Ferret Nation Habitat Model 181 Single Unit

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Ferret Nation Habitat Model 181 Single Unit


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Shipping weight = 65.00 lbs.

Product Summary:

Ferret Nation "No Tools Assembly" Habitat Model 181 Single Unit
Designed with ferrets and owners in mind

Midwest Metal has watched very closely how ferrets play, eat, sleep, interact – attending to their every need for maintaining a content, happy and safe lifestyle. Then they began designing the best environment as well as the most user-friendly ferret cage in the world.

This is the Ferret Nation, now available with a "no-tools required" assembly. 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 and full width plastic pan floor provide maximum play area and prevent dangerous falls
  • Ferret-proof dual-locking door latches provide secure, easy one-hand operation
  • Less mess with the easily removable, height-adjustable shelf
  • "Happy Feet" ramp covers protect feet and provide traction and no-slip passage between levels
  • Ramps are appropriately angled for ferrets safety
  • Sturdy square tube frame and wire construction for maximum pet security
  • Easily maneuverable stand with locking casters
  • Stand provides storage area
  • Gray Quartz hammertone finish blends well with any decor, and is attractive and durable
  • Includes pan, shelf, ramp, ramp cover
Item Specifications:
  • Please Note: New Ferret Nation Models (181, 182, 183) are not compatible with old models (141, 142, 143)
  • All accessories, such as shelves, pans, and covers, are compatible with both versions
Model 181 (replaces Model 141): 36"L x 25"W x 38½"H

Bar Spacing:

