17 Best Chinchilla Cages

Chinchillas are awesome pets.

They are soft and furry and love to socialize. Chinchillas are more active than their appearance suggests.

This ultrasocial behavior of chinchillas can spell doom for their owners.

Unlike dogs and cats, chinchillas can’t be allowed to roam freely, or your pet might get itself in danger.

In such a case where you can’t allow your pet to roam unattended, a cage is your best bet.

But then again not every cage is right for your chinchilla, and there is a sea of cages out there.

So what should you do and how do you decide which one to pick up?

Fear not for I am here (any MHA fan?!) to save the day.

The best chinchilla cages you should check out

ProductBuildRamps and shelves
 
Prevue Hendryx Black Feisty Ferret Cage
ExceptionalMultiple ramps and shelves
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Midwest Deluxe Critter NationExcellentMultiple ramps and shelves
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Living World Deluxe Habitat
Good but can be improvedA single ramp with a balcony
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Kaytee Multi-Level Habitat
Average at best2 shelves with one ramp
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Midwest Ferret Nation
Excellent but quite heavyMultiple ramps and shelves
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Yaheetech 52” Metal Ferret Cage
ExcellentPlenty of ramps and shelves
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Yaheetech 69” Extra Large 3 Levels Chinchilla Cage
Excellent but quite heavyMultiple ramps and shelves
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1. Prevue Hendryx Black Feisty Ferret Cage

 Key Facts
  • Material: Wrought Iron cage with plastic platform
  • Ramps and Platforms: 3 ramps and 2 platforms
  • Doors: 2 large sized doors with locks on each level
  • Measurement: 31 x 20 x 54 inches
  • Extras: a hammock for your furry friend and a separate storage shelf

The top spot on our list of Best Chinchilla Cages goes to Prevue Hendryx Black Feisty Ferret Cage.

The name might be a mouthful, but the quality it represents is unrivaled.

From the tank-like construction of the cage itself, guaranteeing longevity, to the unexpected but welcomed addition of a hammock, almost everything about this cage is class leading.

The cage has everything your chinchilla needs to stay active and at the top of its health.

Now you might be wondering:

What makes this cage stand out?

Things like ramps, 2 plastic platforms, and a multilevel construction with a slide out floor are some of the things that make this cage stand out from the pack.

 Things I really like
  • Sturdy Wrought Iron construction ensures that your cage stands the test of time
  • Multiple plastic platforms and ramps provide ample fun for your chinchilla
  • When your pet needs to rest, the added hammock is a quirky yet a welcome solution
  • The floor of the cage can be pulled out for easy cleaning
  • 2 large doors with escape-proof locks on each level, make sure that you have easy access to the inside whenever you want
  • Separate storage shelf for storing food and other things
  • Easy rolling casters make moving the cage around easy
 Things I don’t like
  • The top shelf is made from wire which needs to be covered and can otherwise hurt your chinchilla’s feet

2. Midwest Deluxe Critter Nation (Two Storey)

 Key Facts
  • Material: Wire metal with Grey Quartz Hammertone finish
  • Ramps and Platforms: 3 ramps and 1 full-width level with 2 plastic platforms
  • Doors: 2 large sized doors with locks on each level
  • Measurement: 36 x 24 x 63 inches
  • Wheels: 4 locking caster wheels
  • Extras: Happy Feet ramp covers provide a non-slip surface and multiple attachment points for accessories

If you are even slightly familiar with chinchilla cages, you, undoubtedly, have heard about Midwest.

And for a good reason as Midwest makes some of the best wire chinchilla cages and pet equipment in the market.

The Midwest Deluxe Critter Nation occupies the 2nd position on our list and rightfully so.

The cage itself is as robust as you would expect from something that costs this much.

It has everything a chinchilla cage needs like multiple ramps, resting platforms, full-width locking doors, a slide-out bottom floor for easy cleaning.

So to sum it all up:

It deserves to be on this list.

