Pet Furniture

Published on January 27th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Rats chill at the Kullen

Hot on the heels of our winning Hamster Haven is a Rat Palace! Check out this Rat enclosure from Yvonne.

“I bought my Ikea Kullen closet and turned it into a rat cage. Most standard cages are too small, rats like to run, climb and explore. I put in 4 levels and connected the bigger part of the closet with the small part on the right.

The tunnels are made of Nöje.

The houses are made of Försiktig

The toilets are Trofast drawers.

The blue box on the second floor on the right side and the two smaller ones attached to the left door are Fabler.

And the blue little punnets are also from Ikea, but I couldn’t find them on their website, they were on sale when I bought them.”

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

18 Responses to Rats chill at the Kullen

  1. Anonymous says:

    A+++++ hack. Very clever use of Ikea products and easy to do (or so it looks like). Best of all it’s an absolutely TERRIFIC rat home – safe, plenty of exercise room, easy to clean, and tons of mental stimulation. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Fantastic! We have naked rats and they would love that!

  3. Anonymous says:

    If I were a rat… I’d like to be your rat ;)


  4. Anonymous says:

    This is awesome, though I imagine cleaning it out every week would take a considerable amount of time.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I have been unable to keep rats anymore because of developing an allergy, however, I do believe they are awesome pets. You did an amazing job with the enclosure and your rats appear to love it. Great job!

  6. Jason says:

    That look great! I have a ferret that would be elated to be in that cage. I don’t know what they are called by I do have one of the green, springy containers as one of his beds. It is a very cheap alternative to the ones made especially for the fuzzies.

  7. Anonymous says:

    This is sooo cool. Rats are such great pets. It makes me want to build a home like this and keep rats again. My last batch died a few years ago. Your rats are going to have the biggest brains because you keep them so stimulated. Good job!

    Yeah, technically rats could chew threw it, but there’s so many surfaces inside to chew on they won’t bother. Anyway, well-loved rats don’t want to escape. The quickest way to “catch” them, is to put one of their little houses on the ground and they’ll run right back in, if they don’t see you first and crawl up an arm or leg. I love rats!

  8. rvaldivia says:

    wow, are you serious…that’s like a rat’s dream. Are you not afraid that they might escape or chew threw something? Cool design though. If you are looking for Ikea Gift Cards or Ikea Coupons then click those blue links submit your email and you will be on your way!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Looks even better when you stand right in front of the cage, I know how much effort she has put into that project so far! She did an amazing job!

    Greets from Hamburg to Yvy, hope to see you again very soon….


  10. Anonymous says:

    that’s really disgusting… having rats on your house!

  11. Susan says:

    Very interesting and creative. I am a little curious as to why someone would have a Rat as a pet, but as I love most all God’s creatures, why question?

    Susan at Charm of the Carolines

  12. Karen says:

    What lucky rats! They’re such sweet, affectionate pets, and it’s really gratifying to see someone go to such creative lengths to make them a happy home. I’m amazed at the thought and effort put into this (and, thanks to Ikea, at a fraction of what it could have cost).

  13. Anonymous says:

    I’m curious- do the rats chew on the closet at all?

    I once read a warning not to make a rodent cage out of anything chewable because they’d escape in no time. I wondered if that’s only if they really hate their cage, or if they just naturally try all the time.

  14. Creative, attractive, practical and relatively easy way to make a healthy, happy home for a rat family. Rats deserve as much space as we can give them to develop their own constructive potential, and this is the best I have ever seen.

  15. Anonymous says:

    wow, great job!

  16. Anonymous says:

    It is really impressive. I love to see all their games. Nice work ! Your rats should feel like living in paradise ;) .

  17. Anonymous says:

    That is amazing! Wish I had room to do the same for my girls!

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