Your fuzzy little friend will be the king of his very own castle in the MidWest Critter Nation Deluxe Small Animal Cage. Constructed with a sturdy, square-tube frame and strong metal wire metal, this great-looking habitat is finished in a gray-quartz hammer tone finish that will look sharp in any décor. The half-inch wire spacing keeps your pal safe and secure while allowing for easy climbing and exploration, and the spacious play area provides plenty of room for hide-aways, exercise wheels, litter pans, toys and more. An elevated platform with ramp ladder gives him a perfect perch for keeping an eye on his surroundings or relaxing for a quick rat-nap. The included stand with locking wheels allows for effortless movement around the home, and also provides added storage for food, litter, accessories and more.
Premium-quality habitat features an attractive gray-quartz hammer tone finish and half-inch metal wiring for safety and durability.
Spacious living area is ideally suited for rats, chinchillas, Guinea pigs, ferrets, sugar gliders and more; durable leak-proof pans help prevent food, water, pet waste or other debris from reaching the floor.
Full-width double doors feature “critter-proof” latches that open easily with one hand to provide maximum access for cleaning and feeding.
Adjustable shelf includes a ramp ladder with a soft, padded cover for added comfort and a more secure grip while climbing up or down.
Available as a single or double-stacked unit for even more room to explore or for housing multiple pets; assembly is fast and easy with no tools required.
I own 2 of these cages for a total of 6 chinchillas. By far the route to take! Great quality! Putting together can be a little obnoxious if openings aren't 100% lined up but overall I love this cage. I've put it together with help and by myself so for those that are solo it's doable! Please keep in mind if you are using for chinchillas to cover plastic trays with non pill polar fleece (sets can by purchased or you can make your own). ANY ingested plastic can cause impaction in these fuzz butts.
nice! roomy cage!
on Nov 6, 2019
It is an honest pain to put together. It’s really nice though once you get past the frustration of putting it together it’s worth it. It’s nice & roomy. The ramp is a little steep but it’s not that bad for say ferrets, mice, or rats. Appreciate the little cover for the ramp, we didn’t know it came with it. The one story is just enough. We were going to get the two story but then decided let’s try the one & it’s totally worth it. Unless if you have more then maybe two ferrets going in the cage.
Almost Impossible to Assemble
on Nov 13, 2019
Was excited to try this cage out. But found it incredibly hard to put together. All of the side pieces were messed up. It took 2 hours, four people and hammers to actually assemble the cage! And even after all of that the top doors are crooked and have a large gap (arrived like this). So we had to zip tie the top cage doors to even make the cage usable. Very disappointed, it wasn't worth the 250 spent on it.
Excellent for Chinchillas!
on Oct 31, 2019
This cage came highly recommended to me from the chinchilla rescue where I adopted my chin Winston from. He loves it, although i did take out one of the ramps in favor of ledges. My husband said its easy to put together, and its incredibly sturdy. I cannot sign Chewy praises enough.... I ended up needing the cage in 48 hours last minute and i had it in less than 24. Great service, great cage.
nice! lots of space!
on Dec 1, 2019
Best cage ever for my two rats I just got, I was worried about some of the reviews, saying the trays and bars and doors messed up, thank goodness my cage was perfect. My rats love it so much, I got the single story it’s perfect.
Best Cage EVER!!
on Nov 21, 2019
Just bought two ferrets and this cage is amazing!! Didn’t take long to put together at all. Might have to bend a few pieces but very well made with good materials. The double cage is almost as tall as me! Amazing buy for price.
A good cage just not a good fit for my ferrets personally...
on Sep 18, 2019
While this cage is very nice and sturdy, its just not a good fit for me since there is no lip to keep litter in. I would recommend it only to people with ferrets that are very reliable with a litter box and ones that do not kick the litter around. Because if they do like to kick the litter around or are not as reliable with the litter box it is extremely hard to keep clean. And not to mention but the large bottom tray for the cage was cracked which made it even more difficult to keep clean. But the positives are that the cage is super sturdy so it is never a worry that the ferrets might escape and assembly is very simple as well.
best rat cage ever
on Oct 9, 2019
This is by far the best cage you can get for your rats. The doors make it easy to clean, because you can reach into any part of the cage! Some people complain about the trays not holding in bedding, but that’s an easy fix, just go to Home Depot and get a large (21 gallon) cement mixing tub, trim the sides just a tiny bit to get it to fit, and there you go! Love this cage!
on Oct 2, 2019
Great cage for price, makes cleaning easy, doors lock into place so there’s no worries about pet getting out. Some pieces were bent but it was easy to bend them back into place. Building the cage was fairly easy took less than an hour. What’s nice is the pans for each shelf actually sit on top of the metal shelves. Great safety for pets, less breakage with pans and easy removal for cleaning.