 Things I really like
  • Tank-like construction with Wire metal in a Hammertone Finish
  • Full-width platforms provide ample playing and resting area for your chinchilla
  • Ramps with ramp covers enable your pet to play without losing footing
  • Large sized doors on each level make cleaning and feeding your chinchilla a breeze
  • Multiple attachment points for attaching various toys, hammocks, etc.
  • Locking Casters enable maneuverability and keep the cage in place when needed
  • Removable plastic trays make for easy cleaning of the cage
 Things I don’t like
  • Among the most expensive cages out there

3. Living World Deluxe Habitat

 Key Facts
  • Material: Wire top with a plastic base
  • Ramps and Platforms: 1 ramp leading up to a balcony
  • Doors: Wire top opens up plus a front wire door
  • Measurement: 9 x 22.8 x 24 inches
  • Extras: a tip-proof food dish, a drip-proof water bottle, and a hay guard

The third entry on our list differs from the two above in one fundamental way:

Living World Deluxe Habitat is a horizontal cage, unlike the other two which stand vertical.

Being horizontal has its advantages and disadvantages.

The biggest of such a design has to be the additional surface area that it offers.

Living World Deluxe Habitat has a plastic base with a metal cover to keep pets inside.

The cage comes equipped with several goodies like a balcony with a ramp, a tip-proof food dish, full access to the cage through the roof, and an additional door in the front for even more accessibility.

Plus, the balcony serves another purpose:

To provide a hiding place for your chinchilla and we know chinchillas are really fond of hiding.

To sum it all up, the Living World Deluxe Habitat is the perfect place for your chinchilla to hang out.

 Things I really like
  • Thanks to the horizontal construction, your chinchilla has lots of room to play
  • Hiding place underneath the balcony is a boon for chinchillas
  • Quick assembly without any tools
  • Easily accessible thanks to the wire top which lifts and a front wire door
 Things I don’t like
  • Build quality has room for improvement specially when talking about chinchillas
  • A bit more expensive than it should have been

4. Kaytee Multi-Level Habitat

 Key Facts
  • Material: Coated wire and stain resistant plastic
  • Ramps and Platforms: 2 plastic platforms with a ramp
  • Doors: 1 front door
  • Measurement: 24 x 24 x 41.5 inches
  • Extras: spiral slide, fluorescent FerreTrail Fun-nel, a hammock

Perhaps the biggest thing Kaytee Multi-Level Habitat has going for it is this:

It comes with more opportunities for fun and activity for your pet than any other cage on our list.

For example, it comes with a spiral slide, a hammock for your chinchilla to sleep in, a FerreTrail Fun-nel (a terrible name, to be honest) and includes safety ramps for easier access to all of these fun things.

The bar spacing is 1 inch, which makes it ideal for chinchillas as they can’t force their way out of the cage or get their head stuck in-between bars.

Aside from all the fancy, head-turning features, the removable deep plastic bottom, which may not look like such a big deal, comes in very handy as it keeps the cage clean.

 Things I really like
  • Plenty of extras like a spiral slide and a fluorescent FerreTrail Fun-nel for your chinchilla to play with
  • The removable deep plastic bottom comes in handy while cleaning
  • Plastic platforms provide plenty of room for even the most lively of chinchillas
  • Ez roll stand provides both stability and maneuverability with deluxe caster wheels
 Things I don’t like
  • Build quality leaves a lot to be desired
  • Lots of plastic use poses a concern as chinchillas chew through plastic
  • Expensive compared to other cages which offer the same or even higher quality at lower prices
  • Single door entry means accessing the inside of the cage is comparatively difficult

5. Midwest Ferret Nation

 Key Facts
  • Material: Wire metal with Grey Quartz Hammertone finish
  • Ramps and Platforms: 3 ramps and 1 full-width level with 2 plastic platforms
  • Doors: 2 large sized doors with locks on each level
  • Measurement: 36 x 25 x 62.5 inches
  • Wheels: 4 locking caster wheels
  • Extras: Happy Feet ramp covers provide a non-slip surface and multiple attachment points for accessories

Midwest is back on this list yet again with another fabulous cage.

The Midwest Ferret Nation is everything you expect from a cage on this list and then a bit more.

First of all, keep this in mind:

Don’t let the name confuse you; this cage is as perfect for chinchillas as it is for ferrets.

It all starts with heavy a duty Wire metal construction with Gray Quartz Hammertone finish ensuring that your cage stands the test of time and the teeth of your chinchilla (which btw are very sharp).

