COCO RAT & HAMSTER CAGE WITH PLATFORMS: LARGE 100X70X54CM

The photo for this cage doesn't do it justice its really a lot bigger then it looks. it would advise this cage is suitable for up to 5 rats however it can depend on the group and there dynamics.

pros - good value, great size, deep base.

cons - door size and accessibility.

Cages

Rats require a large cage with lots of space to climb and explore. They can range in price quite significantly however there are some great cages out there for a reasonable prince.

I will try and include a range of suitable cages for all budgets. Please look around for more examples of each of these main types of cage. If you have a question over a cage being suitable please contact me and i will be Happy to help.

The number of rats is only a guide and this will vary depending on your groups dynamics. 

I have no affiliation with any of the websites i have linked to. They are simply just websites that supply the cages i have mentioned.

COCO RAT & HAMSTER CAGE WITH PLATFORMS: LARGE 100X70X54CM

The photo for this cage doesn't do it justice its really a lot bigger then it looks. it would advise this cage is suitable for up to 2-5 rats. its a brilliant value for money starter cage.

pros - good value, great size, deep base.

cons - door size and accessibility.

Savic Rat & Ferret Cage Royal Suite 95

95 x 63 x 159 cm

This is one of the most popular cages for large groups of rats. I personally have a triple version of this cage. I would recommend this for groups of 6-12 rats. it can be used as one large cage or two smaller ones.

pros - great size, kick guards, large secure doors, storage underneath.

cons - price, can rust over time

Furat Plus 

 70 x 48 x 78cm

This was my first cage and i really liked it. Its not the cheapest cage of this size but its easily accessible as available from pets at home. you can often pick one up second hand at a reasonable price as well. This cage would be suitable for 2-3 rats.

pros - good access, flattens down, deep base.

cons - price for the size

Popmazing Flight Cage

77 x 46 x 129 cm

This has become a popular page within the rat community. it does however require some modification as its designed as a bird cage. you would need to remove the wire shelves and floor. many people have great success with using a storage box to keep substrate in. suitable for 3-5 rats.

pros -value for money 

cons - small doors, requires modification less then ideal floor space.

Custom Hutches

Another really convenient solution to rat housing is custom built hutches, these can be made to any size you need and adapted to make sure you can still hang suitable enrichment like hammocks and ropes. 

These are usually wooden with a mesh door to provide ventilation. 

please see a great example from Lyn at Aurora Rattery. Thank you for letting me use your picture. 

Pros - can be built custom to any size you need, cheaper then purpose built cage and easy to clean.

Cons - can be more difficult to hang enrichment, need to build them and coat them with suitable varnish.