Sturdy and secure, with a couple minor issues.
on Dec 6, 2019
The Good - This cage is large and feels very sturdy for the types of animals it would hold. The bar spacing is small enough to keep small animals like rats contained, while still offering ample visibility. The doors have great locking latches that leave you feeling your pet will be secure and unable to escape. There are also a lot of great accessories that enhance the cage. I do wish some accessories came standard, like tray covers. You get a cover for the ramp, so the manufacturer does recognize the benefits of covers, so they should just include a set.
The Bad - There are three general issues with this product.
1) Design - The bottom shelf and bottom floor grid panel are designed withThe Good - This cage is large and feels very sturdy for the types of animals it would hold. The bar spacing is small enough to keep small animals like rats contained, while still offering ample visibility. The doors have great locking latches that leave you feeling your pet will be secure and unable to escape. There are also a lot of great accessories that enhance the cage. I do wish some accessories came standard, like tray covers. You get a cover for the ramp, so the manufacturer does recognize the benefits of covers, so they should just include a set.
The Bad - There are three general issues with this product.
1) Design - The bottom shelf and bottom floor grid panel are designed with welded wire that lay on top of each other. Some wires run left to right and some run front to back. Because of these layers the support wires are at different heights depending if the stick out the sides versus front and back. However, the holes that these support wires feed into are all drilled at the same height (parallel plane). This causes these shelves to bow slightly. This is particularly noticeable with the plastic bottom tray installed, because it will rock a little bit as your pet moves around on the tray. The support holes should really be adjusted to align correctly, or find a different way to support these grids. Additionally, the top panel grid is held on with two small clips "swivel locks" that are held on with a Phillips screw. The instructions identify these as flat head screws, but I received counter sinking screws. Either way, when you attach these swivels you must either tighten the screw down where the swivels no longer spin open and closed, or leave the screws loose so they swivel but then risk that the screws may fall out or your pet turn them into a toy and remove them. Additionally, the pre-drilled hole on one of my side panels was drilled poorly so one of my screws will not stay attached. I would love to see a better design to keep the top securely attached.
2) Packaging - This cage is packed tightly with only plastic bags and minimal bubble wrap to protect it. There is no packing foam used. This causes an increased risk that items will bend, break, or get rubbed during shipping. As a result mine came with a broken bottom pan, a couple of slightly bent bars, and several spots where metal rubbed metal and it scrapped off the finish. I have seen similar concerns noted by other reviewers, so I suspect this is a common issue.
3) Support - Due to the above issues, I got the pleasure to work with MidWest's support. They were very prompt to answer the phone but I was quickly directed to send an e-mail to someones personal company e-mail address (not a general support account). I was also directed to send a slue of photos including; proof of purchase, tag from cage with Julian Date, and pictures of everything wrong. I certainly understand a company wanting proof when resolving support issues, but I tend to find, in general, when support uses private e-mail addresses, things don't go smoothly. There is no ticket number associated with my problem for me to reference later. I am also dealing with a single point of contact meaning there is no one else with record of my issue in case that person does not properly address my issue, or just up and leaves the company prior to resolving my issue. There is also no automated response assuring me that my e-mail was received. I would prefer an actual ticketing system where I get a reference number and responses to my transactions so I know it was received. Just a suggestion, but maybe a pport submission form on your website.
Summary - Overall, I feel this product is a close, but not quite, 4 out of 5 star product. It will definitely meet your needs, has lots of expandability, and is one of the best cages available. But you may find damage caused by shipping due to poor packaging, and there are a couple of design improvements which could make this product so much better.… more