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Petco Rat Manor. Roomy; the black color makes it unobtrusive. You can modify the arrangement somewhat. One of the features I like best about it is that you can close off access to the top half if you have to separate your ratties temporarily. It's horrible to put together, though--drives me nuts.
 

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see though it's way shorter; I hear it is a better cage I just like the idea of multiple floors :p
It's shorter but you can add the add on unit which makes it even taller than the Rat Manor. You can't add on to the Rat Manor!!
 

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It's shorter but you can add the add on unit which makes it even taller than the Rat Manor. You can't add on to the Rat Manor!!
Well, actually, you can! You just need a second Rat Manor and to get crafty. Back when I had my first girls I bought a second Manor and attached it to the side of the first for double the space, like so:



Getting more vertical space would be more of a problem, I agree, unless they've changed the construction significantly since I last owned one, but it's already a decently tall cage on its own in my opinion, so I'd still expand sideways if I was going to do it again.


And to keep my post on-topic, this time around I am using a modified rabbit/guinea pig cage! Its main selling point was that it was free, but with a bit of hardware cloth and some baskets/hammocks to make multiple levels, it's a nice big space for my two new babies.


(Still a work-in-progress in this shot, but you get the gist)
 

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I have the boys in an exotics cage at the moment, but I don't feel like that's really enough space for four males. As soon as everyone's big enough to go in one with 1" bar spacing, they'll move into a large rabbit/guinea pig cage I have. It's 4' long x 2' wide and has two extra levels.
 

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Well, actually, you can! You just need a second Rat Manor and to get crafty. Back when I had my first girls I bought a second Manor and attached it to the side of the first for double the space, like so:



Getting more vertical space would be more of a problem, I agree, unless they've changed the construction significantly since I last owned one, but it's already a decently tall cage on its own in my opinion, so I'd still expand sideways if I was going to do it again.


And to keep my post on-topic, this time around I am using a modified rabbit/guinea pig cage! Its main selling point was that it was free, but with a bit of hardware cloth and some baskets/hammocks to make multiple levels, it's a nice big space for my two new babies.


(Still a work-in-progress in this shot, but you get the gist)
Rana can i ask what you used around your cage? I just got a rabbit cage and trying to find something for around it in case they can fit through the bars! Lol

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Rana can i ask what you used around your cage? I just got a rabbit cage and trying to find something for around it in case they can fit through the bars! Lol

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Sure! I used hardware mesh, like this stuff, that I cut to size and painted. The mesh is kind of difficult to work with- you'll need strong wire snips, and maybe gloves when you're cutting it- and you'll need to secure it well so the rats can't push up underneath the mesh and escape- I used spare wire to attach it to the cage bars, other people prefer zip ties. A rat-safe paint like Rustoleum is also essential, since the uncoated wire will absorb urine smells! They do make PVC coated wire mesh which doesn't need to be painted, but I couldn't find any at my local store- and if you do find it, it's a dark green color you may not like.
 

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Sure! I used hardware mesh, like this stuff, that I cut to size and painted. The mesh is kind of difficult to work with- you'll need strong wire snips, and maybe gloves when you're cutting it- and you'll need to secure it well so the rats can't push up underneath the mesh and escape- I used spare wire to attach it to the cage bars, other people prefer zip ties. A rat-safe paint like Rustoleum is also essential, since the uncoated wire will absorb urine smells! They do make PVC coated wire mesh which doesn't need to be painted, but I couldn't find any at my local store- and if you do find it, it's a dark green color you may not like.
Ok thank you! Ill have to go and see what we have at the stores around here. Lol colour doesnt matter to me as long as they cant get out and kitten paws cant get in! Lol

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I currently have some ware brand cage. It's multi level and while it is technically big enough for Babes right now I do want to upgrade to a Kritter Castle by exotic nutrition or Critter nation when we move next month.
 

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D.C.N. (Double Critter Nation)

Used to have only two rats living in it, but they have passed away after approximately two years. So am now deciding on whether or not I want to get more rats or another pet that could live in this cage which there doesn't seem to be very many of... Rats, Chinchillas, Ferrets, or a Hedgehog seem to be my only options. Maybe a hamster or some Degus.
 

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I have one that isn't on the list. It's the "Prevue Pet Products 528 Universal Small Animal Home, Dark Gray". I got it off amazon. My male rat is loving it.
 
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