GMR.... What about GMC??

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Re: GMR.... What about GMC??

Post by Hanlou » Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:13 pm

It's funny 'cos I was thinking about this the other night!

I've had tons of cages for rats and other small animals.

Have had....

A 2 1/2 ft tank (yes, yes I know! Didn't use it for long but it seemed ok at the time somehow. :oops: )
A rabbit 100 cage came next.

When I discovered the internet (and FR!) I got a Terenziani Michelangelo which is sort of a better version of a Critter 2 lol. I loved that cage which is ironic when I don't really like these kinds of cages now!! :P

Then Julie of Acrorats made a post about her discovery of adapting Ferplast Aviaries into rat cages using Ferplast shelves. So I got a Ferplast Brio Medium eventually. I loved that cage, I really, really did! But the space at the bottom of the cage always seemed a bit narrow when my ratties got older.
I got a Tall Speedy Chinchilla cage next. (No longer made - blue and green like Tall Chinchillas but 100cm wide). Good cage but then my groups fell out and I needed a split level cage so I got the Ferplast Duetto.

In-between have had several Freddy cages etc. Even ended up selling a Freddy cage and then buying one again at some later date! :oops:

Other cages for small animals and guinea pigs etc include Freddy cages, Hamster Heavens, Rody Medium, Zoozone 2, Mickey XL, Critter 2, R5A 120, Samo 82, C&C cages, an XL dog crate, a Savic XL Gerbilarium and more.......

Currently have a Hagen Big One, 2 x Freddy cages, 2 x Hamster Heavens, a Mickey Max cage (for meecy intros and also handy when the rats are being cleaned out!), a Mini Duna and a Tall Chinchilla cage which is the rats' current cage. I want an SRS in the future and would love a Freddy 3 (for future hamsters!). :D

Always on the look out for a bargain! Well you just never know do you?! 8)

I have been very good and sold lots of cages lately though.
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Re: GMR.... What about GMC??

Post by philosophyfox » Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:28 pm

I'm never satisfied with cages and have been through several. I replaced my old home made monster with a Samo 102, which I replaced with a High Rise Mammal which I replaced with a SRS. I've had a Ferplast Rabbit 100 retirement cage, Critter 2 and 3 in between times.

I have a Savic Ziggy for intros, a Jack 72 for a hospital cage, and two Samo 82s in the loft. I'll be replacing my SRS with one of the Samo 82s in the autumn though - I really prefer their doors to the full opening SRS ones :oops: I did comment to Beri once about me being the hokey pokey queen of Samos and hunky metal cages. :lol:
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Re: GMR.... What about GMC??

Post by tinytippytoes » Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:54 pm

Yeah I have this too. I have a Ruud which I know you don't have in UK. http://www.martinscages.com/products/cages/rat/ I have the bottom one (699) Its big enough but now I want to add on already,tssk to bad I dont have the money! :roll: To add insult I just got the Ruud last week. Is that sick or what?

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Post by CrazyBadger » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:52 pm

ah I have a bad case of this right now. Have promised myself that when I get a new job I can buy an SRS, my dream cage, and its only about £244 on ECF, with 10% off thats only £219! :D
Currently only have: Furet Tower(which I am slowly growing to loathe) critter 2 and furet plus. wanting to bin/get rid of the critter 2 and get something more potentially useful like a critter 1 or ideally a criteci 15 as a hospital/smaller spare cage/intro cage. I just love the furet plus too much to part with it even though I have no need for it really :oops:
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Re: GMR.... What about GMC??

Post by KateR » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:31 am

I am a GMC sufferer too.

The girls currently live in 2 SRSs with half an explorer attached to the top of each.

We then also have
- 3 Jennys
- 1 Mary
- 1 Savic Nero 4
- 1 Ruffy
- 1 Cambridge

And a Furet Tower lives at my parents' for when we take arts up there to SRC shows :oops:
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Post by Ratty_Rhian » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:38 am

I suffer with this too. I currently have 6 girls who live in an explorer. I also have

* An XL as holiday cage soon to be exchanged for a Samo 82
* 2 Toms for fostering
* A Freddy for fostering or if rats need a longer recovery period
* A Ruffy for intros/hospital cage
* 2 Converted RUB's (lots of ventillation) as hospital cages if the rat needs to be kept still/emergency hamster cage
* A Zoozone cage belonging to Vicky Pickle as I forgot to give it back to her at the last show :oops:

I have also owned a Liberta Tower before my Explorer.
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Re: GMR.... What about GMC??

