Jack and Gus have a two story ferret cage that includes several ramps and platforms. It's a WARE Living Room Series Ferret Home to be exact. Sometimes they hang out on separate levels, and sometimes they like to hang out together. Jack likes to take food to the lower level and store it away for later. Gus enjoys his alone time the most I think and hangs out in his box or igloo often.
The reason for me revisiting our pet rat cage is due to the concern I think some people might have about their living space. When they were fighting with each other more often, some readers suggested getting a bigger cage. This could be a good option, but I don't have much more space for a bigger cage. They are getting along much better lately too. Also, I wanted to update readers on how the cage was holding up since I purchased it.
|Full shot of the pet rat cage.|
I believe that a cage almost as tall as me is probably a good size. It's almost 5 feet tall. Besides, I don't think pet rat cages really come very much bigger than the one we have now.
I realize that when I take photos of the boys while they are in the cage, it doesn't look big. But when I have to get up close to a rat's little face, it obviously wouldn't look very big. I have to stand back a few feet just to get the whole cage in the photo, and at that point you wouldn't even be able to see Jack or Gus.
|This photo prompted some concern on social media. |
Any further back and you wouldn't be able to see that cute face!
In my first post about the cage, I mentioned my only concerns were the slippery ramps and plastic bottom. Well, several months later they have not caused any issues. The boys are able to walk the ramps just fine despite their surface texture.
There was also some concern about the plastic material the bottom of the cage was made of being easy to chew up. Both Jack and Gus are big chewers, but have not chewed any part of the bottom floor.
So I'm happy to say that our pet rat cage is holding up very well at this point! Both Jack and Gus seem to enjoy it also. They are able to enjoy alone time when they want to and always have plenty of boxes to hide inside of. I'm very pleased with their cage and would recommend it to other small pet owners.