Turning a dog crate into a ratty home...

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Re: Turning a dog crate into a ratty home...

Post by Lillyland » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:02 pm

acapae_wolf wrote:The XL/ furet plus are suitabe for rats from the age the sexes are split - it's a lot narrower than an inch. If you can cope with mesh then sounds like a plan though :)
Are you sure? I would have never put kittens in my old furet tower, and i know that the old-style furet plus have got the same size bar spacing as that?

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Re: Turning a dog crate into a ratty home...

Post by acapae_wolf » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:05 pm

Lillyland wrote:
acapae_wolf wrote:The XL/ furet plus are suitabe for rats from the age the sexes are split - it's a lot narrower than an inch. If you can cope with mesh then sounds like a plan though :)
Are you sure? I would have never put kittens in my old furet tower, and i know that the old-style furet plus have got the same size bar spacing as that?
I know people who have, certainly from rehoming anyway. But I'm pretty sure some people (perhaps breeding rats from bigger/ faster maturing lines though) have done younger. A furet plus v1 is suitable for syrians too - dunno how the bars differ on the newer versions in terms of spacing though.

But I wouldn't want to put babies that young in an XL/ tower due to size of the cage itself lol.
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Post by msmara » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:32 pm

fuschia wrote:Blimey that does look a lot like half an Explorer! If it works you can buy another to go on top!
^^ Exactly what I thought!
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Re: Turning a dog crate into a ratty home...

Post by MissBlackEyeliner » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:53 pm

Wow that is such a good idea! I might get one! Ive been wanting a new cage recently, gotta wait for my first pay day though! 22days to go lol

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Re: Turning a dog crate into a ratty home...

Post by Flox » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:09 pm

Cor, that's half an explorer with good bits added on - an opening top, AND the side bars are horizontal! Very nifty, good find :)

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Re: Turning a dog crate into a ratty home...

Post by emma10 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:18 pm

:0 just measured the 'rat corner' and its 10 cm too small for the cage :(

I need to convince my mum to more some furnature about!
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Post by acapae_wolf » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:19 pm

Oh nooooooo! Can you shift things a little bit sideways rather than needing to move things about properly?
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Re: Turning a dog crate into a ratty home...

Post by emma10 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:55 pm

th only option is to swap the ratty corner with the dining table (which she says will not happen)

oh well, back to the drawing board :(
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Re: Turning a dog crate into a ratty home...

Post by Scarlett44 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:35 pm

acapae_wolf wrote:
Lillyland wrote:
acapae_wolf wrote:The XL/ furet plus are suitabe for rats from the age the sexes are split - it's a lot narrower than an inch. If you can cope with mesh then sounds like a plan though :)
Are you sure? I would have never put kittens in my old furet tower, and i know that the old-style furet plus have got the same size bar spacing as that?
I know people who have, certainly from rehoming anyway.quote]

I've had does in an XL from 7 weeks and although I was a little concerned at first, there was no way they would have escaped.
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Re: Turning a dog crate into a ratty home...

Post by Lillyland » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:31 am

But i split sexes at 5 weeks ;) and 2 weeks makes a lot of difference!

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Post by secretpennell » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:54 am

emma10 wrote:th only option is to swap the ratty corner with the dining table (which she says will not happen)
oh well, back to the drawing board :(
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Re: Turning a dog crate into a ratty home...

Post by Scarlett44 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:05 pm

Lillyland wrote:But i split sexes at 5 weeks ;) and 2 weeks makes a lot of difference!
I should hope so :lol: Just giving a little perspective though. I guess it depends on the rats too though.
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Re: Turning a dog crate into a ratty home...

Post by Betterstar » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:21 pm

I can't see very well 'cause i'm on my phone, but it looks like only one door opens at the front, if that's a concern?

The big one looks seriously awesome, imagine 2 of those stacked.. Hmm.. :D
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Re: Turning a dog crate into a ratty home...

Post by bexs » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:27 pm

O god have got serious GMC now! I've been trying to decide on what to replace my old Duetto with, and I'm thinking 2 of these stacked is the answer! :D
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