If you'd explained that in the beginning, then I wouldn't have jumped to conclusions so quickly. I'm glad that you have got a cage for them There are plenty of tips round the site on how you can stop smaller rats from escaping through the bars (Putting wire mesh round the cage, etc.)MinionZer0 said:Ease up .... I bought the wrong size wire top for the tank I had and it was too late to go back to the store to get another one. I bought one that fit the next day. The girl at the store said to hold off on a wire cage until they got bigger. They are in a 3 story wire cage right now and the lil Houdini ... Bella... still gets through the bars. I'll post a pic in a second.
I'm in several forums and I gotta tell you this "I am shocked" approach without asking questions and finding out facts first never achieves the desired result and generally causes annoyance. Your best bet is to gently educate an individual on proper care.Emster said:Can I just say that I am very shocked by the fact that you have your girls in a tank with a SOLID wood lid on top - and by the looks of it, with no air vents! I'm surprised your girls can even breathe in there!
Tanks are really not the ideal home for rats, you need to get a proper rat cage for them. Rats are very intelligent animals and need to be stimulated, by the looks of it their home is very bare
Did you get these girls on a whim? As it seems like you didn't do any if not alot of research.
Your girls are very sweet.
MinionZer0 said:Actually they are blue and white.
Thanks he's a good boy. Buster likes them I think. He is constantly watching them in their cage and sniffing them. He tries to lick them all the time and he gets nipped for his efforts but hey Pitty's are nothing if not persistent.
I got the cage at Petco. They don't have it on their website tho. I had a piece of paper on it that had the name of the company that made it. I'll see if I can find it.
Lmao, sounds like my dog Reese. He's a giant schnauzer, they're also supposed to hate small rodents. But he's in love with the rats, Scout in particular (she's blue too ) However, for some reason he hates the hairless we have? :? Animals are strange.MinionZer0 said:Oh funny story actually Ledzepgirl... The day I got the new cage I had it in my other room. I heard the wheel going and Buster went over there to investigate the noise. I didn't think anything of it but when he didn't come back for a bit i went in to see what he was doing. When i turned on the light I saw a lil grey blur run under my desk and Buster saw it too so I ran over and lil Bella came out I grabbed her and she was soaking wet.... seems that Buster must have given her a good licking. She actually looked like she had the same hair style as one of the Gotti boys.. haha. No harm done. I'm more nervous of Buster stepping on them trying to play than eating them.