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Forum: Rat Homes

Information and discussion about rat cages, bedding, toys, and creating an enriching and fun environment for your rat.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cage Pic Thread (No chat)

    Hey everyone! A while back, our old cage thread was accidentally lost in the site transfer. So we're starting fresh here. Post any pictures...

    Started by Jaguar‎, 01-12-2012 01:15 PM
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    03-19-2017, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Ferret & Critter Nation pic thread (no chat)

    If you have cage questions please post a question in your own topic. If you have a question for a user click there name to see if they are active and...

    Started by reachthestars‎, 07-03-2008 06:02 PM
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  3. Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: What cage do you own? (poll)

    sorry if any of these are repeated, if i missed any cages tell me and i can put it in

    Started by Brian‎, 08-24-2010 05:14 PM
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    12-31-2016, 01:45 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to Make Cage Accessories

    please only post if you have something to contribute to the thread, such as your own design, or something to add to an existing post (tips,...

    Started by ration1802‎, 07-20-2008 05:26 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Choosing a Good Cage for your Rats [GUIDE]

    ~ UNDER CONSTRUCTION ~ ! A lot of people have asked us "What is the best rat cage?" Unfortunately there is no sure fire "best" cage, and a lot of...

    Started by Jaguar‎, 03-16-2013 03:50 AM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rat Proofing & Free Ranging Ideas

    It's a pretty well know fact that pet rats need at the very least one hour of free range, or at the least, out of cage time, a day. A lot of people...

    Started by littlematchstick‎, 01-14-2010 01:33 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Suitable Bedding & Litter Training Guides

    Recommended Bedding Aspen: Hardwood, can be chipped or shredded. Fairly cheap, absorbs and contains odor well, but is often dusty and has a bit...

    Started by Jaguar‎, 01-13-2010 06:35 PM
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rat Cage Size Calculators

    This is an informative post for those looking to calculate how many rats their cage will hold. Various cage calculators ...

    Started by ration1802‎, 09-15-2008 02:41 AM
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  1. Anyone know of any rat safe mesh wire cage wire?

    I know the title sounds fishy but I don't need it for them to walk on. My cage is like a cheap version of the critter & ferret nation (I'll attach...

    Started by Ratnamedbuddy‎, Yesterday 04:18 PM
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  2. Lightbulb need help building my rat''s new home

    so, as you read, i'll be building my rat a new home when we move houses, not only because he needs a friend and more room, but because he's in a tank...

    Started by Riddie‎, 03-21-2017 07:33 PM
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    03-22-2017, 02:34 AM Go to last post
  3. Love this playpen (ratguru inspired)

    I just love this playpen I made. Cost $30 total. $18 for gorilla tape but well worth it. $12 for 12 foam panels. This project only took about 30...

    Started by Okeedoke22‎, 03-19-2017 06:49 PM
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    03-21-2017, 08:35 PM Go to last post
  4. Hopewell trays

    Who uses hopewell trays? Can you give me some advice on how they last please and the quality. Has anyone experienced any issues with rusting? I...

    Started by LuckyG‎, 03-19-2017 09:34 AM
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    03-20-2017, 02:34 PM Go to last post
  5. Cement mixing pans- who uses them

    Can you show me your set ups please, I'm currently using a cement mixing pan in my SCN and was some ideas on how to arrange my cage. I have a...

    Started by LuckyG‎, 03-20-2017 10:09 AM
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  6. Smile Intro/Travel cage?

    I have two rats in my single critter nation, but am getting another two soon. What size cage is appropriate for doing introductions, or to hold all...

    Started by Basil‎, 03-15-2017 08:14 PM
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    03-18-2017, 03:32 PM Go to last post
  7. Rat habitat free to good home in Southern Ca

    I recently had to put my best friend to sleep after a long struggle with an unknown illness. She was 4, my first and only rat. She was a wild rat,...