Wire Guage:
12-guage, 15mm

Item Number Model Number UPC
650428 181 027773015185

Product Reviews by Customers

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The best and safest ferret cage on the market.
Frank W on Nov 11, 2018
The safest and most ferret and human friendly ferret cage on the market.
Frank W on Aug 16, 2018
The best and safest ferret cage on the market.
Frank W on Nov 11, 2018
Best cage ever
Frank W on Sep 25, 2018
The safest and most ferret and human friendly ferret cage on the market.
Frank W on Aug 16, 2018
The best cage on the market, safest, easiest to clean. The wheels are crap-replace with casters from hardware store
Howard F on Jul 1, 2018
excellent cage<br />the best of all ferret cages
Frank W on Dec 9, 2017
Size and pricing - perfect for small home during the winter
Samantha S on Nov 9, 2017
I have a rat that needs to be in permanent quarantine. He had been living in a double Ferret Nation prior to his illness. Instead of putting him in an unfamiliar, and much smaller, environment, I decided to get him a home just like the one he was in.
Rebecca M on Sep 13, 2017
These two cages will help give me more space in the travel trailer for kittens or one adult.
Deedre S on Jul 28, 2017
I've been told it's the best for chinchillas and has the strongest bars.
Mary S on Jul 28, 2017
I have rats.
Sarah T on Apr 29, 2017
Price and Superior Quality ! ( I also run a Chinchilla Rescue in Texas). Far Superior to other brands of cages, the wide "swing open" doors makes it easy to access your "Chin Kid(s) !! Well made, and even is far better than Critter Nation cages due to "bars" being much more sturdy and very unlikely to break.
Tamara M on Apr 24, 2017
Was looking for a cage for my first real pet. Looking forward to it
Tri N on Apr 14, 2017
best reviews
taylor b on Mar 25, 2017
I needed a new cage for my one ferret.
paul w on Mar 23, 2017
every body had this cage and i really want one and i am supper exsited because i can add on units
marayah g on Feb 13, 2017
We just got a ferret and needed a nice, big and good quality home.
Jessica E on Jan 23, 2017
price and availablity
Scott O on Dec 14, 2016
I needed the bottom half
Rachel J on Sep 9, 2016
Our Humane Society uses these for foster kittens. Very functional and just the right size for a litter of small kittens.
Suzanne D on Apr 24, 2016
Lowest price of other places to purchase this from, safer way to keep my new pet protected from my dog.
Alexis H on Apr 7, 2016
Critter Nation was recommended to me, and after doing my research, it is by far the best cage in the market for small animals. Even though they're a bit expensive, I believe I made the right choice to house my pets and give them what they deserve.
Ryan C on Apr 6, 2016
Highest rated cage on the market
Lauren V on Mar 29, 2016
Read the reviews and it seems like a good buy. My little guy is feisty and likes to play. Looks like this will be more spacious with lots of room for activities!
Nichole M on Feb 5, 2016
for my baby chinchilla
Cesar C on Jan 24, 2016
For a chinchilla because this one is far cheaper but same product as the Critter Nation Small Animal Cage Single Unit.
Thomas D on Jan 8, 2016
I just loved it, a good set up for my ferret.
Cindy F on Dec 29, 2015
I had read many reviews across various sites stating that this cage was one of the best if not the best. I purchased two add-ons from a seller on Craigslist but in order to use the cage properly, I needed the original unit since it has a dedicated closed floor and top cover for the cage.
Jesse S on Dec 3, 2015
because I have a ferret.
Amber M on Nov 15, 2015
I have a Ferret Nation Double unit and I can say without a doubt that this is the bed small animal/ferret cage on the market!!! And PetSupplies has an amazing price!
Tami C on Oct 23, 2015
i had the large version of this cage many years ago and donated it after my ferrets died. now im ready for a new ferret but want a smaller cage. the doors open allowing for cleaning!! and i like the storage underneth for food and litter. great little cage and ur price was outstanding. fyi it doesnt come up with the cage filter search button i would encourage u 2 fix that.
Kathy M on Oct 15, 2015
I spent a lot of time researching cages for my littler critter and every website/blog I came across raved about the quality and functionality of this cage.
Melissa R on Oct 12, 2015
Very sturdy cage for a very good price. perfect for any small animal.
Stephanie S on Oct 10, 2015
i am super excited to get this item i have herd nothing but read things about Ferret Nation cages.
sky g on Sep 6, 2015
Spacious cage for my fur baby :)
Taylor N on Aug 27, 2015
Due to needing a ferret cage, for ferrets to sleep while not frolicking around the house.
Michael L on Aug 26, 2015
Moving my ferrets into my living room, wanted a more compact cage for my older ferrets.
Jill B on Aug 21, 2015
Great cage for ferrets
michael s on Aug 18, 2015
It was a great deal. The best price I could find on-line for my older ferret. Well constructed and sturdy.
Michael T on Jun 25, 2015
I already have the add on unit and it's a GREAT cage for chinchillas!
Courtney F on Jun 4, 2015
Good value/price for the size & features of the cage. Also looks much easier to clean than cages we have had in the past & the reviews support this. We aren't sure if we are getting a ferret or another small animal at this point & it is nice that this habitat can suffice for either. Thank you!
Angela O on Jun 1, 2015
Very well constructed cage. I use it for a rabbit. Give them plenty of room to move around in. And Cleaning is much easier process.
Theresa H on Apr 26, 2015
This is the best enclosure for ferrets. I need an extra enclosure as a quarantine cage.
JOEL W on Mar 29, 2015
I researched ferret cages online and the ferret nation seems to be a good quality cage with large front doors. I also like the fact that you can add another unit on top along with the plastic floors and ladders. My previous cage was a martin cage I did like the full second story that one has but, the doors were a bit small n was hard to clean because of that. I hope I made a good decision.
Carol C on Mar 27, 2015
Did some research. Already have the 2 story one that I love
Monica W on Mar 16, 2015
Cage is designed beautifully with both doors opening for easy access to cleaning. Cage has the best design for safety over the others I have looked at.
DEBORAH G on Feb 5, 2015
Great quality cage that is compatible with the extension I have.
Samantha B on Jan 14, 2015
animal care
magaly g on Jan 8, 2015
Our chinchilla breeder told us about this product and recommended it. I went through Amazon.
Heidi B on Dec 21, 2014
I went on Craigs list to see if someone was selling a ferret cage and these cages were being given away with the ferrets. It seems they are popular with seasoned ferret owners. Then I chose to purchase this item because I read a bunch of good reviews on line.
Heidi B on Dec 11, 2014
It was much more affordable than others and its a very reliable brand.
Pablo V on Nov 14, 2014
Best cage ever
Frank W on Sep 25, 2018
The best cage on the market, safest, easiest to clean. The wheels are crap-replace with casters from hardware store
Howard F on Jul 1, 2018
Looking for a cage for my ferrets to travel in car .Needs to be at leasr 19 to 20 in high and 19 to 20 inches wide and 32 to 34 inches long. Can i use one with wheels without the bottom?
Tina H on Mar 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, the bottom/base would be need to hold the cage up and together.
Do you have to use the stand? I am looking to place one unit on the floor and placing one unit on to the top of a single unit that I already have.
Joy G on Jun 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this unit the stand is attached to the bottom piece of frame.
Does the ferret nation cage model 183 fit on top of model 181?
A shopper on Feb 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the model 181 and 183 are compatible.
Does this come with the shelf or just empty cage?
A shopper on Feb 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It comes as shown, with a bottom pan, ramp, and shelf.
Do you think this could be enough room for two ferrets to be comfortable? Thanks
A shopper on Jan 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: A little tight but yes. I would get the double until, which could easily house 3-5. I think the single unit (181), is even a little small for one ferret. They need a little more room to thrive.
But this is a great cage. We have a double for normal use, and use the single when one is sick or when introducing a new ferret to the gang.
Anyone use this cage for a bunny?
Kristine M on Feb 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This cage is not recommended for a rabbit as they could fall from one of the levels and become injured. The shelves are also not designed to support the weight of a rabbit.
It looks like it does but just wanna be sure,can this cage be expanded to have a second level with the expansion sold here?
Chris H on Feb 10, 2017
Ferret Nation Habitat Model 181 Single Unit
Ferret Nation Habitat Model 181 Single Unit
Ferret Nation Habitat Model 183 Add-On Unit
Ferret Nation Habitat Model 183 Add-On Unit
BEST ANSWER: I found this info on another retailer's website:
Optional add-on cage (model 183) creates a double-level cage to grow, should you have more than one ferret. May also be used as a quarantine cage when you add more ferrets.
We have model 182 and 183 and it provides our four ferrets a ton of room to sleep, eat, and use the potty. These cages work very well for us and are very easy to clean. However, I would highly recommend using the high back rectangular litter boxes on several levels.
Would this work for a hedgehog?
Aj B on Aug 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Aboslutely - we had two pet rats in ours and there was plenty of room.
how wide are the wires spread? We have cats, and don't want their paws to fit through
Stephanie H on Jul 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We actually had to return this model to get the "Critter Nation"--which is the same except the vertical wires are closer together. We have 2 rats and they were able to get out of the Ferret Nation cage! My guess is a cat's paw could fit in enough to swipe and cause some potential damage! **the gap between wires is even greater at the cage "seams," so this caused us greater issues with the extra width.

