a large sheet of Choroplast sign board, and make trays that fit in it. It is easy to work with, and will provide the sides you are looking for.

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Happy Rats!!!, 8/29/2010

Wendy from

I have a large number of rescue rats. I ordered this cage, and keep 13 boys in it. There is plenty of room for them, and they love the room. I had no trouble with shipping, it arrived in great condition. I am going to buy another in the next couple of weeks for all of my rescue girls. This is by far the best cage, and for those of you complaining about pans, buy a large sheet of Choroplast sign board, and make trays that fit in it. It is easy to work with, and will provide the sides you are looking for.

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The Best of the best in ferret cages., 9/16/2009

George Brady from Hamilton Ontario Canada

I have this cage and the extra cage that goes on top.I own 13 ferrets and all of them fit nicely.The cage gives plenty of room for your fuzz faces to play and sleep.Access to the cage makes life much easier to clean / fill water and food bowls / and rearrange things / as well as getting your little fuzzy out for play time or what ever.This cage by far is the best for value , I highly recommend this cage to anyone wanting a good home for their fur face or faces to be happy.However beware , if you decide this is the cage you want you might come down with a disease known as FERRETMULTIPLYUS!!!!!!!

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CN defective, 7/21/2009

H from Canada

I ordered two of these cages from ferret.com Both cages arrived with almost every single part damaged. This is a cage you would want to purchase at a store and verify each part was in good condition before purchasing. The manufacturer does not use packing material which I assume is a factor in the damage. I am waiting to see if I will be getting replacement parts or a refund.

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Finally!, 7/16/2009

Lori from Anchorage, AK

This is a great cage with lots of room for my babies. The cage is very sturdy, and I love how the doors open all the way. It did take two people to put it together, but it went up pretty fast. The last cage I had was much smaller, and the shelves were all breaking off and not safe for my fuzzies. I am glad that I finally found something that my babies are happy and safe in. I wish I would have found this cage when I first got my fur kids!

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Finally!, 7/16/2009

Lori from Anchorage, AK

This is a great cage with lots of room for my babies. The cage is very sturdy, and I love how the doors open all the way. It did take two people to put it together, but it went up pretty fast. The last cage I had was much smaller, and the shelves were all breaking off and not safe for my fuzzies. I am glad that I finally found something that my babies are happy and safe in. I wish I would have found this cage when I first got my fur kids!

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BRILLIANT FERRET CONDO!, 6/12/2009

misslucyfur from iowa

I've had 3 different houses for my ferret and this is by far the best one I've had! It's huge, strong, easy to move, clean and arrange beds/hammocks/toys! We added carpet to all the floors except the bottom where the food and litter box are. The only down fall (which is easily fixed) is it doesn't come with a ramp to get out of it. You can order it separate or you can make one. (easier to buy it) Spoil your ferrets, they will be happy ferrets!

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BRILLIANT FERRET CONDO!, 6/12/2009

misslucyfur from iowa

I've had 3 different houses for my ferret and this is by far the best one I've had! It's huge, strong, easy to move, clean and arrange beds/hammocks/toys! We added carpet to all the floors except the bottom where the food and litter box are. The only down fall (which is easily fixed) is it doesn't come with a ramp to get out of it. You can order it separate or you can make one. (easier to buy it) Spoil your ferrets, they will be happy ferrets!

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gooooooood, 6/7/2009

Dylan Bellinger from louisburg, KS

it is the best

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The Best Cage, 5/12/2009

amy from raymond,ms

I love this cage. It is sooo easy to clean and gives you lots of room for your ferrets or other critters. It is a little pricey but the only cage you should ever have to buy. I highly recommend.

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The Best Cage, 5/12/2009

amy from raymond,ms

I love this cage. It is sooo easy to clean and gives you lots of room for your ferrets or other critters. It is a little pricey but the only cage you should ever have to buy. I highly recommend.

