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    Anybody have rats AND guinea pigs

    I recently adopted two baby beige/white male rats. They are insanely sweet and playful! I think I like rats better than guinea pigs, but I would never give up my little piggy furballs! Anyway, I was wondering if anybody had both. Has anybody made a cage for rats?

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    Re: Anybody have rats AND guinea pigs

    i have both and i wouldnt want to try to make a cage for a rat, much easier to buy one as rats are very smart and are very good escape artists (sometimes even escaping from the brought cages) As long as the cage is an adequate size for the number of rats you have and theres everything they need to be happy then there is really no reason why you cant just use a store brought cage, personally i would only use a propper cage for many many reasons.

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    Re: Anybody have rats AND guinea pigs

    I do not have rats now but have had them in the past. They do make marvellous pets.
    check out Martin cages online. My daughter's rats lived in a 4 story Martin rat mansion. It was given to us when a friend gave us her skinny rats.
    There is a rat section on the fourm. Also you can check out ratsrule.com for alot of rat information.

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    Re: Anybody have rats AND guinea pigs

    Rats live in my walls, does that count?

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    Re: Anybody have rats AND guinea pigs

    Quote Originally Posted by Frapplove View Post
    Rats live in my walls, does that count?
    - maybe....

    I have both rats and GP - had my rats first, they are my second love(now my dog has passed on, my first has to be old cat )
    I have all shop cages but the smallest I have is an RSK (of which I currently have 4 of them joined together),... I also have 2 large cages - in is called a chin cage and the other is a flight cage. I do also use GP/Rabbit cages for old rats

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    Re: Anybody have rats AND guinea pigs

    I used to have rats but my last two passed away recently. I wouldn't build a cage. I havent looked into them too much but it just doesnt seem worth it to me. I got a ferret nation (for males. Critter nations are needed for most females). I LOVE that cage. I just like how you can customize it. When they were not needed I took out ramps to make them climb. I took out the middle shelf (in the single unit) and had a wide ofen cage for climbing. But when its needed you can put the middle and ramps back in. You can move the smaller half shelves around to get a different setup. I also likes how it has a good footprint (6 square feet).

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    Re: Anybody have rats AND guinea pigs

    I have 7 rats and 2 guinea pigs.

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