But that’s not all!

Aside from this sturdy construction, the Ferret Nation has 4 levels with covered plastic ramps to put your chinchilla in an environment where it can play as well as rest without hurting itself.

 Things I really like
  • Industry standard construction with Wire metal in a Gray Quartz Hammertone finish
  • 2 plastic levels with a full-width platform for your chinchilla to play to its heart’s content
  • Plastic ramps with ramp covers protect your chinchilla’s feet and provide much-needed traction
  • Large sized doors provide easy access to each level of the cage
  • Plenty of space and multiple attachments points to attach various toys and other accessories
  • 4 locking wheel casters provide maneuverability and stability when needed
  • Latches secure the doors and can be opened and closed with relative ease
 Things I don’t like
  • Due to the use of Wire metal, the cage is quite heavy to move around
  • Expensive as compared to most of the other cages

6. Yaheetech 52” Metal Ferret Cage

 Key Facts
  • Material: Iron with Hammertone finish
  • Ramps and Platforms: 5 ramps with 5 plastic platforms
  • Doors: 3 arched doors with latches
  • Measurement: 2 x 16.9 x 51.6 inches
  • Wheels: 4 swiveling caster wheels
  • Extras: Ramps are arched design to provide traction and footing

Yaheetech claims its cage is a luxurious chinchilla mansion for your pet.

And for the most part, I don’t disagree.

Aside from a few things the Yaheetech 52” Metal Ferret Cage is everything your chinchilla needs.

It all starts with a sturdy wrought iron construction with a Hammertone finish pattern.

Moving on to the fun part, there are 5 plastic shelves connected with the help of 5 ramps.

Such a collection of ramps and shelves is ideal for your hyperactive balls of fur.

Cleaning the cage is also a walk in the park thanks to 3 arched doors, providing easy access to all levels of the cage without you having to use some silly hand-acrobatics.

 Things I really like
  • Iron construction provides strength and durability
  • Stylish design
  • Plenty of playing and resting area thanks to the inclusion of a plethora of ramps and shelves
  • Multiple arched doors are great of accessing the cage
  • The slide-out floor is convenient whenever you need to clean the cage
  • Easy to assemble
  • Amazing value for money
 Things I don’t like
  • Wire bottoms aren’t a good match for chinchilla feet so covering the bottom is preferred

7. Yaheetech 69” Extra Large 3 Levels Chinchilla Cage

 Key Facts
  • Material: Wrought Iron
  • Ramps and Platforms: 3 metal ramps with 3 plastic platforms
  • Doors: 2 large sized front doors
  • Measurement: 9 x 18.3 x 69 inches
  • Wheels: 4 swiveling caster wheels
  • Extras: Detachable rolling stand, bungee rope, a stopper for keeping the slide-out tray secure while moving and an extra storage shelf

Yaheetech is a company that has enjoyed massive success in a short amount of time, and the reason is best understood by looking at the quality of their products.

Now you might be thinking:

But why Yaheetech?

The answer is simple!

Yaheetech 69’’ Extra Large Cage is a testament to their endearing quality and is, therefore, number 7th on this list.

From the wrought iron build to the flexibility afforded by multiple ramps and levels, everything about this cage is designed to keep your pet happy and secure.

And when it’s time to clean up this large chinchilla cage, the tray and grill can slide-out to make cleaning efficient and easy.

Couple all of the above with 2 large, front doors and you get an idea why Yaheetech 69’’ Extra Large deserves a spot on our list.

 Things I really like
  • The industrial design provides an ample amount of airflow
  • Wrought iron with Hammertone Finish build is as robust as it looks
  • 3 levels with metal ramps and metal platforms provide plenty of fun for your furry friend
  • Large front doors are a Godsend for cleaning
  • Detachable storage shelf and stand adds-to the convenience of easily moving the cage around the house
  • Attachments like bungee ropes provide opportunities for your chinchilla to have fun
  • Slide-out tray reduces the hassle of cleaning the cage
 Things I don’t like
  • The use of this much metal make the cage pretty heavy
  • Quite expensive

8. Prevue Pet Products Deluxe Critter Cage 484

 Key Facts
  • Material: Wrought Iron
  • Ramps and Platforms: 3 metal ramps with 5 plastic platforms
  • Doors: 2 large sized front doors
  • Measurement: 37 x 1 x 63.4 inches
  • Wheels: 4 swiveling, rubber and metal caster wheels
  • Extras: extra storage shelf

The second cage from Prevue to appear on our list is also one of it’s roomier offerings.

