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?