Ferret Nation Habitat Model 182 Double Unit

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Ferret Nation Habitat Model 182 Double Unit


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Product Summary:

Ferret Nation Habitat Model 182 Double Unit

Designed with ferrets and owners in mind! Midwest Metal has watched very closely how ferrets play, eat, sleep, and 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!


  • Includes two pans, two shelves, three ramps, three ramp covers
  • 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
  • Swing-up locking ramps secure sections for cleaning the cage, feeding, and separating ferrets
  • 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
  • Angled 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
  • Choose from three different setups: Single Unit for one ferret, Double Unit for multiple ferrets, Add-on Unit to place on top of the Single or Double, making even more room for ferrets to live
Item Specifications:
  • Included pans measure 36"L x 25"W x 1"H
  • 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
36"L x 25"W x 63¼"H

Bar Spacing:

Wire Gauge:
12-gauge, 15mm

Item Number Model Number UPC
650431 182 027773015192

Product Reviews by Customers

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Why did you choose this?
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It is the best ferret cage on the market. Period.
Kevin F on May 23, 2019
Owned one in the past and it's a better quality cage.
Michelle T on Nov 3, 2018
It is the best ferret cage on the market. Period.
Kevin F on May 23, 2019
It is the most recommended cage among experienced ferret owners.
Adrianne C on Apr 29, 2019
Owned one in the past and it's a better quality cage.
Michelle T on Nov 3, 2018
Since already having two Midwest Ferret Nation double units (model 182s) for years now, and being completely satisfied with all aspects of these cages, I immediately bought another model 182 when they went on sale with free shipping because I feel I could use another do two having two ferrets with mobility issues.
Tara P on Nov 2, 2018
a lot of space
Romain B on Oct 29, 2018
Is the very best cage for ferrets.
Robert C on Apr 14, 2018
Need an easy clean, happy play space for my 2 crazy ferrets
Carol S on Feb 26, 2018
I have 3 chinchillas so this is perfect for them to run and have fun...
Jessica J on Dec 15, 2017
This was the roomiest habitat I could find that was still reasonably priced. Our original habitat is made from wood and our squirrel has nearly chewed his way out of it, over a year's time. It was time for an upgrade and this being all metal made the most sense. I have to say, I'm very pleased with the overall quality. I did need a mallet to help assist some of the posts into the holes, but it really wasn't a big deal.
Michael M on Nov 30, 2017
I foster baby kittens and nursing moms for a rescue and these kennels work great for that. I can split the kennel into two (top and bottom) while the moms nurse their babies, then open it back up once the babies are ready to wean so mom can start separating from them.
Dulce G on Oct 31, 2017
Ferret Nation is the #1 brand when it comes to ferret cages. Fellow ferret owners and the local pet store all concurred and recommended, hands down, Ferret Nation.
Robert L on Oct 29, 2017
good deal
Eric B on Oct 28, 2017
For a larger sturdier double cage for 2 ferrets
Heidi C on Oct 28, 2017
It has lots of room, the bottom of the cage isnt wired and it has covers for the ramps.
allison K on Oct 28, 2017
Seems to be a Great Value
Jimmy X on Oct 26, 2017
best quality and price
angela r on Oct 25, 2017
Customer reviews
Jay K on Oct 24, 2017
reputation. I'll be coming back to get the add on cage later. First time I've ordered from you. Your price was GREAT. Same thing at ferretcom was 265.99 with free shipping. I may move all my purchases here, I'll have to look at your other costs and compare, as well as how quick and in what condition this item arrives in will also determine my loyalty. Great customer service is also required to earn my loyalty. I hope this works out. Thank you again, I'm excited to receive this.
Shelly D on Oct 22, 2017
Good value.
Kelly O on Oct 13, 2017
Its the best ferret cage on the market.
Lindsay J on Oct 5, 2017
Researched all the habitats and this one seems the most durable and flexible with the add-ons for a great price!
Michelle W on Sep 28, 2017
Great for kittens!
Donna J on Sep 26, 2017
I was told that Ferret nation was the best kind of cage and 1800petsupplies had it on sale .
Carol L on Sep 25, 2017
Worth every penny! Ferrets really need a bigger cage like this. With this, you can really separate their food from their litter box. No animal likes their food near where they poop! And if you start out with this cage from the beginning, you won't have to upgrade to a larger cage later when you decide to get another ferret! This cage is perfect! I love that it has wheels so it can be moved and its so easy to clean because both doors open on the front! Plenty of storage above and below as well!
Sabrina D on Sep 25, 2017
because i have one for another pet and i love it
Diana J on Sep 22, 2017
have a triple unit so we added a double unit beside it and removed the bars on the bottom shelf of both units to create a larger cage.
CHRISTINE G on Sep 11, 2017
nice home for my ferrets