The Prevue Deluxe Critter Cage is number 8th on our list and for good measure.

The most interesting thing about this cage is this:

The cage is built like a tank and yet manages to remain fairly lightweight.

The construction is so well done that there are no gaps and holes where your chinchilla’s feet can get pinched.

In addition to the superb construction, the cage comes with all the bells and whistles you would expect to see.

We have or I should say, your chinchilla has access to 5 shelves, 3 ramps to get to those shelves and a soft hammock to lie down in.

Needless to say, your chinchilla will be living in luxury.

And when it’s time to clean up, two large doors provide full access to the interior.

Talking about the interior, the grille and trey are removable which means you can take them apart and clean them to your heart’s content.

 Things I really like
  • Sturdy and precise Wrought iron construction is durable and keeps your chinchilla from getting stuck in between rods
  • Each part is aligned and fits like a glove
  • Multiple levels interconnected with ramps are perfect for chinchillas to play and rest on
  • Contrary to what the appearance may suggest, the cage is fairly lightweight
  • Rubber and metal wheel casters make moving the cage around easy
  • Cleaning the cage is also quite easy thanks to the inclusion of 2 large front doors and removable grille and trey
  • Extras like the included soft hammock and a separate storage shelf which happens to be detachable make this cage a pretty sweet deal
 Things I don’t like
  • Fairly expensive when compared to other similarly featured products

9. Yaheetech 37’’ Metal Ferret Cage

 Key Facts
  • Material: Iron with Hammertone finish
  • Ramps and Platforms: 3 metallic ramps and platforms
  • Doors: 2 arched doors with latches
  • Measurement: 25 x 17 x 37 inches
  • Wheels: 4 swiveling caster wheels
  • Extras: Ramps are adjustable and a trey for food is also included

The smaller brother to the Yaheetech 52’’ Metal Ferret Cage, the 37’’ version is more suited if you only have a single chinchilla or you don’t have room to put the 52’’ version.

Aside from that, there are only a few differences between the models.

The first notable difference is, obviously, the reduced size.

Naturally, a question may come to your mind:

Is reducing the size a good idea?

For the most part, the answer is yes.

Due to the size being reduced, the number and of ramps and platforms have also been lowered and these are now made of metal instead of plastic.

In the same way, there are 2 arched doors instead of the three in the bigger model.

These and the price are the only things different between the two models and therefore you can expect the same exceptional quality from the 37’’.

This includes but is not limited to the excellent build quality, removable tray, and the same awesome swivel castor wheels.

 Things I really like
  • The build quality is exceptional thanks to the generous use of metal
  • Metallic ramps are adjustable providing flexibility
  • Arched door provide relatively easy access to the interior
  • Swivel castors serve their purpose very well by making the cage easy to move around
  • Small design is perfect for if you only have a single chinchilla to keep
 Things I don’t like
  • Metallic ramps can prove slippery for chinchillas to walk on
  • Chinchilla can get stuck in metallic wire flooring so covering it becomes a necessity

10. Homey Pet 3 Tiers Chinchilla Cage

 Key Facts
  • Material: Iron rods with the plastic floor, shelves, and ramps
  • Ramps and Platforms: 2 ramps with 2 plastic platforms
  • Doors: 2 medium sized front doors
  • Measurement: 27 x 19 x 10 inches
  • Wheels: 4 swiveling plastic caster wheels
  • Extras: Urine Guard to keep the cage clean

If this is your first time buying a cage for your chinchilla, then look no further than the Homey Pet 3 Tiers Chinchilla Cage.

The cage is made for first-time buyers and as such covers all the basics and manages to remain affordable while doing so.

Right of the bat, we have a metallic construction.

The build might be metallic but there is still quite a lot of plastic.

And as a general rule:

Plastic and chinchillas don’t go well together.

But you don’t have to worry about that with this cage.

