MidWest Critter Nation Deluxe Small Animal Cage

By MidWest
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  • 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.
  • MidWest has been family owned for over 100 years—this thoughtful design requires no tools for assembly!

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MaterialMetal, Coated MetalMetal, Plastic, Coated MetalMetal, Plastic, Stainless SteelPlastic, SteelPlastic, Steel
FeaturesRolling, IndoorRolling
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Questions & Answers

71 Customer Questions

how many rats can live in the single story?
Answer by ChewyJul 31, 2018
The general rule of thumb for rat cage size is at least 2 cubic feet of space per rat. This cage can hold around 3 to 4 rats.

Are the shelves metal or plastic? Our chinchilla chews through the plastic shelves so looking for something more durable
Answer by ChewyMay 21, 2018
This Cage has wide expanse shelves with full width plastic pan floors to provide maximum play area and to prevent dangerous falls.

would this be good for my guinea pig
Answer by ChewyAug 06, 2020
This multi-level cage is not suitable for guinea pigs. While some small animals enjoy climbing on multi-level platforms in the cage, guinea pigs generally prefer flat, open spaces. Guinea pigs tend to be scared of heights, and even a gentle ramp leading up to a second level may be too frightening for a guinea pig to attempt. For a Guinea pig, we carry the ""MidWest Cleo Guinea Pig Cage", the "MidWest Guinea Habitat Guinea Pig Home" and the "MidWest Wabbitat Deluxe Rabbit Home".

What's the measurements of the pans?
Answer by ChewyAug 10, 2018
The pan measures 34 5/8" x 22 7/8" Inches.

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376 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jessica on Nov 24, 2023

Love this!

I think my cage arrived in 2 days, super fast. I got the double critter nation, I love it, my rats love it. It's huge and roomy and so easy to clean. Because of the way the doors open and the trays pull out it makes it so much faster and easier. This cage is heavy and made of good material. I'll probably never have to buy another one. Thank you!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Timothy on Oct 16, 2023

Excellent cage

Just the best. Perfect cage for rats of all sizes. Plenty of opportunities to customize the cage, bars not wide enough for babies to get out of. The front opening doors are probably the best feature, making are and maintenance easy. Nothing wrong with hit at all. Heavy as all heck, but well made. If i could want for anything it would be a deeper bedding tray than what is available.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By La on Oct 23, 2023

Critter nation cage

Love the design of this cage and it was pretty easy to put together. Some of the bottom rails were not completely straight so when putting together just needed to use a rubber mallet to hit it into the Aline’s holes but otherwise I would highly recommend this cage. I am useing it for rats and no worries about bar spacing it’s perfect.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Alexis on Aug 20, 2023

Great cage!

The cage is at first glance very well constructed, it goes together nicely and my two female rats love it. Definitely invested in the urine/splash guards strictly because they only like to mark at the sides of the tray and it goes on the floor :/ This cage is great for box-trained animals. I also love the door. However upon exam I can definitely see how this cage could rust easily if kept in a damp environment, especially if scratched, the coating on the metal is rather cheap and pretty easy to scratch. Cage design is great and construction is nice for the price, but it is not meant to be beat on. The line of accessories that go with this cage is also handy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Amanda on Oct 26, 2023

Amazing cage for rats!

I love this cage & my ratties love it! It is easy to put together, fairly easy to clean, easy to decorate & you can fit the large concrete mixing bin in the bottom so you can add the appropriate amount of bedding needed for rats.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Jesse on Aug 19, 2023

Almost perfect!

I ordered this with the intent of getting 2 rats. Even with the shelf, there is ample space for my hammocks, hides, and tubes. I have two main complaints, though. 1. One of the tabs for inserting the roof of the cage was bent so far out of shape that I couldn't slot it in perfectly. However, the tabs that were in place were sufficient enough to keep the roof on, though it is a little slanted. 2. The base of the cage is very shallow. Since rats like to burrow, I will need to assemble or purchase a different, deeper tray to fit the bedding in without it being kicked out of the cage and onto my floor. Otherwise, the quality of the cage feels sturdy. Assembly was easy, but it's a little tricky to assemble solo, and I would recommend working with another person to put it together. No extra tools were REQUIRED for assembly, but it was easier with a screwdriver. All in all, for the price, I wish the metal tab wasn't bent out of place. Likewise, I wish MidWest had different trays for this size to accommodate animals that burrow. That said, the cage feels sturdy and I don't think my rats will be able to escape.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Xndr on Aug 22, 2023

Nothing else like it

There are still no real competitors to the critter nation in terms of quality and size to price point, but do be prepared to have a rubber mallet (or normal hammer wrapped in a towel) handy. Fantastic for a wide array of small critters, and very modular. Sometimes things go very badly with shipping (or perhaps at the warehouse?) and ending up with an unusably bent item, but Chewy customer service is helpful in that regard if the cage is too beat up to be functional.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jason on Nov 11, 2023


The best cage for chinchillas hands down. I'd recommend pairing it with fabric covers for the plastic trays.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Toni on Aug 5, 2023

I love it

I’m using it for my rat, he can’t climb due to his physical attributes (aka lack of hands) so a wider cage suits him great. He LOVES it and I do too! Bottom had nice storage for all animal needs. Opens pretty easy. I will say it was a real pain to put together (especially at midnight) but it was totally worth the money!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Debra on Jun 8, 2023

Fantastic housing for young kittens

I foster for a local rescue and sometimes need to take in more than one litter at a time. These cages are great places to keep litters isolated from each other until they have been tested, dewormed, etc., and are ready to be together. They're also wonderful for incoming kittens, particularly ones from outside locations, to have a safe but contained space while they transition from a colony or mom to rescue. Lots of room for little kittens to run around, and litter box can be on a different floor from food, preventing contamination of food and water. Easy to put together, though you will need two people to do it. But instructions are clear and very helpful.