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by Ratty_Rhian
Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Cages for 8 does
Replies: 14
Views: 1324

Re: Cages for 8 does

Aviary cages don't really have deep bases. There's a medium size Brio between the size of the tall narrow ones and the massive Duetto size which may be an option if you are prepared to lose some base height. You will probably need to take it apart occasionally for a good scrub but on a weekly basis ...
by Ratty_Rhian
Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Cages for 8 does
Replies: 14
Views: 1324

Re: Cages for 8 does

Sorry to hear you are having a hard time. What about a Furet XL or one of the Samos? I'd suggest the 102 for a permanent cage as I'm considering the 82 as a holiday cage for my 6 but the cage calculator says it's suitable for upto 8. You could also go for some sort of tower e.g. A couple of Tom's or...
by Ratty_Rhian
Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Flat Packable cages
Replies: 12
Views: 956

Re: Flat Packable cages

Two second hand Furet Pluses stacked into a tower? It's what we're about to create for our four. We're just going to cut a couple of holes in the baseof teh top cage and thread some tunnels into them. That's a good idea but Furet plus' don't flat pack into the base of the cage. Last time I transpor...
by Ratty_Rhian
Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Flat Packable cages
Replies: 12
Views: 956

Re: Flat Packable cages

Just to point out I think the Abode would be a poor choice for Ruby, I'm certain she could squeeze herself out of the bars. Its also really heavy, and not a quick task to reassemble (requires tools, like the explorer). I agree. That was already discounted. It's between the Samos and Imacs. Found a ...
by Ratty_Rhian
Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Wilkinsons -_-''
Replies: 9
Views: 1002

Re: Wilkinsons -_-''

I personally don't use any wood based substrates but people who have breeder rats often say that that it's fine to use good quality shavings as good breeders will select for rats that don't have respiratory issues. The general rule seems to be that if you have pet shop rats or rescues (no doubt they...
by Ratty_Rhian
Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Other Rat Care
Topic: Healthy Rat Weight
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: Healthy Rat Weight

Are they rescues? Seems about right if they are. You would expect breeder rats to be a bit bigger as on the whole they are much longer although it does completely depend on the line. Pet shop rats are bred to be small. Apart from size and pretty colours that's the only things breeding farms select f...
by Ratty_Rhian
Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Flat Packable cages
Replies: 12
Views: 956

Re: Flat Packable cages

There's a cheaper Samo here , didn't see what the postage was though :luck: That company has disappeared as per my thread here http://www.fancy-rats.co.uk/community/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=157494 . Thanks for the suggestion though as it's a really good price. Postage is included too. Just found this c...
by Ratty_Rhian
Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Flat Packable cages
Replies: 12
Views: 956

Flat Packable cages

Me again trying to find a holiday cage. Seems it's more difficult than I thought. I decided that a Samo 82 was probably my best bet but I can only find it for sale in an ebay shop and it's £110 including delivery. I've asked for a 2nd hand one in the Marketplace but to no avail. What others are avai...
by Ratty_Rhian
Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Samo cages
Replies: 15
Views: 926

Re: Samo cages

We had 8 girls and we always found it very sturdy despite the weekley trips back and forth! xxx I think I may risk it then. It's going to be a holiday cage for 6 girlies. Jus need somewhere to buy one. So far I've found one on an ebay shop and the other from a company that doesn't seem to exist any...
by Ratty_Rhian
Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Samo cages
Replies: 15
Views: 926

Re: Samo cages

I have a 82 and XL at the moment. My 82 was second hand it's not as styby as my XL and I do worry sometimes. I've used extra garden ties as the clips aren't very good and the shelves are rubbish which I don't use at all. I currently has 8 in as permantly cage definatly too small for 14. I like the ...
by Ratty_Rhian
Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: At my wits end
Replies: 9
Views: 732

Re: At my wits end

I've never let my rats free range near wires as I just assumed they would chew them. Can't you free range them somewhere that doesn't have any? I use my landing and hallway as i never have any wires there but if not I could use my dining room which only has my sewing machine which can easily be moved.
by Ratty_Rhian
Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Scaly tail
Replies: 2
Views: 1578

Re: Scaly tail

I agree with olive oil too. It's safe and works. You can also drizzle a bit over their fresh food e.g. Veg or cous cous etc if you think their coats are a bit dull.
by Ratty_Rhian
Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Joining explorers together - Single level!
Replies: 21
Views: 1285

Re: Joining explorers together - Single level!

spoiled_rat wrote:I wonder if anybody would have any spare panels for sale?
Possible if someone has bought an extra Explorer just to make theirs a triple.
by Ratty_Rhian
Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Joining explorers together - Single level!
Replies: 21
Views: 1285

Re: Joining explorers together - Single level!

I'm not doubting the cable tie idea I'm just saying it's not possible to create 2 single level explorers from a double as there are not enough floors/ceilings.
by Ratty_Rhian
Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Joining explorers together - Single level!
Replies: 21
Views: 1285

Re: Joining explorers together - Single level!

I don't think this can work. There are not enough horizontal floors/ceilings to have a long single storey cage with 1 of the 3 having a cut-out for access between the 2 levels. Also 2 of the sides would have to be cut as the front of the explorer bolts onto the sides instead of the side panels being...