Because Homey Pet 3 Tiers have a special coating over the plastic parts to ensure chewing is not a concern.

The ramps, shelves, and even the bottom floor of the cage are made from plastic.

 Things I really like
  • Pretty affordable
  • The use of plastic makes the cage lightweight
  • Powder coating on the plastic parts protects your chinchilla’s health
  • Slide-out tray adds to the convenience of easily cleaning the cage
 Things I don’t like
  • Build quality is not on par with other cages on this list largely due to the more than average use of plastic
  • Doors are small and fail to provide much access to the insides of the cage
  • Assembly instructions that come with this cage are a disappointment and offer almost no help in assembling

11. SUPER DEAL 37’’ Chinchilla Cage

 Key Facts
  • Material: Wrought Iron with a glossy black finish
  • Ramps and Platforms: 2 metallic ramps with 3 metallic platforms
  • Doors: 2 medium sized front doors
  • Measurement: 25 x 17 x 35 inches
  • Wheels: 4 swiveling rubber caster that can also lock for stability
  • Extras: water bottle, food dish

SUPER DEAL 37’’ is another great option for a small cage.

The cage under discussion is made from metal wires and rods and is therefore durable enough to last for years to come.

In addition to the cage, the ramps and shelves are also made from metal.

But here is where things get confusing:

The metal ramps and shelves are both a blessing and a hassle for chinchilla owners.

On one hand, metallic ramps and shelves are durable so they last a long time.

On the other hand, metallic ramps are slippery and if the rods aren’t properly spaced, the chinchilla’s feet can get stuck.

The trey is removable so can be cleaned with relative ease.

 Things I really like
  • Exceptional build quality with metallic rods and rounded corners
  • No gaps and pinch corners to harm your pet
  • Hard rubber lockable casters do a good job of making the cage move when needed and provide stability when desired
  • Removable tray and grille to make cleaning easy
  • Thanks to the ramps and shelves there is plenty of space for your pet to play around
  • Secure locking mechanism keeps your chinchilla safe
  • Extremely well priced
 Things I don’t like
  • The floor needs to be covered with something or your pet can get stuck
  • Metallic ramps are slippery to climb on
  • Doors should have been a bit bigger to provide easier access

12. Midwest Deluxe Critter Nation Single Storey

 Key Facts
  • Material: Wire metal with Grey Quartz Hammertone finish
  • Ramps and Platforms: 1 ramp leading up to a platform
  • Doors: 2 large sized doors with locks
  • Measurement: 36 x 25 x 38.5 inches
  • Wheels: 4 locking caster wheels
  • Extras: Happy Feet ramp covers provide a non-slip surface and multiple attachment points for accessories

The Midwest Deluxe Critter Nation might be too expensive for some people.

And for the most part, most people don’t the kind of space that it requires.

So naturally there comes a question:

Why should you spend so much money for a thing you can’t even put into your house?

This is exactly where the Single storey version of the Midwest Deluxe comes in.

It reduces the size and other features of the standard Midwest Deluxe in exchange for a smaller size and considerably reduced price

First up we have an all metal construction with a single metallic ramp and a single covered shelve.

Because the ramp is made of metal and thus us is very slippery, it can be quite difficult for your chinchilla to get a proper footing.

To remedy this situation, Midwest bundles the cage with their Happy Feet ramp covers.

Midwest also pays attention to improving the accessibility of the cage by including 2 full-width doors.

The doors make interacting with your pet a lot easier.

 Things I really like
  • Exceptional build quality thanks to the use of Wire metal with a Hammertone finish
  • A padded ramp provides opportunities for having fun with that extra layer of security your chinchilla needs
  • Locking casters provide stability
  • Separate storage area for things like toys and pet food
  • Adjustable shelves
 Things I don’t like
  • Expensive even when it’s a single unit

13. Kaytee My First Home Multi-Level Habitat

 Key Facts
  • Material: wire metal roof with a deep plastic base
  • Ramps and Platforms: 3 ramps connecting 3platforms
  • Doors: 1 vertical door
  • Measurement: 5 x 8.5 x 18.5 inches
  • Wheels: no wheels
  • Extras: a food dish

If you are looking for a backup cage to your main, more expensive one or you are looking to buy your first ever cage, Kaytee My First Home Multi-Level Habitat is a pretty good option.

