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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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  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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  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. tips for keeping odour under control?

    my boys cage smelled like poo basically the day after i got them, & its been less than a week & theyre already stinking out my whole room & outside...

    Started by twindads‎, 06-11-2017 03:38 PM
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    06-21-2017, 06:51 PM Go to last post
  2. Adapting a Savic Royal Suite/Critter Nation for elderly rat

    I'm hoping for some advice from someone who may have already done this. I currently have 3 rats, one of whom is now ~27 months and is beginning to...

    Started by HaggisWhisperer‎, 06-19-2017 05:17 AM
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  3. Is a single CN really big enough for 2 rats?

    Idk I've seen loads of people keep their rats in a single CN but it just seems so small! I'm looking at new cages to get so I was gonna get the...

    Started by Elise-R-R‎, 06-17-2017 09:31 AM
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    06-18-2017, 08:23 PM Go to last post
  4. The Definitive Rat Cage Guide -- FAQ's and Useful Tips/Trick **WIP**

    ~So before I get started, here's my idea for this post. I know there are stickies for different topics, but as a relatively new rat owner, I know I...

    Started by calcifer‎, 06-16-2017 06:38 PM
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  5. Building Custom Enclosure

    Finally to a point in my life (out of college, in a house I'd like to stay a few years in) that I feel like I can get rats. Been wanting to for...

    Started by koto‎, 06-10-2017 07:52 PM
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  6. Good cage for two rats?

    Hi. I'm looking for a good cage for two rats. I currently have a baby black hooded rat named Gomez and am trying to get him a cage mate. I want to...

    Started by Ratatouille11‎, 06-15-2017 12:08 AM
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  7. My Rat Manor, critique my set up and shw yours off

    I'm a new rat owner and this is my 2 female rats cage. By removing the levels and instead adding baskets, I have increased the square feet of floor...

    Started by Caitih92‎, 06-14-2017 05:58 PM
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    06-15-2017, 01:56 AM Go to last post
  8. grass for digging boxes

    What sort of grass seed did you use for your digging boxes?

    Started by yorna‎, 06-11-2017 09:47 AM
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  9. themed rat cages!!

    i was scanning pinterest & found a couple themed cages that i thought were super cute!! i kinda wanted to do a themed cage myself with a kinda...

    Started by twindads‎, 06-11-2017 03:48 PM
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    06-12-2017, 11:31 AM Go to last post
  10. Cage lining

    Hey guys! I'm trying to prepare my cage for when I get my new rats. I have a rat manor right now I'm just wondering what lining is good to...

    Started by wtfelvemage‎, 06-10-2017 02:39 PM
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  11. Toys and cage ideas for rat with disabled/weak back legs

    Hi everyone, I joined this forum yesterday and could only post in the Welcome area, so I hope it's ok to repost here in the relevant section as I'd...

    Started by newratty‎, 06-07-2017 05:34 AM
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  12. Turned a birdcage into a rat mansion.

    Scored this cage free the other day, added some stainless shelving and a few hammocks and the boys love it.

    Started by Krisp‎, 06-04-2017 04:26 PM
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    06-07-2017, 04:47 AM Go to last post
  13. 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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    06-05-2017, 03:43 AM Go to last post
  14. aspen advice

    So i've been trying to figure out a bedding I like, i'm switching off newspapers because I'm concerned they don't do anything to control ammonia....

    Started by charlypie‎, 05-29-2017 07:53 PM
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  15. Question Aspen pricing

    I have been looking for a place to buy Aspen bedding, and I was wondering if anyone knows what the best brand is. It is hard to compare pricing when...

    Started by Lara‎, 05-29-2017 05:18 PM
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  16. Can you use bleach to wash a rats cage?

    My girls cage smells SO bad. I've tried vinegar, washing up liquid, a hot steamer etc but it still smells no matter what. I use fleece but they...

    Started by Elise-R-R‎, 05-29-2017 12:13 PM
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  17. The critter nation pan dilemma, see through pans?

    Has anyone ever found a clear plastic storage bin type thing that fits in a critter nation to use as a pan? I'm going to switch to a loose bedding...

    Started by charlypie‎, 05-16-2017 02:36 PM
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    05-30-2017, 01:23 PM Go to last post
  18. Suggestions on a silent rat wheel

    I can't take it anymore. I need suggestions for a silent rat wheel. I keep getting mixed reviews about the one I'm looking at, and I just don't know...

    Started by Damein1234‎, 05-23-2017 12:06 AM
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    05-26-2017, 07:02 PM Go to last post
  19. Question Splitting a Rat Manor in two with two pregnant does?

    Hello! So I have two very pregnant rats who are each currently in bin cages. The bin cages are a very, very DIY setup and I'm not 100% confident in...

    Started by itsybitsy‎, 05-18-2017 09:53 AM
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    05-24-2017, 04:18 AM Go to last post
  20. Is it time to get a new cage?

    So the cage I have now is a perfectly good cage I have two boys in it and it says it can hold 5 comfortably. The thing is the doors on the side can...

    Started by TexasRatties‎, 05-20-2017 09:04 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-24-2017, 03:26 AM Go to last post

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