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  1. Rat Homes
    I've been experimenting with different cage setups and combinations of beddings. The current one has a thin tray (no bedding) on the floor to cover the wire on the first floor and fleece on some of the second, though some wire is exposed. They like to stuff newspaper in their hideouts and also...
  2. Rat Homes
    I have 3 50L bags of paper bedding for the ratties stocked. However, they're all different brands because different ones were on sell when I was at the store. Their previous was CareFresh, now they have Full Cheeks, and there's also a bag of Kaytee. It didn't occur to me beforehand that it might...
  3. Rat Homes
    I've seen a lot of people talking about vet beds? From what I've learned so far is its like fleece and absorbent fabric then fleece so its kinda like washable bedding? I can't find much about it or what I could do for that as I think it would help me out quite a lot with my boy. Does anyone have...
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    I’m hoping to switch to hemp bedding after I switch to a custom base on my cage. I was wondering if anyone has any brands of hemp bedding they would recommend that is easily available in the states.
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    is this bedding okay?? it's super cheap which is setting off alarm bells Vibrant Life 141L Aspen Wood Pet Bedding - Walmart.com
  6. General Rat Topics
    Hi, I'm thinking of using fleece as bedding on the main tray instead of loose bedding as they put it out. they do push much out, and it doesn't smell more than it should work for two rats. But as they HATE the hover, I want to minimise how often I have to use it near them. As I have loose...
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    Hello I have two male rats (ivory & ebony) right now I’m using the type of paper bedding you would get from a pet store it’s messy and very dusty so I’m looking for a better cheaper alternative that would be easy to clean every day I was looking towards newspaper because felt is out of the...
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    Hi, So on thursday (16th June) we bought a Savic Suite Royale rat cage second hand. The seller gave us a bunch of accessories too for 20 pounds extra (which was great!) + a big bag of cardboard bedding for free. She said it was dust extracted and that she'd used it for her own rats (I believe...
  9. Rat Homes
    I noticed that when I use fleece with the furniture pads underneath the fleece gets smelly quickly while the pad underneath doesn't smell bad at all yet. Does anyone else just use the uhaul furniture pads by themselves? Thanks!
  10. Rat Homes
    Hello, Previously I used the Living World blue litter crushed paper for the litter box, all the rats are litter-trained on this litter. It was my favourite until I realized it has baking soda in it…. I am now looking for a very good replacement. Things that doesn’t work: rolled paper pellets...
  11. Rat Homes
    Hello, like I said in a previous post, I am hoping to get two rats. I am having a hard time deciding on a bedding. There are so many mixed results and I need some help finding a safe one. Thanks!
  12. Rat Homes
    Hello I’m hoping to get two rats. I am wondering if shredded paper towel would be a suitable bedding. Thanks!
  13. Rat Homes
    Hi all! I recently acquired a gorgeous three level cage from my neighbour that had been used as a sleeping area for her bunnies. Although I'm not new to rat raising, it is my first time owning a cage without a deep bottom for bedding (it's just a flat tray). I tried covering the tray in fleece...
  14. Rat Homes
    Hi all, I recently upgraded my boys to a double critter nation and was excited to put in fleece liners and ditch the loose substrate. They seem to really love them and the cage looks great, but I had a problem when I went to wash them. Even though I had cleaned off the fleece as well as I could...
  15. Rat Homes
    My rats are about 8 months old, and have all gotten URIs. My guess is this is from the bedding I've been using, as the sneezing has gone down whenever I switch to fleece laid flat (with an absorbant layer underneath, of course). In order, I've tried the following: America's Choice Eco Flake...
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    Just saw an unresolved thread on this topic and I need to know so I can make them blankets for their baskets in their cage, what fabrics are ok? I was thinking of getting them cotton or something along that line as I can't find a website with fleece with print on it affordably, anyone have any tips?
  17. Rat Homes
    Hi, So I've noticed me and my rats started a little war on 'where does the tissue live - the litter box or the bed?'. I say litter box, they say bed. Each time I spot clean the cage, or when once a week I give it a full clean, I keep some stained tissue to put in the litter box in hopes of...
  18. Rat Homes
    Hi! Just had a couple questions about pine shavings. I know some people think kiln-dried pine is safe and regular pine isn't, but what would regular pine be? Most woods are heat-treated, would that make those shavings safe/better? I know the process is a bit different but would that still get...
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    I’m new to the rat scene, well really my kid is. We have some critter nation/ferret nation cages we would like to move them into. I’ve seen a few posts about “Home Depot/Lowe’s cement pan” but I can’t seem to locate them. Any links you could share would be awesome! I also saw mention of litter...
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    this one is especially for german rat parents since I assume it's different per country... someone recommended getting the wood chips sold in a hardwood store that are packaged as gardening decoration, rather than the ones sold for pets since it's the same thing technically but is way less...
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