Critter Nation Small Animal Cage Single Unit

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Critter Nation Small Animal Cage Single Unit


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Shipping weight = 58.00 lbs.

Product Summary:

Critter Nation Single 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 provide maximum play area and prevents dangerous falls
  • Critter-proof dual-locking door latches 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 decor
Item Specifications:

36"L x 25"W x 39"H

Bar Spacing:

Item Number Model Number UPC
650231 161 027773010135

Product Reviews by Customers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I like this cage .
Good layout and is on wheels.
Also has storage shelf.
Thomas T on Sep 15, 2018
So practical, has so many options for my bunny, and with a ramp out and a playpen, it offers him his own space.
Emily L on Aug 22, 2018
I like this cage .
Good layout and is on wheels.
Also has storage shelf.
Thomas T on Sep 15, 2018
It will be a great cage for my rats!
Staci T on Aug 29, 2018
So practical, has so many options for my bunny, and with a ramp out and a playpen, it offers him his own space.
Emily L on Aug 22, 2018
The Critter Nation cage comes highly recommended. First, it's up on a stand with wheels, which makes it easy to get to and to move around. It's big enough for my 2 rats to feel very comfortable. And I love that the whole front opens up. Every other cage I've used is difficult to get into, this solves that problem completely.
Kelly C on Aug 17, 2018
I chose these items to house a newborn litter of bunnies. I feel that the will be safe open environment to raise them and keep indoors till the summer heat subsides.
MARIANNE C on Jul 17, 2018
Keep hearing this is the best rat cage on the market Guess we'll see.
Elizabeth M on Jul 10, 2018
I have the double unit and want to make a triple unit.
Cynthia S on Jun 22, 2018
Rat cage
Manu S on Jun 3, 2018
I chose this item because we had bought a larger cage by the same manufacturer a few years ago and were quite pleased with it.
Cathy D on Apr 24, 2018
I chose this cage because it is well known for being one of the best cages among the rodent community and because it's great for RATS
Sophia S on Mar 17, 2018
For two male rats. Needed an easy to clean, good quality cage that also looked nice.
Sarah B on Mar 16, 2018
I needed a good cage!!!
Curtis C on Feb 26, 2018
Everyone says this is the best cage to get for rats so we're going to try it.
nathan s on Feb 10, 2018
This was the perfect cage with small enough bar spacing for a little 2 month old chinchilla kit. We bonded him with our older chinchilla in his 2 unit ferret nation cage once he was big enough though and we use the critter nation as a backup for any reason. Just used it to house my sister-in-law's chinchilla while she was away.
Darlina F on Nov 27, 2017
It will make a great hamster mansion for my fancy bear hamster!
Trinity B on Nov 11, 2017
Best reviews!
Heather C on Aug 24, 2017
This cage gets great reviews and is priced fairly.
Mark W on Aug 19, 2017
I volunteer in our Humane Society Pet Therapy unit and the rats are housed in these cages. They are roomy, extremely sturdy and easy to clean so I wanted one for my own home.
Laura P on Jul 25, 2017
I had the Ferret Nation cage and loved it. When my larger pets passed away, I ended up getting some smaller critters and knew that this brand was the only way to go.
Cameron R on Jul 22, 2017
I took the responsibility of caring for rats; I want to provide them the best of what I can give them.
Jude O on Jul 17, 2017
Sherri E on Jun 26, 2017
This cage is perfect for rats and found here cheaper than Amazon by more than $70.
KELSEY C on Jun 25, 2017
I have heard this is an easy to clean cage (which is very important when you have rats) and provides proper ventilation and bar spacing for housing rats
Harley D on Apr 26, 2017
Excellent reviews attest to quality.
Alyssa F on Mar 3, 2017
Only the best for the ratties!
Foster P on Mar 1, 2017
I have an escape artist rat, and was told this cage (with its LOCKING DOORS) would be the best fit. Also was told it was plenty of room for 2 boys. :)
Willow P on Jan 27, 2017
We have a DCN already and LOVE it. Need a smaller one for space.
Claudia C on Jan 12, 2017
Top of the line cage
arleen a on Jan 4, 2017
I did a lot of research, and this cage seems to be the one that gets the best reviews. I bought it here because it is the best price I could find!
Jill H on Dec 29, 2016
It's a highly recommended, spacious, easy to clean cage made for animals that are able to squeeze through the usual over one inch spaces bars on other small pet cages.
Jessica E on Dec 26, 2016
I have eyed this cage for a long time to house my two female rats. This was a great option for easy cleaning, simple layout, and downsized after previously owning four rats.
Karen B on Dec 13, 2016
My daughter is planning on getting two pet rats and this cage will work well for her. Also the prices are better than any other seller of the same product.
stacie v on Dec 9, 2016
I am adopting two rats
Amanda B on Dec 7, 2016
For my rats that are going in this cage in a couple of weeks
Henry B on Dec 4, 2016
I chose this cage because this is a great cage for rats, degus, chinchillas, and other small critters when you add the right adjustments to it. This is top quality and I would accept nothing but the best!
Payton H on Oct 9, 2016
This is my prairie dog's new cage.
David C on Sep 8, 2016
I already have a Critter Nation cage for my rats. This is an excellent product. Very high quality and well designed. It's perfect for housing rats.
April B on Aug 8, 2016
best cage for best price
Carol C on Jul 29, 2016
Best cage for rats, lots of room for hammocks and hideaways. Easy access for cleaning and interacting with your pets.
Victoria G on Jun 23, 2016
It's recommended by most rat owners, very spacious for 2 rats and it will be so much easier to clean because of the opening doors versus the cage I own now, the Petco Rat Manor (not recommended and will sell shortly after receiving the SCN).
Destiny B on Jun 21, 2016
Best cage for small animals and it expands with the add-on.
Joyce T on Jun 21, 2016
We have rats.... and now baby rats. The current cages are not terrible but they just aren't that well made or sturdy. I had resisted purchasing the Critter Nation because of the cost but with the coupon and 1800PetSupplies' great pricing, I was able to get this cage, and one for my friend's rats, at an amazing price! Thank you!
Stephanie M on Jun 13, 2016
Best small animal cage around. It's sturdy, easy to assembly, easy to move and very space. Bar space is ideal and it is very versatile for set ups.
My ratty boys love it.
Wiebke H on Jun 3, 2016
Love the critter nation cages. Very sturdy, easy to clean and our ratties love it
Lori M on Jun 2, 2016
I have three double critter nations and love them, best cages ever! I needed a spare for rescues and pet expo shows we do to help educate people about sugar gliders and this size is perfect for both...well and the best price around!
Laura J on May 16, 2016
While looking for a high quality cage, that was large enough, comfortable and safe (I also have a cat to keep away from my piggy) for my new Guinea pig, that also didn't make my living room look like a zoo (nice clean lines are important too) I came across this cage and after reading literally hundreds of excellent reviews I decided to purchase it. I can honestly say I looked all over the internet for the cheapest price and found 1800 pet supplies to be the very cheapest.
Laura C on May 9, 2016
because I like how much space there is and there was a really good discount on it. I wanted a nice cage for under 130, being at 104, I was able to get accessories too.
Amber M on May 7, 2016
best cage for rats and best quality and price
CHRISTA R on Feb 10, 2016
This item is very good i purchased it a long time ago but the pan is not practical at all if you have small animal so you have to buy another one pan .
Malou L on Feb 7, 2016
Love the easy access to the cage for cleaning with the full front doors!
Samantha M on Jan 15, 2016
It will be a great cage for my rats!
Staci T on Aug 29, 2018
The Critter Nation cage comes highly recommended. First, it's up on a stand with wheels, which makes it easy to get to and to move around. It's big enough for my 2 rats to feel very comfortable. And I love that the whole front opens up. Every other cage I've used is difficult to get into, this solves that problem completely.
Kelly C on Aug 17, 2018
Can you put a add on unit on this? Like does the model have a door at the top for another story later?
Karrigan W on Jan 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Weirdly, I can't tell which unit this was asked on. The critter nation cages with the 160's model numbers are compatible with each other.

