If you’re thinking about getting a chinchilla, you’re probably wondering what the right chinchilla cage size is and whether or not it’s better to get a wire, plastic, or wooden chinchilla cage. There are so many things to think about when getting a pet which is why we did the research to find the best cages out there to help you find the right one. Before we get started, let’s take a look at some of the features to keep in mind.
Material: When it comes to this kind of cages, there are 2 different materials: metal and plastic. Of the products we chose, some are made completely of metal while others have a plastic bottom and ramps and a wire top for ventilation.
Pieces: To get this number, we included the top of the cage, base of the cage, ramps, balconies, and any wheels that are included. We also added in any accessories, like water bottles, food dishes, wheels, or houses.
Levels: Chinchillas like a lot of room to move around so it’s important to make sure they have a lot of space to explore. That’s why all of our picks have at least 2 levels. Some have as many as 6!
Chewproof: Having a chew-proof cage is important when you have a chinchilla because they like to chew on everything. This gives wire cages a bit of an edge because they’re usually much harder to chew through than plastic.
Size: Pay special attention to the size. This will let you know whether or not you have room for the cage in your home and also gives you a better idea of how much space your chinchilla will actually have.
Type: Some of these cages are designed to stand independently. They’re usually very tall and equipped with wheels so they’re easy to move around. Smaller cages are made to sit on tabletops and don’t take up quite as much space.
Now that you know a little more about chinchilla cages, let’s move on to our top picks. If you’re in a hurry, make sure to check out our top and budget picks. They’re the best way to get an idea of the range that’s available so we make them easy to find. They’re right at the top of our list. Stick around if you can, all of these products are great. So, which chinchilla cage is the best? Let’s find out.
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Heather Patton is a lead researcher and writer at GeekWrapped. She has been creating high-quality content for over a decade and covers home, lifestyle, beauty, fashion products and more.
Article last updated on:
September 29, 2019