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!
double doors that provide maximum accessibility for easy cleaning and
shelf, full width plastic pan floor provides maximum play area to
prevent dangerous falls
ramps to secure sections for cleaning the cage, feeding, and separating
dual-locking door latches that provide secure, easy one-handed operation
adjustable shelves with removable plastic insert for easy cleaning
attaching points for accessories such as hammocks, tubes, and toys
specifically angled for pet's safety
tube frame and wire construction for maximum critter security
maneuverable stand with locking casters
storage area for food and toys
Hammertone finish blends well with any decor
36"L x 24"W x 63"H
Manufacturer Model Number: 162
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Why did you choose this?
what will delivery date be?
Best Answer: It depends on what method of shipping you pick. Economy is 7-10 business days, Ground is 2-6. Then there is 3 day, 2 day, and 1 day. Please note that expedited shipping needs to be placed by 2pm EST. Hope this helps.
Can you separate the top section from the bottom?
Best Answer: Yes it can be separated to use as 2 different cages. The ramp going to the bottom of the cage can be lifted up and locked in place separating the 2. There's a little hook in there that can be missed. I have 5 rats that I separated 3 on top and 2 on the bottom. The rats didn't get along, but the problem I had was the rats on the bottom would bite the feet of the rats on top through the cage. So just have to cover the ramp with something so their feet wouldn't be open. Something to think about I guess. But yes you can separate them.
Do this cage come with the bottom floor pan? If not does it come with any accessories? Thanks
Best Answer: The cage comes with two floor pans (one for each level). In addition, it comes with two "shelves" each with its own pan. These shelves
can be placed at three different heights - on either the left or right side of the cage. The shelf provides a loft area for playing or resting. The cage also comes with wire ramps that can be used between shelf area and main floor and/or to provide access between the two main levels of the cage. There's also a fleece like cover for the ramps so that pet's feet don't get caught.
are there guards for the sides to keep the mess contained?
Best Answer: Yes. They work well enough but start to rust over (a fairly long) period of time. You definitely need *something* to help if you are using aspen or carefresh or any other type of bedding. A lot of folks use towels or fabric on the floors instead and in that case you wouldn't need the barriers. Alternately, you could get bass pans instead. They fit perfectly and last longer and are easier to clean. All that being said, I used those edge things for years and they worked well for me against very industrious, busy girls and their need to push aspen everywhere.
does this model cage have actual thick plastic trays or thin piece of plastic?
Best Answer: The trays are pretty substantial not thin like bird cage trays. They're also really easy to remove from the cage to clean. My only complaint is their texture makes them a little more difficult to clean. But I would definitely recommend this cage it's one of the best I've seen out there.
Would this be a good option for an adult rabbit?
Best Answer: The cage is definitely higher than it is wide. I'm not familiar with rabbits as pets, but if you don't think they'd safely use the ramps to go up to a different level, I think you could probably find something different that would work better. Also, if rabbits like to have floor space in their habitat, again, I would look at different options. I bought this for my sugar gliders and it's great for them.
Is this the two level cage and why is it 180$?
Best Answer: This a very well made cage. It has two full floors and two shelves for lots of room. As a fancy rat breeder, I owned a few of these cages. They are powder coated, not just painted, so the finish holds up a little better than regular painted wire cages. As you can see, the Double Critter Nation is a large cage. It is one of the best cages out there for small animals such as rats and chinchillas. However, if you animals are not litter trained, you may need to order special pans for the cage to hold bedding, as the trays they come with are too shallow to hold wood shavings or paper based bedding. Depending on what animal(s) you are shopping for, this cage may be the best one you ever buy. It's full sized doors, top and bottom, make it easy to clean. And the top and bottom units can be used separately, by folding up the center ramp and locking it, so it's essentially two cages in one.
Is this gage the 161 model?
Best Answer: This cage has 1/2" spaces, which makes it nice for smaller critters, like Sugar Gliders. I do believe it is the 161 double cage. The big doors are great, however I recommend getting the cover for it to keep any mess down and the trays have to be cleaned offend. For my gliders, I now use a cage that has a tray under the bottom, so my little friends are not walking through their droppings. If you use any bedding on the trays, like wood chips, you want to put sides on it to keep them in the cage. Good luck!
Can this go outside for housing 2 small rabbits?
Best Answer: It is well built and powder coated, but I don't think it would stand up to the outdoor elements. It's much better to house rabbits indoors, for their health and safety. This cage is ideal for limited spaces. I use it to house two pairs of rabbits - one pair on each level. Mind you, they also have ample time each day to roam free.
That being said, I think this cage would be ideal for two bunnies. Is it quite spacious, allowing plenty of room for litterbox, lounging, toys and food. Wheels allow it to be moved easily, and the wheels can be locked to keep the cage in place. It's also quite an attractive cage that would blend in with your decor. You have the ability to keep them separated (a must if they are not spayed/neutered or bonded. Just keep each one on their own level. When they are ready to be together you can activate the ramp between level. Be sure to use the ramp covers provided so that their feet don't get caught in the bars of the ramp. The included "shelves" are a favorite lounging spot.
How many ramps are there?
Best Answer: The cage comes with 3 ramps two for the shelves/platforms and one to go between the top and bottom part of the cage. You can always purchase extra ramps. I did so my rats could enter/leave the bottom cage at will.
can the middle shelf (full length) be removed?
Best Answer: To clarify my previous response, you might be able to leave the divider grid out during assembly, but I would definitely be concerned about the structural integrity of the unit. I don't think it would be very sturdy without it. The trays can be taken in and out for cleaning, but the grid between the two sections are part of the assembly.
How big is the opening between levels?
Best Answer: There isn't space between levels so much as a shelf that separates the level. That shelf that serves as the upper level is positioned where the upper and lower level door openings are. The outer sides are one length and the front has the doors. It's perfect and very much worth the price.
Can I use this for 3 chinchillas?
Best Answer: Sure, but you can't use the plastic shelves. You can buy or make wood shelves. Here are some pics of mine (piece the link together since this review won't allow links): https: // www dot dropbox dot com/sh/i120ze02jg36pwz/AABdT3ox4g8DYb617nWmteoWa?dl=0
I also bought deep, stainless pans for mine to keep the mess down (bought from Bass). That Chins and Hedges forum has great sources for stuff for these cages. I had a lady on there make all the fleece liners and other fleece stuff.
Does this cage come with the side shelf pan?
Best Answer: Yes, it comes with plastic pans for each shelf