sandra b on Sep 10, 2017
Very convenient cage, very easy to access any corner inside. It was easy to assemble. My two ferrets love it. Previously owned 2 other cages, I wish I bought Ferret Nation earlier.
Elaine G on Sep 6, 2017
i needed a new cage for my chinchilla and everyone kept telling me to buy a ferret nation cage. i got the double because my cage that i have now is like a double so i wanted my chinchilla to keep the same size for space
Ishara W on Sep 2, 2017
have two ferrets
Elias t on Aug 23, 2017
I foster kittens and its a great cage to use for them.
Patricia E on Aug 18, 2017
Is conforttable to any pet, Im use for parrot because is easy to clean, is huge and you can customize the branch in side very nice Im recommend.
gilda b on Aug 12, 2017
We purchased one to use while on holidays and loved it so we would like to have one at home aswell. It is just easier to sell this one locally and purchase a new one so we can have it shipped home and waiting for us rather than bring the existing one with us when we fly.
Tammy C on Aug 11, 2017
we just bought 2 chinchillas and want them to have room to play together and yet have the space to be alone if needed :)
Brenda W on Aug 2, 2017
I currently work for an animal rescue and this is the cage we use for our small animals. This cage will easily and comfortably accommodate 4 or 5 ferrets and still leave them plenty of room to play.
The access doors also make this a very easy cage to clean.
Art G on Aug 2, 2017
Wanted a lot of room for my ferret when she has to be caged when I am away.
Kristy L on Jul 14, 2017
Double doors.
Terry M on Jul 6, 2017
Uhh. It seems good, and I wanted a thing that was good?
David G on Jun 28, 2017
Finally getting the baby the space he needs. With a 30% coupong, free shipping, and free tax, who would pass this up! Can't wait for it to get here.
Cynthia G on Jun 24, 2017
has great reviews and i want the best kind of cage for my chin.
Elizabeth Q on Jun 24, 2017
my chinchilla is a little over a year and is now fully grown. his small 3 foot high and 2 foot wide cage was overly crowded with the amount of stuff he has so it was time for an upgrade. the best price for this cage!
maddie b on Jun 17, 2017
I needed a good cage for my chinchilla, i want nothing but the best for him, and this cage is the best!
Alexandra G on Jun 16, 2017
Ive heard this is one of the best cages out there!
Brianna H on Jun 14, 2017
bigger cage than whats available in local pet stores
eric r on Jun 11, 2017
bought before
jody m on Jun 2, 2017
My ferrets are not babies anymore. They need space to move around. This should definitely give them the much needed running room.
Vanessa J on Jun 1, 2017
need expandable cage
Randy H on May 26, 2017
good reviews more room than what I have.
Laura H on May 18, 2017
This cage is highly recommended for chinchillas. It is spacious and easy to clean,
Susan D on May 16, 2017
Price/ I also run a Chinchilla Rescue in Texas. Ferret Nations are the BEST ! ( Very wide doors a MAJOR plus !!)Far superior to other brands ! Also, Much more sturdy (Bars) than Critter Nation....
Tamara M on Apr 24, 2017
It is the most recommended cage among experienced ferret owners.
Adrianne C on Apr 29, 2019
Since already having two Midwest Ferret Nation double units (model 182s) for years now, and being completely satisfied with all aspects of these cages, I immediately bought another model 182 when they went on sale with free shipping because I feel I could use another do two having two ferrets with mobility issues.
Tara P on Nov 2, 2018
what is the dimensions?
A shopper on Aug 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 36"L x 25"W x 63 1/4"H
Will this cage hold sugar gliders? I'm trying to decide between this and the Critter Nation Small Animal Cage Double Unit which is more expensive but has smaller spacing, thanks
Ashlee J on Apr 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Critter Nation wires are closer than Ferret nation. But since we do not have sugar gliders can not say which is better. Google sugar gliders and you will find all kinds of info. That is how we have learn about our chinchillas.
Will it support a 17 lb. cat or dog as a large hangout space?
Carol Z on May 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would not use this cage for a cat or dog. It should only be used for ferrets/large rats or if modified, chinchillas. It is not set up for cats or dogs. It is much too small even as a 'crate'. Please buy a large crate instead of this cage for a dog or cat.
Can the middle section be removed, so that it makes one large cage?
Josette L on May 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I haven't tried that but maybe when you are first setting or building the cage just don't add the metal bars that are supposed to be put in the middle.
Is this two cages? like can one ferret be put in the bottom and the other in the top and them not get to each other? Ive got two that get along and a third that the other two like to attack so he is In a small cage at the moment, I must do something.
ferretlover on Feb 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It is not two separate cages but you do have the ability to close off the opening between the upper and lower levels. It works out well if you do need to separate the ferrets for any reason. Hope this helps.

