Not everyone can understand the appeal of pet mice, but they can be a lot of fun. Sure, they might technically be vermin, but they can also be some very cute little vermin. At the same time, there is one thing that can make your pet mice even more fun, and that is the right kind of mouse cage.
Today, we will be looking at eight different mouse cages so that you can get a better idea of what to expect when shopping for one. Most of these cages are meant to be interactive and fun, and all have received good reviews in general.
With this guide here, we hope that you will be able to choose the best cage for your mice.
8. Kaytee Crittertrail Quick Clean Habitat
The most distinctive feature of this product is the fact that it is designed to use disposable bedding. The bottom part of the cage detaches so that the bedding tray can be removed. The disposable bedding does make things easy but adds an extra expense.
Also, you have to transfer your mice to another cage before cleaning, or they will probably escape.
- Easy to clean
- Very nice treadwheel
- Seems pretty secure
- Has to be opened for cleaning
- Need to keep buying disposable bedding
7. Midwest Critterville Arcade Hamster Cage
This one is loaded with entertainment and is large enough for breeding operations. The built-in water bottle is also nice. This is one of the more expensive items on our list, and we see at least three potential points of escape.
Still, this is the best cage for mice who need plenty of toys to keep them happy.
- Lots of entertainment
- Perfect for breeding
- Built-in water bottle
- A little expensive
- Too many points of potential escape
6. Mcage 3-Level Rodent Habitat
This cage has three floors, which should give your mice all the space they need and more. It’s easy for them to go between floors using the tubes, and they have a wheel on which to run. It’s a little expensive, but worth it for those who are keeping large amounts of mice.
However, we would recommend changing those rubber ventilation hatch covers, as we are concerned that mice could chew through them with ease. This might not be the best cage for mice that tend to escape. The vertical design of this cage is also great for those who need to save space.
- Tons of space
- Lots of climbing tubes
- Somewhat expensive
- Rubber vent covers
5. Habitrail Cristal Hamster Cage
This is a small and transparent cage that is only good for 3-5 mice at the most. Still, it does make a great travel cage. It comes with a treadwheel and a built-in hiding spot and has a very stylish look. Best of all, it can be combined with another cage via the tube port on the side.
We do worry that the bars might be too widely spaced, as this product was originally designed for hamsters.
- Great travel cage
- Built-in hiding spot
- Can be combined with another cage
- Too small for more than 3 mice
- Bars might be too far apart
4. Kaytee CritterTrail Portable Petite Habitat
This is a small and light travel cage for those who like to take their little friends along. It’s fully transparent for easy viewing and has dual doors for easy access. The detachable bottom makes it easy to clean, but it’s too weak to be a permanent cage for more than one mouse, and might break if dropped.
It is probably the best cage for mice on long trips with their owner, but not so good for daily use.
- Good for travel
- Easy viewing, easy access
- Detachable bottom for easy cleaning
- Too small to be a permanent cage
- Not that durable
3. Habitrail OVO Studio
This might be described as a play cage since it will provide all kinds of fun for your mice. It isn’t big enough to hold large numbers, but it’s great for 1-5 mice. They included plenty of ventilation holes, and the design makes the mice more fun to watch, as it makes them inclined to keep moving.
Still, this cage has neither open space nor any real hiding spots. We do recommend this one because it’s quite cheap overall, but it should be used as a play cage only. It’s the best cage for mice who need a playpen rather than a full-time home.
- Supreme entertainment value
- Good ventilation
- Makes your mice more fun to watch
- Not enough open space
- No place to hide
2. Prevue Pet Products Hamster Haven
This is another multi-level cage, and it comes equipped with two spiral slides. The mice can have a lot of fun on these slides, as they are ridged for easy climbing. However, we are concerned that some over-eager mice could hurt themselves by falling from the slide.
Still, this cage seems extremely secure, and the vertical design saves space. In all, this cage seems quite satisfactory.
- Loads of climbing opportunities
- Very secure
- Space-saving design
- Potential fall hazard
1. Prevue Pet Products 528 Universal Small Animal Home
This is the biggest and most secure cage on our list, as it is designed for ferrets. However, the bars are close enough that it should hold mice with no problem.
The wide bottom lets you use all the substrate you want, and the platform/hide spot can be moved around wherever you like with a clamp mechanism. Still, this one will require modification, which is bad when you consider its high price.
- Extremely secure
- Movable platform/hide spot
- Deep bottom pan
- Very spacious – mice love it
- Quite expensive
In most cases, the best cage for mice will be the one which suits the number of mice that you have. A couple of these options are only good as travel cages or play cages, so bear that in mind.
If you know of any good products that we might have missed, please share your thoughts in the comments section below.