Post by Lillyland » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:43 am

I'm currently enquiring after a second brio mini.

BAD LILLY.

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Post by acapae_wolf » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:35 am

Lillyland wrote:I'm currently enquiring after a second brio mini.

BAD LILLY.
BAD LILLY YES. Where's it even going to go? On your roof? :lol:
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Re: GMR.... What about GMC??

Post by myzoo » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:42 am

:lol: :oops: Mmmmm! no not me! i started out with a furet plus the aquired a ,freddy2,then a critter 2,then a jenny,then a critter3,then a random huge thing,then another critter 2,another freddy,and other random cages i cant remember as well as about 10 hammie cages,

then i swapped the freddy for a xl then i part exchanged the xl for a explorer YEY! i was dreaming of an explorer for absolutly ages but thought id never achive it so i slowly upgraded to somthing i could swap.

ive now given most of the old cages away to rescues or rodents in need of them them im now left with a explorer,a jenny, and my freind has borrowed a critter2,and a freddy,

just got rid of 2 or my 4 remaining hammie cages yesterday to sombody who adopted a hammie from preloved and found it to be pregnant so i gave her 2 cages,got 2 left to getrid of before i move,

But iam sure once i move my numbers will slowly increase again as i see bargain cages on ebay and preloved and just cant resist my best bargain was a critter 2 from ebay that i got for i think it was about £2.70or somthing daft like that.

i think we should start a rehab group for cage addiction it could be called cages annomynus :lol:

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Post by cookielucylou » Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:25 pm

I'm in the process of sorting through mine, and throwing bits away-it's a difficult job :(
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Re: GMR.... What about GMC??

Post by Lillyland » Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:36 pm

acapae_wolf wrote:
Lillyland wrote:I'm currently enquiring after a second brio mini.

BAD LILLY.
BAD LILLY YES. Where's it even going to go? On your roof? :lol:
Living room! I have been toying with the idea of having a 'downstairs' group for a while... Seeing as my dad has just let me move a random human in, i can't see him arguing with that!

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Post by KateR » Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:53 pm

Random human?

I forgot to mention the wee hamster cage I got for 99p on eBay - great hospital/transport cage.
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Re: GMR.... What about GMC??

Post by littlebabyribbon » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:17 pm

Ive got at the moment

2 triple explorers
1 high rise mamal
1 triple parrot cage
1 freddy
4 critter 1s
2 critter 2s
2 hamster heavens

Hoping to replace the high rise mammal with an explorer or even better, be able to let my numbers drop so it is not needed any more!

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Re: GMR.... What about GMC??

Post by Hanlou » Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:12 pm

Lillyland wrote:
acapae_wolf wrote:
Lillyland wrote:I'm currently enquiring after a second brio mini.

BAD LILLY.
BAD LILLY YES. Where's it even going to go? On your roof? :lol:
Living room! I have been toying with the idea of having a 'downstairs' group for a while... Seeing as my dad has just let me move a random human in, i can't see him arguing with that!
Hmmm yes I have to say I was wondering where it would be squeezed in! :P

You know that it's very unlikely you would be able to stop at just one cage downstairs though don''t you? :wink:

Have to say seeing your set-up made me realise just how many more cages I could fit in my pet room! It's truly inspirational! :lol:

It is nice to know I'm not alone in suffering from this terrible complusive cage buying disorder. :oops:
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Re: GMR.... What about GMC??

Post by sati18 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:57 pm

up until the Portsmouth April show I had 5 rats and:

1 happy house
1 Critter 3
1 Jenny with hole in the base
1 mary
2 hamster cages (for intros and vet visits)
1 mini pet carrier (for when i had serously disagreeing rats and required 3 separate vet visit cages- yes it has been necessary i promise)

So 7 cages for 5 rats.... i've now managed to get rid of the Mary and the mini carrier, so have 5 cages for 5 rats... all of whom live in the same goup and therefore require in fact, one cage :roll: .

In an effort to stop myself buying yet more cages... i have now started shopping for my friend who has 3 degus in the equivalent of a critter one. that way i get my fix by bargain hunting and i don't end up with extra cages... WIN!!
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