Critter Nation Small Animal Cage Double Unit

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Critter Nation Small Animal Cage Double Unit


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Shipping weight = 105.00 lbs.

Product Summary:

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!


  • 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:

36"L x 24"W x 63"H

Bar Spacing:

Item Number Model Number UPC
650232 162 027773010142

Product Reviews by Customers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Its an awesome cage!! Easy to clean and plenty of room for my babies to glide around.
Brandy O on Nov 16, 2018
Definitely will improve the lives of three ferrets.
Debbie W on Oct 30, 2018
Its an awesome cage!! Easy to clean and plenty of room for my babies to glide around.
Brandy O on Nov 16, 2018
I have sugar gliders and I need to separate the breeding pair from the rest, this is perfect.
Theresa S on Nov 8, 2018
Definitely will improve the lives of three ferrets.
Debbie W on Oct 30, 2018
excellent cage: easy to assemble, lasts forever, large, well designed, easy to clean, good looking, easy to access. Pet friendly. I have in this cage: ( I have a cage for each: sugar glider, chinchillas, rabbits, mice. I keep coming back to this cage. Worth the money and then some. Could even use as an aviary for birds, removing the mid level. I took out the mid level for my sugs. You can not go wrong with this cage.I have bought 9 total.
Kenneth M on Jun 16, 2018
I've been searching for a larger and overall better cage for my 2 rats. They're growing boys and I know they'll soon need more space! After much research and comparing of prices and brands, I came across this cage. 99.99% of reviews on it were perfect and I even watched youtube videos of people who own them. It seems to be an amazing cage and I can't wait for it to come in the mail. I'll definitely be posting a review when it does!
Jordan L on May 27, 2018
My Grandson has three pet rats and this cage will be great for them. They need more room now as they are getting larger. I like the shelf on the bottom for storage also.
Marie V on May 26, 2018
best cage for pet rats, best price on internet.
Michelle W on Mar 20, 2018
needed it
Robert D on Mar 13, 2018
lots of space and easy to clean
Carol A on Mar 12, 2018
I have 3 sugar gliders
Brandy K on Feb 26, 2018
Excellent cage for pet rats!!
Allison R on Feb 1, 2018
Cheapest website i could find the cages on.
Keyra J on Jan 25, 2018
I've had one for six years and it is very durable. I am expanding my chins living space, so it makes sense to buy this again since it has been so great for my babies. It provides lots of space for them to hop around.
Yi D on Jan 19, 2018
My chinchilla needed a new home and I like how easy the cage looks to clean and move about the house.
Amanda S on Dec 18, 2017
I've heard this is a wonderful cage for sugar gliders and has the correct bar spacing of 1/2".
jaime b on Dec 11, 2017
bought before and works well for our needs
Victoria S on Oct 2, 2017
Awesome cage sugar gliders lots of room and easy to clean
Carol A on Aug 22, 2017
Most highly recommended rat cage out there.
Nicole B on Aug 21, 2017
Two suggies need some space! Spacious for them to run around in and enjoy life, storage space for all their little extras, wheels for easy relocation!
Mischa U on Aug 16, 2017
i havent gotten the cage yet to assemble but i have heard nothing but great things about it once i get it put together and get my chins in there ill update!
whisper j on Aug 14, 2017
Price, good name, good reputation
Wendy D on Aug 14, 2017
For my sugar gliders.
Keeley A on Aug 10, 2017
I currently have this cage for my sugar gliders. I was a wonderful purchase and I have not regretted it once!! Excellent quality for the money! I decided to purchase another to give my gliders more room!
Stacie L on Aug 10, 2017
Donating to The Kitten House Rescue, Houston Tx - this is the cage they use for kittens.
De G on Aug 8, 2017
I do feral rescue. I have currently 5 cages dble in my 28 foot travel trailer. This cage will give me more room.
Deedre S on Jul 28, 2017
Best deal and 4.8 stars reviews.
Miranda M on Jul 12, 2017
This was the best purchase yet. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a cage. It is roomy for play when they can't come out and is safe and secure.
Carolyn H on Jul 5, 2017
In my opinion, this is the best rat cage on the market currently. The price that it was at right now for the value that this cage has is ridiculous. My three girls are going to be very, very happy :)
Natalie P on Jul 5, 2017
Prairie dogs.
Sherri E on Jun 26, 2017
The quality is solid and I love the separation between the units
Suzanne C on Jun 21, 2017
Best prices
Cassidy M on Jun 20, 2017
Out of all the cage options for small animals, this one continuously has the best reviews. I can't wait to set it up for my rats!
Jordan L on Jun 15, 2017
Needed a nice place for our rats and the price was perfect for this!
Gary M on Jun 13, 2017
amazing cage setup!
Camron C on Jun 11, 2017
Size and price. I have 7 brother rats I am keeping together and they needed more room. This is a great deal.
Bonnie R on Jun 3, 2017
Reviews and research reflect quality, efficiency, safety and convenience.
Sandra S on May 19, 2017
I heard it's the best cage in the market: easy cleaning, a lot of space, and quality construction.
Robert G on May 15, 2017
because its the best! you can use it for many small animals and have plenty of room.
sabrina s on May 14, 2017
Great option for pet rats! Large, spacious and great price!
Tykeshia S on May 13, 2017
Best cage on the market for rats.
Dagny C on May 12, 2017
Best cage for rats that there is! Most open space and easiest to clean. This will be my second for my anti social single boys!
Michelle M on May 1, 2017
I raise sugar gliders and have two triple critter nations and two double and find these to be the best cages for my suggies. Its the right amount of room easy to clean and the doors open wide for easy cleaning and arranging of their toys and such.
Erica N on May 1, 2017
This is the best cage for small animals. Gives animal the best room and so easy to clean. I have many cages of this critter nation cage 162.
Susie A on Apr 25, 2017
it's the best cage on the market, hands down.
Jennifer K on Apr 21, 2017
for my sugar gliders, for space
Janet T on Apr 16, 2017
its for our rats, great reviews, bars are horizontal
maria v on Mar 16, 2017
Friend has same one, good cage for Sugar Gliders
Robert S on Mar 9, 2017
I was told it was the best cage to get from owners and breeders in my sugar gliders facebook group.
Lindsey C on Mar 1, 2017
this is an excellent cage for sugar gliders. the price and the shipping rate are exceptionally good
karen s on Feb 28, 2017
Ideal cage for rats.
David C on Feb 26, 2017
I have sugar gliders and I need to separate the breeding pair from the rest, this is perfect.
Theresa S on Nov 8, 2018
excellent cage: easy to assemble, lasts forever, large, well designed, easy to clean, good looking, easy to access. Pet friendly. I have in this cage: ( I have a cage for each: sugar glider, chinchillas, rabbits, mice. I keep coming back to this cage. Worth the money and then some. Could even use as an aviary for birds, removing the mid level. I took out the mid level for my sugs. You can not go wrong with this cage.I have bought 9 total.
Kenneth M on Jun 16, 2018
what will delivery date be?
Cherie J on Dec 5, 2014
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.
Hi i was wondering what the packing size and weight of the double critter nation is? all i can find is the assemble size and weight
Nicole R on Oct 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I ordered one last week and the FedEx shipping notice lists 110 lbs / 49.9 kgs.
Do this cage come with the bottom floor pan? If not does it come with any accessories? Thanks
Heath W on Dec 26, 2013
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.
Is this the two level cage and why is it 180$?
A shopper on Feb 26, 2015
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.
Does the cage come with the stand?
A shopper on Nov 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Comes as pictured, minus the happy people and critters.
Can this go outside for housing 2 small rabbits?
A shopper on Aug 2, 2014
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.
Can they be combined to be one cage, so there is no divider in the middle?
Tabby C on Apr 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Essentially this cage IS ONE unit. When you assembly the bottom, the top of the cage will have an opening in it and when you assemble the top cage the bottom of that cage will have opening in it and you pair these two openings together and the critter has free range between the bottom of the cage and the top of the cage. So the cage is truly TWO stories with access between the bottom and top cages. I have 3 of these cages for my chinchillas and they are the BEST!! Easy to assemble (should have two persons to help assemble but I did all three of my cages by myself) and very secure for my chinchillas. Hope this helps!
Is it free shipping or no?
A shopper on Dec 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This currently is not eligible for free shipping. We do, from time to time, have a special where this will come with free shipping.
Can the doors go on the bottom level?
A shopper on Nov 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Both top and bottom levels are same. They both have wide opening doors. The upper level has an entry opening to travel to lower level. And of course it has a bottom shelf for storage. We love it!
does this model cage have actual thick plastic trays or thin piece of plastic?
Ashley M on Feb 10, 2015
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.
Does this work for hamsters? Or is it too big? I have Syrian hamsters.
Kori S on Sep 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In my opinion, it's too big and potentially dangerous if the hamsters fall off the ramps. It could be used as two separate cages, but I think it would be wasted vertical space. FWIW, I've always kept hamsters in tanks.
How big is the opening between levels?
A shopper on Sep 10, 2015
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 upgrade to the deeper pans for an up charge? I really don't want to have extra pans laying around...
A shopper on May 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, I do not think the deeper pants would actually fit in the groove slots they have for the pans that come with it. When I pull/lift up my pants, I notice THOSE hardly fit in the grooves; but, fit they do so no problems with the standard ones.
Can you separate the top section from the bottom?
karen h on Jan 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but it will not make 2 complete sections. You'll be left with a single. If you lock the ramp in the upright position, you will have 2 sections. Metal pans can also be purchased from Bass Equipment. After coating with Rustoleum, they will last for years and prevent bedding from being scattered.
are there guards for the sides to keep the mess contained?
spring c on Jul 22, 2015
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.
Would this be a good option for an adult rabbit?
A shopper on Jul 16, 2015
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.
What tools are needed to assemble?
Wendy G on May 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I used a rubber mallet . Really, anything hard enough to knock the pieces together, but soft that absorbs shock so it doesn't compromise or damage the cage pieces.

