The Best Pet Cages For Your Pet Rat

10 things that make a good cage for a pet rat

When looking for a cage for your pet rat, here are several things to consider. Here is a list of the top 10 things that make a good cage for pet rats:

1/ Size – The cage should have enough room for your pet rat to move around and play in. The minimum that is recommended is 2 cubic feet per pet. (Around 50 cubic centimeters in metric)

2/ Bar Spacing – The space between the bar should be narrow enough to stop the rat from getting out of the cage. The maximum that is recommended is ½ inch (Around 1.30 cm in metric)

3/ Ventilation – Proper ventilation is important as it provides fresh air which reduces the build-up of bad odors and ammonia.

4/ Solid Floor – Pet rats need to have a solid and secure foundation to move around on.  After all, you do not want your pet rat falling through the floor and getting sore feet.

5/ Easy Cleaning – When looking at a cage, look for one that is easy to clean with removable trays and doors that are easy to open, and accessible to make cleaning as easy as possible. This helps reduces the build-up of bad odors as well.

6/ Sturdy Chew-Proof Material – Rats love to chew and have very strong teeth, so any cage they live in should be made of chew-proof materials such as metal or sturdy durable plastic.

7/ Safe Doors and Latches – The rat cage should have strong secure doors and latches to help prevent your pet rat from accidentally escaping from the cage and keeps them safe inside.

8/ Multiple Levels – Pet rats are active animals and enjoy climbing, a cage with multiple levels and platforms helps to give the pet rats more opportunities for exercise and mental stimulation.

9/ Feeding Area – It should have a designated feeding area that is easy for your rat to get to, plus convenient for you to get to, feed, and clean that area.

10/ Room for other Enrichment items – The cage should have room to add hammocks, nesting boxes, toys, tunnels, and other items for your rat’s comfort, exercise, and mental stimulation.

Providing a safe place for your rat to live is very important and a stimulating and enriching cage is the best solution for this. Also, it needs regular human time and playtime outside the cage, and a balanced diet. These are all essential for the overall health and happiness of your pet.

With the above information in mind, I found 5 Pet Cages that I can remend.

My 5 Best Top Pet Rat Cages are:-

My No 1 Choice

Pet Rat Cage

Prevue Hendryx 485 Pet Products Feisty Ferret Home with Stand, Black Hammertone

This awesome cage provides lots of room for your pet rats to run around in and have some fun. The door is easy to open and escape-proof. Also, the shelf at the bottom is a great space to store items for your Pet.

More Details :

  • 3 Platforms, 3 ramps, and 1 hammock included
  • Large, hinged doors are escape-proof”
  • Space-saving shelves can be used to store toys, treats, and more
  • 31-Inch long, 20-inch wide, 54-inch high (on stand) with 7/8-inch wire spacing


My No 2 Choice

Pet Rat CagePrevue Pet Products Rat and Chinchilla Cage 495 Earthtone Dusted Rose, 31-Inch by 20-1/2-Inch by 40-Inch

More Details

  • Ideal cage for rats, chinchillas, and/or baby ferrets
  • Solid metal ramps and platforms are designed to withstand years of use
  • Wind-bell lock provides extra protection against escaping pets
  • Space-saving shelves can be used to store toys, treats, and more
  • 31-Inch long, 20-1/2-inch wide, 40-inch high with 3/8-inch wire spacing

Other Cages

Pet rat CageNo 3  –Prevue Pet Products Frisky Ferret Cage with Stand 486 Coco Brown, 25-Inch by 17.125-Inch by 34-Inch

More Details –

  • Ideal cage for ferrets, chinchillas, or rats
  • Plastic ramp and ladder included
  • Large front and rooftop doors for easy access
  • Space-saving shelves can be used to store toys, treats, and more
  • 25-Inch long, 17 1/8-inch wide, 34-inch high with 7/8-inch wire spacing

Other Details –

No 4Pet Rat Cage Kaytee My First Home Deluxe Multi-Level Pet Home with Casters

Other Details –

  • The easy-to-clean deep scatter-less base can be removed and replaced in a snap
  • Provide your small pet with a safe, creative multi-level environment in which to exercise and play
  • Includes safety ramps, spiral slide, hammock, FerreTrail Funnel, and 3 comfort shelves
  • For ferrets or other small animals
  • Bar Spacing: 1″
  • Note: Hammock colors may vary

No 5 – Pet Rat CagePrevue Pet Products 528 Universal Small Animal Home, Dark Gray

  • Designed to home a wide variety of small animals
  • Tight 3/8” wire spacing
  • Extra deep 6 1/4” tubby base
  • 2 large entry doors – one on top and one on the side
  • 32 ½’’ L x 19’’ W x 17 ½’’ H with 3/8’’ wire spacing

The reason I pick this cage is that it is the best portal cage. If you have to go somewhere short term this cage is small enough to fit in a car and still have some room for your rat to run around in and set up your play and feeding items in the cage for your pet.