Saturday, November 28, 2015

Best and worst ferret cages

Over time, I have used a number of ferret cages. Some of them good, others not so much. 
Here are advantages and disadvantages of different ferret cages in my opinion.

Midwest Ferret Nation double unit 

Size: 36"L x 25"W x 63 1/4"H
Price: $200 to $300

Pros: 
good size for up to 3 ferrets; safe; sturdy and durable; has large doors for easy access; has secure dual locks; has storage under cage; has wheels; can be expanded infinitely by adding an extra units; replacement parts are available; many accessories available

Cons:
gets rusty; must be used with covers for shelves and ramps; does not have a deep bottom, the mess from the cage will fall out on the floor; not easy to take apart once built; may get rusty;

Marchioro USA Ferretville 3-Story Ferret Cage


Size: 32.25" W x 20" D x 58.75"H 
Price: $220 to $350

Pros:
very flexible, can be configured in million different ways; good size for up to 3 ferrets; tunnels are easier and more fun to climb than ramps; deep base, keeps all the mess in; has wheels, doors latch firmly; can be expanded by adding more walls; comes with a litter box, tunnels, water bowl and food dish; nice design

Cons:
overpriced; shelves are hard to snap on to; unable to get the litter box it comes with out of doors;

Where to buy Marchioro Sara Cage for Small Animals

Prevue Hendrix Feisty Ferret Home



Size: 31" L x 20" D x 54" H
Price: $140 - $200

Pros:
good size for up to 3 ferrets; safe, has wheeled base; large doors for easy access; secure locks on the doors; can be fully taken apart;

Cons:
mid level must be covered - feet get caught between wires; slippery ramps need covers; flimsy design, metal bends; narrow shelves, rusts easily;

Martin's Ferret Cage “The Ferret Penthouse” (F-470)

Size: 48" x 18" x 60"
Price: $225 to $300 depending on coating

Pros: 
good size for up to 4 ferrets; sturdy and durable; has slide-out plastic pans in the bottom to use the whole bottom as a bathroom

Cons: 
all floors and ramps must be covered, feet get stuck between wires; small doors make it hard to clean, do not pass a litter box through; not all types of coating used are safe; may get rusty;

Where to buy The ferret penthouse F-470

Cages that are NOT recommended


Kaytee (formerly Super Pet) My First Home Deluxe Multi




Size: 18"L x 30"W x 29"H
Price: $70 to $100

Why it is not recommended:
not safe, there has been cases of ferrets falling from the top shelf and breaking limbs; too small, unless used as a travel cage; door locks aren't secure, ferrets can open them; flimsy, not sturdy; ramps do not stay in place; small doors make it hard to clean, do not pass a litter box through; wire coating gets scratched easily;

Kaytee (formerly Super Pet) My First Home Deluxe 2x2 Multi Level 

Size: 24"L x 24"W x 41.5"H
Price: $80-$120

Why it is not recommended:
dangerous! very flimsy, I personally know a person, whose ferret got stuck and died while trying to escape; too large spacing between shelves, ferrets get traumatized when they fall; small doors, don't a good size litter box through; not secure lock, ferrets can open it; slides aren't convenient, ferrets can't use them; rams are small and slippery.

Prevue - Four Story Ferret Cage


Size: 31"L x 21'D x 41'H
Price: $115 to $300

Why it is not recommended:
not safe, ferrets may fall from the top shelf and get seriously injured; too small for 2 ferrets, ramps do not stay in place; small doors make it hard to clean, do not pass a litter box through; no space for a litter box in the bottom.

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