The last time I took apart the cage (about a month and a half ago), I didn't have to use any tools and just used my body weight to settle the pieces together. It's a very sturdy cage and the one year warranty is really nice. My rats have so much space and enjoy climbing the cage walls. I've caught some even doing 'pull-ups' ;) It's so cute!
Does it come with any fleece covers too the ramps?
Tindra R on Jan 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does.
Is the bottom tray solid and not mesh with a removable tray?
Misty H on Jan 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There are plastic trays that are removable. Under the trays is a metal wire grid (like the sides).

You can have metal trays made but it's not cheap (unless you know a fabricator... powder coat recommended). My plastic trays have lasted between 2 and 3 years so far (I have 3 of these cages for rats). If your critters chew everything don't expect much life out of them.
Is this suitable for rats?
A shopper on Mar 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If it isn't, I'm in deep, deep trouble, because I have 14 Lady Rats living in one!

The Girls scamper around and climb the walls and race from top to bottom and back again. The cage is surprisingly easy to clean because the doors swing all the way open, allowing access to all corners of it to remove any grunge.

I should note that I have smaller cages that I put everyone in while I am cleaning because there are just too many of them to keep track of and do anything else.

This is a very heavy duty and sturdy cage, yet the rollers on the bottom make it easy to move to vacuum under. If I had room for more than one, I would probably have one.
Is this gage the 161 model?
A shopper on Jul 7, 2015
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!