Register    Login    Forum    Search    FAQ

Board index » Fancy Rats Forum » Rat Care » Habitat




 Page 1 of 1 [ 3 posts ] 



Author Message
 Post subject: Switching Cages: Did I Make The Right Choice (Help?)
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:49 pm 
Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:37 pm
Posts: 9
Hello, I am both a new member of this site and a new rat owner! Five days ago I got my precious boys Lubs (slang for 'loves') and Nubs (his tail was unfortunately surgically removed due to an accident and is now just a nub). For twenty dollars their previous owner gave me them, their old cage, food, and aspen shavings. However, once I got them I realized the cage seemed a bit too short for the rats to truly climb and stretch. I got a new cage after tons of convincing my parents that they needed it, but after doing some measurements I'm not sure if it's really all that better

Old Cage: http://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostore ... rabbit-kit
(I know it says rabbit and not rat, but the old cage has a Kaytee sticker and looks the same so I'm guessing this is it)

New cage: https://www.amazon.com/Levels-Ferret-Ch ... erret+cage

The new cage sacrifices some floor space for height, which I know rats like. Do you think I would've been better sticking to the old one? Is there a way to connect the two, if not?


Top 
 Post subject: Re: Switching Cages: Did I Make The Right Choice (Help?)
 Post Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:01 am 
Offline
Fancy Rats Team
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:47 am
Posts: 5673
Location: South Cambridgeshire
Hi, welcome to the forum! :)

Both those cages are quite small, so joining them together would be a good idea. I think you'd cut a hole in the roof of the original cage, and sit the second one on top without its base, using cable ties to fix it in place.

There are a number of examples of cages being joined like that in this thread, and lots more in this one.

:luck:

_________________
Mary x

Zephyr Rat Stud


Top 
 Post subject: Re: Switching Cages: Did I Make The Right Choice (Help?)
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:38 pm 
Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:37 pm
Posts: 9
Thanks cyber rat!


Top 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
 Page 1 of 1 [ 3 posts ] 




Board index » Fancy Rats Forum » Rat Care » Habitat


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

 
 

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron