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Just thought I'd say hi, and whiffy (sniffing-greetings) everybody.
My 3 rat-kids
Kitty (short for Katherine Hepburn) - pictured in avatar
Gomez, and Morticia (pix coming soon) sable hood and black hood respectively.

We had an unexpected meeting of the hinds between Gomey and Kitty :roll: ... so soon Gom will have boy playmates... sigh. Well, I suppose it's for the best. He doesn't like being alone. :cry:

They are currently living in a SuperPet 24x24x40ish cage and yes I know they can get through the bars, that's why I leave the upper door open most of the time. It really works. There is no novelty to being able to escape. They can come/go as they wish, so they stay inside... :wink:

Anyway, just wanted to say hello, and wonder if there are any more Rattily-inclined folks in Oregon?
 

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Ok, have pix now -- except for Tish, as she is terribly shy... lol

And thank you for the friendly welcome.

I welcome any advice/info from experienced Rat-Slaves.. LOL :lol:
 

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I have that cage tooo :D.
One thing I noticed is that wire wheel. Those types of wheels are very bad They can get toes caught or even death from getting their tails caught between that wheel and the cross bar.

I strongly suggest you take that wheel out. I wish I would have known about the dangers before my girl died :(.
If they really enjoy run on wheels there are safer ones available with soild running area.
 

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Yeah I know about the wire wheel problems, but Kitty is such a wheel maniac! I don't dare take the wheels out.
She would go insane!
I've been looking at good wheels- but the one I want (Super Pet's whisper giant) is currently back ordered almost everywhere- sigh
I don't worry too much about them getting their tails caught, as if they jump into the wheel too forcably, it pops off of the spindle.. lol The wire frame bit is really flimsy! which is kinda good I guess, tho Very Noisy! I am planning on ordering new wheels (5!) in the next month or so, when they hopefully become available again.
 

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Yeah I know about the wire wheel problems, but Kitty is such a wheel maniac! I don't dare take the wheels out.
She would go insane!
I've been looking at good wheels- but the one I want (Super Pet's whisper giant) is currently back ordered almost everywhere- sigh
I don't worry too much about them getting their tails caught, as if they jump into the wheel too forcably, it pops off of the spindle.. lol The wire frame bit is really flimsy! which is kinda good I guess, tho Very Noisy! I am planning on ordering new wheels (5!) in the next month or so, when they hopefully become available again.
This may be stupid to ask, I mean I'm still learning about ratties. But what about getting a mesh type wheel? Would that still hurt their feet?
 

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that wheel pictured here is a mesh wheel and is safe.
 

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Ok, time is getting close.
Kitty got moved into the maternity tank.
Yes, she is getting lots of extra attention.
(she is helping me type right now... lol)
She is so funny and sweet. Climbing around on my lap and shoulders.

She should be due end of this week.

wish us luck.
:)

A
 

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Starghoti, and Star- where did you get that cage? Did it come with all that cool stuff? I use tanks now and have to make a lot of my own slides and climbing things. I've been thinking of getting them a cage to use as a play room when the weather's too warm, and I like your cage a lot! Any more info?
 

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That cage is SuperPet manufacture, and retails on the web at around $90

Item# 60248 Measures 24x24x37 has 3! doors and yes it comes with all the cool stuff (plastic stuff anyway- the rope and carabiners, and weird hammocks obviously don't- LOL) And you can buy extra/replacement plastic bits for it. (just for some weird reason, you can't get the Cage directly from SP...) Just be warned, Small grown females, and young rats are Perfectly willing and capable of climbing through the bars!! Hence me leaving the door open and taking all the fun out of it for them. They actually do stay in, or atleast On the cage. Gomey likes watching the goings on in the living room from atop the cage. lol

Take care
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I pretty much leave my cage open at all times because escape thoughts will never run through my scardy rats brains :roll: They just don't ever want to LEAVE their cage, except when I'm cleaning it and it's on the floor. They definately don't want to jump the height it would take to fully escape. Bastian went through an escape phase when he was younger but has since waay grown out of it *snerks*
 
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