Loved both cages and well worth the money however! Very sturdy and functional!
Could you use it for a sugar glider?
A shopper on Jun 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Had a sugar glider years ago but used a bigger bird cage than this cage for ferrets. I would research first what size cage is recommended for gliders before you make a purchase.
How many inches from the base shelf/ storage part to actual bottom of cage?
Nicky R on Apr 25, 2016

So from the base shelf till the storage part is about 10-12 inches. It's enough space to put a plastic container for storage. If you would like I made a YouTube channel of my ferret in which you can see my cage. I would be uploading more videos about ferrets. The channel is Jade The Ferret and she has an Instagram as well jade_The_Ferret... Please like, subscribe, comment any questions and follow. I would love to help. Thanks!
Is there anyway to lower the platform?
A shopper on Apr 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you are speaking of the bottom pan, no I don't believe you can lower it. You can adjust the height of the shelf though.
Can these be expanded side by side?
Paula F on Feb 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have had these cages for years and from what I know, they cannot be expanded from side to side unless you makeshift it on your own. I have had them stacked and shared as they can enter into either cage or you can block off olif you need to separate. Hope that helps.
dose it come with the plastic pan and the ramp cover?
A shopper on Mar 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Everything shown comes with the unit.
what are the measurements on this cage?
Debbie m on Dec 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 36"L x 25"W x 38 1/2"H
does the pan slide out from bottom to clean?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it does slide out. We find it easier to open the doors to clean the cage daily, and then about once a week we pull the tray all the way out, and take it outside for a deep cleaning :)