Rats on a budget

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Re: Rats on a budget

Post by little_rat_lover » Sun May 29, 2011 4:09 pm

Yup - on that note, if you have somewhere to do it, you can try growing anything :D May not be free but certainly won't cost much!
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Re: Rats on a budget

Post by icklepinkrat » Tue May 31, 2011 3:17 pm

I make hammocks out of Wilkos flannels. They do a pack of 3 for about 89p and come in loads of colours so you can co-ordinate! Plus they absorb wee quite well, as my girls are lazy so & sos who won't get out of bed to pee! :rollred:
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Re: Rats on a budget

Post by Athena » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:11 pm

does anyone have any tips for cheap litter trays? as my cage numbers keep growing recently I fell I cant justify £5 a time on a litter tray when that could buy food/dr squiggles/ivermectin/ vets fees etc!
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Re: Rats on a budget

Post by indigoj » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:13 pm

Maybe take a hacksaw to a washing up bowl? Or Tupperware?
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Re: Rats on a budget

Post by msmara » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:19 pm

Athena wrote:does anyone have any tips for cheap litter trays? as my cage numbers keep growing recently I fell I cant justify £5 a time on a litter tray when that could buy food/dr squiggles/ivermectin/ vets fees etc!
I have several litter trays, as I'm terrible for buying cheap stuff. I paid £1 each in wilkinson, also got some in Morrisons & Poundland.
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Re: Rats on a budget

Post by Athena » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:51 pm

ive never seen them in poundland! that excites me though! do you bother burning a hole in them to attach with cable ties? (im assuming they are the cat litter trays)
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Re: Rats on a budget

Post by indigoj » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:52 pm

I've had cat litter trays from poundland too :) They don't have them all the time though.
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Re: Rats on a budget

Post by msmara » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:54 pm

Athena wrote:ive never seen them in poundland! that excites me though! do you bother burning a hole in them to attach with cable ties? (im assuming they are the cat litter trays)
I used my housemates drill instead of burning 'em, but not all of them have holes, no. The one currently in my cage is just on the cage floor :)
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Re: Rats on a budget

Post by Athena » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:58 pm

thank you 8)
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Re: Rats on a budget

Post by kell74 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:28 am

great ideas, thanks a bunch
with food can i freeze it in small bags so i just have to grab one out and give it to them?
as in potato, pumpkin, mushrooms, parsnip, peas, corn... will save a load as well

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Re: Rats on a budget

Post by msmara » Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:57 am

kell74 wrote:great ideas, thanks a bunch
with food can i freeze it in small bags so i just have to grab one out and give it to them?
as in potato, pumpkin, mushrooms, parsnip, peas, corn... will save a load as well
yep you can freeze it. I bought a bag of Sainsbury's frozen mixed veg for my boys so I can mix it with fresh veg, but if I don't have any fresh they still have some veg (that was really long was of saying yes, yes it's fine lol)
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Re: Rats on a budget

Post by kell74 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:20 am

lol ok thanks :)

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Re: Rats on a budget

Post by acapae_wolf » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:56 pm

I find not being able to use paypal is saving me an awful lot of money :lol:
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