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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: 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 07:02 PM
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  2. 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 06:14 PM
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  3. 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 02:15 PM
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  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 06:26 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 04:50 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 02:33 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 07:35 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 03:41 AM
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  1. 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, Yesterday 11:50 PM
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  2. 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, Yesterday 02:34 PM
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  3. 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 05:15 PM
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    02-19-2017, 09:45 PM Go to last post
  4. 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 07:27 PM
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  5. Back 2 Nature but for cats?

    I remember seeing someone post that you can find litter pellets that are the exact same as Back 2 Nature but marketed towards cats that's cheaper!...

    Started by hollymartinbates‎, 02-16-2017 05:30 AM
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  6. Cage Modifications for Elderly Rats?

    My 2 1/2 boy, Remy, is experiencing hind leg degeneration. He has trouble getting up and down the ladders in his cage and even just getting into...

    Started by CosmicKat62‎, 02-11-2017 10:56 PM
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  7. 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 09:20 PM
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    02-14-2017, 11:22 AM Go to last post
  8. Bedding help!

    I have a double critter nation cage with fleece/uhaul as bedding. The upkeep is annoying and my boys seem to be sneezing quite a bit, on top of...

    Started by Mama Rat‎, 02-04-2017 05:02 AM
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  9. Can ratites escape Martins cages through the doors?

    I had to buy my rats a new cage an went fort he Martins rat tower. My boyfriend and I are putting it together now and I am worried about the doors....

    Started by j_silv‎, 02-05-2017 05:55 PM
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  10. Single Midwest Critternation

    So as I've mentioned before, I have a surprise litter of 8 babies! 6 of them are boys. Once they are 4 1/2 weeks old, I'm going to keep them in my...

    Started by Ale4xandria‎, 02-06-2017 08:09 PM
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  11. Kaytee Comfort Wheel not attaching to cage properly?

    I have a Kaytee Comfort Wheel and I am trying to attach it to my Critter Nation. The only problem is that it bends the bars for some reason? Ive seen...

    Started by CasperShiloh‎, 02-06-2017 01:53 AM
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  12. Cage and bedding help?

    Can you guys tell me if the bedding and stuff im using is fine for my rats? I'll up load a few pictures of my cage and what I use because I've...

    Started by Ratnamedbuddy‎, 02-04-2017 05:03 PM
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  13. Proper cages

    Hello everyone, I'm looking for a proper cage for when I get rats, but I'm having a very hard time finding anything, either the reviews are horrible...

    Started by Takahashi1967‎, 02-04-2017 10:36 AM
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  14. DIY Food Puzzle: Test Tube Slide

    I call this puzzle 'Test Tube Slide'. You'll Need: Wire (clothes hanger will work, or I used wire from home depot which costs $2.10) Plastic...

    Started by Asiposea‎, 02-03-2017 06:29 PM
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  15. DIY Food Puzzle: Everlasting Pinata

    I call this the 'Everlasting Pinata'. You'll need: Plastic Christmas Ball Ornament Lanyard Clips Wire (clothes hanger will do, or scrap wire...

    Started by Asiposea‎, 02-03-2017 05:51 PM
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  16. Fiesty ferret vs critter nation?

    I was about to order my critter nation when I found the fiesty ferret for about 50 less than I was going to pay for the DCN. Has anyone compared...

    Started by Ladylazerstar702‎, 01-31-2017 09:27 PM
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    02-03-2017, 04:05 PM Go to last post
  17. Bedding questions?

    Hello all, I'm hopefully adding ratties to my family soon. My application has been sent in to a breeder (Totes for Realz Rattery) and I'm waiting...

    Started by Okeedoke22‎, 02-03-2017 11:54 AM
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  18. Clay houses

    I want to make a rat house out of clay I tried using non toxic paper clay but it didn't work very well what would be the best material to make a long...

    Started by Resqugirl‎, 02-01-2017 12:22 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    02-02-2017, 03:50 PM Go to last post
  19. Run about ball size?

    Hello all,I bought a run about ball 13 inch (very big). I only bought it to use as a hide in the cage. It is much bigger then the space pod I also...

    Started by Okeedoke22‎, 02-01-2017 07:32 PM
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    02-02-2017, 12:32 AM Go to last post
  20. Critter Nation questions

    I currently have a DCN with fleece but I'm looking at switching to a bedding such as aspen. What bins/tubs do you recommend for the bottom and middle...

    Started by Scorpiont23‎, 01-31-2017 03:27 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-31-2017, 11:30 PM Go to last post

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