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10 Best Chinchilla Cages To House Your Furry Friends

Last Updated - June 5, 2022

Whether you are thinking of adding a pet chinchilla into your household or looking to upgrade your current chinchilla cage, as a pet owner, the first thing you want to do is to provide the best home for your pet. As a pet chinchilla will spend a good deal of time in its cage, many pet parents ask, what is the best chinchilla cage for my pet? What should you look for in the best cage for your friend? 

Purchasing a chinchilla cage is an important decision as it can affect your pet's mental and physical health! With so many options available on the market, it can be hard to determine which one is the best for you, your pet, and your space. Below, we have put together a guide to help you find the best chinchilla cage for you, your furry friend, your living situation and fit your budget.

What To Look For When Buying A Chinchilla Cage

While you will see many different designs available when shopping for a chinchilla cage, there are certain factors to keep in mind.

Size

Look for a chinchilla cage that provides a minimum of 12 cubic feet for each chinchilla. Chinchillas are natural tunnelers and climbers, and they need enough space to accommodate their instincts. Make sure you have sufficient space for your chinchilla cage. 

Material

Most chinchillas are chewers, and for this reason, it's best to go with a chinchilla cage with metal mesh sides that can be disassembled and reassembled simply for easy cleaning.

If you are going with a plastic cage, make sure there are plenty of other natural chew toys and food for them to chew on rather than plastic. If your pet ingests any plastic, it can become a health hazard.

Some metal cages come with plastic platforms. Make sure these are sturdy to hold your chinchilla.

And if you have a chewer on hand, it's best to avoid plastic altogether and opt-in for natural material instead. Chinchillas' bodies cannot process the plastic, and can cause blockages in their digestive system. These blockages can lead to discomfort, illness, and even death.

Easy to clean

A chinchilla cage should be cleaned at least once a week, including bedding, food bowls, water bottles, etc. You will want to find a cage that offers features like double doors and a sliding bottom tray to make cleaning easier. 

Bar Spacing

Bar spacing plays an important factor in choosing the best cage for your friend, especially if you have a baby or escape artist on hand. And don't let your chinchillas' chubby fur bodies fool you as they are covered in dense fur.

Baby chinchillas should never be placed in a cage with bars wider than 0.5 inches, or they can escape. For adult chinchillas, look for a maximum space of 1 inch. If your chinchilla can wriggle its head out, it can escape.

Levels

Most chinchilla cages will have a minimum of 3 levels, and sometimes as many as 6. Make sure you know your available vertical space measurements because these cages are tall! Chinchillas have a natural need to run, jump, and climb, and to deprive them of that with a single-level cage will lead to a distressed pet.

Dust Bath

A dust bath is critical to keep your chinchilla fur soft and clean, and it allows the chinchilla to take off extra dirt and oil while leaving its fur fluffy and shiny. To provide your chinchilla with a dust bath, make sure there is enough room in the cage to accommodate one.

Portability

Most chinchilla cages are big and heavy. To make it easier to move from one place to another, pick a cage that comes with wheels so you can push it around.

Accessories

Chinchillas are smart creatures that requires high level of both metal and physical stimulation. As pet parents, you will want to add accessories like toys, hiding areas, chews and such inside the cage to keep your chinchilla content.

Storage Space

Because chinchillas are intelligent creatures that require a lot of toys, chews, and such, you will need extra storage space. Some cages come with built-in storage shelves to help you stay organized.

10 Best Pet Chinchilla Cages For Pet Owners

With the considerations above in mind, let's look at some of the best chinchilla cages on the market today. Note that many of these cages may be listed for other animals. Many pets in the small animal category, such as ferrets, rabbits, and guinea pigs, all benefit from the same cage considerations.

A&E Deluxe 6-Tier Small Animal Cage

Best Overall

overall 

5/5

Price

$$$$

Sturdiness

Easy To Assemble

Easy To Clean

A&E Deluxe 6-Tier Small Animal Cage

This A&E Deluxe 6-Tier Small Animal Cage is the perfect large cage size to accommodate two chinchillas. With three large doors for easy access, the bottom door to be opened into a ramp makes it easy for your pet to enter and exit its cage whenever you please by simply lowering the ramp. Offering six tier levels, your friend has plenty of space to relax, play, and roam. And With the 0.5" bar spacing, suitable for all chinchillas sizes, even baby chinchillas. With six caster wheels attached, it makes moving from room to room easy. Crafted from coated metal and plastic, this cage is durable against your chewing pet and will last you years to come.

Material

Plastic, Coated Metal

Size

32 x 21 x 60 inches

Bar Spacing

0.5"

What We Like

  • Comes with 6 casters for easy portability
  • Designed with a drop-down door/ramp
  • Made with a safe powder coated finish

What We Don't Like

A&E Hewson Cage with Ramp

Best Cage For Adult Chinchillas

overall 

4.5/5

Price

$$$$

Sturdiness

Easy To Assemble

Easy To Clean

A&E Hewson Cage with Ramp

This multi-level chinchilla cage offers plenty of room while having a relatively small footprint in your home. With 0.88" inch bar spacing, it is safe for an adult chinchilla and not friendly to baby chinchillas as they can escape between the bar space. The two large doors with door locks are escape-proof and make it easy to get in and out while cleaning or rearranging. The cage features a storage shelf underneath the cage to store away your chinchilla essentials, four caster wheels for easy movement, and a bottom plastic slide-out tray separately for quick cleaning.

