What are some good but inexpensive ferret cages?
I'm glad you asked, as I've tried MANY and after a couple of years of absolute frustration I finally hit on the BEST one.
What ever type of cage you get, if it has a solid plastic bottom in it, is difficult to reach into to clean all the corners, you will always have an odor problem. Sure, ferrets have a definite odor (no different from any other animal - dogs, horses, etc.# It's the ferret pee & poo that causes the terrible smell. So - being able to keep the cage clean eliminates that smell. I've tried and proved it.
PetSmart has the perfect cage. It's a wire cage #blue frame# on wheels. It has a large bucket type tray on the bottom. The entire top folds back, giving easy access to the whole cage. You can view it on-line. Since a wire cage bottom is hard on a furry little guys feet, I solved the problem by putting down some plastic dinner table mats #perfect). You can easily remove them and wipe them down. I do it every day. And, there's still room for stray food particles & water to fall through. The cost is aprox $169. Believe me it is definitely worth the cost. I have absolutely no bad odor in my ferret room!!! There's plenty of room for food bowls, hammock, sleeping blanket, and even a small litter box if you want. Happy ferret - Happy me.
***** RYAN, I JUST CHECKED PETSMART ON-LINE. THEY HAVE THE SAME CAGE (GREEN FRAME) FOR $119 AND IT COMES WITH A SHELF AND LADDER *****
I hope this helps, Ryan.