Is your rattie's cage looking a little sad? The pet rat cage ideas we have for you will get your creative juices flowing. Before you know it, your adorable furballs homes will be the envy of rat lovers everywhere!
It doesn't matter if you are a DIY nut or prefer things things that are ready to go "right out of the box" you'll find plenty to inspire you here. Be sure to study (and pin) each image closely, there are hidden gems in each one for descerning pet rat lovers!
DIY Rat Cage From A Bookshelf. Brilliant!
This fun and fresh pet rat cage idea comes to us from Kate Moore over at MakeMoore.com. Using a ready made bookshelf with wide sides, like this one, she has put together a color coordinated rat paradise that is now a focal point for her home decor instead of the eyesore they so often are. Just look at all that storage below, too! What a great way to get all your pet rat stuff into one place.
An added bonus really is that this particular rat cat setup can really give you that modern rat cage look too! Just look at how sleek and colorful you can get this DIY rat cage to look.
This Ferplast Rat Cage Idea Fits Anywhere!
This is one of those pet rat cage ideas that are ready to go right out of the box! With a Ferblast cage you just add litter, toys and (of course) your ratties... and Poof!... you're ready to go! This spacious rat cage is an affordable, "no fuss" option to give your ratties all the room they need to be happy and healthy. Lots of folks who start their rats in a glass tank with a topper soon move up to luxury cage like this.
PRO TIP: When getting a Ferblast cage for your pet rats be sure it's not one of their hamster cages. As cool as these are, with their tunnels and accessories, they are just too small for your adult ratties 🙁
DIY Rat Cage Idea Using A Kiddie Pool
This has got to be the king of all diy pet rat cage ideas! Until we saw this over at the RatFanClub.org we never would have thought you could turn a kiddie pool into a rat cage but BOY WERE WE WRONG! Just take a look at how amazing this rat cage is. It's got tree branches, cuddle huts and Wodent Wheels, Oh My! The only thing we'd add is a boing rope or two for some extra climbing fun!
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Repurpose A Hutch Into A Rat Cage!
Got an old hutch hiding out in the garage? Our friends over at "Offbeat Home & Life" have a pet rat cage idea that will keep keep that old furniture out of the landfill by turning it into a Rat Palace for your regal little furballs! Yup, with a little wire mesh & some pet ladders, this proves that your rat cage can indeed be a stunning addition to your home decor!
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PRO TIP: It's important to remember that all of these can be really great gerbil cage ideas too! But, when using these rat cage ideas for your gerbil or hamster, you need to be careful of the size difference between them and a rat. They need much smaller spacing between their bars on their cages or in the mesh you choose in your DIY cage creation, so that they can't slip through!
A Pet Rat Cage From An Old Dresser? You Betcha!
Today we are just full of pet rat cage setup ideas that transform old furniture into eye catching rat habitats! Take a look at this. It's an old dresser transformed into a rat condo! What's not to love? Fill it full of your favorite small animal stuff and you're ratties will be livin the high life. Just be sure you use a rat safe paint like Rust-Oleum or Krylon on all your diy rat projects.
This is just further proof that you can really take something old and turn it into stunning rat furniture suitable for your little buddies, getting good pet rat cages can be as simple as searching your attic or getting lucky at a garage sale.
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PRO TIP: Be sure to let the paint on your diy rat projects dry (or cure) completely before letting your ratties into contact with them. This can take as much as a week or two in some cases. As a rule of thumb, if it no longer smells like paint it's safe for your rats 🙂
Storage Cube Rat Cage Ideas Offer Endless Potential!
Storage cubes are one of the most versatile rat cage ideas we've ever seen. They are inexpensive, sturdy and modular. This means you can start modestly and add onto your rat condo over time turning it into a true rattie palace and playground. Whether you make a more traditional rectangular cage for your rats or get really creative and let it meander around your room, the sky is the limit when you build a rat cage with storage cubes!
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Check Out This Critter Nation Rat cage Playground!
The Cadillac of rodent homes is the Critter Nation Rat Cage! Just look at this one put together by Flora Soule. Doesn't that look comfy and inviting? Built with your rats comfort and safety in mind a critter nation rat cage is easy to clean, easy to accessorize and surprisingly affordable!
You don't have to take our word for it... check out all the 5 Star Reviews & happy customer images of their cage in action!
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Whether you're ready to get busy and build a rat cage or are looking for a ready made rat condo for your special ratties we hope these rat cage ideas inspired you. Please share what you make with us so your creativity can inspire others!