By the way, this is the BEST cage we've ever owned. Very sturdy and extremely easy to clean. I would highly recommend it to anyone with a ferret.
Does this cage have a cut out for food bowls?
A shopper on Feb 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No it doesn't, however, there are several brands of feeders/bowls out that that can be attached to the vertical bars of the cage that work very well. With my ferrets, I use Midwest Snap'y Fit Stainless Steel Bowl, which comes in a variety of sizes and they're easy to remove to refill or clean.
what demensions are the ramps?
A shopper on Feb 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Approximate dimension of the internal ramp is 18" x 5.5" .
does it have a wire bottom?
A shopper on Apr 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sorry it took a minute to reply but yes and no it does but they're covered by the plastic pans that slide in and the bars on the bottom of the top level actually make it very convenient for hanging tunnels and hammocks and the pans are great because you can just pull them out and clean them off for the price this cage is wonderful I absolutely love it I hope this helped :)
is this cage portable?
A shopper on Apr 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes but that depends on your definition of portable. It comes with caster wheels, the wheels work ok thats the one thing i would say needs improvement. It has tab and groove assembly and can be broken down in 10 min. weve moved 3 times since getting it and its come apart and gone together great each time (you have to line everything up just right to get it to slide together and i recommend a rubber mallet) but its very sturdy once built. If you plan on moving it while its together you can but easier with 2 people and make sure you grab the bottom section of cage. Also you could add multiple extra sections to make it taller if you wanted. I hope this helps and feel free ta ask anything else you need.
Kara J on Jan 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Ferret Nation will work very nicely for kittens. We are a Wildlife Rehabilitation and have many Ferret Nation (and Critter Nation) habitats. When we no longer need one, a cat rescue group is always anxious to get it.
Can it be used for rats?
A shopper on Mar 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The reason there is a Critter Nation is because small pet owners like myself loved the Ferret Nation but the bars were just too far apart. For juvenile rats, the spacing will be too big and a small temporary cage would suffice. Plus when the rats grow to full size and can be placed in the Critter Nation , you will already have a back up cage for quarantine or a hospital cage if the need arises. Also the bars on the ferret nation are vertical, which is great for ferrets, but for a rat lover like me, I'd rather have horizontal bars for my babies to climb on. So in comes the Critter Nation. Great cage, with horizontal bars and smaller bar spacing. Also there is never a cage that is too big. A Critter Nation can hold up to 6 adult rats per level. A double unit can hold 12 rats. Personally I have had a double unit with 4 adult rats in it. My girls loved the extra room.
What is the spacing on the bars of a ferret Nation cage?
A shopper on Feb 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not sure exactly but I know it's used for both ferrets and rats. Exceptional cage. Easy to assemble and remarkably durable.
Can the trays slide out for easy cleaning ?
A shopper on Dec 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The trays 'Lift" out and do not slide out. There is not a vent opening to slide them out of. Easy to lift out trays and shelves. You can also flip the top pan around and shut off the opening if you want to divide into two cages.
You can also get from your local home improvement a big 'masonry pan', that is about 10 inches deep. I use these in the bottom and it will keep debris from coming out the sides. They fit perfectly snug in the Ferret Nation.
I have used Ferret Nations for many years, would recommend them highly!
Would this hold sugar gliders? I'm trying to decide between this one and the Critter Nation Small Animal Cage Double Unit that is more expensice but with smaller spacing, thanks!
A shopper on Apr 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have Chinchillas - it good for them. But the spacing is larger than the other model. I would question how big is the sugar glider's head? If there is a chance it can fit thru the spacing and get stuck - go with the smaller spaced cage.
Can this cage be taken back apart once it is put together? I know I'll be moving in about a year and I'm worried about how well it'll transport.
Brittany E on Sep 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Short answer - yes. We ended up using a rubber mallet on a couple of the "insert tab A into slot B" connectors, so had to use a good amount of strength and "oomph" to de-assemble it - but as long as nothing is too badly bent, it actually comes apart fairly easily for a human - a ferret could not accomplish it.
Can this fit 4 feretts well with their potty box?
A shopper on Apr 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes I think so! I have 2 ferrets and a corner litter box in the bottom. They have plenty of room!!
I have a very small mixed breed rabbit named Hippo. He when full grown will only be max 2.3 pounds and will be just a very small amount bigger then a chinchilla. I have a husky who is currently in shed and so I can't let Hippo out to run around in my room.... fur EVERYWHERE. Would this cage work for him? He is not litter trained right know but I would do that before I would move him and I plan on getting the scatter guard.
Laura U on Aug 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would say no. Rabbits need flat bottoms and this cage has wire ramps. If you want/can cover them with something so your rabbit's feet don't get trapped then it might work OK. If your rabbit is large it may have trouble getting from level to level because the holes are kind of small. I would do tons of research on google about the best rabbit cages, even check out some DIY stuff before buying anything!
Just wondering how this cage would work out for one ferret. He is very smart and has escaped every cage he has been in. Is there a good locking system on it?
Kaitlyn G on Jun 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would be very surprised if a ferret could get out of this. The locking system is amazing! You cave to squeeze the latch top and bottom buttons together and its not easy to do. I don't think a ferret would have enough strength to do it. I love the quality of this cage.... its very solid and strong too.
I need a tray, can i order one?
Lora W on Nov 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There are several pans you can get. Ive listed all 3 below for you.

