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We got a playpen from Petco and it just doesn't work well I mean there is no cover and of course they all get out--- We had mesh on the top but I got scratched really bad from it. So we tried a tarp. The littlest one Koi she is 6 months old and chewed the tarp and got out a lot. So I decided the plastic on the floor-- we had some left over and put it on top of the playpen it seems to be working for now. I ordered one from PetSmart that has a cover--- the only problem is that it is backordered. I hope the plastic lasts until that time.
 

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Re: Playpen we got one from PETCO--- and it doesn't wor

How fast does the little one chew? :lol:
 

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She chews really fast Basically we had a couple of holes the first night and she got out.
 

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With all the bad things I"m hearing about PetCo I'm beginning to believe more and more that they aren't good with pets at all, they're just mass producing random things that aren't tested first.
 

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well that depends. was the playpen you bought made *for* rats? because i've seen guinea pig and puppy playpens, ones for rabbits and such, but never for rats. those animals aren't generally inclined to leap 3 feet in the air to explore something else. i'm not saying petco is a wonderful place, but they sell what they sell and it generally does what it's supposed to adequately.
 

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You can make a playpen out of coroplast. I have mine at 36 inches high and no rattie can jump out.

 

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seems like the rat would see nothing since the wall blocks.. well.. everything.
 

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All their toys and stuff are on the floor. They have two dressers with drawers too, they have taken for their own and I'm in there too most of the time.







 

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HOLY CRAP That's an amazingly huge cage!!
 

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Wow! I love that cage! Is it some Martin's cages put together? How many are there? Your rats must love having so much room to run!
 

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It would be enough room for a whole whack of hitler bunnies!
 

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Yes there are three Martin's cages put together. I have a colony of 9 in there.
 

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ladada2001 said:
It would be enough room for a whole whack of hitler bunnies!
LOL.. a whack of hitler bunnies.... LOVE IT!
 

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Do I dare ask? What are hitler bunnies?
 

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mamarat said:
Do I dare ask? What are hitler bunnies?
There was much insanity last night... :lol:
 

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Forensic said:
mamarat said:
Do I dare ask? What are hitler bunnies?
There was much insanity last night... :lol:
I don't have school tomorrow

LET THE INSANITY, BEGIN!

Nerf!
 

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I got a "playpen for small animals" at PetSmart, and it works as long as I'm in there with them, to prevent them from crawling over, or jumping up. It's good, because it allows them to be in places that they want to go, but wouldn't usually be safe for them. The only downside is that it's definitely got to be a ~supervised~ activity.

I, too, am super impressed with that cage setup! I had thought I'd gotten my boys the "best," but now I wonder if I should do better than that? (Of course, I only have 2, and don't need room for 9, but I always figure, the more room, the better.)
 

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ladada2001 said:
Forensic said:
mamarat said:
Do I dare ask? What are hitler bunnies?
There was much insanity last night... :lol:
I don't have school tomorrow

LET THE INSANITY, BEGIN!

Nerf!
Heh. Well, I work in less than 8 hours. So... no.
 

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Awh, well, you need the sleep. Take it well! I'll be sure to heckle around here for a while, it's not like I have much else to do.
 
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