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I really need a cage, can someone please donate one to me if you have an extra? I will pay for the shipping! My current cage is horrible, my ratties can squeeze through the bars. I would buy another cage But I don't have the money and I can't ask my parents because they don't know I have the ratties in my room! Please PM me if you can donate a cage to me I really need it. If I can't get a cage by the end of next week I'm going to have to put my ratties up for adoption :( Please HELP!
 

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I will in about two weeks, but it's very old and I really would feel bad sending it to you.

a solution could be to get 16-gauge wire(or thicker) and wrap it around each wire to create a thicker mesh. Or something much more simpler, go to a hardware or gardening store and get a roll of mesh(not like a screen door mesh, nails could get caught, bigger) and secure it to the cage sides.

Those are just cheaper and quicker solutions, because it could take up to a week to transport a cage.
 

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i don't have a spare cage i'm afraid, but i think what vixie has said is probably your best option. it's cheaper, and quicker.
 

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How do your parents not know about your rats? I wouldn't be able too keep them out of my room lol, they would know if ANYTHING new came in. Although my dad has yet to notice my new shoes... (leather clogs by Clarks *droolage*).

How old are you? It's probably best if you were to let your parents know about their newest house guests. What if you have a problem and need to get one to the vet? Do you have your license?
 

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funny if u didnt notice my rats in my room u would have to be deaf blind and cant smell. LOL
 

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i managed to keep my old rat daisy in my room for a few weeks without my dad knowing my mom had sed yeah to a rat but my dad sed no in the end we told him and just sed my mate had bought her and her mom wouldnt let her keep her so we rescused her lol he never knew any diffrent and quite liked her! but my mom knew all along!
 

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It might be time to fess up... before one of them gets out into the house proper and get caught in a trap or stomped on. :(
 

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Yes, :lol: That was to the orginial poster.

Though I don't really hold with keeping animals without the knowledge of everyone in the household... I can see it going badly far to easily... but at this point, where they're escaping, there's a big issue to be tackled.

Love needs to be tempered with responsibility.
 

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for nhatgia, i would definitely say invest in a $8 roll of half-inch hardware cloth, a $2 bag of zip ties, and a $3 pair of wire cutters, and go over the sides of the cage to cover up the sides. this would just keep the ratties from getting out of the cage.

on the related note, i would definitely see if there is any way you can let your parents know about them. there are just too many things that could go wrong with the parental units not knowing/approving of your pets, especially in an emergency.
 

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I was thinking about doing the secret-rat thing when my parents adamantly refused, but so many things could go wrong. I still might however buy my friend's guinea pig cages and knit hammocks.
 

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My mouse, scorpion and snake all died within four months. I think if it wasnt for that I wouldnt have been able to convince my mom about the rats.
 
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