Material

Metal; Acrylic/Plastic

Size

54'' H x 31'' W x 20'' D

Bar Spacing

0.88"

What We Like

  • Provides a spacious enclosure
  • Features a shelf at the bottom, which can be used for storage
  • Easily wiped clean

What We Don't Like

  • Takes time to assemble

MidWest Homes for Pets Deluxe Critter Nation Double Unit

Easy Cleaning Cage

overall 

4.5/5

Price

$$$$

Sturdiness

Easy To Assemble

Easy To Clean

MidWest Homes for Pets Deluxe Critter Nation Double Unit

This isn't one of the most popular chinchillas cages available for no reason! With ample horizontal climbing space and 0.5" bar spacing, it is large enough to house up to 3 chinchillas of any size. It features four adjustable shelves height of your choice and three cloth-covered ramps to protect pets' feet. Full-width double doors that allow open up the entire front of the cage and make cleaning the cage and rearranging the cage much easier. The bottom plastic tray slides out separately, making cleaning quick and easy.

Material

Metal

Size

36 x 24 x 63 inches

Bar Spacing

0.5"

What We Like

  • Full-width double doors
  • 4 locking wheel casters
  • Swing-up locking ramp
  • Easy to clean
  • The happy feet ramp covers protect your pets' feet

What We Don't Like

  • Takes time to assemble

A&E Hesse Weather Resistant Cage with Ramp

Best For Small Chinchillas

overall 

4.8/5

Price

$$$$

Sturdiness

Easy To Assemble

Easy To Clean

A&E Hesse Weather Resistant Cage with Ramp

Looking for a cage for your small or baby chinchillas? This A & A&E Hesse Weather Resistant Cage With Ramp may be what you are looking for. With 0.44" bar spacing, it is perfect for even the smallest chinchilla. 

The cage features three adjustable levels, five shelves, and three ramps; there is plenty of space for your furry friend to play, roam and rest. A solid fit into the cage base provides extra stability. At the same time, metal and hard rubber casters allow you to move the cage and lock it into place easily. Crafted from lightweight, rust-resistant, heavy-duty metals, it makes this cage durable, strong, and sturdy will last years to come. A bottom plastic tray that slides out and two large entry points that provide full interior cage access makes cleaning quick and easy for pet parents. A two-finger locking mechanism is a perfect cage for any escape artist. And to make storing away any toys and treats easy for pet parents, there is a built-in shelf. 

Material

Metal

Size

63.37'' H x 37'' W x 23.12'' D

Bar Spacing

0.44"

What We Like

  • Sturdy
  • Lightweight, rust-resistant, aluminum channel construction
  • Swing-up locking ramp
  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to put together

What We Don't Like

  • Screen on the bottom is not removable

YAHEETECH 6 Level Metal Critter Cage

Best Customizable Cage

overall 

5/5

Price

$$

Sturdiness

Easy To Assemble

Easy To Clean

YAHEETECH 6 Level Metal Critter Cage

Whether you want to customize your current chinchilla cage or build a custom cage for your friend, this Yaheetech 6 Level Metal Critter cage may be the solution for you. With the option of purchasing the cage, the sleek and compact cage offers enough space for a chinchilla and other small rodents. The shelves are crafted from wood, making them a perfect replacement for all existing plastic shelving and providing a chew-safe environment for your friends.

Material

Metal

Size

52" H x 24" Wx 17" D

Bar Spacing

N/A

What We Like

  • Come with wheels
  • Affordable
  • Swing-up locking ramp
  • Handmade
  • Easy to put together

What We Don't Like

Luxury Chinchilla Cage

Worth The Splurge

overall 

4.8/5

Price

$$$$$

Sturdiness

Easy To Assemble

Easy To Clean

Luxury Chinchilla Cage

A unique and gorgeous luxury chinchilla cage designed with safety in mind is worth the splurge. Crafted from wood, plexiglass, and wood, this chinchilla cage will blend right into your interior decor without it being an eyesore.

It offers plenty of space that chinchillas require and is safe for chewers as the edges are finished with steel, and the structure is made of hard oak. The levels can be divided into two cages with a gate option at the halfway point, or you can leave it as one big cage for your furry friends. Vents on the side ensure ample airflow through this otherwise solid-side cage. Include a pullout litter pan, or you can use it for nesting and toys. This would also make a great rat, ferret cage, or other small animals.

Material

Oak, Steel

Size

120" H x 80" W x 45" D

Bar Spacing

N/A

What We Like

  • Perfect chewers
  • Made of a hard oak
  •  A pull out litter pan or you can use it for nesting and toys
  • Handmade

What We Don't Like

  • Expensive

Frisco Two Story Small Animal Cage

Most Versatile Cage For All Small Animals

overall 

4.5/5

Price

$$$

Sturdiness

Easy To Assemble

Easy To Clean

Frisco Two Story Small Animal Cage

Available in single and two-story models, this Frisco Two Story Small Animal Cage is perfect for small pets to explore and play with while offering plenty of room for accessories.

