Rat Racks and Tubs for Breeding

Our space-saving rat breeding racks are strong, safe, dependable, and highly versatile. Assembling our rat racks is simple, and any future adjustments or add-ons can be easily added as your rat population grows. Each feature of our rat racks has been methodically designed to offer the best breeding experiences.

Our rat breeding rack system’s features include great ventilation, lightweight movement, and lock-in wheels for easy mobility. Moreover, our rat breeding racks are trusted by thousands of breeders around the world!

In addition to rats and breeding mice, our breeding racks are often used for gerbils, hedgehogs, and guinea pigs.

We offer two types of rat breeding racks: Racks with one-piece shelves and racks with tubs and lids. Each has its own advantages.

Let’s walk through the features and uses of both, and consider why you might want to choose one over the other.


Rat Breeding Racks with Shelves

We offer rat racks with a one-piece solid stainless steel shelf. This shelf acts as the lid for the tubs below, which can easily slide in and out.


Let’s take a minute and walk through some of the features of this rodent breeding rack style.

One-Piece Shelf

Vision Products rodent rack shelf

The one-piece shelf is the cornerstone of this design. The shelf is made from a thick sheet of stainless steel. This makes it much more durable than a wire mesh. Also, the hex pattern is punched out of the sheet and there are no welded seams or joints.

The hex pattern provides the most airflow without sacrificing any strength. Plus, this shelf will withstand years of use and food being dumped on it.

Shielded Water Bottle Hole

Rats and other rodents will chew on anything and everything you don’t want them to chew on. How many of us have learned the hard way that if it can be chewed on it will be?

With our design, you don’t have to worry about soggy bedding and wet rats. You are also not forced to use a glass bottle to avoid this problem.

Accessory Rail

The one-piece molded ABS plastic shelves that the tubs sit on has an accessory rail on all four sides. The accessory rail allows you to mount anything you need to the side of your rack. For example, we have a water bottle holder that slides onto the rail and keeps it in place.

Speaking of water. We are developing a complete gravity-fed water system for our new rodent racks. However, until they are available to the public, you can get our water drinking valve clips that are compatible with the hex pattern shelves. The clips work with every rodent water system we have tested.

Locking Wheels

You put that rack where you wanted it, but now you need to get to that outlet behind it. Not a problem! You just unlock the front wheels and roll it out of the way.

Of course, if you want to reach through the rack to get to that outlet, we do offer adjustable-height feet. In all seriousness though, these can be beneficial if your rack is on an uneven surface.

Rust Resistant Materials

Nearly everything on the rack is made from stainless steel, ABS plastic, and galvanized steel. This means you can roll it out onto your driveway and hose it down.

It also means it will last for years of use.

Shop Shelf Racks

Below we have listed our rat breeding racks that come with shelves. The V-35S breeding tubs, for example, have a 21-quart volume.

V-35 Rat Breeding Racks

V-35 Rat Breeding Racks

These breeding racks provide your rats with plenty of room to thrive in our quality tubs and keep them protected using our shelves. If you have any questions about our rat breeding racks, please contact us.

Rat Breeding Racks with Tubs & Lids

We also offer a different take on rodent breeding racks with our rodent lids. Each tub in the rack has a one-piece stamped stainless steel lid.


There is some overlap with the features of the one-piece shelf racks, but we will go through the features and make some comparisons along the way.

One-Piece Lid

Like the shelf, the rodent lids are made from a single piece of thick stainless steel. They are durable and rust-proof. Unlike a wire lid, they won’t easily bend. You also don’t have to worry about wires breaking loose, creating gaps in the lid.

Vision one piece stainless steel lid next to a thin wire lid

One of the many advantages of our rodent lid over a traditional wire lid is that it creates a better seal with the top of the tub so that your rats don’t escape.

Ample Airflow

Rats like other rodents tend to give off a lot of heat. Because of that, we made sure that our shelves are spaced far enough to allow plenty of air movement between the shelves.

The lids themselves also improve ventilation with the hex pattern. This design provides more strength and airflow than any other pattern.

Built-in Food Trough

Our lids have a built-in food trough that keeps the food from getting scattered and makes it easily accessible to the rats.

Shielded Water Bottle Hole

Just like our shelves the water bottle hole is surrounded by stainless steel to prevent your water bottle from getting chewed on.

Locking Wheels

Don’t worry about your rack being stuck in one place once it is set up. Our racks come standard with locking casters that allow you to get at those outlets or move the rack for cleaning or any other reason.

Rust-Resistant Materials

This rack is made entirely from rust-resistant materials like ABS plastic, stainless steel, and galvanized steel. You can clean it with your garden hose for years and it will not rust or corrode.

Shop Rodent Lid Racks

Our rat breeding racks come with V-35 tubs and come in four different heights. Each tray can hold two tubs.

Below we have listed our rat breeding racks, which come with tubs and lids. Our quality tubs provide your rats and other rodents with plenty of room and keep them protected using our lids.

Our lids are fabricated using only safe methods and with a single piece of stainless steel, which makes them stronger and more durable than almost any product on the market!

If you have questions about our racks or would like to order one over the phone, you can contact us today!