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 #2238622


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 My future rats new cage! :D

i finally found a good quality and HUGE cage for my future boys! :D what do y’all think?



09/29/11  04:16pm

 #2238632


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  Message To: IceGlowFF5   In reference to Message Id: 2238622


 My future rats new cage! :D

I have that cage myself. I just want to let you know that even my adult boys can get out between those wires :/ You’ll have to attach hardwire cloth to prevent escapes.



09/29/11  04:55pm

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  Message To: KaleidoRats   In reference to Message Id: 2238632


 My future rats new cage! :D

Wow. Ok I’ll do that



09/29/11  05:13pm

 #2238637


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  Message To: IceGlowFF5   In reference to Message Id: 2238635


 My future rats new cage! :D

Generally if a rat can get his head through something the rest of his body will fit and baby rats are usually only about the size of two mice.

Hardwire cloth and zip ties should work (you’d have to replace the zip ties now and then). You could probably build an inexpensive tote cage until the boys were bigger but there’s no guarantee they’d ever be big enough not to get out :/



09/29/11  05:20pm

 #2238657


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  Message To: KaleidoRats   In reference to Message Id: 2238637


 My future rats new cage! :D

Hmmmm....what is a tote cage?



09/29/11  07:05pm

 #2238667


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  Message To: IceGlowFF5   In reference to Message Id: 2238657


 My future rats new cage! :D

Like this:



I use these as breeding/nursery cages and hospital cages. They’re easy to make, cheap and sturdy. You can get a large tote for less than $10 but I suggest getting one with locking handles.

This one isn’t mine but my largest one can fit 3 small to average sized adult rats with room to spare.



09/29/11  07:24pm

 #2238673


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  Message To: KaleidoRats   In reference to Message Id: 2238667


 My future rats new cage! :D

Mmm that’s pretty cool. Can u tell me all what I would need if I were to make one? And how long would I need to keep the babies in there? I wanna get use out of the cage I just bought so I’ll attach something to the cage



09/29/11  07:46pm

 #2238675


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  Message To: IceGlowFF5   In reference to Message Id: 2238673


 My future rats new cage! :D

I would say the largest storage tote you could find would be best. You need it to be tall so the rats can stand up completely but also long so they have room to move. You want to be able to fit at least a house in it so they have a hiding spot. I usually keep the food bowl on top of the house so they can use the extra room to run around. I think my longest one is about 3ft.

You would need hardwire cloth with the smallest hole size, a sharp knife, zip ties or hot glue or both and that’s about it. Make sure the plastic isn’t so thin it cracks but isn’t so thick you can’t cut it.



09/29/11  07:59pm

 #2238679


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  Message To: KaleidoRats   In reference to Message Id: 2238675


 My future rats new cage! :D

Thnx for the help. I’ll put hardwire on the cage I have. Is that what is on the pic above that you posted?



09/29/11  08:30pm

 #2238681


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  Message To: IceGlowFF5   In reference to Message Id: 2238679


 My future rats new cage! :D

Yeah. You can find a big roll of it at almost any hardware store. You’ll need wire cutters too. You might want to see if your mom or a friend can help. You’ll get cut up pretty bad if you try to do it on your own (I learned that the hard way).



09/29/11  08:45pm

 #2238683


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  Message To: KaleidoRats   In reference to Message Id: 2238681


 My future rats new cage! :D

Yeah it would be my mom since I have no friends who live close to me :/



09/29/11  09:04pm


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