    Started by Templetina‎, 03-13-2017 05:36 PM
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    03-17-2017, 03:35 PM Go to last post
  8. Question The Monster is Back! New Ferret Nation Questions for Incoming Ratties!

    Hey everyone: I haven't been online in a long time. The last of mine, Tanto, died in 2014. I have not have the proper living situation until now....

    Started by ILoveMyMonsters‎, 03-15-2017 09:34 AM
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    03-15-2017, 11:43 AM Go to last post
  9. Grommet Pliers

    For those looking for a decent price, Harbor Freight Tools in the US sells grommet pliers with 100 grommets for $4.99. Also...Grommet is a good...

    Started by Asiposea‎, 03-12-2017 08:39 PM
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    03-13-2017, 04:09 PM Go to last post
  10. Cleaning Tips/ Bedding Help please?! + a history of my rat bedding struggle

    Hi everyone! So I've had my rats for about 3 months now and I have been trying multiple things for optimizing the way I clean the cage/making my...

    Started by athena&willow‎, 03-12-2017 08:55 PM
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    03-13-2017, 12:21 AM Go to last post
  11. Playpen Idea

    People are always asking about playpens, I saw this shared elsewhere and wanted to share it here too. I do not yet have this. But it truly looks...

    Started by moonkissed‎, 02-27-2017 11:34 PM
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  12. Adding tubing / tunnels to connect cages?

    So this is my set up right now Some day I'll buy another addon CN but for now this is what I have. The DCN is for my 9 girls and the single is for...

    Started by Sowa‎, 02-28-2017 06:04 PM
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    03-08-2017, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  13. Toy ideas for baby boy rat

    Hello everyone. So in October (5 months ago) I took in three rescue boys who had been abandoned. They are obviously pretty old boys as all they...

    Started by michwest‎, 02-22-2017 10:50 PM
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    03-08-2017, 12:06 AM Go to last post
  14. Here's my cage ! Any ideas on how to improve it ?

    Hey ! Here is my rat's cage. He's the only one living in it since his brother passed away a month ago and is a (kinda fat) 7 months old boy. I may...

    Started by Mr.Ratatouille‎, 03-03-2017 10:34 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-06-2017, 06:30 PM Go to last post
  15. Question Do you know of any good rat mazes?

    I decided for my science exhibition project to test how long it takes my rats to find the exit of a maze. I bought a maze online but soon realized...

    Started by Shisket‎, 03-02-2017 03:04 PM
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    03-03-2017, 10:37 AM Go to last post
  16. Do I need a smaller cage

    I just got two itty bitty dwarf males who are around 65-70 grams each. I currently have them homed in a rat manor which is good for 2 standard males...

    Started by Ladylazerstar702‎, 03-01-2017 01:44 PM
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    03-02-2017, 10:12 PM Go to last post
  17. Bedding combo

    I currently use fleece. However, I'd like to switch over to loose bedding, but am having trouble deciding what to switch to. I was thinking maybe a...

    Started by Mama Rat‎, 02-22-2017 01:34 PM
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    03-01-2017, 04:46 PM Go to last post
  18. Cage Ideas

    Hello! Last time I posted on this site I had no rats, and was just dreaming of the day that I would get some. Now here I am with four! :D I...

    Started by kaytlinnn‎, 02-03-2017 08:20 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-26-2017, 03:57 PM Go to last post
  19. Litter That Rats Wont Steal?

    Alice and Tink have decided that the litter bedding I used when they were babies (durable recycle napkins) are now what they prefer for their space...

    Started by writingonwalls‎, 02-18-2017 04:15 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    02-19-2017, 08:45 PM Go to last post
  20. First rat cage - critique please!

    OK, so this is my first rat and rat cage and any feedback is welcome! I got a rat manor on sale and made some modifications. I read that grate...

    Started by krissyleigh‎, 02-07-2017 06:27 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 278
    02-18-2017, 04:25 PM Go to last post

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