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Title: Cage with small door?
Post by: Bathos on July 01, 2016, 08:21:32 AM
I'm looking for an awesome rat cage.  I've been thinking about the critter nation cages, but I was wondering if they have a small, less-than-entire-cage door.  I have a 5 year old who loves the rats, but she would be all up in their space with something that opens the whole cage to her enthusiastic little hands.
Title: Re: Cage with small door?
Post by: Vonda Z on July 01, 2016, 08:35:03 AM
No. They only have the full doors on the front.
Title: Re: Cage with small door?
Post by: Michael C on July 01, 2016, 12:56:06 PM
The two most popular cages seem to be the Critter Nation and Martin's (http://www.martinscages.com/products/cages/rat/) cages. The biggest reason some people seem to prefer the CN cage to the Martin's is because Martin's cages don't have full-sized doors. Being that this is actually the opposite of your desires, maybe a Martin's is the way to go! The R-680 and R-685 are great for two rats but the R-695 might be better if you have three or if you just want the pair to have more space (or the R-699 if you've got a big mischief!). There's a great photo thread of Martin's cages here. (http://www.goosemoose.com/rfc/index.php?topic=4043541.3025)

Another cage that's a little more similar in style to the Critter Nation without the double doors is the Prevue Hendryx 495. (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=20003) It's a little smaller than the single unit CN. There are a number of things that I don't like about this cage compared to either Martin's or Critter Nation, but overall it seems to be pretty nice.  Here's (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYk8lisFN38) a really helpful video review of it.
Title: Re: Cage with small door?
Post by: Bathos on July 01, 2016, 01:49:35 PM
Thanks!  I was hoping for a cage with big doors and at least one small door.  Now I'm not sure the FN would be good for us due to cleaning concerns.  (I have never had a cage without a big bin of litter at the bottom). I wish I were handy enough to make one myself!  (Tried that.  It did not work well)
Title: Re: Cage with small door?
Post by: erbusbee on July 01, 2016, 04:59:06 PM
Midwest, who makes Critter Nation cages, also makes bird cages, some of which have smaller openings.  Those may work for you.
Title: Re: Cage with small door?
Post by: raindear on July 01, 2016, 04:59:24 PM
Some people choose to get Bass pans: http://www.bassequipment.com/foundations/store/scresults.asp?category=230*Cage_Pans for their CNs or FNs to use bedding with. Most suggest painting galvanized pans or getting stainless pans.
Title: Re: Cage with small door?
Post by: ILoveMyRatties on July 01, 2016, 05:29:35 PM
Bass pans or Home Depot cement mixing tubes. I use both. I use storage boxes from Walmart for the half shelves. I use Aspen and it is the best litter I have ever tried. I HATED fleece liners and other liners you have to wash, not good for rats delicate respiratory systems.


(http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r495/MyPetRats/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsiaqbd3na.jpeg) (http://s1168.photobucket.com/user/MyPetRats/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsiaqbd3na.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Cage with small door?
Post by: iguanagirl5639 on July 09, 2016, 01:36:42 AM
The cages I have are
2 rat manors I think their from petco?
2 kaytee ferret cages
1 living room series pet cage
1 frisky ferret cage
1 all living things penthouse.
1 smaller wire cage with metal base, not sure of brand.
5 rat starter kit cages.