I hate this. Someone is going to get rats and they say is this cage OK for now. If you don't have rats yet then do some actual research and get a better cage before you get rats. Not after. You don't even have them yet. I saw this on another forum and needed to rant! As a side note it isn't that hard to do basic research. My cousin who is 12 looked up hamsters because she wanted one and in a matter of one day found out that they needed food with minimal corn and a cage that is at least 360 square inches. And she is 12. Information is not that hard to come by people.