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by Clare_H
Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: My rats are eating all my wires
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: My rats are eating all my wires

You've jinxed me! I was just thinking how lucky I am that my ratties show no interest in chewing wires and I've just this second found out they've been sneakily chewing at the one wire in the room that's kind of out of sight. Apparently they're just thrill seeking danger junkies, they only want to d...
by Clare_H
Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Help with a shy girl
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Help with a shy girl

Thanks for the advice, I haven't 'forced' her as it seems counter intuitive to what I want to happen but if it works I'll give it a go, treading gently and carefully hasn't worked so far! I have a few hoodies with pockets on the front that my laziest girl likes to sit in, I guess I'll pop her in the...
by Clare_H
Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: My rats are eating all my wires
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: My rats are eating all my wires

Bathrooms tend to be fairly rat proof, they can't chew tiles or porcelain!

I think if they're chewers its really hard to train them out of it, you just have to keep a safe distance between the chewer and the chewable object.
by Clare_H
Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: A cage from here....
Replies: 61
Views: 810

Re: A cage from here....

I have an explorer without metal trays and without any mods and I'm perfectly happy with it, so I wouldn't dismiss it completely.

Mind you, my rats are weirdly neat I think.
by Clare_H
Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Help with a shy girl
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Help with a shy girl

I have four girls roughly around 5 months old, 2 sisters and 1 mother and daughter. They came from a pet shop (I'm sorry I know better now) and the oldest had been 'returned' pregnant not long after being bought the first time. 3 of them are now beautifully tame, very sociable with me, happy to sit ...
by Clare_H
Wed May 19, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Need to see an SRS and Explorer in person
Replies: 20
Views: 464

Re: Need to see an SRS and Explorer in person

I wouldn't have an Explorer without getting metal trays made, and they are around £30 each plus £15 postage, not sure how close that makes the total cost compare to the SRS. Ikea plastic boxes are good also... I agree the only real 'problem' with the Explorer is the pathetically shallow trays. They...
by Clare_H
Wed May 12, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: my rats wont use hammock :(
Replies: 11
Views: 227

Re: my rats wont use hammock :(

My girls won't use hammocks anymore. They used to, but since I got them the Sputnik XL, any hammock I put in the cage gets chewed to ribbons and dragged into the sputnik! I kept waking up in the morning to see yet another set of hooks hanging sadly with just tiny pieces of chewed fabric attached. I'...
by Clare_H
Mon May 03, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Plastic boxes for Explorer
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Plastic boxes for Explorer

Thanks all!
by Clare_H
Mon May 03, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Plastic boxes for Explorer
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Plastic boxes for Explorer

Nobody?
:)
by Clare_H
Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Rat using jenNy shelf for weeing
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Rat using jenNy shelf for weeing

I had the exact same problem, I moved the shelf to another part of the cage and replaced it with a corner litter tray which I filled with substrate. They then started weeing in the litter tray instead. Apparently it was the location that mattered, not the surface!
by Clare_H
Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Plastic boxes for Explorer
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Plastic boxes for Explorer

I got my explorer yesterday!

It has become obvious overnight that I'll need a deeper tray in the base. I've seen on her that some people use plastic Ikea wardrobe inserts but I can't see anything on their website that looks like the right dimensions.

Can anyone help with a reccomendation?

Thanks
by Clare_H
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Disaster!
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Disaster!

Well my Explorer arrived today, its huge! I managed to put it together single handedly with only a few hiccups. I'm very impressed so far but it looks really empty, time to start filling it with fun stuff now.

Thanks for all the help, if anybody wants a Jenny base full of holes just let me know...
by Clare_H
Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Disaster!
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Disaster!

Don't worry, I know they have the plastic trays! But they sit on top of metal and there are no big enough gaps for them to get out of as far as I can see! I'll probably get Ikea wardrobe inserts like I've seen some people on here have, they can chew those all they want as long as it doesn't provide ...
by Clare_H
Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Disaster!
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Disaster!

Well I've taken the plunge and ordered an explorer from justcages, should be here in a few days. Reading in a few reviews about how escape proof it is sealed the deal! I think its probably better to spend a little bit more now than to get an abode, have them chew their way out and then have to go an...
by Clare_H
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Disaster!
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Disaster!

My four girls have chewed a sizable hole in the plastic base of their Jenny cage. I'm going to need a new cage and fast! I think it will need to be pretty much all metal and escape proof, also as I've just lost my job, hopefully not too pricey! Does anyone have any recommendations? I was looking at ...