Now, you are, without a doubt, asking:

Why do I think it’s a good option?

Simple!

It is affordable and has all the bases covered.

Starting off with the build quality, we have a mostly plastic affair with a roof made of chew-proof metallic wire.

Everything else, including the ramps and shelves, is plastic.

The use of plastic I both a blessing and a curse.

On one hand, plastic makes the cage cheap and lightweight.

While on the other hand, chinchillas might chew through the plastic.

Nonetheless, it is a worthy cage and you should totally consider it.

 Things I really like
  • Quite affordable
  • Easy to move around due to its lightweight nature
  • Plenty of ramps and shelves for your chinchilla to roam and rest
  • The deep base makes sure your pet’s mess stays where it and doesn’t dirty the whole cage
  • Pretty easy to assemble
 Things I don’t like
  • Not as sturdy as the all-metal cages
  • Chinchilla might nibble through the plastic components

14. New Large Wrought Iron 4 Levels Chinchilla Cage By Mcage

 Key Facts
  • Material: wrought iron with a non-toxic paint coating
  • Ramps and Platforms: 1 ramp leading up to a platform
  • Doors: 1 large sized swing-out door
  • Measurement: 32 x 19 x 60 inches
  • Wheels: 4 locking caster wheels
  • Extras: none

The 14th place on our list is occupied by a cage that is as simple as it gets in the cage world.

The New Large Wrought Iron 4 Levels Cage by Mcage delivers everything a chinchilla cage needs.

The cage, as the name suggests, is made from wrought iron.

4 levels of wrought iron ramps and shelves provide ample room to play and rest.

You know what arguably the best thing about this cage?

It’s this:

The stand is removable to make it more space-friendly when needed.

And when it comes to cleaning, the slide-out tray and grill coupled with the large swing out the door make your work all the easier.

The cage becomes even more appealing when you consider the white paint used on it is non-toxic and so is safe for you and your pet.

 Things I really like
  • Extremely well built wrought iron construction
  • Castors wheels are high quality
  • The stand can be removed and thus makes the cage versatile
  • Large swing-out door comes in handy while feeding and interacting with the pets
  • Slide-out tray and grille are a huge plus when it comes to cleaning the cage
 Things I don’t like
  • For the price, a few more features like more ramps and shelves would have been appreciated
  • Difficult to move because of its weight
  • Gaps between metal rods can prove troublesome for chinchillas as their feet can get stuck

15. Ware Chew Proof Four Storey Hamster Cage

 Key Facts
  • Material: Powder coated chew proof iron
  • Ramps and Platforms: 3 ramps connecting three platforms
  • Doors: 2 large sized doors
  • Measurement: 8 x 17 x 24 inches
  • Wheels: the cage is small and thus is easily maneuverable, so it needs no wheels
  • Extras: none

Don’t let the name fool you.

The Ware Chew Proof Four Storey Cage might have ‘Hamster’ in its name but it works just as well for chinchillas too.

Here is why I think so:

The cage is well built, has multiple levels and is affordable.

Talking about durability, the cage is an all-metal affair with a chew-proof design.

So your chinchilla can’t nibble through the cage.

There are multiple ramps and shelves for your pet chinchilla to run around and explore.

And the sweetest thing about his cage has to be its price.

A good product that covers almost all of the basics at such a price, this cage is an absolute bargain.

 Things I really like
  • Lightweight yet durable all-metal construction
  • Powder coated metal wires are chew-proof
  • Multiple levels for your pet to explore
  • Slide-out tray and grille make an appearance promising easy cleaning
  • Multiple doors to access the inside of the cage
  • Among the best bang-for-your-buck cages you could find
 Things I don’t like
  • The base is a little shallow
  • Metal rods constituting the ramps and platforms can have chinchilla feet get stuck in them
  • The cage is not pinch-proof, so use zip ties to tie the part together

16. Large Small Animal Cage By Mcage

 Key Facts
  • Material: Powder coated chew proof iron
  • Ramps and Platforms: 3 ramps connecting three platforms
  • Doors: 2 large sized doors
  • Measurement: 8 x 17 x 24 inches
  • Wheels: the cage is small and thus is easily maneuverable, so it needs no wheels
  • Extras: none

Cages for small animals often compromise on too many essentials.