I bought model 161 (the single cage and base), then later added model 163 (the add on unit). I believe 162 is the double unit.

The add on cage (which can go on the single or double cage) comes with the middle level that has a ramp and a hole. You then reuse the top from your base cage for the top of the double unit.
39" high with the stand or without and the stand is extra hight?
Sam L on Jan 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The 39" is without the stand.
I was wondering if this cage can be sent to Norway?
A shopper on Feb 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you would have to choose international shipping which is under the United States bar on the billing and shipping page.
I am looking for a cage for my hedgehog. Anyone know how they do in the cage?
Christina B on Mar 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Some hedgehog owners use this cage. You take the ramp off and use the top level for heating. Tori (PugPibbleHedgie) on YouTube has a double decker for her two boys. I'm buying this cage for my girl Lulu!
Can you ship this item to a PoBox?
lakin h on Apr 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You should be able to ship to a PO Box for this item. If you enter your address at checkout, it will tell you if there is any issue with where you are trying to ship this item.
Is the base metal? I have 2 chins whi like to chew through plastic and escape. It is kind of scary because we also have cats.
Carrie J on Sep 30, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The base is metal, but is not solid. Its like the side of cage (bars). It comes with a lower plastic pan that is removable and if they chew through the bottom plastic pan they are unable to escape because of the metal bars.
Can I add on to this cage? Would it be okay for sugar gliders?
A shopper on May 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, there are add-on units for this cage. As far as your question regarding sugar gliders, most websites that I am coming across recommend a cage with bar spacing no more than 1/2 inch, which this cage has.

Hope this helps.
Is this cage good for hedgehogs?
Tracy S on Dec 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think it could be. The wire ramp comes with a fleece cover so the little one's feet won't get caught or hurt. I keep two rats in mine, it's a great size for them as they love to run around and play. Plenty of room for hide aways and toys and beds.
scatter guard?
A shopper on Jul 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This does not come with a scatter guard. A scatter guard is just a piece of plastic you can attach to the sides of your cage/the pan so that the animal can't fling out bedding or food. We used it for our ferrets who occasionally didn't go in the litter box as the bottom tray does not come up high enough to prevent leakage.
How far apart are the bars?
A shopper on May 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 1/2 spacing. I used it to rehab infant red squirrels. The wildlife center uses it for squirrels and possums.
can i add enougher cage to top of this cage???
A shopper on May 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can! The Critter Nation model 163 fits perfectly on top
Is this cage good for 1 ferret along with a large litter box, a hammock, a couple toys, and other cage things?
Endi N on Mar 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Ferrets do better in pairs and the single unit would fit 2 ferrets nicely. For 3 ferrets+ I would use the double unit. Also this is the "critter nation" with smaller spaced bars. The ferret nation is exactly the same but with 1in bar spacing and is sometimes cheaper than this model.
Does this cage have a scatter guard?
Sarah J on Sep 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It doesn't come with one but there is a scatter guard that can be purchased separately.
Can this be used for rabbits?
A shopper on May 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think it would be small for a rabbit but if the rabbit got a lot of time outside of its cage, it could work fine I suppose. I think a large wire dog crate would work better having worked in animal shelters in the past. The more space they have, the better.
What exactly is Included with this cage?
James D on Dec 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No accessories. Just the cage with 1 shelf, the ramp, and wheels. I don't think any special tools were required for assembly.
What size?
A shopper on Nov 8, 2018
36"L x 25"W x 39"H

Bar Spacing:
Do these come with the ramp covers?
Karen J on Apr 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This unit does not comes with ramp covers.
does the plastic pan slide under the cage floor so that droppings are not sitting on bottom of cage?
Jodi R on Dec 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, no it does not. The pan sits on top of the cage floor.
How long does shipping take?
A shopper on Feb 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Due to the size of this item it will ship ground and ground shipments take 2-6 business days.
Can put lock on doors?
A shopper on Jun 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm sure you could figure something out. It has bars so you could put something on them. But idk I've never done it.
Would this cage be good for two guinea pigs?
A shopper on Jul 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes it would. It's for small animals.