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Genious, 4/29/2009

Sarah from Macon, GA

I have 4 pet rats in this 142. They have SO MUCH ROOM to play, and they ADORE IT! I have only one complaint and that is that the pans are not very deep, which seems to be a pretty classic issue with it - we have to vacuum little rat raisins off the carpet on a daily basis. However this is not a deal killer for me because there is so much room and the pans come out of the cage so easily, and it is set up to prevent dangerous falls and allow maximum romp room. Love it!

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Genious, 4/29/2009

Sarah from Macon, GA

I have 4 pet rats in this 142. They have SO MUCH ROOM to play, and they ADORE IT! I have only one complaint and that is that the pans are not very deep, which seems to be a pretty classic issue with it - we have to vacuum little rat raisins off the carpet on a daily basis. However this is not a deal killer for me because there is so much room and the pans come out of the cage so easily, and it is set up to prevent dangerous falls and allow maximum romp room. Love it!

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Friend just got this., 4/10/2009

Karen from Carlisle, PA

My friend and I are rat lovers, and we've been fighting with finding the right cages. We have both males and females and keep them separate. She recently got the Critter Nation 1-level for her girls and I have to say it's the best cage I've ever seen. Bedding doesn't work, so she attached fleece to the bottom and the shelf, so that she can just pull it out, attach new fleece and wash the dirty. It's been a godsend for her, both in convenience and cleanliness. It's making it easier to litter train her rats too, which is going well. She's got me sold, that's for sure. I'm going to be buying the two-story Critter Nation for my fuzzbutts, and will keep the boys and girls separated with one cage instead of having the 'big' cage, the 'quarantine' cage, the 'you're too small to fit in the big cage' cage... and having one of these for each gender? Forget it. Now we'll just have the main cage and the quarantine. Awesome!

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Worth every penny and more!, 4/6/2009

Dawn from Lakewood, Wa

I wish I had not waited so long to finally buy this cage!!! Cleaning was my biggest challenge with the last cage I owned. It is a breeze with this cage as the doors open wide and can be removed if needed. The bottom of each level has a pan that is easily removed and I just toss em in the tub for easy scrubbin. The two levels are made so that you can lock the ramp up which is wonderful when you have a sick fuzzy or one fresh out from an operation. Shelf on the bottom to store items and the wheels work well even on carpet. Be easiest to have two people for assembly which wasn't too hard from what I remember. I've had my cage for a couple years now and it's still like brand new. BYE THIS CAGE if you have the money it's worth saving for and will make you life and your Fuzzbut's much easier and happier :D

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Worth every penny and more!, 4/6/2009

Dawn from Lakewood, Wa

I wish I had not waited so long to finally buy this cage!!! Cleaning was my biggest challenge with the last cage I owned. It is a breeze with this cage as the doors open wide and can be removed if needed. The bottom of each level has a pan that is easily removed and I just toss em in the tub for easy scrubbin. The two levels are made so that you can lock the ramp up which is wonderful when you have a sick fuzzy or one fresh out from an operation. Shelf on the bottom to store items and the wheels work well even on carpet. Be easiest to have two people for assembly which wasn't too hard from what I remember. I've had my cage for a couple years now and it's still like brand new. BYE THIS CAGE if you have the money it's worth saving for and will make you life and your Fuzzbut's much easier and happier :D

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Rats love it, 3/25/2009

Danielle from Syracuse, NY

I got this cage to house my rats in. The bar spacing makes it the perfect cage for babies and small females which is what drew me to the cage in the first place. I was tired of waiting until the young ones were large enough to be put in the "big kid" cages. Now I can house all my fur kids together after quarantine. You can block off the levels if intros aren't going well. The cage is easy to clean with a simple wipe down. Both doors open wide to make cleaning easier. You cannot use bedding in these cages however or the bedding will end up all over the floor due to the shallow pans. The only negative remark I have is simply with the arrival condition of this cage which for the most part has been sub-par. Many with this cage say it is hit or miss. Mine was a miss. I did have to order a new wheel and new pans (pans were cracked in shipping) but it's easy to talk to the company to get those shipped free of charge. I love this cage and very much recommend it to any rat owner. I myself have the two story and wouldn't go smaller with my six. They love the space it provides!

