The best rat cage will make both you and your pets happy. It will give your rat enough room to explore and be stimulated while being simple to clean and maintain. To help you find the right cage for you and your furry friends, we researched a range of styles and brands to find the very best. Before we get into our product reviews, let’s take a look at some of the things you should know about before you shop.
Materials: Most of these are made of plastic but there are a few wire cages that are made of steel. Steel is more durable but some of the plastic wire cages have been treated for extra strength and durability.
Pieces: This includes the top and bottom of the cage as well as any ramps, levels, or accessories. A few of our choices come with some nice extras, like feeding bowls, water bottles, or exercise wheels.
Levels: Levels refers to how many different horizontal surfaces there are in the cage. Sometimes this is just a small balcony, other times it’s a whole floor. We counted the bottom level or base in this figure, too.
Chew Proof: While a handful of these products are chew proof, some aren’t. That’s not to say that your rat will be able to immediately escape, just that you need to monitor the state of the cage.
Size: These are the dimensions of the cage. You should have some idea of where you’re going to place your cage before you buy it and the dimensions will help you see what will fit and what won’t.
Type: There are 2 main types of cages. Stands can sit directly on the floor while tabletop cages need to sit on top of something. We also included a travel cage because we think that’s important to consider, too.
Now that you know a little bit more about what to look for, let’s move on to our rat cage buying guide. Whether you’re looking for a place for rat babies or a rat starter cage, you’ll find a lot of great options here. Our top and budget picks are up first. That’s the best place to start to get an idea of the range that’s available but stick around, we found a lot of unique options. Alright, ready? Let’s get to it.