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For sleeping, my fuzzies all have: fleece tunnels, two and single tier hammocks, glider pouches (my hairless female's favorite) and fleece wreaths.


Do your rats prefer other sleeping spots? Or fun play things?
 

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My rats love their honeycomb hammock and snuggle baskets I zip tie to he side of the cage. Especially this plastic one my boys have been favoring since they were babies... After they're fully grown they probably won't fit anymore lol
The space pod is a popular place, even more so now that I stuffed it with cloth they can snuggle in for Fall.
Sansa, Rupert, and Theo all in the basket together:
Rat Muridae Muroidea Mouse Rodent

Theo and Sansa snuggling in the basket:
Hair Rat Muridae Skin Nose

Arya in the space pod:
Rat Mammal Muridae Gerbil Hamster
 

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Space pod..hands down. At least for my 3 girls. The boys don't have one and I'm not sure if they could actually fit. I wish they mad them in XL. They also love their 2-3 tier hammocks and tubes. I can't get them to touch a pouch... They just lie on top and don't go inside, even when I put stuffing and food in it. What they do love though, are used boxes. I save cereal and frozen food boxes and they absolutely love chewing them, running through them, and hiding in them.
 

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My girls seem to prefer all the Dollar Store baskets the best. I also attach mine to the cage with zip ties. I make little pillows to put in the bottom of them so they're soft and comfy and then throw in a little piece of fleece as a blanket. My girls have several hammocks and two space pods, but lately, they sleep in the baskets 99% of the time.
 

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Used boxes and the Space pod, definitely. All but one of my rats sleeps in the pod every night, but when I put an empty Orgain box in the cage, they never stop sleeping in it until its shredded to bits.
 

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These are all fantastic ideas!!!!! I've been wanting to try the baskets out, so all the basket suggestions are reassuring :) I was thinking of getting a rubbermaid "shoe box" and cutting a big hole in the side and the top. Then filling it with bedding and mixing some treats into it so they have a foraging area!
 

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Roxy and Daisy love their hammock. Get really stressed when I take it out for cleaning. Will probably have to buy another just to rotate in. They also like what I call their security blankets. I took an old piece of fleece, cut it into squares, about 6-8 inches square and put them on the shelves of their cage. What they end up trying to do is pull them all into their hammock to burrow under when they sleep. Sometimes I will look into their hammock and not see them, until I see a whisker or pink little nose poke out.
 
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