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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. Is it time for a new cage?

    im currently in the process of getting 3 new baby rats to go with my other rat for company my cage right now is 2 foot wide and 2.5 foot height woudl...

    Started by MagicRat661‎, 01-18-2017 01:52 PM
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  2. Poll Poll: Favorite Rat Hammock?

    What style of hammock (or other sleeping object) do your rats love the most? Mine love it when I put snuggle sacks on top of basic flats (this...

    Started by Asiposea‎, 01-18-2017 12:14 AM
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  3. Water Bottle Questions

    Would a single 4 or 5 oz bottle be enough for 2 rats? (Or 2 for 3 rats). I do plan on changing the water out daily.

    Started by PastelRat‎, 01-17-2017 07:08 PM
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  4. Opinions on Martin's Cages

    Hi everyone, I am relatively new to rat ownership and have two young females, Opal and Poppy, who I've had since August. I bought the Rat Manor...

    Started by bkmcdaniel‎, 01-17-2017 03:38 PM
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  5. Double Rat Manor

    So we first got 2 rats and saved money to buy them a bigger cage because they were in a crappy little pet store cage labeled "rat home". it wouldn't...

    Started by mjneptune‎, 01-10-2017 07:53 PM
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  6. All Living Things Rat Cage

    I currently keep my two girls in the All Living Things Rat Cage from Petsmart. The cage calculator I used said it can comfortably house up to 4 rats,...

    Started by bclaytonsc‎, 01-06-2017 02:30 PM
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  7. Question Lets talk bedding..

    I do own a horse and fequent feed stores quite often. I have a bunny and hedgehog as well, I have always used carefresh and paper based litter. ...

    Started by NFCRattie‎, 01-11-2017 02:06 PM
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  8. What Bedding Do You Use?

    The only bedding I've ever used is fleece, but it hasn't been getting the best ratings and its super annoying having to change it every 2 days....

    Started by -moose‎, 01-10-2017 08:22 PM
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  9. odor absorbing bedding

    Hi, We have a cage where the bottom is wire so the poop and pee go through the wires and fall to the "bedding." The rats do have solid surfaces to...

    Started by laneyg‎, 01-10-2017 07:10 PM
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  10. DIY Cage Topper

    Hi, I'm looking for a bit of advice about my Prevue Ferret Cage for my rats:...

    Started by BatgirlDiver‎, 01-09-2017 03:30 PM
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  11. Preferred Bedding

    Hello all! I'm preparing for my first ever rats and I was wondering what type of bedding I should use. I've heard several different types from rat...

    Started by siharashu‎, 01-05-2017 01:24 PM
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  12. DIY Lava Ledges?

    Does anyone have good DIY instructions for Lava Ledges? I'd like to build a stairway to the top level of my cage and it would be crazy expensive to...

    Started by DancesWithDolls‎, 01-07-2017 12:55 AM
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  13. New cage suggestions??

    So I'm looking for a new cage for my 2 female rats. Right now they are in the "rat manor" which I bought from petco. I never really liked this cage...

    Started by Sblass‎, 01-07-2017 09:53 AM
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  14. Can a rat cage be too big?

    I have heard from a rescue that I got my rats from that when housed in a cage that is too big, the rats may become territorial. Does that mean there...

    Started by kaylawise‎, 01-04-2017 05:19 AM
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    01-04-2017, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  15. Question Prevue Hendryx™ Rat/Chinchilla Cage.. To buy or not to buy!

    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=20003 Has anyone used this cage before, I was thinking of getting this cage and...

    Started by NFCRattie‎, 12-21-2016 12:45 PM
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    01-03-2017, 08:22 AM Go to last post
  16. Double rat manor

    I've been looking for a long time for some tutorials or even pictures or something of two combined eat manors. After a lot of failed research I...

    Started by Ladylazerstar702‎, 01-02-2017 07:42 PM
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  17. How different are ferret nations from critter nations?

    Two questions about ferret nation questions So I backed out from the two boys I was getting. Turns out its a backyard breeder that JUST started...

    Started by Jesa‎, 01-02-2017 02:27 AM
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  18. Hammock Hooks

    Hello everyone! I've been seriously procrastinating with this question but I've made due for a long time with what I have. They are starting to break...

    Started by mis.kay‎, 01-01-2017 05:33 PM
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  19. Questions about a DCN

    So I impulse ordered a single critter nation cage. Since I'm only getting two rats. Now I'm starting to wonder if I already want to buy the second...

    Started by Jesa‎, 12-31-2016 08:09 PM
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  20. Is this bedding safe ?

    Hi! I just bought two huge bags of horse bedding, but I recently noticed that it is made from spruce and pine... It's toxic right ? Is it THAT bad...

    Started by Mr.Ratatouille‎, 12-31-2016 02:43 AM
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