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Hi there everyone, this is my first post. I know how forums usually go, so please be kind if I break any sort of rule and I'll listen. Now then, to the topic at hand:

I used to have hamsters some 6 years ago and can very clearly remember the difficulties I had with the multi-tiered wire cages. It was difficult to get a hold of the hamster when she wasn't anywhere readily accessible, so much that I had to disassemble the cage to get to her. I also remember that it was hard to position things in the upper tiers and that the cage was very irritating to clean.

After 6 years of no small animals (just a very, very mellow cat), I broke down and bought two adorable little female rats, overcoming the despair at all the health troubles my second hamster had. I just bought them and got them settled in today, and they seem to be adjusting just fine. I've noticed from my extensive searches online that rats differ from hamsters in many respects, specifically that they really need the extra space to roam around in and are better off in complex environments that stimulate their minds. I have a single-tiered and reasonably spacious cage with multiple hide-aways and climbable surfaces, but I'd like to offer slightly more room and particularly some more complexity. Most of the supposedly "best" cages out there that come recommended are the multi-tiered ones that I've learned to hate. Is there any particularly good alternative?

One more note: although I like the expandability and roaming fun of the plastic cages, I detest their look and much prefer wire cages.

Thanks to those who respond!
 

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Since I wasn't aware of the size requirement, both are in a cage that is adequate for just one. I really, really like the cage you recommended, but only one place on the entire internet that I've been able to find carries it, and they're out of stock for an indefinite period of time.
 

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I think that is quite a common design, dont forget second hand websites I got a similar cage big enough for two on gumtree.com for £10 I love a bargain me :)
 

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I must be terrible at searching. It's difficult even using Google. Something that measures somewhere around 38 x 126 x 33 cm would be absolutely perfect.
 

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I happen to have a beautiful brand new cage that I am selling right now. If you are interested let me know. It's incredibly easy to clean and very high quality. The dimensions are

Height = 36 inches (3 feet!)

Width = 22 inches

Depth = 16 inches

Bar spacing = 1 inch

Space between levels = 8 inches

Oh and I'm in the US.
 

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Well, I love my Ferret Nation, personally.

VERY easy to clean. :D

VERY spacious. :D

But pricey. :(
 

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Yes, my cage for sale is SO easy to clean!! The whole thing and be unlocked and lifts right out of the cage bottom that catches all the droppings! Perfect!!!

And the roominess is insane. There are so many levels to climb and explore!!
 

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But pricey. :(

Honestly, the 141 is worth the $120, and by comparison not pricey at all. An All Living Things cage that can hold roughly 3 rats cost $120 at Petsmart, while the 141 costs the same and can hold 6 rats!

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Vixie said:
Forensic said:
But pricey. :(

Honestly, the 141 is worth the $120, and by comparison not pricey at all. An All Living Things cage that can hold roughly 3 rats cost $120 at Petsmart, while the 141 costs the same and can hold 6 rats!

:D
True. 'course the 142 is a better deal, but that pricetag can be a dealbreaker. :lol:
 

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Ferret Nation cages are the best ever :p Spacious, amazingly easy to clean, and fairly cheap considering how big the cage is!
 

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rattikins said:
I happen to have a beautiful brand new cage that I am selling right now. If you are interested let me know. It's incredibly easy to clean and very high quality. The dimensions are

Height = 36 inches (3 feet!)

Width = 22 inches

Depth = 16 inches

Bar spacing = 1 inch

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Do you really have Rat(s) in that cage?!
That cage size is too small for even an adult rat!
Seriously, put the size into cage caululater!
 

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Star said:
rattikins said:
I happen to have a beautiful brand new cage that I am selling right now. If you are interested let me know. It's incredibly easy to clean and very high quality. The dimensions are

Height = 36 inches (3 feet!)

Width = 22 inches

Depth = 16 inches

Bar spacing = 1 inch

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Do you really have Rat(s) in that cage?!
That cage size is too small for even an adult rat!
Seriously, put the size into cage caululater!

Try re-entering those numbers.

I got the same thing on all calculators.....

"This cage will hold up to 3 rats if the space is used wisely."
 

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Well, I love my Ferret Nation, personally.

VERY easy to clean. Very Happy

VERY spacious. Very Happy

But pricey. Sad
Forensic I've found an FN 142 at ferret.com for about 170, which includes shipping. Maybe I dunno how to be thrifty but that seems like a good deal to me ;).....I'll be buying mine tomorrow btw!!
 

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Star said:
Do you really have Rat(s) in that cage?!
That cage size is too small for even an adult rat!
Seriously, put the size into cage caululater!
No it's not. Are you certain you weren't using the calculator in metric?
 

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Star said:
rattikins said:
I happen to have a beautiful brand new cage that I am selling right now. If you are interested let me know. It's incredibly easy to clean and very high quality. The dimensions are

Height = 36 inches (3 feet!)

Width = 22 inches

Depth = 16 inches

Bar spacing = 1 inch

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Do you really have Rat(s) in that cage?!
That cage size is too small for even an adult rat!
Seriously, put the size into cage caululater!

I think you mixed up the measurements when putting them in the calculator because I got that it can hold three rats comfortably. :)
 

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Star said:
rattikins said:
I happen to have a beautiful brand new cage that I am selling right now. If you are interested let me know. It's incredibly easy to clean and very high quality. The dimensions are

Height = 36 inches (3 feet!)

Width = 22 inches

Depth = 16 inches

Bar spacing = 1 inch

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Do you really have Rat(s) in that cage?!
That cage size is too small for even an adult rat!
Seriously, put the size into cage caululater!
Star, I DID put the measurements into the calculator and it says that it could hold 3 rats, and their measurements are generous. Perhaps you should do the same and see for yourself.

You need to mind your manners.

Perhaps you are not noticing that the measurements are in INCHES??

Take care.
 
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