WHOOPS. Didn't realize a Double Critter Nation and a Double Ferret Nation were basically the same cage with bar size differences! I got Double Critter, instead of a Double Ferret.
I had a question for folks here who had the Critter instead of the Ferret cage - I read that the Critter bars are a little weaker, in terms of snapping into place and "come apart easily." Is there a way I can help fortify that for my babe, so she doesn't accidentally escape? Would zipties or breadties work at the right places?
I really don't wanna buy a whole new cage, given how expensive it is. Some DIY extra work to keep it secure is fine for me, I'm just hoping I'm not the only one who made this little boo-boo, and still made it work!
Post by peacexlovexpets on Jan 13, 2021 11:06:26 GMT -5
I have both a single critter (used for rats) and a double critter and have never had a problem with bars snapping. As long as you let your babies out on the regular, they shouldn't be cage biters and it shouldn't be an issue.
One of my kits tried to be a cage biter, but we were able to nip that habit by rubbing apple cider vinegar on the bars of his favorite biting spot.
Overall they are both very durable cages.
Veterinary Medicine Class of 2022 Animal Scientist Graduate of 2018 Mother of 1 dog, 4 ferrets, and 1 fish
It wasn't cage biting that seemed to be what people were talking about. They were talking about in general, like moving the cage and the bars snapping. My girl doesn't cage rage, as she gets plenty of out-time.
I put it together, and for the two days I've had it, it's already a LOT stronger than the cage I had before, so that's fantastic. I don't understand what folks were saying about the bars being so easily breakable so far, I've even tugged on them to see how stable they were. I'm glad this is working out for her, even if it's the Critter and not the Ferret version of the cage.
The only difference between the critter nation and the ferret nation is the horizontal bars on the critter nation verses the vertical bars on the ferret nation. The critter nation's bars are also a bit closer together. There shouldn't be an issue with bars snapping. That could be the case with the feisty ferret cage though as that cage is not as sturdy as a critter or ferret nation cage. The feisty ferret cage is not made by Midwest either.
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Jan 18, 2021 9:00:51 GMT -5
My Critter Nation is as strong as my Ferret Nation---the only reason I prefer the Ferret Nation is that my ferrets can climb a Critter Nation. I had to put guard around the bottom of the cage---- clear acrylic sheeting from Lowes Expensive and not fun to do. Hubby drilled holes in it to attach the screws. We used bolts and washers.