Blenheim rat cage + cage recommendations

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Blenheim rat cage + cage recommendations

Post by Pandaren » Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:50 pm

I am very new to rat care but of course doing a lot of research. So I've been seeking out a cage for two youngish males. I came across a decent priced cage. I saw it had 2.5cm bar spacing. Would this be too big for new boy rats? Also is the cage big enough dimension wise?

Here's the cage I'm looking at. This or the 140cm height. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00BH2W ... d_i=mobile

I'm on my phone so it's difficult to post :P

Also what cages would you recommend on a budget. I can't really spend more than £100.

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Re: Blenheim rat cage + cage recommendations

Post by cyber ratty » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:09 pm

The bar spacing will be too wide for young rats, and the one in the link is a little small (especially floor space), plus the tray isn't deep enough for a nice amount of substrate.

For £100 you could get the Freddy Max cage which is a good size for up to 4 rats. It has narrow bar spacing, a good sized door for access, and is good quality.

Alternatively, a good big cheap cage is the Mamble 100 for just £40. It's not as sturdy as the Freddy Max because it comes apart so can be transported easily, but it is a bit bigger, and good for up to 5 rats.

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Post by Rhian33 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:10 pm

That cage is certainly big enough (cage calculator says large enough for 8) and fairly well made. The only issues I have with it are that the bar spacing may well be too wide. It certainly would for my girls, they would just walk out of it. The other issue is that the base isn't very deep so you would need to provide an additional dig tray which would be difficult to get in and out as the doors aren't massive.

You have a few options. There is the Savic Zeno 3 empire http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/small_pet ... age/525877. I have heard mixed reviews. Some people love it but others say it's too flimsy for them. I've not seen it but in the flesh so I wouldn't really like to comment. I do like Savic cages in general however and is plenty big enough - the cage calculator says it can hold upto 8.

There is the Freddy 2 max http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/ ... erret-cage set ups here http://www.fancyratsforum.co.uk/viewtop ... f=42&t=537. Cage calculator says it can hold 4 (I prefer 3 maximum however) and is a good starter cage.

The cheapest option is a mamble 100cm http://www.amazon.co.uk/LITTLE-FRIENDS- ... B00GO0K7YY set-ups here http://www.fancyratsforum.co.uk/viewtop ... =42&t=7748. Some people aren't keen on the access but personally I don't find it an issue. It's not as sturdy as some of the other cages but I think it's really good value for the size and you can mod the roof with cable ties so it's hinged thus sorting out the access issue. Cage calculator says it's suitable for 4 rats and I'm happy to keep 4 in one personally.
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Re: Blenheim rat cage + cage recommendations

Post by Pandaren » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:23 pm

I think I am going to go with the Freddy 2 Max as they have one in the pets at home I can go and see. Plus I think I have enough room! Thanks!

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Re: Blenheim rat cage + cage recommendations

Post by JeanneNicole » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:57 pm

Pandaren wrote:I think I am going to go with the Freddy 2 Max as they have one in the pets at home I can go and see. Plus I think I have enough room! Thanks!
I got this one a couple of weeks ago from Pets at Home for my daughters now 11 week old boy rats. I did a lot of research first and for the size, height, bar width etc I found it to be the best buy for 2 rats. It was also the best price that I could find and came with a small starter pack.

We have kitted it out now with toys etc apart from a wheel that has now been ordered and they are doing very well with their litter training too with the included litter pan.

As adviced by other members, I have slowly changed over their food to the ones done by rat-rations. I am also using the supplements they recommend to put in the drinking water.

If another member can tell me how to post a photo I can show you how it looks with all the toys and rats in situ :D

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Post by Rhian33 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:02 pm

Instructions for posting pics are here http://www.fancyratsforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=101
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Re: Blenheim rat cage + cage recommendations

Post by JeanneNicole » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:58 pm

Rhian33 wrote:Instructions for posting pics are here http://www.fancyratsforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=101
Many thanks for this. It was only showing up as a link for a while and then it all of a sudden changed to a picture which is quite weird.

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