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Rats love it, 3/25/2009

Danielle from Syracuse, NY

I got this cage to house my rats in. The bar spacing makes it the perfect cage for babies and small females which is what drew me to the cage in the first place. I was tired of waiting until the young ones were large enough to be put in the "big kid" cages. Now I can house all my fur kids together after quarantine. You can block off the levels if intros aren't going well. The cage is easy to clean with a simple wipe down. Both doors open wide to make cleaning easier. You cannot use bedding in these cages however or the bedding will end up all over the floor due to the shallow pans. The only negative remark I have is simply with the arrival condition of this cage which for the most part has been sub-par. Many with this cage say it is hit or miss. Mine was a miss. I did have to order a new wheel and new pans (pans were cracked in shipping) but it's easy to talk to the company to get those shipped free of charge. I love this cage and very much recommend it to any rat owner. I myself have the two story and wouldn't go smaller with my six. They love the space it provides!

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love it, 3/10/2009

pennie from bristol ct

perfect cage, so much room,the 1/2 in bars are great for my sugar gliders, the doors are big easy to get wheels and toys in, came in 4 days, worth every penny

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love it, 3/10/2009

pennie from bristol ct

perfect cage, so much room,the 1/2 in bars are great for my sugar gliders, the doors are big easy to get wheels and toys in, came in 4 days, worth every penny

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Great Cage!, 2/17/2009

Demi from Lorton, VA

This cage is fantastic and worth the money. It is SO much easier to clean and to hang hammocks and stuff. Plus, you can block off the top portion from the bottom fortwo seperate cages if you need to. It also is pretty nice-looking for a cage. I only have 3 ferrets and they have tons of room! One more thing: Midwest cages has great customer service.

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Great Cage!, 2/17/2009

Demi from Lorton, VA

This cage is fantastic and worth the money. It is SO much easier to clean and to hang hammocks and stuff. Plus, you can block off the top portion from the bottom fortwo seperate cages if you need to. It also is pretty nice-looking for a cage. I only have 3 ferrets and they have tons of room! One more thing: Midwest cages has great customer service.

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Great Cage, 2/10/2009

Beverly from Lufkin, TX

I just have to say that I am totally in love w/ this cage. It is just huge and my fuzzies are in heaven. They have enough room to play, sleep and eat when I am gone. They love it. They are still exploring like it is brand new after a week. Thanks Ferret Nation...you're great. This cage is very sturdy and easy to clean as well.

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GREAT CAGE!!! but shop for best price., 1/25/2009

Ken from Highlands, NJ

I bought the Super Pet My First Home cage when we first baught our ferrets it was nightmare to clean and within just a few weeks was falling apart the corners would not stay together the platforms would slide away from the sides the Critter Nation Double Unit #142 is a dream to clean it took a few hours to put together (helps to have 2 people) but well worth it. Our 2 girls love the space lots of room for toys pillows and beds!!!

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Astounding!, 1/13/2009

Tiffany from USA

This cage exceeds expectations by far. I got my 2 story in only 3 days and it was in perfect condition. It took two of us to put it together in about half an hour and I have to say I have *never* seen a cage of such great quality nor of this size in petstores. The horizontal bars are fantastic for rats to climb, the amount of space is wonderful! What else can I say? Did I mention the loops on the bottom of the shelves that make it rediculously easy to hang toys and hammocks? I'm also wondering what other animals this cage would be suitable housing for!

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The best cage for Rats, 12/24/2008

Christie Babcock from Hamilton, ON

This is the best cage for rats on the market right now. I have a double unit for my 4 girls and they love it sooooo much. I would not go for anthing else...even if that something was cheaper.

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Awsometastic!, 12/13/2008

Lily from Woodbridge VA

This is the best cxage i've ever seen in my life! There was another cage from ferret nation on this site that i was looking at but i like this one better. My ferret Lil' Diggy loves it and there's plenty of room to expand the pack. Thanks for the awsome cage!

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