Things like durability, ease of access, the safety of your pet, and most importantly the value for money proposition, most of the manufacturers mess this up.

Well, I am glad that the 2nd last entry on this list doesn’t miss out on most of them and manages to remain extremely affordable.

Mcage has done a good job making sure their cage is well built, it has multiple levels for pets to explore, a couple of front doors making interacting with your pets easy and everything else that you would expect from a good cage.

So it is no wonder that:

I recommend this product for folks who are looking for something small and cheap.

With a few tweaks of your own, this cage will become your chinchilla’s favorite place in no time at all.

 Things I really like
  • The cage will last for years to come to all thanks to an all-metal build
  • Ramps and shelves provide plenty of opportunities for your chinchillas to have fun
  • The grated floor can be removed and replaced by something a little more paw-friendly
  • The slide-out plastic tray is ideal for cleaning
  • Foldable construction makes for a versatile cage
 Things I don’t like
  • Gaps between metal rods can prove troublesome for small chinchilla feet
  • The base is a little shallow and as such your pet can ruin the bedding
  • You must use zip ties to bind the parts together to make the cage pinch-proof

17. Prevue Pet Small Animal Home on Stand

 Key Facts
  • Material: steel frame with a deep plastic base
  • Ramps and Platforms: 1 ramp leading to a platform
  • Doors: 2 medium sized doors, one above and one on the side
  • Measurement: 32 x 21.5 x 33.5 inches
  • Wheels: 4 heavy duty caster wheels
  • Extras: stand which raises the cage considerably above the ground

The last entry on our list of Best Chinchilla Cages is also the most unassuming.

The cage under discussion has just the bare essentials but the execution is so well done that the lack of extra features doesn’t seem a like big loss.

Right off the bat, we have a tubular steel construction that is at once both sturdy and elegant.

Aside from the durability, the cage comes bundled with a steel stand with heavy duty caster wheels.

In addition to the caster wheels, the stand also has a deep base.

This deep base helps keep things clean inside the cage by keeping the mess creates by your chinchilla to a minimum.

 Things I really like
  • Build quality is exceptional
  • The stand raises the cage above the ground which further protects your pet from other animals
  • Deep base keeps the mess in check and it makes it easy to clean
  • The cage is easy to move around all thanks to the included caster wheels
  • Plastic ramp and platform are welcome additions especially for chinchillas
 Things I don’t like
  • Chinchillas can chew through plastic ramp and platform
  • Takes up quite a lot of space due to the included stand

Phew, that was a lot to take in, right?

Now that you have a fair idea about what to buy, keep on reading to find out everything you need about your newly bought chinchilla cage.

Where To Place Your Chinchilla’s Cage

Deciding where to place your chinchilla’s cage can be tough.

As a general rule:

Always look to keep your chinchilla cool as it can overheat pretty quickly.

When selecting the perfect place to put a chinchilla cage, you must consider the environment and atmosphere of a chinchilla’s natural habitat which is dry and cool.

So try to make the conditions similar to their natural habitat.

1. Temperature Matters

Chinchillas can tolerate low temperatures really well because of their thick fur.

However, their fur is what makes the matter more complicated.

Due to their thick fur, they are sensitive to high temperatures and are susceptible to a heat stroke if exposed to a temperature above 80°F.

Therefore, the temperature of the area surrounding the cage should be between 60°F to 70°F.

Consider a cool place, somewhere in shade and away from direct heat or sunlight.

2. Low Humidity Levels

Chinchillas do not have sweat glands and therefore cannot cool themselves down.

So make sure that the humidity level of the surroundings of the cage should be between 40% to 60%.

High humidity levels can prove to be pretty bad for your pet.

Places to Avoid for Placing a Chinchilla Cage

Avoid placing the cage near an air conditioner, a kitchen or a vent, etc.

In general:

Stay away from any place which can make the temperature in the cage fluctuate too much.

Placing the cage near pools or bathrooms is not a good idea either because of

the extreme humidity levels.