With a cut out

Without a cut out

I have a chinchilla who currently has a wire and plastic cage. He has chewed through all the plastic and has escaped twice. Is this cage going to solve that problem? How much plastic is there?
A shopper on May 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I love my FN cage. There are 4 plastic trays in the cage, however, I only use the two larger ones. You will need to add wood ledges throughout the cage to give them something to jump around on. You will also need to cover the plastic trays with non-pill fleece. I make a pillow-case style cover to where you just slide the tray in and the chins cannot get to the trays.
Is this cage chew proof? I have a prairie dog that has chewed through a regular wire rabbit cage before.
stephanie S on May 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My 2 ferrets bite on it and its pretty strong mental but your prairie dog will probably be able to chew threw the plastic trays for sure they are NOT very strong. I think the mental is stronger then a rabbit cage though I have bent the bars on one with my hands but this cage I can't!
Is this cage good for gunia pigs?
debbie k on Jun 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't think so. The cage has multiple levels and I think a guinea pig would just poop and pee all over it. It would be a real headache to clean. The cage does not have deep enough sides for bedding and guinea pigs are near impossible to box train.
Are the ramps included and if so are they covered?
Nick M on Jun 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The ramps and covers are included, as stated in the product summary. The covers are separate from the ramps; you slip them over the ramps and it has velcro to keep them there.
Would a double story be too big for one ferret?
Kaitlyn G on Jun 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If this cage is within your price range, buy it. The plastic tray in the bottom of the upper unit has a cut out that allows the ferret to travel from the top unit to the bottom unit. This plastic tray can be replace by a standard plastic tray, eliminating the connection between the upper and lower units. I don't have ferrets, but use the cage for foster kittens. When they are very little, I limit them to just the upper unit. When then are bigger, and more active, I let them have access to both units. The versatility is wonderful. I would think the same would apply to ferrets. The cage may seem too big at first, but they will grow into it.
Is this cage good for chinchillas?
A shopper on Jun 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they work great for chinchillas...we have 2 ferret nations with 2 chinchillas in each one. I would take the ramps out though as the spacing could catch their legs. We just use wood ledges they can jump on and jump to the top level...our chins love the ferret nations!
can it fit at the end of a bed between a closet door and a bed?
Julieanna on May 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would think that would be enough space...it's very easily movable! My son actually has a third level on top and his ferret is in heaven!
I have 6 pet rats and am looking at something equivalent to a 6 story ferret house .. Would this be a good size for 6 ratties?
A shopper on May 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hard to say as I don't have rats but it would be plenty big especially if you added the 3rd tier or more if you wanted. My only thought is that rats usually live in shavings and the sides of the trays in this are maybe 1" deep at best. You may end up with a huge mess but that will be your call. Hope this helps.
Can I use this for a pet rat? Or are the bars to wide?
A shopper on Nov 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Critter Nations with their horizontal bars that are great for climbers, and a 1/2" spacing is what is preferred for Rats. Critter Nations were made because the bar spacing for a Ferret Nations were just a bit too wide to house anything but a ferret.
How large is this cage?
A shopper on Jul 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The cage is 36" long, 25" wide and 62.5 inches tall. Our Chinchilla Fuzz lives in the cage and he loves it. There is plenty of room for his exercise saucer, house dust bath and multiple toys. He has room to run and loves to zoom up and down the ramps. The door closures are good quality and easy to close. I ordered the cage sight unseen, and worried about the strength of the bars as we have had lower quality cages where the welding has given way when we attached his exercise wheel. This is NOT the case with these bars. The cage doors open fully, which makes cleaning easy. I recommend this cage highly.