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    New Cage for my rats

    http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b3...s/IMG_4973.jpg

    I built a new cage for my rats today. I found the grids at Linens N Things, even though when I called they told me they didn't have them. They were $19.99 for 17 grids.

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    Re: New Cage for my rats

    Very cool. Don't your rats chew that fleece in the bottom of the cage? I know mine would tear it up.

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    Re: New Cage for my rats

    They nibble at it, but not too much.

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    Re: New Cage for my rats

    wow that's pretty small looking, mine's almost 3 times that size for 2 rats and I think mine is still to small. do you let them out alot?

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    Re: New Cage for my rats

    The minimal cage size for three rats is 24x24x24. This cage is 28x28x28. The rat cage calculator says it will comfortably house up to seven rats. I have three in there. Yes, they come out every night for about 30 minutes.

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    Re: New Cage for my rats

    almost all housing calculators are for lab cage regulations... I dearly hope your got keeping them for lab rat purposes. I don't even see a wheel...

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    Re: New Cage for my rats

    Rats don't need wheels ginger_fish! In fact most rats don't even bother with them as they are too intelligent, I know none of my boys would. They would much prefer running around a rat proofed room than running on a wheel!
    Oh and do they look like they are being kept for lab rat purposes.....geez!!
    I think it's a great cage lil-chris and very initiative, I bet your ratties love it!

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    Re: New Cage for my rats

    Rats don't need wheels ginger_fish! In fact most rats don't even bother with them as they are too intelligent, I know none of my boys would.
    My girls use wheels and love them , not as much as they love outside though . The lab rat part was just a joke to stress the fact, incase you couldn't tell... It is a good start for a cage but I'm sure they would like more room to "frolic" and play while your not with them.
    Last edited by ginger_fish; 05-20-06 at 09:04 am.

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    Re: New Cage for my rats

    No I couldn't tell it sounded like a mean comment to me. Maybe girl rats are different but my boys would never run on a wheel. All rats would like more room but we have to do the best we can.

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    Re: New Cage for my rats

    My girls are the strangest rats I've ever met, they do nothing that makes sense and everything beyond that. Not to sound gross, but male rats seem to have big "equipment" and maybe they could have been getting in the way.
    All rats would like more room but we have to do the best we can.
    So true, after I finish the new addition to there cage there cage will have double in size twice in the last 8 months and it'll probably double again soon.

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    Re: New Cage for my rats

    ginger_fish, smilies are NOT punctuation so please stop using them as such. And as far as your little "lab cage" joke, it was neither funny nor appropriate.

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    Re: New Cage for my rats

    Lol, yes my boys do have rather large "equipment"!!

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    Re: New Cage for my rats

    Quote Originally Posted by Ly&Pigs
    And as far as your little "lab cage" joke, it was neither funny nor appropriate.
    Why is everyone getting so bent out of shape over this? I aplogize, sorry if I cause and grief over this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ly&Pigs
    ginger_fish, smilies are NOT punctuation so please stop using them as such.
    Wow talking about being rude, this is a forum for loving and caring for animals that provides criticism free support. this should be enforced, not used as a tool by a moderator...

    2pigs4rats, I think that is the leading reason why they don't use the wheel. That would probably be very painful for those boys, I know I wouldn't use the wheel if that happend to me when I did .

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    Re: New Cage for my rats

    Me, rude? No, it's my JOB to enforce the posting rules. If you don't like it, well tough.

    this is a forum for loving and caring for animals that provides criticism free support.
    Criticism free huh? You came here and just about every post you have made is putting someone's cage down. Telling them it's innappropriate or too small. You have done nothing but criticize other people's rat cages. Talk about a hypocrite.

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    Re: New Cage for my rats

    actually I said they were a little to small, not anything else and I did have compliments, if you read the entire threads you would have noticed this. Also I massively loved 2pigs4rats cage and thought it was such a cozy looking place to live.

    Half of these forums don't even seem to make sense they days, all most people are doing on here is just prancing around with there prefect spelling, perfect punctuation, and "wide selection of knowledge" pushing everyone else down! GROW UP!

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    Re: New Cage for my rats

    Quote Originally Posted by ginger_fish
    Half of these forums don't even seem to make sense they days, all most people are doing on here is just prancing around with there prefect spelling, perfect punctuation, and "wide selection of knowledge" pushing everyone else down! GROW UP!
    This forum has rules. Abide by them or leave.

    As far as your "grow up" comment. Grown ups know how to abide by rules. It's "children" and miscreants who have a problem following the rules.

    If you talk back to anyone else, especially a moderator, about following the rules again or fail to abide by the rules you will be placed on a minimum of a one week ban.
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    Re: New Cage for my rats

    Lilchris_28, I think your cage looks awesome! I have a question though. Is there any worry about the rats chewing the zip ties off and escaping? One of my friends has been thinking about getting rats but he's never seen a decent cage for sale. We've talked about the mesh grids, but he was worried that they would chew the zip ties and connectors. Or are they just more interested in toys and such?

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    Re: New Cage for my rats

    My girls haven't tried to chew on them yet, but my Callista is a "cool cucumber" as long as she has her chew toys and dried bananas.

    Quote Originally Posted by babygrl1234
    I know a good word for that.

    Can anyone else smell it?
    Love that moderating. So from what I see only some people have to abide by the rules? Aww, how pretty is that. I make 2 bad comments about people's cages and one post with emoticons that I'm not supposed to use in my posts but they were put on the forum to use in posts and I'm singled out as the bad guy. thanks, but can someone please tell me how this makes sense?

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    Re: New Cage for my rats

    Everyone has to abide by the rules. If you read the rules of the forum, there are regulations about using the smilies and emoticons which you have clearly not followed. As far as being critical about other people's cages that there is absolutely nothing wrong with, you were completely tactless, upset quite a few people, and could have made your points in other ways. I'm still looking for where you claim to have been complimentary about the cages at all, and I DID read the two threads in question completely.

    We have the rules we have for a reason. This is an informational forum, not a chat room. Proper spelling, punctuation, and capitalization (at least to the best of your ability) make it many times easier to understand what people are trying to say. We also have quite a few international members, who do not speak English as their first language, so using proper English makes things easier for them all around. Just in case you haven't had a chance to read them, please check out our Policies and Guidelines. I feel certain that you will find them quite illuminating during your week's ban. I'm sorry if you feel that you are being unjustly persecuted and that we are just picking on you, but I assure you that this is certainly not the case. Enjoy your week to cool off. If you should decide to break another rule and join under another name during the next week, both names will be banned permanently, and you will not be allowed to rejoin at all.

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    Re: New Cage for my rats

    Was I moderating? I thought I was asking a question. Maybe I was just motorating since PM is my hero.

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