Keeping the temperature and Humidity Maintained

If you feel like it, you can buy a thermometer and hygrometer to keep an eye on the temperature and humidity respectively.

As a general rule:

Add temperature and humidity together, which must be less than 150.

If not so, your chinchilla is uncomfortable and might be in trouble.

Pro-Tips

Chinchillas are nocturnal, which means they will sleep during the day and become really active at night.

  • Consider a place that is quiet during the day so your chinch can have a peaceful sleep (we all want that for ourselves, don’t we?)
  • Do not put the cage in a lonely room as chinchillas are social creatures and this can have a negative impact on their lives
  • Like I said before, chinchillas love to be entertained and are very social, so make sure you do not place the cage somewhere it is accessible to dogs, cats, or any other sort of predators that might harm your little one
  • Placing it on a sturdy table might be a good choice and, as a bonus, it makes the cage easier to clean

Making The Cage A Perfect Home For Your Chinchilla

If you think just buying and setting up a cage for your chinchilla is everything you need to do, then you are mistaken, my friend.

There is a lot more to making the cage home for your chinchilla than just buying and setting it up.

And you might be surprised to hear some of the things I am going to tell you.

Before I tell what you need to do, keep this in mind:

A chinchilla’s cage should mimic the chinchilla’s natural habitat.

What do I mean by that?

Place things in the cage that will keep your chinchilla healthy and satisfied.

1. Cover the floor

First and foremost, make sure that you create a solid, flat surface for your chinchilla to walk on.

Most cages come with wire floors which are great for keeping the cage clean but are a nightmare for your pet to walk since it has tiny feet which can get stuck.

To rectify this situation b placing something like solid cardboard or Plexiglass over the wire floor.

2. Don’t forget the bedding

Make sure that you prepare bedding for your chinchilla to get cozy.

Shredded or palleted paper works best for this purpose.

If you don’t have shredded paper, you can also go with pre-prepared bedding from a pet store.

3. Clean, clean, clean

Don’t slack off when it comes to cleaning your chinchilla’s cage.

Your chinchilla’s health I directly linked with the cleanliness of its cage

  • Once a week, tale everything out and thoroughly disinfect the cage with medical grade disinfectants
  • Clean the bedding daily and change it every week
  • Water bottle and hay dish also need to be thoroughly washed with warm, soapy water at least once a week

Dirt Baths keep your chinchilla clean (weird, I know!)

Chinchillas love to play in the dirt.

And it is quite fascinating to know that in the wild, these occasional dirt baths remove unwanted particles and parasites from their furry bodies.

So provide your lovely chinchilla with a dirt bath at least every other day.

If you don’t want to buy a dirt bath, you can make one for yourself.

Place the bath in the cage daily and leave it there for a few hours.

But don’t leave the bath in the cage overnight.

So don’t forget to take the bath out once your chinchilla is finished cleaning up.

And one last thing, buy the dirt from a reputable pet store and regularly replace it.

Humans aren’t the only ones who love toys

You read that right!

We aren’t the only ones who want toys.

Your chinchilla wants one too, not because it loves to play (it does) but it also needs toys to keep itself sharp.

Chinchilla’s teeth grow all throughout their life.

So naturally, to take care of their teeth, chinchillas need something to chew on to keep their teeth sharp.

So be sure to place something in the cage that is chewable and safe.

Wooden toys that are too large for your chinchilla to swallow are perfect for this purpose.

And don’t forget to keep this toy clean too.

Related Questions

What size is perfect for a chinchilla cage? As a general rule, choose a cage which is 3 x 2 x 2 feet or bigger for a single adult chinchilla. If you have more chinchilla’s, you’ll need a bigger cage.

It’s always better to have a bigger cage than a smaller one so you can accommodate your chinchilla as it grows or if you decide to buy more.

Do chinchillas stink? Chinchillas are pretty much odor free.

If they stink that might be because of the condition of their cage or there could a medical condition. If your chinchilla stinks even after cleaning the cage, take it to a vet asap.

Are wheels safe for chinchillas? Wheels are safe for chinchillas to run.

Just make sure they aren’t made of harmful plastic.

Otherwise, a wheel is fully capable of keeping your chinchilla occupied for hours.

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