Looking for cage reccomendations!

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Looking for cage reccomendations!

Post by laces » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:22 pm

hello!

It's been a while since I was last here... Looking into keeping rats again and would love some cage recs!

I was looking at a Leonardo 2 but heard the bar gaps were too big for rattles.

If it helps I would like to get 2- 3 boy rats.

The bigger the better but tall and narrow would be best as we don't have a lot of space to work with.

Thank you !
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Re: Looking for cage reccomendations!

Post by Rhian33 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:54 pm

If you are looking at getting boys then I would advise against tall and narrow as male rats need floor space. You need at least 80 X 50 cm as a footprint for lads.

What is the space you have and do you have a budget in mind?
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Re: Looking for cage reccomendations!

Post by acapae_wolf » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:11 pm

I've never heard of that cage - do you have a link?
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Re: Looking for cage reccomendations!

Post by laces » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:23 pm

The width we have is about a meter x 1.5 meters. Interesting, I didn't know that!

Here is the Leonardo cage http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003CZ69HI
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Re: Looking for cage reccomendations!

Post by Rhian33 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:36 pm

That's loads of space. You could have just about any cage you fancy in that space.
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Re: Looking for cage reccomendations!

Post by laces » Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:34 pm

I realllllly want a savic royal suite... Might be overkill for three though.

Anyone know any similar but slightly smaller cages?
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Re: Looking for cage reccomendations!

Post by Rootigger » Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:01 pm

If an SRS is within budget, I'd go for it - it's an excellent cage, and you can never have too much space (I started with a group of 4 in an explorer cage, which is a similar size)
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Re: Looking for cage reccomendations!

Post by Mayamy » Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:18 pm

I'd probably be inclined to just go with the SRS/similar myself - especially if you might have a larger group in the future. Also would mean you could start with just half while the newbies settle in and then open it up. I started with a Furet Plus and ended up moving to an SRS as I couldn't find an "in the middle" cage I was fully happy with :roll: I think cagesworld and littlepetwarehouse both have a reasonable selection to look at (not recommending them as places to buy from, more browse different cage types) but the "middle" size ones seemed to require some rejigging to remove the wire mesh bottom etc.

As you said, I'd try to avoid the larger bar spacing cages as whilst MOST boys will grow to be big enough not to escape, young boys, most girls and even some adult bucks may be able to get out.
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Re: Looking for cage reccomendations!

Post by laces » Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:17 pm

Thank you for the replies!

The SRS is out of my budget really... But as you said, it might be worth saving for as bigger is better!

The cheapest I can find it is 200, does that sound about right?
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Re: Looking for cage reccomendations!

Post by laces » Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:45 pm

I decided to go for the Savic Royal suite! Can't wait for it to arrive!
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Re: Looking for cage reccomendations!

Post by ElizabethW » Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:30 pm

The SRS is a great cage. We did the same as Mayamy and started with a Furet Plus before moving on to the SRS. It's a great cage as it's so versatile and I find it really easy to clean.

Just don't do what my hubbie decided to do - assemble it downstairs when we needed it upstairs, I have no idea why....Even he admitted his mistake when I was completely wedged on the turn of the stairs, between wall and cage :lol: :roll: Now, when he tells me how he is never wrong, I just mention the SRS and at least he has the grace to look embarrassed.....
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Re: Looking for cage reccomendations!

Post by laces » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:57 pm

That's good news, I'm glad I chose it, ordered through zoo plus and they seem a bit slow so hoping it will arrive by Monday at least! But it was sixty pounds more on Amazon ><

Doh! Luckily the rats will be in our living room so I don't need to worry about stairs. But thanks for the tip! ;)
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Re: Looking for cage reccomendations!

Post by acapae_wolf » Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:31 pm

Oooh exciting. Has it arrived yet? :D
laces wrote:Here is the Leonardo cage http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003CZ69HI
Sorry, I never saw your reply! That cage (and the smaller version) seem to have about 5 million completely different names each. I have no idea why.
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Re: Looking for cage reccomendations!

Post by laces » Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:42 pm

acapae_wolf wrote:Oooh exciting. Has it arrived yet? :D
Yes, it arrived today! One of the trays at the bottom arrived broken though so I need to see about getting a replacement for it.

They boys haven't started exploring it yet, but they'll come around. :) they're currently in an open carrier and don't seem to want to explore yet!
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Re: Looking for cage reccomendations!

Post by ronnie » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:45 pm

hi i recently brought the Little Zoo X-Trail Animal Cage http://www.cagesworld.co.uk/p/Little_Zo ... l_Cage.htm
currently 33% off bargain in my opinion if you have the room for it
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