The three ramps are wide and made of rigid plastic to avoid trapping the feet of your little friend—full-width double doors for easy access that allow you to clean and rearrange the cage at ease. The bottom plastic tray slides out separately for quick cleaning, and the urine guard around the base contains messes between cleanings. With 0.5" bar spacing, the cage is suitable for any size chinchillas. If you are not ready to commit to a two-story cage, check out the single unit first, and you can add on the second story later on.

Material

Wood, Steel Wire

Size

63.5" H x 24.5" W x 36" D (two story)

Bar Spacing

0.5"

What We Like

  • Move the rabbit cage easily from room to room with 4 wheels and brakes
  • Constructed with a solid steel wire 
  • Has 2 lockable doors
  • An openable roof to gain quick access to your pets
  • Features a wide, adjustable shelf and an easy-to-assemble access ramp

What We Don't Like

  • Feels flimsy

Tucker Murphy Pet Barkeley Weather Resistant Rabbit Hatch With Ramp

Best Cage For Small Space

overall 

4.5/5

Price

$$$

Sturdiness

Easy To Assemble

Easy To Clean

Tucker Murphy Pet Barkeley Weather Resistant Rabbit Hatch With Ramp

If you don't have the space for a multi-tier chinchilla cage and working limited space, then you can check out this Eilish Weather Resistant Rabbit Hutch With Ramp. You can still give your chinchilla proper care, even if you need to choose a smaller cage. Just be sure to let your chinchilla enjoy ample time out of their hutch.

This rabbit hutch is crafted with a fir wood frame coated with water-based painting. Featuring a smaller side lockable door that folds out into a ramp and a solid and openable roof to gain quick access to your pets. A non-slip ramp protects your pet's feet. With a small secluded section, your chinchilla can have privacy and a safe space to rest and sleep. With sturdy four-caster wheels with locks, you can move the cage easily from room to room. To make cleaning simple and quick, it features a removable pull-out tray.

Material

Coated Metal

Size

25'' H x 40.25'' W x 23.5'' D

Bar Spacing

N/A

What We Like

  • Provides a multi-level habitat with lots of space
  • Constructed with a sturdy, square tube frame and wire
  • Leak-proof plastic pan and urine guard 
  • Easy to assemble
  • Features a wide, adjustable shelf and an easy-to-assemble access ramp

What We Don't Like

  • Not for chewers and paint can come off

Frisco Wire Small Pet House Shaped Cage

Most Budget Friendly

overall 

4.9/5

Price

$

Sturdiness

Easy To Assemble

Easy To Clean

Frisco Wire Small Pet House Shaped Cage

If you are working with a budget, you must check out this Frisco Wire Small Pet House Shaped Cage. It is stylish, compact, and budget-friendly. It does not come with any ramps or levels, but it is spacious enough that you could add some as a simple DIY project.

This cage features dual doors that give you access from both the top and the side of the cage. Even though this cage is only one level, there is enough space for accessories and extra toys to stimulate your chinchilla. Crafted with e-coated metal wire for long-lasting durability. The bottom plastic tray slides out separately, which makes cleaning easy. Available in two sizes: 36" and 48".

Material

Coated Metal

Size

48 x 31.18 x 39.29 inches

Bar Spacing

N/A

What We Like

  • Available in 36-inch (six sq ft) and 48-inch (10 sq ft)
  • Constructed with sturdy, e-coated metal wire 
  • Includes a plastic pan to help contain messes
  • Includes optional wheels to make the whole cage easier to transport
  • Features dual doors

What We Don't Like

  • The front door latch is a little sticky to open

Living World Deluxe Habitat

Best For Transportation

overall 

4.9/5

Price

$$

Sturdiness

Easy To Assemble

Easy To Clean

Living World Deluxe Habitat

This Living World Deluxe Habitat is designed for small animals in mind. It is a habitat that provides everything you need for safely housing small pets like rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets, chinchillas, or other small animals.

Designed with an upper wire frame and a plastic bottom base, it provides a safe, well-ventilated, and comfortable place for your small pets. This Deluxe Habitat includes a balcony with an access ramp and small animal hideout, a tip-proof small animal food bowl, a drip-proof small animal water bottle, and a hay guard. Available in three sizes: standard, large, and extra-large.

Material

Plastic

Size

46.9 L x 22.8 W x 24 H in (XL)

Bar Spacing

N/A

What We Like

  • Designed with an upper wire frame and a plastic bottom base
  • Well ventilated and comfortable
  • Durable
  • Spacious

What We Don't Like

  • May be hard to clean

About the Author

Lara Girsko

Doctor of veterinary medicine with extensive experience in animal welfare with a strong interest in feline medicine and plans to pursue ABVP-Feline specialty board certification. A key member of many local veterinary associations and avid reader of animal related science journals and studies.

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